The Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE) in Wolverhampton

We strongly believe in investing in our social workers at all stages of their career.

The ASYE is a 12 month programme, which supports Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) during their first year in employment, helping to develop skills, knowledge and increase professional confidence.

In Wolverhampton all NQSWs will be enrolled on our ASYE programme which includes:

  • A structured induction
  • Welcome event to introduce you to Wolverhampton and our senior leaders
  • Weekly high quality reflective supervision for the first six weeks, fortnightly supervision until six months and then every month until the end of the programme
  • Reduced / protected workload phased across the year
  • Bespoken training offer to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to flourish as a social worker and consolidate your existing learning – covering topics such as court skills, domestic abuse, time management, assessment and analysis, restorative practice, personal safety and exploitation as well as much more!
  • As well as support from your line manager and team, all NQSWs are linked to an Advanced Practitioner who will work with you on a 1:1 basis and also provide group reflective sessions
  • Support with your portfolio
  • Quarterly forums providing opportunities to connect with other NQSWs across Adults and Children’s Services as well as the Principal Social Worker and ASYE co-ordinator
  • Access to a number of forums hosted by Skills for Care (The ASYE regulator)
  • Wellbeing support
  • Access to staff equality forums and cultural competence training

As with our social workers, all NQSWs employed by Wolverhampton will be reimbursed their Social Work England Fees and costs incurred by being a member of the Blue Light Card discount scheme.

Hear from a newly qualified social worker talk about the ASYE programme in Wolverhampton…


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