Devon Children's Newly Qualified Social Worker (Ref.3599)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £29,174 per annum (Pending the 22/23 Pay Award)

We have permanent full time ASYE Social Worker positions available in various locations across Devon and our next cohort intake is in December 2022


Devon’s Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE): Our Vision is Stronger Families: Safer Children.


As a Newly Qualified Social Worker, you will be a valued member of our team and be at the heart of improving outcomes for children and families.

We recognise the importance of providing a supportive learning environment to help with that significant step from student to newly qualified social worker. 

We are committed to promote a learning culture throughout all areas of the service and this is reflected within our ASYE programme to provide Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) with high quality support and learning and development opportunities.  


About the role 

The ASYE is in place to ensure that all Newly Qualified Social Workers receive dedicated, consistent, and effective support in their first year of practice, enabling them to approach their career in social work with confidence.

The 12-month programme (pro-rata) offers a positive introduction to social work with children in Devon and the profession in general. 

Joining us as a Newly Qualified Social Worker is a chance to apply what you’ve learnt to real situations, alongside developing your skills and knowledge and your professional confidence and resilience. You will be supported to practice and develop key social work skills through a range of learning opportunities and experience. 


What we can offer you

Devon’s highly rated and well established ASYE programme provides a supportive and bespoke learning environment to include a protected caseload in relation to numbers of children and type of work undertaken at the different stages of the ASYE. A specific ASYE induction, high quality reflective supervision, peer-reflective learning groups, one to one mentoring and a schedule of ASYE workshops.

Our values are grounded in the Restorative Practice approach with all our social care staff trained in Restorative Practice and motivational interviewing.  Devon is committed to supporting their Social Workers to reach their full potential and we have a recently implemented a Career Progression Pathway where our staff will be encouraged and supported with this.

There is also the added benefit of working in Devon, a beautiful part of the country with some of the most scenic coasts and countryside in the UK, it also boasts top performing schools and universities.

For more information on staff benefits and working with us here in Devon, please visit our dedicated website here 

In Devon, we will support you to be the best practitioner you can be. #WeAreDevon

How to apply

To apply to join Devon County Council’s ASYE programme in Children’s Services, please click on the ‘Apply for this Job link’ and complete your application today!

Applicants must hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to a car (exceptions may apply under the Equality Act).

Please highlight on your application form:

  • The areas of Devon in which you would be looking to work
  • Within the Education, Training and Development section, please state the date of your Social Work qualification or when you are due to qualify (Please note, to be eligible for the ASYE programme you should have qualified within the last 2 years)

If you are looking to relocate to Devon, we offer a Relocation Allowance (T&C's apply).

For an informal discussion, please contact , Sarah Rogers on, Kim Baynham on or Rachael Turner on


Interviews will take place on 11th and 12th October, 2022.  

Please keep both dates free as timings will be confirmed on shortlisting

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £29,174 per annum (Pending the 22/23 Pay Award)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 Hours Per Week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required