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Recreational Assistant Stagenhoe Care Centre, 6047

Job Description

Full Time hours available inc weekends on rota

Stagenhoe Park, Hitchin, SG4 8BY

This is your chance to enhance the lives of our residents by providing a range of activities both within and outside our care units. You'll need to really care about how people spend their days and how you can encourage choice and independence.

You need to be highly adaptable to different situations and flexible in your approach. What's more, you don't necessarily need to come from a healthcare background; experience in a social care-based role, such as working with people with disabilities, is just as valuable.

Specifically you'll need:

  • a relevant NVQ3 (or be willing to study for one)
  • a great track record in delivering recreational and social activities in a similar environment
  • fantastic people skills - both on a one-to-one basis and within a team

Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life changing diagnosis. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives. We see the person, not the condition.

Due to its rural location it is essential that candidates have access to own transport.

Stagenhoe is a Sue Ryder specialist neurological care centre based in Hertfordshire, caring for people aged 18 and over who have life-changing conditions affecting the brain and nervous system. We are here for people with degenerative conditions which get worse over time - such as Huntington's, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's - as well as those with acquired conditions resulting from a brain or spinal injury or stroke. We offer a huge range of support, from long-term residential care in our 45-bed centre to short-stay respite care. Short stays can be for a few days or a few weeks, depending on the needs of the individual.

Benefits (pro rata if part time)

* 25 days holiday rising to 30 plus bank holidays * Option to buy and sell up to 5 days holiday * Salary sacrifice car scheme * Private pension matched at either 3% or 5% * Auto enrolment pension scheme * Enhanced Maternity Benefits* Refer a friend bonus scheme * Free eye tests * Carers leave policy * Long service awards * Free 24 hour employee assistance line for advice on work and personal matters * PeoplePerks discounts with hundreds of retailers and services that can amount to an average annual saving of GBP 350 * Staff discount of 20% on new goods on line * Travel ticket loan * Childcare vouchers * Cycle to work scheme * Free onsite parking * Development opportunities for all * Subsidised meals * Free tea and coffee *

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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