Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) Adult Social Care

All Newly Qualified Social Workers who are employed by Devon County Council will be enrolled on the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) scheme.

The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) was recommended by the Social Work Task Force and forms part of the Social Work Reform Board final recommendations for implementation (2012). The ASYE aims to ensure that Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) receive consistent support in their first year of practice so they can become confident, competent and capable professionals. This will be assessed throughout the year. The Professional Capability Framework (PCF) provides the framework for continual professional development in social work and provides clear expectations for the ASYE year.

Considerable time and care has been taken, both locally and nationally through Skills for Care, to develop this programme and we believe this reflects the commitment and investment being made to newly qualified social workers looking forward to a career in social work in Devon County Council.

The ASYE in Devon is linked to professional development and performance, and reflects a Newly Qualified Social Worker’s progression from competence to capability. The programme structure incorporates this process.

Devon County Council have two intakes per year and the successful candidates will take part in a two week induction period.

Resources

The following sets out the documentation required for your ASYE programme, on a three monthly basis.  This forms the basis of the content sheet for your Portfolios which should be handed in at least 2 weeks prior to the Moderation Panel date (you will be informed of this date at your induction).

Part 1 – Beginning of ASYE

Confidentiality Statement – you will be expected to provide your own Confidentiality Statement

ROSPA (Record of Support and Progressive Assessment) Part 1, Learning Agreement

CRL (Critical Reflection) Part 1

PDP (Professional Development Plan) Part 1

Portfolio Contents Sheet

Helpful Documents

KSS (Knowledge and Skills Statement) Self-Assessment Tool

ASYE Guidance

Skills for Care Evidence Checklist

Part 2 – 3 Months

ROSPA (Record of Support and Progressive Assessment) Part 2, 0-3 months

CRL (Critical Reflection) Part 2

PDP (Professional Development Plan) Part 2

Professional Feedback Part 2

Verification of professional documentation Part 2

The below Direct Observation  and Service User Feedback form should also be used in Part 3 and 4

DO (Direct Observation) Form

Service User Feedback

Part 3 – 6 Months

ROSPA (Record of Support and Progressive Assessment) Part 3, 3-6 months

CRL (Critical Reflection) Part 3

PDP (Professional Development Plan) Part 3

Professional Feedback Part 3

Verification of professional documentation Part 3

Direct Observation Form (as above)

Service User Feedback Form (as above)

Part 3a Additional 9 Months

ROSPA (Record of Support and Progressive Assessment) Part 3a, 6-9 months

PDP (Professional Development Plan) Part 3a

Part 4 – Final 11 Month Meeting

ROSPA (Record of Support and Progressive Assessment) Part 4, 9-12 months

CRL (Critical Reflection) Part 4

PDP (Professional Development Plan) Part 4

Professional Feedback Part 4

Verification of professional documentation Part 4

Direct Observation Forms (as above)

Service User Feedback Form (as above)

Other documentation that may be useful

ASYE Capabilities Action Plan

Useful links