We are the Cambian group, the largest independent provider of care and education for children and young people. We believe that everyone has a personal best. Those we care for and those who care for them. You will find that you are part of a close, supportive team, all focused on achieving the best outcome for everyone. The better we work together, the more we can help the people we care for achieve their personal best too. Whether that is in terms of helping someone to achieve their personal potential or growing our reputation as provider of the best quality behavioural health services in the UK. We already have 27 Ofsted ‘Outstanding Provider’ Awards, join us and together we can achieve more.


Health and Social care

Job Summary​

We all know that the Coronavirus is changing the way we go about our everyday lives but, at The Cambian Group, there is one thing that doesn’t change – our absolute commitment to the children and young people in our care. We are making sure that the support we offer is constant, reliable and of the highest quality and it is our fantastic staff who are making this happen. Amidst all the uncertainty, as everything we do changes, how about changing your story too and, in turn, help to change the lives of our children and young people? Are you looking for a career as a Care Worker within a Children’s Residential Home? Whether you have experience or not we would love to hear from you! Yes, experience is fantastic, but here we look outside the box and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply! Come and be a part of a highly motivated, caring team who are looking for staff to work hard to maintain the high standards at a children’s residential home, working toward excellent outcomes. Our home based in Loughborough cares for children & young people and we are in a position to take applications from anyone that may want a career change that can demonstrate the skills and attributes we would expect a Residential Care worker may possess.


  • Do you have what it takes to encourage and help our children to live independently and guide and teach them with your own life experiences? To do this we believe you will need empathy, compassion, resilience and positive parenting skills.
  • The working day can be very unpredictable and you could find yourself spending the entire morning Organising activities and the afternoon providing 1:1 support. No two days are the same. The right type of person needs to be flexible, adaptable and to be able to read situations and help our young people make positive choices.
  • Providing encouragement (getting ready for school)
  • Care Planning
  • Transportation (use of company car)
  • Meal Planning
  • Meeting the needs of the Children and Young People
  • Organising and facilitating Social Activities (out of school
  • Maintaining the home (laundry, cleaning shopping etc.)
  • Liaising with external Stakeholders and our own multi-disciplinary team


  • A Passion for working with children
  • A Good Team Player
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Engaging
  • Strong Determination
  • Hardworking
  • Effective leadership
  • Team Work
  • Resilience
  • Honesty
  • A willingness to learn and adapt
  • Time Keeping
  • Full UK Driving license preferred
  • Requirements for an Enhanced DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice.
  • Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible due to the nature of these important checks it may extend the processing time




£9.15 per hour (For staff that are not qualified to Level 3 in Children’s Residential or equivalent)
£9.75 per hour if you are qualified to Level 3 in Children’s Residential or equivalent
After successful completion of your probation, we would expect you to be committed to passing your Level 3 Children’s Residential, which the company will provide.
Sleep ins incur an uplift of £30 per shift on your salary.

Duration / Hours

This is a permanent, employed position. Consisting of an average of 172 hours per month on a rolling rota:
Normal shift hours are 07:30 – 23:00 with occasional Sleep Ins, which are conducted at the manager’s request. Your will most probably carry out an average of 6-9 sleep ins a month.
The rota will have you typically working 1 shift on and 2 days off depending on cover and annual leave. We strive to give at least one full weekend off every month with you working either Saturday or Sunday on the other weeks.
There is of course some flexibility and our managers know how important a good work life balance is for their team.
***All applications should be made through the external partner website link below***


*** Warning and Disclaimer: Although this role is advertised on our jobs board it is from an employer that is not part of The Prince’s Trust and so you will need to apply externally***
We need to tell you –   we have not checked out the job and don’t know whether the role is right for you. So we can’t endorse the advert or the job or know if you are making a good choice. You should think about any risks there are, ask any questions,  and if you proceed with the application, you must realise and accept that it is up to you to make the choice and to be responsible if there are any further consequences.
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