Supporting and Empowering
Creating a more stable, confident and capable workforce is at the heart of our vision for the future. So as well as investing in more staff in order to reduce workloads, we are also investing in a range of initiatives to support and empower our staff:
We don't work by filling regional quotas. Instead, we've created a pool of specialist social work recruiters who work on a national scale to find a position that's right for you.
Smarter Working - We recognise that great social work is not always delivered by being in the office 9-5 Monday to Friday, so we have developed a set of working practices that empower our Managers to manage their teams effectively.
Practice Support - Each service (3-5 teams) has its own Consultant Social Worker assigned to it. This experienced practitioner (equal grade to a Team Manager) is responsible for supporting practice by working alongside ASYE students, delivering tailored CPD to the wider team and assisting with complex cases.
Training and Development - We have implemented new practice and supervision standards which guarantee the frequency and duration of supervision for all social work staff, at all levels. In addition, we have created an updated training and development programme. For Team Managers and Service Managers this includes access to a bespoke management and leadership development programme. In addition Team Managers will have the opportunity to participate in the ‘Firstline’ programme.