Care Assistant Jobs in our Care Homes

Care Assistants – round of applause!

At Orchard Care Homes we are committed to providing a QUALITY service to residents in our homes. We know we can’t do it without YOU! Healthcare Assistants make a difference.

Care Assistant Careers

Competitive Salaries + Range of Benefits

New to the industry or experienced? Orchard Care Homes have something to offer you.

Join us where you will have exciting opportunities to work with loyal, like- minded people who deliver excellent support and care to our client’s day in day out.

Variety is a given! whether a part time care assistant, night carer or senior care worker, your day will be varied every day. As a care assistant you will escort residents to appointments, supervise activities, tidy rooms, and make someone’s day – every day.

You will have what it takes to nurture, encourage and care. Making a meaningful contribution to someone’s life is fulfilling, demanding, requires flexibility, professionalism and skills. 

Orchard Care Homes staff are at the heart of what we do. We value the contribution 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 have to work towards NVQ2 in Direct Care as this must be completed within 12 months of taking up this position, but it’s the attitude you can bring to Orchard Care Homes that we value most and we are looking for enthusiastic people to continue making Orchard a rewarding and enjoyable place to live and work.

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. And 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! 

It’s not just about the feeding, the washing, the dressing and keeping them warm. You’ve got to meet everything, 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.