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Social Worker - Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/23/228276
  • Published: Mon 13/02/2023, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/04/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Your 1st year salary equates to £35,151 per annum (rising to £37,020 after 1 year). This is made up of a basic salary of £30,151 per annum with a retention payment of £5000 per annum (T&C's apply)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Social Worker - Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)

Are you a Newly Qualified Social Worker or do you qualify in the upcoming months?……Are you looking to find the best opportunities to develop and progress with high levels of support in the first steps of your career?

Birmingham Children’s Trust has all that and more…

In the spring of 2022, Birmingham Children’s Trust received over 100 applications from student social workers who wanted to join our ASYE (Assessed and Supported Year in Employment) in May 2023. Our next cohort starts in October 2023 and applications for this cohort go live on 13th February 2023.

As the largest Local Authority in Europe we have an excellent and varied ASYE programme run by our highly recognised Trust Practice Academy.

We truly understand that your first year as a social worker is so important for your career and the transition of moving from student to social worker can be challenging, particularly in these recent changeable times. 

You will be supported every step of the way through your ASYE journey.  You will be a fully integrated team member from the outset and work alongside, and learn from very experienced and knowledgeable managers in our exceptionally dedicated workforce. There will also be wrap around support from a dedicated Senior Practitioner from our Academy to work with you on your own individual development journey.

You will receive;

  • Monthly training and development opportunities
  • Monthly Study time
  • Regular supervision from your team manager and your dedicated Academy Senior Practitioner
  • Wrap around support and protection as you develop your skills

Here at the Trust we also have the exciting unique option to continue your learning journey post your first year ASYE to become an Accredited Child and Family Practitioner and support your career progression in the second year.

We will offer you a mapped out clear career progression pathway supporting your development into a senior social worker role and beyond.

Development, opportunities and support continue throughout your career in the Trust enabling you to become the best Social Worker you can be.

As a Newly Qualified Social worker you can work in a range of services such as our Assessment and Short Term Intervention (ASTI), Safeguarding, Children in Care, Children with Disabilities service or even Fostering or Adoption. There are a wide range of teams and services available and we explore areas of interest within the application process.

If you are successful and offered a role (subject to passing your social work degree and obtaining SWE registration), you will join our next ASYE programme that commences in May 2023. There are also opportunities to begin your time in the Trust in alternative support roles whilst you await your registration.  

Interviews will take place during the first 2 weeks in April (excluding bank holidays) and in addition the 17th and 18th April 2023.

A requirement of this role is for you to have an enhanced DBS check, therefore if you have signed up to the DBS update service or are thinking about joining this service then please let us know on your application. 

Our Ofsted feedback in 2021 reported that the offer to social workers in their first year of practice and social work apprenticeships is building an increasingly stable workforce who like working for the trust. In November 2022 Skills for Care fed back that they were “extremely impressed” with the offer to Newly Qualified Social workers joining the Trust with high retention rates and good support available.

If you have any informal enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Or visit the Practice Academy webpage to find out more;

We shall be running two webinars where we shall be talking through all things ASYE programme and what its like working in the Trust. We welcome you to come talk with us and look at the opportunities available to you.

24th March 2023 at 12 noon

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28th March 2023 at 5 p.m.

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If you have any informal enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact: