Gloucestershire County Council
graduate job

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

Job description

At Gloucestershire County Council, our vision is to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life – especially those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. On our Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) training programme, you’ll apply your knowledge, develop new skills, and build a great career while helping to secure the best outcomes for children, young people, and their families.

Working alongside our experienced social workers, you’ll take on your own protected caseload. You’ll bring your dedication and enthusiasm for social work to our council, as well as your analytical and communication skills. Importantly, you’ll share our values – accountability, empowerment, excellence, integrity, and respect – and be ready and willing to collaborate with colleagues, share your own insights and learn from others.

With mentorship and guidance, you’ll develop your abilities and shape your career. You’ll receive dedicated training time provided by our Social Work Academy, as well as reflective group supervision every month facilitated by advanced practice consultant social workers. In short, you’ll get all the support you need as you build your knowledge and experience handling real cases.

In return for your skills, you’ll receive a generous salary as well as a number of great benefits including flexible working opportunities, 25.5 days’ annual leave (rising to 30.5 after 5 years) and access to the staff discount scheme.

We’d particularly encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce, including female and ethnic minority applicants. We’re proud to provide overseas student sponsorship and pay for visas. A £3,000 welcome payment and a £2,000 retention payment are non-contractual and subject to normal tax and NI deductions. We also offer a relocation package of up to £8,000.

What we are looking for

To join, you’ll need to have completed your studies and the final placement as part of your degree by the end of September 2023, as well as obtaining your Social Work England registration. Additionally, you’ll have a satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance, a full driving licence and a willingness to drive, and have your practice educator as one of your referees.

Accepted degree subjects

  • social sciences

Additional job details


How to apply

As part of the application process, you’ll be invited to the Gloucester Social Work Academy to complete a written assessment and panel interview. If successful, you may be offered the opportunity to start earlier in a pre-qualified role while awaiting your degree result and registration.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30 April 2023

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Closing date:  30 April 2023

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