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Newly Qualified Social Worker

Purpose of role

A Newly Qualified Social Worker is employed as a Social Worker and is part of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (AYSE).  This is a twelve month programme of support against the Knowledge and Skills statement for Social Workers.

As a newly Qualified Social Worker you will work in a Social Work Team with the additional support of an Advanced Social Work Practitioner and the Social Work Academy Team – this is to consolidate your practice from your placements.

By the end of the ASYE Social Workers should have consistently demonstrated practice in a wider range of tasks and roles, and have become more effective in their interventions, thus building their own confidence, and earning the confidence of others. They will have more experience and skills in relation to a particular setting and user group, and have demonstrated ability to work effectively on more complex situations. They will seek support in supervision appropriately, whilst starting to exercise initiative and evaluate their own practice.

To attain this role you will

  • have Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration
  • hold a relevant Social Work qualification 
  • be willing to undertake the 12 month newly qualified ASYE programme

Key knowledge, skills and abilities to be successful in this role

  • to be able to explain the role of the Social Worker in a range of contexts, and uphold the reputation of the profession
  • to make proactive use of supervision to reflect critically on practice, explore different approaches to your work, support your development across the nine capabilities and understand the boundaries of professional accountability
  • to understand the ASYE portfolio, assessment process and the Knowledge and Skills Statement
  • to demonstrate workload management skills and develop the ability to prioritise.
  • to recognise and balance your own personal/professional boundaries in response to changing and more
  • to identify your own learning needs as part of the Personal Development Plan; assume responsibility for improving your practice through appropriate professional development

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