Salford City Council is a great place to work, learn and develop. Our investment in our people is very clear – our people are our best resource.
We are committed to make sure our employees hold manageable caseloads. This includes a protected caseload for all newly qualified social workers during their post-qualifying year. We also understand that not everyone can work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. All social workers are allocated a laptop to assist with work life balance and flexible working. We are committed to helping our employees achieve the perfect balance by offering a range of working arrangements.
Whether as a qualified social worker or in a support role, you are assured a warm welcome, structured supervision, ongoing training and support to help you plan and develop a great future career.
We offer excellent career development opportunities for employees in first year of employment we have a recognised “good” ASYE programme progressing to level three within two years of practice with opportunities to complete a five day Practice Educator course to support final placement students and so leading to advanced social work level and practice manager
We can also support you to progress in your social work career and also offer a specific return to social work programme.
Get in touch if you wish to find out more about what we are doing to improve our services and support to make a difference to children and families in Salford. Our priorities are to implement a model of No Wrong Door in 2019 and roll out strengths based practice training for all our social workers.
Assessed and Supported Year in Employment
The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) comprises of a 12 month period of assessment for newly qualified social workers whilst managing a protected caseload. The emphasis is on support throughout the process enabling them to develop their learning and development through a bespoke programme including reflective supervision, workshops, one-one sessions and individualised training opportunities.
National Assessment and Accreditation System
We’ve volunteered to be an early adopter of National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS). This means that as social workers and managers in Salford you will have the exciting opportunity to be amongst some of the first local authorities in the country to experience the NAAS process and to achieve accreditation.
We are working closely with the Department for Education (DfE) to make sure how this works in Salford meets the needs of our social work employees. Participating at this stage also gives us the chance to influence how NAAS works in practice at a national level going forwards.
All Practice Leaders; Practice Supervisors and Social Workers must consistently demonstrate their knowledge and skills against the Post Qualifying Standards known as the Knowledge and Skills Statements (KSS). In Salford Children’s Services these standards are embedded through supervision and direct observation of practice and link to the Personal Development Review (PDR).
NAAS is entirely voluntary and it will be your own personal choice whether you put yourself forward for endorsed and accreditation assessment.
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