Children's Social Worker ASYE Programme 2021
£33,324 + £5,000 market supplement
12 month ASYE leading to Permanent SW role– Full time, flexible hours
Newham Dockside, E16 2QU
Deadline for applications: 07/03/2021 23:59
Newham Children’s Social Care is now open to applications for the second and third cohorts of its revitalised Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE) programme starting in May and September 2021.
Newham offers excellent opportunities for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) to learn their profession. We are the UK’s most diverse local authority with vibrant communities of many nationalities, ethnicities, languages, faiths, and customs. We are looking for dedicated and ambitious social workers who are keen to make a difference.
We view the ASYE as an investment in the service we provide to our community. The Newham ASYE programme is a comprehensive introduction to the profession for NQSWs, with monthly dedicated training, on-the-job targeted learning and reflective space. The first half of the programme covers the Journey of the Child, with NQSWs given opportunities to gain insight into the impact of involvement on the lived experience of children and families. The second half includes a 5-day Systemic Practice course to introduce NQSWs to a practice framework that is restorative and relational in approach and uses systemic ideas. NQSWs are introduced to complex cases early, although only take on case responsibility for Child Protection cases when they are ready, and not until the final three months of the ASYE. Our goal is developing empathetic, knowledgeable practitioners, whose focus is achieving and maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our children in a timely way.
Participants will be supported by their line-manager assessors, mentors within their teams, our Family Therapist practitioners, the Workforce Development Service and Senior Leadership. Our emphasis is on learning and reflection so that NQSWs finish their ASYE experienced and confident in their role.
In Newham, the ASYE is the first step along a career progression pathway with routes to management, specialisms, family therapy, practice development and other roles. This includes a post-ASYE consolidation year, the Practice Educator award, further Systemic Practice training (potentially leading to a MSc in Family Therapy), and our in-house Practice Fundamentals programme run by our Principal Social Worker and Director of Clinical Practice. We also have significant internal training opportunities run by our own specialists and partner agencies.
For more information please download the job description
Please see the ASYE section of our recruitment microsite for more detailed information
How to Apply
Please ensure you meet the minimum criteria for applying:
· You must be eligible to undertake the ASYE under the national criteria:
o You must have been awarded an eligible social work qualification within the 24 months prior to your start date (April/May 2021 at the earliest).
o Alternatively, you must be on track to complete your qualification by the end of August 2021 to be eligible for the September 2021 cohort.
· You must be registered with Social Work England prior to starting.
· You must be able to legally work in the UK for at least the 12 months following the start of the programme – we are not able to assist with visas or sponsorship.
· You must not have started an ASYE in another local authority (this can be checked with Skills For Care).
Please attach your CV to your online application. Your CV will be checked to ensure that you meet the above criteria so please ensure information is clear.
The application process consists of three stages:
1. A written reflective component (application form), which must be submitted with your CV through our recruitment portal. Download the application form here. Please add this as an attachment to your online application.
2. A role play. The role plays and interviews will be held virtually over Zoom. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a device and sufficient internet connection. Rebooking due to poor connection will be solely at our discretion.
3. A panel interview.
All applicants who meet the aforementioned basic criteria will have their written application forms considered for shortlisting. There are limited spots in the second and third round and applicants who best meet our recruitment criteria will progress from each stage. We are looking for empathetic, reflective practitioners who are keen to learn, passionate about serving the local community and demonstrate the ability to apply theory to practice.
We wish you the best of luck and look forward to receiving your application.
Closing date: 23:59 07/03/2021
Interviews and role plays will commence from 22nd March 2021
On the 3rd of March at 7pm we are holding a recruitment evening for Newly Qualified Social Workers to tell you about our ASYE programme. Come and see why Newham is a great place to start your Social Work career. Click here to register for the evening.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.