Senior Care Assistant - Castleford

Orchard Care Homes
£7.90 - £8.50/Hour
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Care Assistant - Both days and Nights Available
Orchard Care Homes – Bywater Hall & Lodge, WF10
Hours - 38.5 hours per week
Pay £7.70 - £8.50 depending on qualifications
Bywater Hall & Lodge is a bright and spacious purpose-built care home in Allerton Bywater, near Castleford. Bywater Hall provides residential care for residents, while the separate Lodge provides additional support and care for those living with dementia.
It’s the attitude you can bring to Orchard Care Homes that we value. We set our standards high and we are looking for enthusiastic people to continue making our homes a rewarding and enjoyable place to live and work.
Essential criteria

2-3 years’ experience in care environment

Able to demonstrate led a team or supervisory position

Minimum QCF/NVQ Level 2 in Direct Care

Completion of NVQ3 in Direct Care within 1 year of taking up post

Experience of administering medication

Experience of care planning and risk assessment in order to meet individual needs

Good literacy skills (to be able to write and evaluate care plans)


Have experience of care planning for residents with complex needs

Computer literate

Essential values and commitment:

Be a passionate, approachable member of the care team, want to help others and make a difference to our resident's lives ensuring care is delivered with dignity, respect and fairness
Lead and develop a team of care staff with fairness, transparency and an inclusive approach
Contribute to team meetings, ensuring good communication and participate in the induction and training of newly appointed care assistants, ensuring that the Orchard Care Home is a friendly and supportive working environment
Be polite, friendly, warm and supportive of residents individual needs providing accurate personalise care plans
Provide the highest level of personal care (supporting with toileting, bathing etc.) relevant to the needs of each individual residents care plan. Mentor new staff leading by example
Enjoy a busy environment – administering medication, serving meals and ensuring the resident’s rooms and the home are kept clean, pleasant and welcoming at all times
Ability to communicate with older people and be interested in their needs
Eager to complete all training relevant to your role to ensure continual professional development

All positions are subject to Criminal Records Disclosure
Benefits & Incentives
Competitive salary
Ongoing training
Career development opportunities
Refer a friend scheme
Comprehensive Induction
Cost of DBS check paid for by the Company
Opportunity to become a specialist Champion
Free Uniform
Pension Scheme