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Join us as a newly qualified social worker

Are you a newly qualified social worker?

We offer a programme of support and learning throughout your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). This will help prepare you for the challenging world of social work.

How does it work?

To be eligible for the Newly Qualified Social Worker programme you must:

  • Be nearing successful completion or have already qualified as a social worker
  • Have, or be applying for, your Social Work England (SWE) registration. (This must be in place before you start work with Norfolk County Council.)

We'll place you at the beginning of your assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) journey in a fieldwork team in one of our six localities. Each locality has a dedicated practice consultant, who'll act as your assessor and support you throughout the year.

You'll get a training calendar for the year and enjoy the benefits of the Norfolk Social Care Institute of Practice Excellence and our partnership with the UEA in increasing your knowledge and skills.

You'll also have protected development time throughout the whole of your ASYE, a protected caseload and receive regular supportive and reflective supervision, on both an individual and group supervision basis.

What are the benefits?

We have a proven track record of investment in newly qualified workers and we'll help you to become the best social worker that you can be.

We will expect a lot from you, but in return you can also expect a lot from us. Several of our original NQSWs who received our ASYE programme are senior social workers and managers now.

As part of the programme you can also expect:

  • Planned workload and experiences to both broaden and deepen your knowledge and expertise
  • An opportunity to work across Children’s Services Social Care to see how it all fits together
  • Excellent post-qualification opportunities
  • A staff team who will welcome you and be there to help you settle in
  • Access to expert practitioners, who can help you achieve the best outcomes for the children and families you work with
  • Excellent links to the UEA and access to national research projects

Contact us

If you would like to know more about our ASYE programme we would love to hear from you. Complete our contact form and we will be in touch.

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