Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE): challenges and rewards

What is the video about?

This film highlights the importance of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for social workers.  The social workers in this film talk about their experiences of  the ASYE  and the challenges and rewards of this important first year in practice.  The ASYE scheme ensures that newly qualified social workers begin their professional lives in a structured and supported environment  that helps them to embed  their learning and supports their continuous professional develeopment.  

Messages for practice

1.  The role of the social worker is complex and so is the context in which they practice.
2.  The ASYE scheme ensures that newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) begin their professional lives in a structured and supported environment.
3.   The Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) clearly sets out what is expected of the social workers at this level and how thier careers can progress.
4.  The ASYE is open to NQSWs in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors in England.  
5.  Central to the ASYE is one to one supervision and time for reflection.
6.  A  holistic assessment process is part of the ASYE support package.  Assessments include direct observation, feedback from line managers, professionals and people who use services and evaluation of written work.
7.  The ASYE helps social workers to practice with confidence.

Who will find this useful?

Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs), social work employers, supervisors, social workers, educators, lecturers, social work students, students, managers, people who use services, carers,