Posted 26 September by Orchard Care Homes Featured

Senior Care Assistant Nights (Nursing home)

Orchard Care Homes - St Georges Hall & Lodge, DL2

Hours - 42 hours to work Nights

Pay £8.40 - £9.00

St George’s Hall & Lodge is a modern, purpose built care home, located close to the bustling town of Darlington.

Orchard Mission: To be at the Heart of the Community (in box aside for Indeed)

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.

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

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


  • Have experience of risk assessment and 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 residents 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 inductionand 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

Reference: 33398275

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