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SoLO Career Opportunities

Looking for a career with a leading charity organisation in the West Midlands, if you are the type of person with the passion to ensure that our members are not excluded from society, but are provided an environment that equips them for the future.  Do you have the passion to give our members the skills and experience they need to become free-thinking people able to make choices and take control of their lives them you will fit right in at SoLO.

Take a look at our values and see if you are ready to help us make a difference:
  • Fun Loving… This is the essence of what SoLO is about.  We will use enjoyable social and leisure experiences as the tool to unlock our members’ potential, enable them to build skills, make new friends and have their place in society. We will be flexible and ready to take on innovation and accept challenge.
  • Integrity… In our relationships with our members, colleagues, parents/carers and supporters, we will act with honesty and respect. We will listen, reflect and act appropriately in all our interactions.
  • Training… We will be a learning organisation, providing for our members, voluntary and paid staff the opportunities to grow and develop. Through training, development and support, we will ensure that we are able to deliver excellent services with outstanding outcomes for all involved.

 

Download Our Recruitment pack & job profiles

recruitment pack: containing application form, DBS statement, Equal Opportunities monitoring form and Recruitment of Ex Offenders Policy

Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement

Specialist Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement

Support Worker  job profile and purpose statement

Project Leader job profile and purpose statement

Assistant Project Leader job profile and purpose statement

Project Manager job profile and purpose statement

Supported Living Support Worker Job Profile

If you would like to join SoLO’s team then take a look at the roles currently available and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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If you would like to join SoLO’s team then take a look at the opportunities currently available and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

PA Opportunities

HO – would like a PA to support her travelling on the train to and from College in the Jewellery quarter from Olton train station

HO would like a PA to support her travelling on the train to and from College in the Jewellery quarter from Olton train station. Times are approximately 8am – 10am & 3pm – 5pm – Monday to Thursday. This would be ideal for someone who lives in the Solihull/Olton area and who likes walking (as H is a keen walker). Job share can be considered if the PA is only available on specific days/times.

BP – would like a PA to support her travelling on the train to and from College in the Jewellery quarter from Monkspath

BP – would like a PA to support her travelling on the train to and from College in the Jewellery quarter from Monkspath, so would use Widney Manor train station. Times are approximately 8am – 10am & 3pm – 5pm – Monday to Thursday. This would be ideal for someone who lives in the Solihull/Olton area and who likes walking. Job share can be considered if the PA is only available on specific days/times.

FD – Male age 15yrs – would like two PAs to collect him from school

FD – Male age 15yrs – would like two PAs to collect him from school on Wednesday & Friday at 3.15pm or home at 4.30pm for 2hrs & Saturday 2pm – 6pm, and also an extra 4hrs through school holidays. Experience of supporting people with Autism, sensory processing disorder, and challenging behaviour would be desirable, and enjoy participating in fun energetic activities.

Please contact us on 0121 779 3865 and ask to speak to Julie or Paula to apply.

The rate of pay for the above PA vacancy is £9.29 per hour. 

MC is a 16 year old boy who would like a PA who is experienced in supporting people with autism

MC  is a 16 year old boy who would like a PA who is experienced in supporting people with autism, noise sensitivity and challenging behaviour.  Hours of support are 8.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. Monday to Friday to help him get ready for school, Monday to Friday 3 to 5 p.m. approx. to support him after school (any weekday that PA is available), some Saturday or Sunday mornings (to work around current PA)and some hours during school holidays.  M responds positively to men so requires a male PA who can match his energy levels.

Please contact us on 0121 779 3865 and ask to speak to Julie or Paula to apply.

The rate of pay for the above PA vacancy is £9.29 per hour. 

AM – would like a PA to help him within his home with his independence skills for 2 hours in the morning

M – would like a PA to help him within his home with his independence skills for 2 hours in the morning and then to help with cooking a meal, or going out for a meal, to the cinema or to a SoLO event in the evening. Hours required are 10 hours in the morning Mon-Fri and 12 hours in the evening Mon-Fri. A total of 22 hours throughout the week. AM is 24 years old and is a lovely, happy and kind young man who would like a PA he can relate too and build a good rapport with. AM would preferably like a male PA at a similar age, but this is not essential. Please call and find out more details.

