Senior Care Assistant (Days or Nights)

340 Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 3QQ
340 Leeds Road, Lofthouse Wakefield West Yorkshire WF3 3QQ
Job Type
Job Category
Senior Carer
Shift Type
Mixed (Days & Nights)
Shift Structure
22 - 44 hours per week
Closing Date
31 March 2023
£11.02  to £12.01

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.

Hourly rate – £11.02  to £12.01 per hour (higher rate upon proof of required qualification)

Working hours/pattern –  Days or Nights available

  • 08:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs (Days)
  • 20:00 hrs – 08:00 hrs (Nights)

Location – Grange Farm, 340 Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3QQ

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.

Main Duties

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 us:

Located with easy links to Leeds and Wakefield, Lofthouse Grange & Lodge is a modern home specialising in the care of older people, with the Grange providing 24hr residential care for 31 residents, and the Lodge providing additional round the clock dementia care to 57 residents.

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

Welcome to Lofthouse Grange & Lodge Care Home - A specialist residential, dementia residential and short term respite care home in Wakefield.

Rated ‘Good’ by our regulators the CQC, Lofthouse Grange & Lodge provides an excellent standard of care for all our residents. Lofthouse Grange & Lodge is a modern, recently refurbished home designed with the comfort, privacy and independent lifestyle choices of residents in mind.

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 24 care homes across the North and Midlands.


  • 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.