The Assessed and Supported Year of Employment in Wolverhampton

As part of our commitment in Wolverhampton we offer support to Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) undertaking their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) through a structured programme of induction, supported practice, skills development, learning and training to enable you to consolidate your learning and acquire the knowledge, skills and experience you need to embark on your career in this rewarding but challenging work.

You will receive regular high-quality supervision and be supported by strong and visible leadership.  The ASYE assessor will be a qualified and registered social worker.

In Wolverhampton we value supporting and growing our own staff and for our permanent staff it starts with out Newly Qualified Social Workers and the Assessed and Supported Year of Employment.

The aim of the programme in Wolverhampton is to bridge the gap between qualifying as a social worker and becoming a confident social work practitioner by ensuring that NQSWs receive additional consistent support in their first year of employment.

  • At the end of the year you will produce a portfolio of evidence which will include: Reflective supervision, direct observations, feedback from users of services and professionals, your learning and development plan and the reports of your assessor.
  • Weekly supervision for the first six weeks following induction, fortnightly supervision until six months and then monthly supervision until the end of the programme.
  • You will hold a reduced caseload (90%) phased across the year which will be protected and will be based on previous experience, competency and confidence.
  • Opportunity to co-work cases in order to learn from more experienced practitioners.
  • ASYE support group are provided monthly for you to learn from and with your peers and you will be able to access Core training identified for NQSW.

The support consists of support workshops on a regular basis which cover topics such as:

  • Time Management
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Domestic Violence
  • Reflective Practice
  • Assessment and Analysis
  • Court Skills
  • Direct Payments
  • Introduction to the Care Act
  • DoLS
  • Assisted Technology and the Role of OT
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