Senior Care Assistant

Parkhouse Avenue, Castletown, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR5 3DF
Parkhouse Avenue, Castletown Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR5 3DF
Job Type
Job Category
Senior Carer
Shift Type
Mixed (Days & Nights)
Shift Structure
22-44 hours per week
Closing Date
£11.69- £13.03

Extraordinary People, Exceptional Care

Senior Care Assistant

Are you a Senior Care Assistant looking to further develop your skills? Our Senior Care Assistants play a key role in ensuring each person living within our homes receive the care they need to live a fulfilling life.

£11.69 - £13.03ph

Senior Care Assistant – Flexi Days and Nights 

Part time and Full Time Shifts available. 22hrs – 44hrs per week 


Introduction to the role

Orchard Care Homes is at the forefront of delivering high quality individual care to meet the person’s needs. Our focus is on ensuring medication is appropriate and providing meaningful activities to everyone.

As one of our Senior Care Assistants, you will be responsible for assessing the individuals needs and formulating person-centred care plans, ensuring that medical, physical, and emotional needs are met. Administering medication safely is paramount, all our senior care assistants are provided with additional training to ensure competency and knowledge of the medication used in our homes.

You will have previous care experience, within Older People’s care or within a dementia setting. It is preferrable to have a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care. However, if you are qualified to Level 2, we will support you to achieve your Level 3 via our career pathway. 

Main Duties

  • To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate a high personalised standard of Nursing care which meets the individuals needs and the high standards expected at Orchard Care Homes.
  • To always ensure individuals are treated with respect and dignity and that individual’s rights to privacy, independence and choice are met.
  • You will be a team player who will lead, supervise, support and develop the care team.
  • You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as will you be closely liaising with external professionals, individuals and relatives. 


  • £11.69 - £13.03ph
  • 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.

About Orchard Care Homes

A former mining community, Castletown is an area of Sunderland north of the River Wear and close to Hylton Castle. With good road access to Wessington Way, Lansbury care home is a single-storey modern home that has been purpose-built to provide specialist care tailored to both younger adults and older people 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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