Ten newly-qualified social workers, employed in children’s services, have successfully completed their AYSE – Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.
It also means there is a national consistency to what a social worker should know and be able to do by the end of their first year in employment.
The ASYE programme is designed to help newly-qualified social workers to consolidate their degree learning by developing their skills and knowledge, and strengthening their professional confidence in an employment environment.
Cath McEvoy, executive director of children’s services at Northumberland County Council, said: “In subsequent months of training, it is vital for newly-qualified social workers to have the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and experience by co-working cases with more experienced social workers. The ASYE Programme provides a forum to test newly-qualified social workers ability and resilience to manage complexity in a safe environment.”
Coun Wayne Daley, the county council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for children’s services, said: “It’s great to see our social workers reaching this milestone in their new careers.”