Our newly launched residential division is made up of experienced and dedicated consultants who know the sector inside-out and who you in your search for support or managerial work in children’s care homes, residential schools and respite centres.

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Roles we recruit for

Smile Education recruits for support workers

Residential Support Worker

Provide support to vulnerable children in care homes, children's homes, hostels, schools and youth centres.


Smile Education recruits for senior support workers

Senior Support Worker

Similar to the role of a support worker but with the additional responsibility of supervising a team of staff and volunteers in care homes and other residential services.

Smile Education recruits for deputy managers

Deputy Manager

In addition to support worker roles, we also recruit deputy managers for children’s care homes, respite and day centres. As a deputy manager your role is to assist the registered manager with all aspects of the home management.


Smile Education recruits for registered managers

Registered Manager

In day to day charge of the regulated services provided at the care home, who must also be registered with the CQC. As a registered manager in a children’s care home you are responsible for leading the care team in providing the highest standard of physical and emotion support for the residents. 


Children's residenital settings we work in

We work with a number of different residential settings including children's residential homes, residential schools, respite care centres and day centres. The services support children with a variety of special needs including complex social, emotional, educational and behavioural needs. These may include but are not limited to: 

  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties
  • Visual Impairments
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Head/Brain Injuries
  • Complex/Severe Needs

For an insight into life as a children's residential support worker in a children’s home or any other setting take a look at our 'Day in the Life of Support Worker' blog.

We work in a number of children's residential settings including children's care homes, respite centres and schools.

Requirements for Smile Education's support workers

Role requirements

To be eligible for a residential role in any of the above mentioned settings with Smile you must have:

  • Minimum of 6 months experience working with children in a similar role
  • Level 2 or 3 in a Health and Social subject
  • Adult and children's barred list check - we can put one into process, if you don't already have one

If you meet the above requirements, then we'd be thrilled to invite you to register with us and don't worry if you can't make it to us, we'll come to you! To make sure you know what to expect we've put together blogs on the registration process and the documents you should bring along.

For more information on becoming a support worker read 'How to Become a Support Worker'.

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Do you know a children’s support work or manager who is looking for a change? If so, refer them to us we'll give you £100 after they have worked 10 days with us.

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