CAC Shelter Matron at the Cece Yara Foundation

The Cece Yara Foundation is a child-cantered, not-for-profit organisation established to promote a safe childhood for children; access to care, information, protection and emergency intervention for children who are sexually abused or at risk, and their non-offending family members. We focus on preserving the joyfulness of an innocent childhood by upholding the rights of the child as enshrined in the Nigerian Child’s Rights Act and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: CAC Shelter Matron

Location: Lagos
Reports to: Assistant Director CAC

Context of the Post

  • The CAC Shelter will provide short term shelter to children and their non-offending families where the case management plan indicates this to be the most suitable intervention. Therefore, emotional sustainability, sound partnership practice, verbal and written communication techniques, the ability to form lasting relationships, commitment to working issues through, to be tenacious in working with children and families through establishing small achievable targets are required.

Job Summary

  • The CAC Shelter Matron will be responsible for all staff working within or from the Shelter as identified by the Assistant Director CAC.

Description of Role

  • The post holder will be responsible for managing all aspects of running the Shelter to ensure all children and families are supported and prepared to move on to independent living.
  • To ensure that high levels of emotional and physical care, appropriate activities, comfortable accommodation and the service of keyworkers are planned, provided and applied in accordance with CAC Shelter policies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the management, co-ordination and development of a range of quality services for residents referred and/or accommodated within the home.
  • To promote the practice of working in partnership with children, their families, other staff within the CAC, and other agencies, in order to meet the required needs.
  • To provide effective leadership by implementing organisational strategies, in order to enable objectives of the CAC to be achieved.
  • To promote team development and effective team working.
  • To maximize the effectiveness of staff through motivation, development and the application of personnel policies.
  • To take the lead in setting standards and evaluating achievements; to take a proactive role in securing improvements in the quality of services provided by the CAC Shelter.
  • To contribute to the development of corporate policies and service initiatives, aimed at improving the service provided by the CAC Shelter.
  • To set and review targets and objectives for the shelter’s staff team in order to ensure that work is focused and has clear direction.
  • To provide operational management of the staff team and to deploy appropriate staff resources in order that key tasks are fulfilled.
  • To ensure that sufficient back up resources are available in emergency/out of hours situations.
  • To have line management responsibilities for a staff team, ensuring that all staff receive appropriate induction, supervision and appraisal.
  • To take a lead role in the gate keeping and allocation of a range of services provided to meet identified needs.
  • To actively participate in recruitment, grievance, disciplinary, health and safety and other staffing matters with support from the Ass. Director.
  • To ensure that all Health and Safety Regulations are complied with in accordance with the CAC Shelter policies, procedures and practices.
  • To regularly inspect the condition of the structure, fabric, furnishings and fittings of the building to ensure that all necessary equipment, etc. is in good working order and of a reasonable and acceptable standard of repair.
  • To ensure that effective finance budgets, control, administration and records comply with the CAC Shelter policies.
  • To ensure that staff understand and implement the Child Protection Policies.
  • To undertake any other such duties as required by the Assistant Director.

Common Duties and Responsibilities
Quality Assurance:

  • To set, monitor and evaluate standards at individual, team performance and service quality so that the client and centre requirements are met and that the highest standards are maintained.


  • To establish and manage the team communications systems ensuring that the CAC Shelter procedures, policies, strategies and objectives are effectively communicated to all team members.

Professional Practice:

  • To ensure that professional practice in the team is carried out to the highest standards and developed in line with the CAC Shelter stated objectives of continual improvement in quality of its services.

Health and Safety:

  • To ensure that the Health and Safety policy, organisation arrangements and procedures as they related to areas, activities and personnel under your control are understood, implemented and monitored.

General Management:

  • To provide vision and leadership to staff within a specialist team, ensuring that effective systems are in place for workload allocation and management, the application of the CAC Shelter procedures, policies, strategies and objectives, including those relating to equality, supervision and appraisal and all aspects of their performance, personal development, health and welfare.

Financial Management:

  • To manage a designated budget (as required) ensuring that the CAC Shelter achieves value for money in all circumstances through the monitoring and control of expenditure and the early identification of any financial irregularity.
  • Confidentiality All members of staff are required to undertake that they will not divulge to anyone personal and/or confidential information to which they may have access during the course of their work.

Application Closing Date
20th December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to:


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