Care Assistant

Parkhouse Avenue, Castletown, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR5 3DF
Parkhouse Avenue, Castletown Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR5 3DF
Job Type
Permanent
Job Category
Care
Shift Type
Nights
Shift Structure
22 to 44 hours per week - Nights available
Closing Date
Pay
£11.44 - £11.69

Extraordinary People, Exceptional Care

Care Assistants

Do you want to begin a fulfilling career in care, with excellent training and progression opportunities? At Orchard Care, we value our Care Assistants and invest in their career within our homes.

£11.44 - £11.69ph

Care Assistant – Night shifts. Part time and Full Time Shifts available. 22hrs – 44hrs per week 

The role of a Care Assistant plays a vital role in supporting the people living within Orchard homes. We make sure everyone is cared for with dignity, respect and they are engaged in how they receive support from our staff. You will play a key role in ensuring they engage in meaningful activities and receive the best support in line with their individual needs.

We are the proud winners of the 2023 LaingBuisson award for Excellence in Large Residential Care

 Main Duties

  • To enable people to remain as independent as possible whilst providing support and assistance as per the individual’s needs.  This will include delivering personal care including washing, dressing, and oral care.
  • Be understanding and patient towards everyone and their needs, encourage and support them to participate in leisure activities as appropriate to the individual and their preferences, ensuring their social and emotional needs are met. This also includes supporting individuals and groups to outside appointments and leisure outings.
  • Responsible for making and changing beds, tidying rooms, undertaking light cleaning duties as needed and generally assisting in ensuring that the home is kept clean, pleasant and welcoming at all times.
  • Helping to serve meals and drinks at mealtimes and other times, taking care to present meals and refreshments in an attractive way, with polite and courteous service. In addition, providing the appropriate level of support at mealtimes.
  • To understand and comply with all statutory and legal requirements which are relevant to the role such as Health & Safety, COSHH, all aspects of the Care Standards Act, have a clear understanding of Infection Prevention and Control policies, procedures and measures to maintain a safe environment throughout the home.

 

Benefits:

  • £11.44 - £11.69ph
  • Access to Blue Light Discount Card & App.
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities, from day one, with career pathways to enable you to grow and develop.
  • Recognition schemes, such as ‘Making a Difference’ and an annual awards ceremony, recognising our dedicated staff team.
  • Free Uniform and car parking.
  • Access to our 24/7 Employee Support Hub offering confidential support on personal and professional issues

 

About Orchard Care Homes

A former mining community, Castletown is an area of Sunderland north of the River Wear and close to Hylton Castle. With good road access to Wessington Way, Lansbury care home is a single-storey modern home that has been purpose-built to provide specialist care tailored to both younger adults and older people living with dementia.

Orchard Care Homes has been providing care for older people for over 15 years. We are committed to being at the heart of the local community and delivering the same level of care that we would all wish for our loved ones.

We believe in investing in our people. Your professional development will be actively encouraged, with plenty of training and progression opportunities across our portfolio of homes.  


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