Social Worker (ASYE)
Would you like to progress your Social Work career with Brent?
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Brent Children and Young People’s Service is to looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) who have come through the Step Up to Social Work programme to work across a range of service areas.
Whilst we at Brent have high expectations of our NQSWs you will be supported as part of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme. The ASYE is a nationally recognised 12-month programme for NQSWs to help you make the transition from the point of qualification to the professional social work role. The ASYE programme is well embedded and developed in Brent. Further support for NQSWs is a dedicated monthly reflective space for ASYEs, which is aimed at all ASYEs to complement your NQSW/ASYE year of practice.
As part of Brent’s workforce you will be entitled to attend a range of courses throughout your ASYE year, from Trauma-informed Practice/ Trauma Recovery Model to Signs of Safety as well as receiving ongoing support around the Practice Framework. There will be a range of social work duties and responsibilities that NQSWs will carry out, depending on the service area you are appointed to. You will be expected to underpin all of your work with a commitment to relationship-based practice and ensuring that the voice of the child is evident throughout.
You will have completed your Step Up to Social Work placements and be looking for your next step to complete your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). You will be someoone who is committed to improving the life experience for children and families and supporting them to manage without statutory support, when possible.
Applicants must also have a Social Work qualification and have current professional registration with Social Work England (SWE).
Closing Date: 3 May 2021 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.
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