Careers in Hoarding Cleanup, and Crime Scene / Trama Cleanup nationwide
Are you looking for a GREAT career that:
⚫ Is Super Rewarding
⚫ Helps a lot of people
⚫ Allows you to travel
…and really make a difference?
Let’s start by talking about how careers in this industry work. Generally, these positions are connected to Crime Scene Cleanup, also known as Trauma Cleaning. Generally, the expectation is that you clean both crime scenes and hoarding situations. Crime scene cleaning can be bloody and often includes cleaning up suicide, unattended death, and murder scenes. None of these positions involve removing the physical body of a dead person. When seeking a position in this field, individuals should look for employers who follow OSHA standards for exposure to blood spills. Employers who meet these requirements should have a bloodborne pathogen exposure control plan that includes training and procedures for handling and cleaning blood from a crime scene. Employers must also offer their workers a Hepatitis B vaccination, exposure evaluation, and follow-up to remain compliant with OSHA regulations. Employers of crime scene cleaners are also required to provide their employees with personal protective equipment, such as gloves, respiratory equipment, and protective clothing that reduces exposure to hazardous materials.
If you are looking for this kind of position, HoardingHelpCentral.com can help! We are a nationwide resource helping job seekers find jobs with companies in the trauma cleaning industry all across the country. This industry is constantly in need of hardworking, motivated, and compassionate individuals to join the family of crime scene cleanup technicians. If you don’t care about helping people or you’re only looking into the industry because of the money, then this is not the job for you.
Crime scene and hoarding cleanup is demanding work, both mentally and physically. As a crime scene cleanup technician/hoarding cleaning technician, you will be exposed to highly sensitive, emotional, and from time to time, graphic situations. Whenever there are blood, bodily fluids, poisons, or contaminated and infectious materials present, a crime scene cleaner should be called in to clean up the mess. These biohazard mitigation specialists literally work in some of the queasiest “offices” you can imagine. They have to be mentally tough to deal with these scenarios, and they can’t let the blood, guts, and stomach-churning stenches get to them.
The position is also physically challenging, as our technicians have to wear full-body personal protective equipment (PPE) during the course of the cleanup to minimize exposure and protect against hazards that may cause injury.
Technicians generally come from a variety of backgrounds, including construction or restoration, first responders and law enforcement officers, and customer service representatives. They all have one thing in common: a strong desire to help lift the burden of cleanup from those who are grieving after a tragedy and those dealing with the issues that result from hoarding.
Hoarding and trauma scene cleanup jobs might be a good fit for you if you are searching for a different kind of experience and lifestyle. Do the following traits describe you?
- Enjoys travel
- A team player
- Flexible with your schedule
Do you think hoarding and trauma cleanup jobs are for you? If so, read on.
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The attributes Crime Scene and Hoarding Cleanup Technicians need
Commitment — Teams of dedicated “second responders” are critical so that when a family is in need, we are there for them. All employees must be willing to support our commitment to providing rapid response emergency service 24/7, 365 days a year.
Endurance — Crime scene and hoarding cleanup technicians must be able to work while wearing personal protective equipment, including a hazmat suit, full face mask with respirator, and several pairs of gloves. The work is demanding, and often includes lifting very heavy items—50lbs in most cases.
Safety-focused — Above all, employees must demonstrate considerable attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and a willingness to follow proper policies and procedures in order to be successful in any of our accident cleanup jobs.
Integrity and Honesty — Customers trust us with their homes, their safety, and their personal property. Therefore, all crime scene and hoarding cleaning employment candidates must pass a background check and drug screening and possess a clean driving record.
Travel — This type of career will require you to travel or drive a company vehicle at least 5-6 hours away from your home. We can never predict when and where an emergency will develop. Most hoarding and trauma cleanup companies will provide you with a company vehicle. There will be times that you will have to stay overnight in some locations in order to finish the job.
Working On Call: Many hoarding and crime scene/trauma cleanup companies work on an on-call basis. That means they do not guarantee a specific schedule or number of hours each week up front. This is important to know up front so that both parties’ expectations are on the same level.
If you are ready for a really exciting career, now is the time for you to fill out the form and attach your resume. We will pass your information along to the network of companies who do crime scene and hoarding cleanup.