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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Newly Qualified Social Worker

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West Sussex




Posted Date

20 October 2022


Closing Date

1 November 2022

Our Assessment and Treatment Teams (working age adult mental health) in Bognor Regis and Chichester are looking for two enthusiastic Newly Qualified Social Workers to join our Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

The ASYE course will start in January 2023 and will be provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidates to develop their social works skills in a secondary care mental health team setting.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Main duties of the job

This is a progressive post with the opportunity to move to Band 6 on successful completion of the ASYE programme.

For your first year in practice our established ASYE programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop your Social Work professional identity within Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust. The ASYE forum groups will offer you networking opportunities and regular meetings with the other Newly Qualified Social Workers and your professional development will be reviewed at regular intervals, enabling you to receive feedback about your practice as you progress through the year. The programme offer also includes protected development time, reduced caseload and an enhanced frequency of supervision - all of which support you to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence as you transition into practice.

About us

We are looking for a newly qualified professional who shares the same values and ethos as we do. We want Social Workers who believe it is important to promote people's independence and wellbeing through personalised care and support that focuses on their strengths, the outcomes they want to achieve and enables choice and control.

The NHS is changing and with more emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us. Over the next three years, community mental health services are going to be undergoing a real transformation and you could be part of these exciting developments. Our community mental health teams will become part of a much more integrated network of services and our mental health clinicians will be central in driving the changes, in close partnership with our primary and third sector colleagues.

Job description
Job responsibilities

An ASYE assessor will be identified prior to the start of your ASYE programme. You will be supported by your ASYE assessors and coordinators to gain an understanding of what you need to do to successfully complete your ASYE.

To be shortlisted to interview, your CV will clearly evidence:

- You have successfully completed a Social Work degree (or equivalent).
- Experience working with Adults and their families, e.g. voluntary work/transferable work experience skills, etc.
- Registered with Social Work England

Our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application.

Additional Information

An enhanced DBS Disclosure and Barring Service check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Childrens and Adults Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Fran Martinez (Clinical Operational Manager) on 07471 217 518 or email

Person Specification

- You have successfully completed a Social Work degree (or equivalent)
- Registered with Social Work England


- Experience working with Adults and their families, e.g. voluntary work/transferable work experience skills, etc.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Employer details
Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Chapel Street Clinic

Chapel Street Chichester


PO19 1BX

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