Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE)


Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE)

Somerset County Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £29,636 - £33,799 pa
  • Closing date: Sunday August 9th, 2020 11:59pm
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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 in Shepton Mallet, Bridgwater, Yeovil and Taunton.

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 25 August 2020, please keep this date free if you are applying.  Due to COVID-19 all interviews will be taking place virtually, for example over MS Teams.

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 Andy Gibson on 07890581274 or email  hcross@somerset.gov.uk or recruitment@somerset.gov.uk to request a call.

You can read Somerset’s Children and Young People’s Plan https://www.somerset.gov.uk/how-the-council-works/children-and-young-peoples-plan/

Follow this link to our partner’s site at Visit Somerset https://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/

What we’ll offer in return

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities with a tailored programme designed for ASYE with direct access to a Consultant Social Worker and weekly CPD sessions and group supervision.   For further information:https://www.somerset.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/social-care/childrens/our-academy/

As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available https://www.somerset.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/social-care/childrens/why-somerset/

Somerset County Council must ensure that each person who works for the public authority in a customer-facing role can speak fluent English. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.