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Care focus are a group of therapeutic children’s homes for children who have emotional and behavioural difficulties as a result of complex trauma and adverse childhood experiences. We take a therapeutic and holistic approach to the care and parenting we deliver and ensure our team are fully trained to the highest standard. All of our homes are set within beautiful, rural locations in the Ipswich and Colchester countryside to offer a peaceful and tranquil environment where nurture and healing can happen.

What sets us apart is that we work 1:1 with the young people, this means that every shift is highly staffed and that your working environment is well supported.

We have four words that guide us in everything we do:

Positive – Respect – Fun – Kind

About the role

We act as good parents to our children and focus on positive outcomes, providing an environment where children can thrive. We are big believers in fun and instil this in all that we do. We provide education for the children within our home, delivered by our excellent team of qualified teachers, and we offer support in the classroom too. We take part in activities and new experiences for the children, from trips to the seaside and visiting the cinema to horse riding and walks in the countryside. We work as a team and do things as a ‘family’. We cook together and share meals together, we take part in the usual day to day running’s of any typical household such as keeping on top of the laundry or a spot of light gardening. This is all part of our therapeutic practise, teaching the young people we care for, key skills and traditional family values to support their growth and wellbeing. It is the responsibility of all to safeguarding and promote the welfare of children and young people and to ensure that they are protected from harm.

About you

We are looking for strong, well rounded individuals with good common sense. You do not need to have been a parent yourself. It is your personal qualities that matter, which is why we do not require previous experience. Our children need people who are good role-models, to allow them to grow and become good parents themselves. You must be 21 or over and have a full driving licence.

When you join us, you will become part of a diverse, team spirited, enthusiastic community who will be pleased to have you aboard. We encourage you to become a part of the change. To share our vision in creating an environment where children can thrive and where futures are hopeful. You will be committed to going above and beyond to create a space for children to express themselves, feel safe in their surroundings and be confident in who they are.


Why work for us

You will be joining an enthusiastic and diverse group of people who are dedicated to widening the interests and skills of the young people in our care. We want them to be happy and useful adults – as good parents do. We are very training focused. All staff, having completed their three-month initial probation period, are entered for the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare. As a growing company there are always ongoing opportunities for promotion, your development and career aspirations matter to us – all of our Managers started where you are today.

You will receive:

A competitive salary – starting at £23,150 per annum

Welcome and Induction Programme

Comprehensive in-house training

Level 3 Diploma Qualification

Regular 1:1 check-ins to discuss your feelings

Development & career growth opportunities

Benefits & Discounts

Healthcare benefits (level 2 NHS Top-Up policy via WPA)

Excellent work/life balance – work 4 days each week

All meals whilst on shift

Use of company vehicles on shift

Free parking

A fun working environment in a highly supportive team

Please see our Data Compliance Statement

Care Focus Ltd is committed to the safety and welfare of children and young people. All roles are subject to enhanced DBS checks and references.

We are currently seeking Youth Mentors – to apply online (you can even do this on your mobile), click here. 

To contact us for a copy of our shift rota or for more information:-

phone: 01449 770690



Please call us on 01449 770690 or email


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