Senior Care Assistant - Nights - St Helens

Orchard Care Homes
St Helens
£7.90 - £8.50/Hour
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Care Assistant - Nights
Orchard Care Homes – Lymewood Court, WA11
Shifts – 44 hours per week
Pay £7.90 - £8.50 depending on qualifications

Once one of the UK’s richest areas in coal and coal mining, Haydock is still
a vibrant community, mid-way between Manchester and Liverpool and also home to
Haydock Racecourse. Lymewood Court
caters to the varying needs of 46 residents, including young adults.

Our person-centred approach to care relies
on the dedication and passion of our employees, who we expect
to go the extra mile to improve the
home experience and generate a relaxed and informal community within our homes.

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

Minimum QCF/NVQ
Level 2 in Direct Care

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

Experience of administering

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

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


Have experience of care planning for residents with complex needs


Essential values and commitment:
Be a passionate,
approachable member of the care team, want
to help others and make a difference to our residents lives ensuring care is
delivered with dignity, respect and fairness
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
a busy environment – administering medication, serving meals and ensuring the resident’s
rooms and the home are kept clean,
pleasant and welcoming at all
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
Opportunity to become a specialist
Free Uniform
Pension Scheme