Matron/House Mistress

Matron/House Mistress



Lagos, Lagos



Matron/House Mistress

Details of the offer

Job Summary
The Matron ensures the smooth function of the House effectively instilling a culture of love and discipline in managing the clients’ welfare.
Minimum Qualification:
Experience Level:
Mid level
Experience Length:
3 years
Job Description
Candidate must be Female and above 35 Years of Age
Intake Processing
Support the intake process by ensuring no overpopulation in the shelter and optimum utilization of resources (bed spaces and welcome kits).
Welcome new clients into the home, read the house rules to the new intake, and ensure the new intake understands the rules.
Receive and log new client’s personal belongings, and put into secure and orderly storage, items that would not be required in the house; clients must sign log forms indicating accuracy of items logged.
Provide each new client with their welcome kit and assign clients to a room, bed, and locker.
House Management
Establish the house rules in collaboration with the Admin Coordinator and maintain order in the house
Send weekly house management report to the Admin Coordinator
Log all facility management issues appropriately and escalate any requests for repairs within four hours of discovery
Monitor all movement in the home - ensuring only authorized persons are in the home area; all unauthorized persons are to be escorted back to the office or reception
Conduct daily walkthroughs to ensure cleanliness, safety, and security of the environment.
Monitor Usage of household item and food supplies, ensuring adequate supplies for the number of clients in residence
Institute processes (schedules, timetables etc.) for home management to ensure all functions (cooking, cleaning, laundry, washing, etc.) can be conducted in an efficient and effective manner
Program Support Activities
Conduct daily group devotions (prayer and Bible study) which are compulsory for all residents
Ensure clients strictly observe timetable as set by the Case Worker and Admin Coordinator
Send a daily shift report to the social worker on client behavior during the shift
Report all incidents of abuse/neglect/bullying or any negative behavior that impacts the welfare of other clients to the case manager immediately, and log in shift report
Client Management
Supervise client daily chores
Provide a supportive and encouraging environment for the Clients
Encourage Clients to take responsibility for their current situation and to make good choices for the future.
Distribute household chores among the clients fairly and equitably
Conduct daily room inspections to ensure cleanliness and ad hoc locker inspections (with a member of security and program staff) for contraband (phone, money, food items, electronics, etc.)
Manage client phone and ensure appropriate and fair use of phone
Maintain phone log
Maintain safe custody of clients’ personal items (items brought to the home that clients are not allowed to keep)
Organize birthday and holiday celebrations for clients
Resolve disputes among clients and facilitate conflict management
Respond to health emergencies, performing basic first aid and taking clients to the hospital during out-of-office hours (during office hours this shall be the responsibility of the case manager)
Exit Processing
Ensure adequate documentation and Program Manager/Director’s signature on exit clearance form before initiating exit processing.
Ensure client residential area is clear of all belongings i.e. locker is clear, and that assigned program items have been returned
Return client possessions, ensuring clients review contents and sign to acknowledge receipt of their items previously kept in storage.
Other activities
Support in monitoring client’s rehabilitation progress
Maintain client confidentiality
Make recommendations to Program staff (Admin, case manager, program director) on client welfare and/or house management
Assist with completion of necessary reports as requested

Schedule: Full Time

Source: Jobberman




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