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Newly Qualified Social Workers (Children's ASYE Academy) - 6 posts available

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/08/2019 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Various incl Badminton Road and Westgate (Yate)
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
29 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

South Gloucestershire Council have an exciting opportunity to join our Integrated Children’s Service as a Newly Qualified Social Worker. You will be supported through your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and will join our ASYE Academy. This will help you to develop through both continuous professional development and structured supervision. There are 6 remaining posts in this cohort of our ASYE Academy and places/permanent employment is anticipated to be available within Looked After Children, Fostering, Long Term Social Care, Access & Response, in addition to our Transition to Independance Team (Care Leavers) - Previous experience of Youth Work is highly beneficial to your application for this team.

South Gloucestershire is considered to be an excellent place to live and work. Located within easy reach of Bristol and Bath – come and discover why so many from the South West choose to work for South Gloucestershire Council and the creative and innovative work we are doing with Children and Families in South Gloucestershire.

Learn more about Integrated Children's Services, our location, our staff benefits and hear from our valued team of Social Workers at www.socialworksouthglos.co.uk

About the Academy

Social work is demanding. We know this, so we’ve made significant investments in a new Social Work Academy to help newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) develop the skills needed to prepare for the demands of front line social work. You’ll have peer support and mentoring, structured learning linked to practice, protected caseloads, frequent supervision, action learning sets and protected study time.
• A dedicated manager
• A robust and relevant professional development programme
• Small group learning with peers
• Defined learning outcomes with plenty of support
• Masterclasses with practice leaders
Our ASYE Academy provides a six month virtual academy for six NQSWs at a time working with dedicated line managers in their social work teams. After six months training, you’ll join a permanent team with continued support through the programme.

More information can be found at www.socialworksouthglos.co.uk/asye-academy

After the Academy

The ASYE programme will continue to support with regular reflective supervision, a protected caseload and 2 days per month for continuing professional development. At this stage the supervision requirement is monthly, and will be linked to the KSS, which is same as for all social work staff. Academy participants will access ongoing development throughout their career through the council’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) offer for all qualified social work practitioners. The council offers excellent career progression opportunities, including the ability to apply to move to Advanced Social Worker once qualifying criteria is met.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• Recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS, or nearing award.

• Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or eligible to register upon qualification.

• You will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the service area of child protection, Public Law outline, Children in Need and Looked after children and relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice

• Understanding of successful strategies to improve outcomes for children, young people and families

• Knowledge of current legislation and practice relating to children and young people’s services

• Evidence of skills, knowledge and experience to be able to assess and manage risk for the most vulnerable children in the community

• Effective communication and relationship building skills

• You will have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use, or be trained in the use of, appropriate specialist in-house software packages

• You must have a full driving license and access to a vehicle, insured for business use.

• Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours

• You will be able to demonstrate how your practice experience as a social work student and elsewhere links to the Knowledge and Skills for Child and Family Practitioners (DfE)

• You will be able to describe how the Signs of Safety (Turnell) approach can be used to assess and support children in need and at risk.

• You will be able to discuss how you use legislation and research to underpin your practice

• You will have started to develop strategies to develop your professional development, resilience and wellbeing.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion, after having read the advert, please contact Sian Smith, Workforce Development Advisor on 01454 865942 or sian.smith@southglos.gov.uk

Entry Salary: £28,785

Hours: 37:00

Closing Date: 22nd August 2019 (Rolling shortlist, this date may be amended)

Interviews: Anticipated late August 2019

Commencement in post for Academy: Anticipated 7th October 2019 - TBC

Vacancy Ref: ASYE/Cohort3/JS

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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