Social Worker (Referral and Assessment) - Martha

My final placement was in a voluntary organisation setting. As a newly qualified social worker on the ASYE programme, I was excited to have the opportunity to complete my assessed year in employment in a statutory setting and work within a detailed policy and legislative framework.


Over the past 12 months, I have become confident of my professional development and I have increasingly worked autonomously and independently. At times this has been challenging, however, support from management, colleagues, other professionals and service users has been imperative to my professional development. I feel it has enhanced my knowledge and skills in working with families subject to child protection plans, and I feel more confident with my decision making.


The ASYE programme has provided a pivotal working experience for me and I would highly recommend this to newly qualified social workers embarking on a professional career in social work.