Care Assistant Jobs

At Orchard Care Homes we are committed to providing a quality service to residents in our homes and we know we can’t do it without you. Whether you have previous experience in care or you are looking for a new beginning, if you share our passion to deliver excellent standards of care you’re sure to fit into our Orchard family.

Every day offers something different working in one of our care homes, you will be carrying out a variety of tasks and developing your skillset as you go. Make a positive difference to not only our residents lives but also to your career by joining us.

Here at Orchard Care Homes our staff are at the heart of what we do, we value the contribution that our Carers make, you are critical to the success of our business and the well-being of our clients. See what our staff say about working for Orchard Care Homes.

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Care Assistant Requirements

Effective, confident communication and interpersonal skills are essential for developing good internal relationships with your team, residents and relatives. You’ll need to understand and comply with statutory and legal requirements such as Health and Safety, COSHH and the Care Standards Act; as well as possessing sound knowledge in Infection Prevention and Control policies.

An attentive self-starter, you will be alert to residents’ physical and mental wellbeing so that you can immediately report any changes in a resident’s condition to a senior person on duty.

At Orchard Care Homes we believe in the continued learning and development of our staff. You will be supported to work towards your NVQ2 in Direct Care within 12 months of taking up this position.

Above all, we are looking for enthusiastic individuals who will show support and kindness to our residents and help make their days enriched and fulfilling. 

What our Care Assistants say

For me, it’s being able to put a smile on a resident’s face.  They have all become like family to me and I love to see them happy. It's not just me talking to them, as they seem generally interested in my life, asking me about my childhood, and we enjoy long conversations about things like that. They are always keen to know what shifts I am working and it’s such a nice feeling knowing that I am making a difference to their lives.

Often respite patients don’t want to leave us once their recovery time is over, which must mean we must be doing something right! 

You’ve got to meet the residents’ emotional needs because a lot of the time, they just want a hug and that’s what is important in care.