Care Assistant (Days)

Hylton Road, Millfield, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7AB
Hylton Road, Millfield Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR4 7AB
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Shift Type
Shift Structure
44 hours per week
Closing Date
09 October 2022

Extraordinary People, Exceptional Care

Are you a Care Assistant, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, or someone brand new to Care, looking for a new opportunity with an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your professional goals and aspirations?

Hourly rate – Up to £9.75 per hour (higher rate upon proof of required qualification)

Working hours/pattern –  Nights available

  • 08:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs (Days)

Location – Hylton Road, Millfield, Sunderland, SR4 7AB

The Role:

Our Care Assistants provide person centred care, and support our residents to maintain their independence, this includes supporting with personal care, mealtimes and activities.

About you:

As a Care Assistant you will provide emotional support to our residents and ensure that their quality of life is enhanced. You will also be provided with a comprehensive induction programme and a range of qualifications and pathways for you to fulfil a career in care.

About us:

Welcome to Ashlea Lodge Care Home - A specialist residential and dementia residential care home in Millfield, Sunderland.

People living with dementia often have continuing periods of loss and distress and do not live life to the full in care homes. Orchard Care Homes are aiming to transform and reshape care for people living with dementia in our homes. We know it is going to be a long journey but our Orchard Dementia Promise is striving to reach that aim. We know the current way care homes provide dementia care must change to give people living with dementia the best life they can have.

To achieve this we are looking for new team members with the same passion to joins us in our journey. We are looking for people who have a genuine drive to make each moment of people's lives joyful, purposeful and meaningful. Of course, we know there will be times when people will be experiencing anguish, fear, upset and anger, and as a member of our team you may find that difficult. We will provide you with exceptional in depth training in all areas of Dementia Care and support you to understand why the person is distressed and what we can do to help them.

With a focus on helping people to live as normal a life as possible, ensuring they can continue to feel a sense of purpose and life live, our Dementia Promise is for the people living and working in our homes. Our Reconnect service will support people who have struggled to find peace, comfort and support in other places. They may well have spent time in hospital under the Mental Health Act because of their distress. This means they may have medication prescribed aimed at reducing these incidents. But with love and dedication we have proven we can achieve better outcomes for them and reduce their distress without having to rely on psychotropic medication.

If you have read this and can relate to our vision, if you genuinely want to make life the very best it can be, then we would love to speak to you.

Orchard Care Homes has a strong reputation in the care industry for running and managing care homes across the UK.  We have over 15 years of experience, running 23 care homes across the North and Midlands.

Winner of the Gold trophy for Best Smaller Care Home Group at the CHA (Care Home Awards) 2021.


  • Excellent training and progression opportunities, from day one, with career pathways will enable you to grow and develop into Leadership and Management, Nursing or Dementia specialisms through our Orchard Academy
  • Recognition schemes, such as ‘Making a Difference’
  • Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme

At Orchard Care Homes, we value our employees. Click here to find out more about our wide range of benefits.