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Do you want to help change the lives of women?

 

We welcome enquiries from potential staff or volunteers for our specialist female-only supported accomodation service. The service is already providing life-changing person-centred support through purpose-built supported housing. We have a small team which is instrumental in the delivery of the service. TK offers a rare opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art service.

We currently have the following vacancies:

HOPE CENTRE SERVICE MANAGER

Full time Position 37.50 Hours a week
Salary £31,000 per annum
We are currently looking for a caring, compassionate and innovative Service Manager who is looking to make a difference in the lives of our residents. Come and be a part of a charity that prides itself on providing exceptional and innovative housing and support to women in vulnerable situations. The charity has a strong Christian ethos and welcomes women of any faith or none. You will be leading the team and ensuring that residents receive high quality support in a safe working environment. The postholder will be responsible to the Charity Director and Trustees for the effective leadership of the service provided at our purpose-built rural residential community known as The Hope Centre (Witnesham).


This post has been created to meet the needs of the expanded Hope Centre. We continue to inform and enable women to heal from the traumas they have suffered in this unique supported setting providing guidance and encouragement in relation to individual need.
We are seeking a competent person with respect for others from all backgrounds and situations. Someone with the ability to remain focused and adhere to the practice principles and lead an established professional team of support staff. This person is required to manage the day to day support work necessary to run the supported housing service for women. Residents, whose life circumstances have led them to our unique provision require assistance and direction to recover and access interventions to rebuild their lives. TK is an independent organisation delivering supported Housing for Women in rural Suffolk on the outskirts of Ipswich. This post is suitable for a woman with demonstrable team leadership experience in the field of Health & Social Care / Housing / Support Work.
Please visit the TK website for further information or call for an informal discussion with Gill Dean, Charity Director, Tel: 01473 857432.


To request the application pack contact admin@talithakoum.org.uk


Women only need apply under schedule 9 (part 1) of the equality act 2010.

 
Support Worker

Full time Position 37.50 Hours a week

Salary £23,010.00 per annum

Talitha Koum is an Independent Charitable Organisation.  We operate from The Hope Centre, Witnesham, providing temporary Supported Housing for women in need of accommodation and the opportunity to address personal issues and difficulties.  Staff work alongside each resident as they make informed choices about their future, take up educational, social, or vocational opportunities and participate in activities at the Hope Centre or in the community with direction and guidance.
These vacancies offer an employment opportunity for applicants who respect others from all backgrounds and situations, who can remain focused, adhere to the practice principles, and add valuable commitment to the existing professional workforce. 

This post is suitable for women* with demonstratable experience in providing professional support in the field of Health & Social Care / Housing / Support Work or similar face to face support.

Please visit the TK website for further information or call Gill or Marlene for an informal discussion.  
Tel: 01473 857432

To request the application pack, contact gill.dean@talithakoum.org.uk
* Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.
 

On-Call Duty Workers

£20 per shift plus £9.80 per hour

TK is recruiting up to five on-call team members to provide out-of-hours telephone support from home and occasional visits to the Hope Centre. Currently the Hope Centre in Witnesham is staffed on weekdays from 9:00 to 17:30 to provide in-person support to residents. Occasionally residents may raise an issue or require help out of these hours (perhaps once or twice each week). Therefore, we plan to establish a team of on-call employees who can provide occasional cover from 17.30 – 09.00 overnight and 09.00 – 17.30 on weekends and bank holidays. If a resident calls for support during these periods, the on-call employee will pick up the phone message, assess whether any urgent action is required, and if so take the required action: providing telephone support to the resident, visiting the Hope Centre, or escalating the matter to a TK manager. Some on-call employees will also be required to visit the Hope Centre to perform a brief visit and safety check on Saturdays and Bank Holidays.


On-call employees can be based at home and will be required to keep the work mobile active for the duration of the shift, although they need not work during each shift unless they receive a phone call or are required to visit the Hope Centre. As such, on-call staff can continue their normal social and family activities (including sleeping) as long as they are able to respond to a phone call within 15 minutes, and to visit the Hope Centre, if required, within 45 minutes of an urgent request. This is therefore an ideal role for someone working in the care, health or support sectors who would like extra income by taking occasional phone calls and making support visits when they are not at their main employment. 


TK will pay a £20 allowance for each shift period for which on-call employees are available to take calls, and a further £9.80 per hour for any time spent handling calls or visiting the site. Enhanced rates apply to bank holidays. Employees will be provided with a work mobile smart phone. Employees will typically be expected to cover 10 shifts per month, receiving £200 on-call allowance, plus hourly rate.


We also offer flexible shift patterns, paid holiday based on working hours, pension scheme, employee assistance programme, full training and support, and a great team and environment to work in, with the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of women in need. 


Applicants will need to live within 8 miles of the Hope Centre, have use of a vehicle, business insurance cover, and a full driving licence. An enhanced DBS check will be required.


If you are interested in applying, please call 01473 857432 or email admin@talithakoum.org.uk to request an application form and job description. Women only need apply under schedule 9 (part 1) of the equality act 2010. 

 

Volunteers 

Unpaid, Part Time, Based in Witnesham (near Ipswich)

Can you spare a few hours per month to provide support at The Hope Centre? Various roles are available for volunteers to help with the regular activities on site and to share meals. Full training and support are provided. For more information please contact us on 01473 857432 or admin@talithakoum.org.uk. Volunteers must be over 18. 

Trustees

We are looking for experienced people who share our vision of TK to become trustees. We have seven trustees who normally meet six times a year, though there are intermediate discussions. In particular, we are looking for people who have skills or experience in the following areas:

·       working with vulnerable adults or young people

·       the wider care sector

·       pastoral care or counselling

·       finance, human resources or law

 

We welcome enquiries from anyone who feels a call to get involved. For an initial discussion, please contact: gary.baker@talithakoum.org.uk

 
General to all posts

To discuss informally any positions advertised please contact:
Centre Manager, 01473 857432