Extraordinary People, Exceptional Care
Whether you are an experienced senior carer or an experienced carer looking to progress, choosing the next steps in your career is important. That’s why at Orchard Care, we offer a wide range of training programmes and career pathways to support the direction you want to take. Our Orchard Academy delivers the training needed to enhance our staff skills to maintain outstanding care to all the people we support.
Senior Care Assistant (Days and Nights)
£11.02 to £12.01 per hour (higher rate upon proof of required qualification)
Location - High Oxford Street - Castleford
Introduction to the role
The Senior Care Assistant plays an active role in care planning, clinical governance, quality of care and medication management throughout the home on each shift. You will lead a team, ensuring each individual receives the person-centred care they deserve.
We are looking for individuals with previous care experience, ideally within Older People’s care or within a dementia setting. Whilst it’s not imperative that you have a Level 3 qualification in health and social care, you need to possess your Level 2 and have a desire to achieve your Level 3 via our career pathway. This position requires you to work as part of the team giving personal care to individuals.
You will be an ambassador of Orchard Care Homes, liaising with GPs, health professionals and the individuals’ families and friends, always promoting a professional and caring image of the home. Via our Orchard Academy, you will receive bespoke training and receive support to develop your leadership skills, clinical knowledge and become an advocate for our leading care services.
Providing leadership to the staff team which develops practices and ensures company policies and procedures are followed in full.
To assist with the formulation and delivery of the individuals care plans. Work as an integral part of the caring team, to deliver the highest standards of person centred care, to people who are living within the Home.
To support people based on individual ability with all aspects of personal care including toileting, bathing etc. following individual care plans carefully and ensuring that all contact is polite, friendly, warm and supportive. To act as a key worker for a named group of people, ensuring that care is delivered in line with their personal needs and preferences.
About Orchard Care Homes
A short walk from the centre of Castleford, with good access to public transport and rail and road links, Castleford Lodge is a mid-size home providing experienced care for elderly residents with a wide range of complex needs, including dementia.
Winner of the Gold trophy for Best Smaller Care Home Group at the CHA (Care Home Awards) 2021.
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.
- 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
- Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme – Earn up to a £250 per person.
At Orchard Care Homes, we value our employees. Click here to find out more about our wide range of benefits.
Castleford Lodge Care Home in Castleford
Welcome to Castleford Lodge Care Home A specialist residential care, nursing care, and dementia care home in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Rated ‘Good’ by our regulator CQC, Castleford Lodge Care Home is located ...Full Details