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Assessed and Supported Year in Employment

The ASYE is a one-year programme that supports and develops newly qualified social workers (NQSWs). It consolidates what you have learned during your degrees and supervises you through a gradually increasing caseload.

NQSWs reflect on their progress, are observed at various points and are given a personal development plan. You are assessed on the broad spectrum of skills necessary for social workers rather than considering each skill in isolation.

In Peterborough, each NQSW has a supervisor (usually someone different from their team manager) that works closely with them and they have weekly meetings. Progress reviews are held at three, six and nine months to track how each person is doing. The NQSW is observed at work and also work with their supervisor to create a report on the year.

Further training is also a key part of the ASYE. A member of the training team is dedicated entirely to supporting NQSWs with their progress. They are given time to attend fortnightly training sessions on topics such as handling neglect, domestic abuse or case recording.

 

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