Senior Care Assistant (Nights)

Philadelphia Lane, Newbottle, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 4ES
Philadelphia Lane, Newbottle Houghton-le-Spring Tyne & Wear DH4 4ES
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Senior Carer
Shift Type
Mixed (Days & Nights)
Closing Date
31 March 2023
£9.75 - £11.09

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 – Paddock Stile Manor 

£9.75 - £11.09 per hour (higher rate upon proof of required qualification)

Location - Philadelphia Lane


Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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 Orchard Care Homes

Nestled in the town of Houghton-le-Spring, which has its origins in Norman times, Paddock Stile Manor is a modern and established care home half way between Durham and Sunderland, and provides specialist residential care, with additional nursing.

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.