Newly Qualified Social Workers

Posted 2nd Apr, 2024
£40,005 – £41,286
Working arrangements
Contract type
Fixed term
Closing date
11th Apr, 2024
About the role

The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) ensures that Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) receive consistent support in their first year of practice to become confident, competent, and resilient practitioners. This is open for those who have or will receive their social work qualification prior to September 2024 and wish to be considered for the ASYE programme in Lambeth.

You will join our ASYE Academy with a cohort of up to 20 NQSWs in September 2024 and in addition to the supported offered within your team, you will be supported by one of two dedicated Consultant Social Workers (CSWs) to be your ASYE assessor throughout the year. 

The CSWs are non-case-holding, which means you get the direct support through reflective supervision and training alongside your practice supervision from you line manager.  The CSW’s will support you to meet the requirements set out in the Professional Capabilities and Post Qualifying Knowledge and Skills frameworks. You will spend the majority of your time on direct work with children, putting your learning into practice in one of the most diverse and complex boroughs in the country.

About you

During your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, you will develop your practice and consolidate your learning within one of the following service areas;

  • Family Support and Child Protection teams (FSCP), 
  • Chid Assessment Team (CAT), 
  • Children Looked After (CLA) 
  • 16 plus and Unaccompanied
  •  Asylum Seeking Children Team (UASC).

If appointed, upon successful completion of your ASYE you will move into an Social Worker position earning up to £41,967 pa LW

About Lambeth

Lambeth – a borough with social and climate justice at its heart. By harnessing the power and pride of our people and partnerships, we will proactively tackle inequalities so that children and young people can have the best start in life and so everyone can feel safe and thrive in a place of opportunity.”

Lambeth 2030 (Borough Plan)

Hear from some of our children and young people on why think Lambeth is the best place to grow up and live!

In Lambeth, we offer our social workers:

  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

  • Competitive packages for roles

  • Manageable caseloads – at April 2023 the average Social Worker caseload by service area: Child Protection (13), Court (13), Children Looked After (11)

  • 27 days annual leave (rising to 32 days after 5 years continuous service and 35 days after 10 years continuous service)

  • Flexi-leave and TOIL available to staff

  • Work in one of the best-connected boroughs in London, with travel links that can quickly get you all around London, the South-East and beyond

  • A modern working environment in the Lambeth Civic Centre, recently redesigned optimising the space for post-pandemic flexible working

  • Training and development opportunities tailored around our practice framework

  • A clear career progression pathway into Advanced Practitioner and social work management positions

  • Reflective Practice Groups

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, Cyclescheme and interest free travel loan

  • Investment in learning and development and career pathways as part of the new Lambeth Social Care Academy

  • Smart technology including tablet device rollout for practitioners and hybrid video conferencing in the office