Social workers across the City of Wolverhampton Council's Children’s and Adults services received recognition for successfully completing their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

Certificates were presented to social workers by Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Claire Darke at a ceremony at the Civic Centre recently. 

She said: “In Wolverhampton the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment is taken very seriously. The council very much values the work of social workers and everybody has worked hard to complete a thorough portfolio and taken part in development opportunities.” 

Principal Social Worker Louise Haughton said: “The standard and quality of social work practice undertaken by newly qualified social workers has been extremely high with many receiving compliments from a range of partners.

"All the social workers who have passed their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment have demonstrated their ability to work effectively with children, families and adults with additional needs to improve their personal outcomes. I would like to congratulate all of those who have successfully completed their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment."

Social workers receiving certificates included Naomi Jennings, Rezaante Waithe, Satvir Panesar, Robert Whatton, Ifedayo Oni, Sian Burchell, Tia Simpkiss, Kirsten Garner, Danielle Callaghan, Sophie Bowen, Rebecca Whittaker, Margaret Vengesai, Esther Moreton, Anna Shingler, Rachel Speed, Emma Suddle and Talia Dodd from Children’s Services and Beth Millward, Chloe Hall, Nick Aston and Peter Norton from Adults' Services.

The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment helps newly qualified social workers to develop their skills, knowledge and capability and strengthen their professional confidence. It provides them with access to regular and focused support during their first year of employment.

The programme is coordinated by the council's Organisational Development Team, working in partnership with social work advanced practitioners, social work team managers, ASYE panel members and the Principal Social Worker. 

This partnership work ensures that this crucial first year of employment supports the new social workers to be the best they can be, being supported by professionals who are dedicated to delivering a high-quality service for the citizens of the city. The training is funded by the Department of Education and Department of Health.

  • The council is currently recruiting to a number of social worker posts. The closing date for applications is 15 January, 2020. To find out more, please visit Jobs and Careers.