Our children's residential division works tirelessly to ensure that every child is given access to the best care possible. We work alongside a number of children’s homes, respite centres and supported living facilities in the West Midlands and Staffordshire and can assist support workers, supervisors and registered managers, who have experience working with children, in finding a job.
We have a number of children’s residential roles available in a number of settings from children’s homes to respite centres.
Take a look at our latest children’s residential jobs.
Provide support to vulnerable young children and teenagers in residential children's homes, hostels, supported living provisions and youth centres. This may involve supporting individuals and their families with household tasks, personal care, medication and record keeping. And can involve working with children with a range of special needs.
Similar to the role of a support worker but with the additional responsibility of supervising a team of staff and volunteers in children's care homes and other residential settings such as respite and day centres; motivating and inspiring them to offer the highest standards of support to all the young people that they work with.
As a Deputy Manager, your role is to assist the Registered Manager with all aspects of running the home or provision. You may be asked to support the induction and training process of new members of staff and will be responsible for ensuring the best practice is followed within the setting at all times.
We work with a number of social care settings such as residential homes and schools, respite centres and day centres. The children within these settings have varying needs which may include but are not limited to Social, Emotional and Mental Health, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and visual or hearing impairments.
Our Day in the Life of Support Worker blog may also help to give you a better idea of what life might be like as children's residential support worker in a children’s home or respite centre.
All children’s residential support workers, supervisors and managers must have the following experience or qualifications in order to register with Smile Education.
Minimum of 6 months experience working with children in a similar role
Level 3 or 4 in Children’s Residential Care or a Level 5 in Management and Leadership for Residential Childcare or equivalent
Adult and children's barred list check - if you don't already have one, we can put one in process for you
There are also a number of personal qualities we look out for when recruiting children's support workers and managers
Tick all those boxes? Then, we'd love to invite you to register with us. Our registration process is completely online and adheres to APSCo Compliance+ guidelines giving both you and the children you are supporting the utmost protection.
Refer someone working in children's residential care to us and we'll give you £100 as a thank you.