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Surrey ASYE Academy for Newly Qualified Social Workers


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).

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.

An advert will be on our jobs page in the spring/summer of 2017. If you would like to be notified when the job is advertised please register your interest by clicking the green button below.

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The benefits of choosing us

You'll be joining a successful scheme employing 40 NQSWs – more than double last year’s intake. You'll also receive great benefits, including:

  • A competitive salary of £30,714
  • 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
  • Flexible working options
  • Commitment to Career Progression
  • Childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and subsidised gym membership
  • Many more benefits under our internal rewards scheme

Your role

You'll take on challenging and rewarding work, assisted by high quality supervision from experienced managers who also understand the particular needs of ASYE.

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 Assessment and 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.

A Map of where our Area Teams are located in SurreyOur teams and locations

You'll be based at one of our four area offices for 8-12 months 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:

  • Woking
  • Leatherhead
  • Redhill
  • Guildford

Your placement is subject to vacancies, but we will strive to meet your preference.

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"

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  • Updated: 13 Dec 2016
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