Careers

All staff are required to complete to Care Act Standards Certificate which consists of training in:

  • Understanding your role
  • Your personal development
  • Duty of care
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Work in a person centred way
  • Communication
  • Privacy & Dignity
  • Fluids & Nutrition
  • Awareness of mental health
  • Mental capacity act
  • Dementia
  • Health & safety
  • Infection prevention & control
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding children
  • Basic life support
  • Handling information
  • Moving & handling.

Additional training courses are also provided.

Training in provided in house by our training officer or via online learning.

All staff are also required to work towards/complete a NVQ Level 2 in health & social care if they do not already hold it.

Where do we operate?

– Consett
– Stanley
– Chester-Le-Street
– Durham
– Crook (Dales area)

Our staff say…

I’ve worked for orchard home care for 3 years now in that time I’ve have worked as a carer caring for clients in their own homes I progressed to a senior position which was great gave me the opportunity to learn the rotas and on call system I have now progressed even further in the company within 3 short years I am not the training officer and care coordinator I feel proud to be given the chance to do this

Gemma, coordinator

Fun and friendly place to work, all the staff are dedicated and hardworking providing an excellent person centred service. I would highly recommend Orchard Home Care Services both as an employer and care provider

Kimberly, previous employee 2020

Fantastic support from the office staff. All training was provided which made me feel confident starting in the care sector

New starter 2020 - Heather Robb 2020

When I started Orchard Home Service Ltd, I felt very welcomed by management and the friendly team of staff. I’ve been very well supported throughout and found the company well organised

New starter - Vicky Morris 2020

Current Vacancies

Care Assistant

Job Description:

Personal Care

– Assistance with body or hair washing

– Assistance with getting up from or retiring to bed

– Assistance with dressing

– Assistance with the use of toilet facilities

– Assistance with feeding & drinking.

– Night sitting or respite for carers.

– Assistance with education (under guidance)

– Fitting of callipers, artificial limbs etc.

Practical Support

- Cleaning of homes

- Laundry of clothing & bedding

- Shopping

- Preparation of meals in home

- Collection of prescriptions, pensions etc.

- Practical support & information to help with independent living, eg. Letter writing, telephoning, escorting to medical appointments or shops.

- Fire lighting

Experience:
Experience is not essential as we operate a fully comprehensive in-house training programme as well as online training.
Applicants 18+ are invited to apply.

Transport:

Own vehicle/transport is preferred, however not essential. (Vehicle must be adequately insured and  insurance policy covers business usage).

Rates of pay:
£12.00 - weekday

£12.25 - weekends

Enhanced payment - Bank Holidays

Hours:
Various shift patterns available.
Alternate weekend work is compulsory.

Application & Checks
All prospective employees are required to undertake an DBS Check which is payable for by the applicant.

Care Coordinator - Vacancy no longer available 

Job Description: This job is no longer available (please do not apply).

  • To assist in the day-to-day operation of the Home Care Service business, involving direct line management for a team of Home Care Workers. This includes the management of their weekly workload ensuring all calls and working patterns are coordinated to the needs of the company, customer and care workers. Also making sure that services are delivered in line with their purchase order/private contract and that staff receive regular quarterly supervision.
  • To participate as required in the multi-disciplinary assessment of Service User needs and the subsequent planning of Service User Care and including the use of the People Planner rostering system.
  • Undertake client care reviews on a continuous basis and adhere to CQC guidelines.
  • Completion and distribution of the care worker rotas are completed on a weekly basis to all appropriate parties. I.e. you will need to make sure that rota’s are available for collection or distributed accordingly.
  • Audit all care records such as financial transactions, daily logs and medication records
  • Provide dedication, leadership and motivation to your team and work colleagues and ensuring respectful relationships are maintained.
  • To participate in Staff, Team and Quality Management Review Meetings as directed by the Registered Manager.
  • To ensure that on call duties are in place as required by the Orchard Homecare Services Ltd to ensure a 24/7 service is provided.
  • Experience:
    -Experience in a Care/Senior Care Assistant role- Leadership role- On call - Use of a care rostering system (People Planner)

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    Transport:

    Own vehicle/transport. (Vehicle must be adequately insured and  insurance policy covers business usage).

    Salary:
    TBC

    Hours:
    Full time (Mon - Thurs 08.30am - 5pm) (Fri - 08.30am - 4.30pm)

    On call duties on a rota basis (paid separately)

    Application & Checks
    All prospective employees are required to undertake an DBS Check which is payable for by the applicant.

Senior Carer

Job Description:

- All care assistant duties (as above)

- Spot checks on fellow Care Assistants

- Supervisions

- Risk assessments

- On call (rota basis)

Experience:
- At least 2 years experience in a Care Assistant role.

- Previous leadership experience

- Operating People Planner

- On call experience

Transport:

Own vehicle/transport. (Vehicle must be adequately insured and  insurance policy covers business usage).

Rates of pay:
£12.25 - weekday

£12.50 - weekends

Enhanced payment - Bank Holidays

On call enhancement (rota basis) - paid daily and over weekends

Hours:
Full time
Alternate weekend work is compulsory.

Application & Checks
All prospective employees are required to undertake an DBS Check which is payable for by the applicant.