Newly Qualified Social Workers (ASYE) Academy - Children and Adults
In Sutton, there is much for us to be proud of both as a council and as a borough. This includes high levels of resident satisfaction, the quality of our services, our success in addressing our financial challenges to date, the way that we involve and engage with residents on key issues facing the borough, and the enthusiastic and motivated staff that we employ.
Following the recent inspection by Ofsted Children's Services has been rated 'Good' and found to have 'outstanding leadership in the service. Our Social Workers enjoy supportive management that provides assistance and guidance on complex cases with our leading learning and development offering ensures our Social Workers flourish within the service.
All of this demonstrates a good track record and an authority that is ambitious and set to deliver more improvements for the borough. We've set out our vision for the future of Sutton in our corporate plan - Ambitious for Sutton. This strategic plan will shape the outcomes we achieve, the services we provide, and the impact we have on residents, to make Sutton a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Do you have the potential to make a visible difference in the lives of children and their families to help us meet care and support needs across our borough as a Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE) at the London Borough of Sutton?
Salary - £34,209 - £41,850 (£43,860 unconsolidated maximum) per annum (grade 8) - Please note all successful applicants will be placed at spinal point 28 - £33,291 per annum
Full–time: 36 hours per week
The London Borough of Sutton is looking to recruit our next cohort of Newly Qualified Social Workers to start their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). We are delighted that we have a high success and retention rate of our previous cohorts, who we are very proud of. In fact - some of our earlier ASYE are now in management positions!
If you are in the process of completing your social work qualification or recently completed it, and are a motivated and committed individual with the passion and enthusiasm to embark on the challenge of working within a local authority, then we want to hear from you.
Sutton is a culturally diverse borough, with excellent links to central London and a range of staff benefits available, it’s a great place to start your social work career.
Sutton’s Children’s Services are committed to delivering services that make a real visible difference for children and their families. In Sutton we want to be excellent in everything we do and we were judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in the 2021 inspection with outstanding for leadership of the service- report published on 01/02/22.
Our journey to ‘Outstanding’ continues through the Restorative practice model and Trauma-informed approaches to achieve the best outcomes for children - so you will thrive within our service.
The ASYE program is delivered within a social work academy framework to comply with Skills for Care requirements. The program is designed to offer our Newly Qualified social workers the maximum opportunity to develop their social work practice based on the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Practitioners and the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Newly Qualified Social Workers.
We are welcoming applications from Newly Qualified Social Workers who are able to show initiative, leadership, and a commitment to working in a busy local authority environment and can develop individual practice and our services to an outstanding standard with the support of the Senior Leadership Team.
In addition, we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff, supported by our IT infrastructure, including Google Chromebooks and Google Apps.
Employees have access to a wide range of benefits, some of which include:
Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro-rata if part-time working hours apply)
Flexi-time (Please note, this applies to roles in grades 1-9 only)
Comprehensive learning and development program
Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out, and leisure activities
Interest-free season ticket loans
Local Government Pension Scheme
Car parking scheme
Bicycle loan facilities and cycle-to-work scheme
Zip car scheme
Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses
Confidential wellbeing and counseling support
Subsidised gym membership
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION SPECIFY YOUR PREFERENCE FOR EITHER CHILDREN'S OR ADULTS SERVICES.
To support our diversity agenda and reduce the risk of bias in our recruitment activities, our shortlisting process completely anonymises personal information that can identify job applicants e.g. name, title etc. Our hiring managers review and shortlist applications based on the information provided as part of your application as to how well you meet the requirements and criteria for the role, as outlined in the job profile.
Please apply online before the closing date and time, ensuring you upload an up-to-date version of your CV and a supporting statement describing how you meet the requirements of the role as outlined in the role profile. Late applications will not be accepted, no agencies, please.
Closing Date: 17:00 on Friday 25th November 2022.
If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to attend an interview and undertake an assessment.
Assessment - on 1st December 2022 at 11 am
Interview - on Thursday 15 December (please note interviews will be face-to-face
Successful candidates' start date will be confirmed within one week of the interview.
We offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, and inclusive staff networks that help drive our diversity agenda.
The UK has introduced a new points-based immigration system affecting EU and Non-EU workers and sponsorship requirements. We advise checking the GOV.UK website for right-to-work guidance.
This opportunity is closed to applications.