Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE)

Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE)

Somerset County Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £29,636 pa
  • Closing date: Sunday March 8th, 2020 11:59pm
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Salary: £29,636 pa

Location: Somerset

Working Pattern: Full Time

Closing Date: 08-Mar-2020

About us

Join us and be part of our enhanced Assessed and Supported Year In Employment (ASYE) programme. We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to more graduating students than ever before. We are an organisation who are proud to say that we really do ‘grow our own’, and we are good at it. The ASYE scheme is not only about our Social Workers, but it is also an integral part of Somerset’s commitment to succession planning. We need Social Workers to be located throughout Somerset so please call to talk about locations.

About the job

You will begin your career with us straight in at a Grade 10 and a starting salary of £29,636. From day 1 you will be able to take advantage of the benefits of being an employed member of Somerset County Council staff, including staff discounts and a great pension. If you are relocating to Somerset in order to take up a position as a Newly Qualified Social Worker you may be eligible for a relocation allowance.

You will be expected to attend an interview; for further information on this you can contact the Consultant Social Workers (CSW) leading the programme for a pre-discussion. Their details are below.

We are an approachable organisation which wants our NQSWs to thrive in the ASYE programme and then stay with us. This is a great opportunity for your career but also an important factor in providing the right support for vulnerable children and families in our county. The enhanced programme is Somerset’s next step to achieving a permanent quality work force. Part time hours may be considered for the right candidate.

About you

We want our NQSWs to have high aspirations and a willingness to learn and develop. You will be supported by your allocated Consultant Social Worker (CSW), your Team Manager and your team to achieve your potential. Opportunities for a varied but protected caseload will be offered enabling you to complete the ASYE. You are required to complete a portfolio which is assessed against the DfE Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS); study time is provided allowing time to undertake research, to reflect and to complete portfolio paperwork.

Once you have completed your ASYE, the support does not stop there as you will have access to mentor support for your second year along with high quality, mindful supervision. A valid UK driving licence is required, as you will need to travel to different locations in order to undertake the duties of the role.

The interview date will be 18 March 2020, please keep this date free if you are applying.

You can apply for the ASYE programme by CV to avoid having to complete a long application. If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please call Rachael Turner on 07976 690110 or email to request a call.

For further information

You can read Somerset’s Children and Young People’s Plan 2016 – 2019 – the new plan will be available soon.

Follow this link to our partner’s site at Visit Somerset

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