Dementia Support Worker

Hylton Road, Millfield, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7AB
Hylton Road, Millfield Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR4 7AB
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Dementia Support Worker

£13.33 per hour 

An NVQ level 2 (or above) certificate in Health and Social Care is essential for this role along with 6 months minimum experience within a Dementia setting.

Introduction to the role

Are you an individual that has  previous care experience within a dementia setting? Do you have a NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care? We are seeking experienced individuals who have the above, and can demonstrate a positive nature and a passion for person-led care. Our ambition is to change the way people with dementia are supported and the role of Dementia Support Worker is vital to our success.

As a Dementia Support Worker you will help us to ensure that people are treated with respect and dignity, and your approach is empathetic, compassionate, and focused on ensuring that their life is the best it can be, through promoting the strengths and abilities of each person.

In specially designed communities, you will engage with individuals living with Dementia, ensuring you understand their needs, encourage, assist, and support people to participate in appropriate leisure activities and activities of daily living, normalising life as much as possible with joy and happiness. This role does involve aspects of personal care and you may support individuals who show signs of being distressed. With support from the team, you will receive tailor made dementia training to enhance your skills and the lives of people living with dementia.



  • Competitive Hourly Rate
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities, from day one, with career pathways to enable you to grow and develop.
  • Access to Blue Light Discount Card.
  • Recognition schemes, such as ‘Making a Difference’ and recognising our dedicated staff team.
  • Access to our 24/7 Employee Support Hub offering confidential support on personal and professional issues.
  • Access to company supported pension scheme.

About Orchard Care Homes

Within close proximity of the vibrant city of Sunderland and all that it has to offer, Ashlea Lodge is a modern home with two floors that provides specialist care for older people, many of whom are living with dementia.

Orchard Care Homes are Winners of the 2023 LaingBuisson award for Excellence in Large Residential Care.

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.

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

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