Are you a Newly Qualified Social Worker?
If so, Surrey County Council is excited to offer you the ASYE Academy, a bespoke and supportive development programme for completing your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).
Launched in 2013, the Academy offers opportunities in one of four area offices for a cohort of NQSWs, with each small group supported by a team manager.
We'll provide a framework of support to ensure your individual needs are met. Working full time, you'll have a carefully selected caseload to enable you to develop skills, competencies and confidence. A framework of support will be provided to ensure your individual needs are met. You'll also be supported by experienced managers who will manage your progress and guide you in the areas of practice and development identified for you.
"Starting with a group of NQSWs provides support in knowing that we are learning everything new at the same time".
The benefits of choosing us
You'll be joining a successful scheme and also receive great benefits, including:
- A competitive salary of £30,929
- £2000 Start Up Payment (£1,000 in your first month's salary and £1,000 in your sixth month's salary)
- Access to Car Lease scheme
- 28 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays (with option to buy and sell leave)
- Relocation allowance up to £8,000 (subject to criteria)
- A wide variety of training and development opportunities
- Commitment to Career Progression
- Access to ASYE support group
- Employee assistance programme offering free confidential advice on a wide range of issues
- Childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and subsidised gym membership
- Many more benefits under our internal rewards scheme.
You'll take on challenging and rewarding work, assisted by high quality supervision from experienced managers who also understand the particular needs of ASYE.
We have adopted a strengths based and child and family focussed approach with Signs of Safety as our predominant practice model. This focus on learning and strength will form the basis of your social work practice.
Through a carefully selected caseload, you'll gain experience in all areas of statutory children and families work and benefit from an exceptional training programme that offers coaching and reflection to bring your learning alive. You'll also have group and individual supervision and access to ASYE Support Group.
We want you to start your career in Surrey in the most positive way and stay with us to make a real difference to practice. That's why, following successful completion of your ASYE, you'll have the opportunity to be permanently based in the Assessment Service, Intervention Service, Child Protection and Court Proceedings or Looked After Children.
You'll also receive a nationally recognised certificate on successful completion of your ASYE.
Our teams and locations
You'll be based at one of our four area offices while you complete your ASYE.
Following successful completion, you'll transfer to one of our Area teams. They're based in modern open-plan offices in four locations:
Your placement is subject to vacancies. However, your preferences will be considered.
What previous Academy attendees have to say
"The support from the managers has been fantastic; protective yet challenging"
"The breadth of experience in just three months would never have been achieved in a single team. I have had the opportunity to complete assessments, Section 47 enquiries and instigate Child Protection plans already."
"Having been fortunate enough to have received two job offers from Surrey, I am confident I made the right decision to join the Academy to complete my ASYE"
"Having the space to develop my skills in assessment and interventions has been invaluable"
Files available to download
- ASYE Total Reward Statement (273.5 KB)
Sample ASYE Total Reward Statement