Dementia Support worker (Days)

Archer Road, Farringdon, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3DJ
Archer Road, Farringdon Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR3 3DJ
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Shift Type
Closing Date
09 October 2022

Extraordinary People, Exceptional Care

Are you a Support Worker, Care or Healthcare Assistant, with a passion for Dementia Care, looking for a new opportunity with an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your professional goals and aspirations?

Hourly rate – £11.39 per hour 

Working hours/pattern – Days & Nights available

  • 08:00 hrs - 20:00 hrs (Days)


Location – Archer Road, Farringdon, Sunderland , SR3 3DJ

The Role:

As a Dementia Support Worker you will have responsibility for the delivery of exceptional care to a designated group of people. The Dementia Support Worker will ensure that people are treated with respect and dignity, your approach is empathetic, compassionate and focused on ensuring their life is the best it can be, focussed on the strengths and abilities of the person.

You will need to be understanding and patient towards people and their needs, and encourage, assist and support people to participate in appropriate leisure activities and activities in daily living, normalising life as much as possible with joy and happiness.

About you:

You will be an ambassador of Orchard Care Homes, liaising with the residents’ families and friends, always promoting a professional and caring image of the home whilst championing our 7 core values: Courage and compassion, Positive thinking,  Understanding, Empathy, Advocacy, Patience, and Making a REAL difference for the right reasons.

Our staff are trained through Orchard’s bespoke, comprehensive training programme to evaluate the complexed causes of distress and develop support plans to reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of the distress through non-pharmacological approaches.

Relevant experience working with dementia in a care setting is essential.

About us:

Welcome to Archers Court Care Home - A specialist nursing, residential and short term respite care home in Farringdon, Sunderland.

Rated Good by our regulators CQC, Archers Court provides nursing and short term respite care to 42 residents in Farringdon, Sunderland. Offering both residential and nursing care enables us to seamlessly cater for residents changing care needs should they arise.

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.