Hope Recuperative Care, a faith-based, nonprofit organization located in Wilmington, NC, is seeking an energetic Weekend House Manager to assist the Director in taking care of discharged, homeless hospital patients in a home-like environment in which our guests continue their medical recuperation. We are a non-medical facility where our guests take care of their own recuperation. The Weekend House Manager will work 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The pay is $1,000/month. Primary responsibilities include: helping our guests by providing a clean and safe environment, encouraging the guests in their recovery, preparing meals, and cleaning the facilities. Interested candidates should reply to this announcement with a resume and a cover letter describing your experiences, qualifications, and interests in the position.
HOPE RECUPERATIVE CARE
Hope Recuperative Care (HRC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was originally established in 2018 as a ministry of The Anchor United Methodist Church in partnership with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Winter Park Baptist Church to provide free, temporary shelter to hospital patients who are medically ready to leave the hospital, but have no home to recover in. Then in late 2020, Hope Recuperative Care established itself as a stand-alone, nonprofit organization and was officially launched as the new organization with the laying on of hands at a January 2021 worship service by the Pastor and Elders of the Anchor Church.
HRC continues with its strong foundation as a faith-based organization – taking care of people, practicing the rhythms of discipleship that the staff and volunteers adhere to. These rhythms include: prayer, scripture reading, intentional community meals, and holy listening. We are not punitive in nature or tone; rather we strive to rebuild lives through the grace exhibited in the ministry and life of Jesus Christ.
Hope Recuperative Care partners with local organizations for case management services to assist our guests with pursuing housing solutions, ongoing medical care, and transportation.
The primary role of the Weekend House Manager is to assist the Director in the full range of operating the ministry of Hope Recuperative Care on Saturday and Sunday of each week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
REPORTS TO / AUTHORITY
The House Manager reports directly to the Director and receives general guidance about daily priorities.
GUEST CARE and CASE MANAGEMENT:
Health Assessment and Medications Administration:
Observes and assess the guest’s general health condition and records, on running notes, any observed changes in their health conditions. Immediately notifies the Director of any serious medical, life-threatening conditions for which medical intervention is necessary.
Offer guests their medication at HRC appointed times and records the amount taken on the HRC Medications Record Log.
Coordinate with NHRMC Social Workers for New Guests:
Answers Social Workers’ questions about guest availability.
Print out referral for Director’s review and evaluation.
Guest Check-In and Check Out:
Welcomes new guests and shares with new guest the nature and operation of Hope Recuperative Care ministry.
Show new guest to their assigned bedroom.
Complete all required check-in forms. Thoroughly discuss the rules and policies of HRC with the new guest.
At check-out time, provide the guest with their medications, retain their medication log for their file and pray with them before they leave the campus.
Building Lasting Relationships:
Builds a trust relationship with guests to provide a secure feeling in them that they are safe at HRC to continue their medical recuperation.
Uses encouraging language to build them up emotionally and spiritually.
Spends time talking with guests individually and in group settings making sure all guests are included and welcomed.
Provides a clean environment for our guests by washing and putting away dishes, washing bed linens and making beds, washing and disinfecting common areas, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms.
Wipes down entrance doors and handles, empties trash, dusts ceiling fans, cleans kitchen appliances, washes shower curtains and liners and other household cleaning/disinfecting tasks as needed.
Surveys and inspect the perimeter of the campus at the start of the shift, noting any concerns.
Using the food readily available in the ministry, prepares meals that are consistent with the dietary requirements of the guests – if possible.
Organization of Materials:
Inventories and organizes paper supplies, cleaning supplies, and food shopping lists.
Inventories and organizes clothing pantry.
Inventories and organizes supplies and materials for game room.
Inventories and organizes yard maintenance equipment and tools to maintain the HRC facilities.
Inventories and organizes medical supplies.
Inventories and organizes office supplies.
RECUPERATIVE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Assists guests with all doctor prescribed recuperative activities such as walking, exercise, etc.
Actively listen to guests, encourage them with reinforcement of positive and profitable thought processes and behaviors, and pray with them.
Gently encourage them to take the lead in their self-care – working with social services personnel in obtaining income, employment, health insurance and health care, plus housing. Assist them in making telephone calls and/or writing emails for these purposes.
Plan and execute medically appropriate recreational activities (especially on the weekend shifts) such as board games, bonfires, sing-a-longs, etc.
ADMINISTRATIVE and SUPPORT DUTIES:
Within your own sphere of influence, solicit financial donations.
Participate in corporate fundraising activities.
HRC Administrative Procedures and Processes:
Complies with all HRC administrative processes and procedures for operations, leave, communications, etc.