SS – is a 16 year old young lady and is looking for a female PA in their early 20s who also drives

SS – is a 16 year old young lady and is looking for a female PA in their early 20s who also drives. This would be to support SS for 3 hours a week, days and times are flexible to confirm. SS is a lovely young lady who needs clear direction, this is to start ASAP so please contact if interested.

DCB would like a PA to support his family administer his Cystic Fibrosis medication

DCB – would like a PA to support his family administer his Cystic Fibrosis medication (which consists mainly of inhaler type medication) at weekends for 1 hour in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon/evening. So please contact if interested.

JB – is a young man who lives in Shirley and would like a PA fitting the following description to support him for approx. 3 hours on Sundays

JB – is a young man who lives in Shirley and would like a PA fitting the following description to support him for  approx. 3 hours on Sundays: JB has specifically requested “An active female over 30 years, who is bubbly, chatty, confident, proactive, assertive, smiley, with common interests in singing, music, being outdoors, bowling, cinema, walking and soaps such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Holby City.  Someone who will support him to go new places, try new things, learn new skills, be proactive in planning his time with him, to make the most of the hours, seeking out places of interest for him to expand his horizons and life experiences away from the family.”

RS – is a young female aged 16 with moderate learning disabilities/bi-polar and challenging behaviour.

RS – is a young female aged 16 with moderate learning disabilities/bi-polar and challenging behaviour. RS is initially a 2:1 but this will decrease over time with support plans and support.

This position will be to encourage RS to access and partake in creative activities such as: swimming, bike riding and any physical activities. RS likes to be kept busy and is very active, she likes to travel on the bus and also walk dogs as she finds this very therapeutic. Hours to support will be Saturday 12 noon – 6:00pm and Sunday2:00-6:00pm. In addition 3 days a week 2:00-6:00pm during school holidays. Please contact if interested.

SP – is a young man aged 25years wheel chair user, has cerebral palsy, would like a PA to build his confidence back up

SP – is a young man aged 25years wheel chair user, has cerebral palsy, would like a PA to build his confidence back up as feeling low at the moment.  He loves fun, is very independent, loves to talk a lot and is very sociable.

He would like to have community activities: swimming, cinema, pub, and going out for a meal 2hrs to start off then increasing to 6hrs on Sat or Sunday to start A.S.A.P please

Male Workers wanted. A lot of people would prefer a Male PA and they are in short supply!  Are you or do you know any men interested in becoming a PA?  Many PA roles can be worked around main full time jobs or college courses.

Please contact us on 0121 779 3865 and ask to speak to Julie or Paula.

The rate of pay for the above PA vacancies is £9.29 per hour. 

Any PAs who would like more work, or have availability to cover, please let us know your days and hours available. Ring 0121 779 3865 and speak to Julie or Sara or email them at:  j.graham@solihullsolo.org or s.higgins@solihullsolo.org

 

 

 

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More Opportunities

Evolve is a daytime project for adults with physical and learning disabilities. The project involves fun and stimulating activities focusing on each individual and developing their skills and abilities whilst creating opportunities to access the local community, make friends and establish relationships.

We are looking for a Project Leader and Assistant Project Leader with experience of:

  • Leading and managing projects and teams
  • Working with individuals with learning disabilities and/or physical disabilities
  • Planning and organising activities
  • Working with individuals, families and other professionals
  • Working on own initiative and as a team member
  • Completing appropriate paperwork
  • Communicating effectively and developing relationships with individuals

Full time or job share considered

Rate of pay: PL £10.20 ph (inclusive of holidays)
APL £9.20 ph (inclusive of holidays)

Hours: Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Friday 2nd September

Interviews will take place on Friday 9th September
Ideal start date: Monday 10th October

To apply please download recruitment pack above and send in application form to Margaret Sheikh or contact her on margaret.sheikh@solihullsolo.org or call 0121 779 3865

 

Access All Areas – Football

Support Worker x 2

Saturday morning 9:30-11:15 (term time only) John Henry Newman School

We require two support workers to help support our members to access a football club run by Solihull Moors. You will encourage our members to take part, try new things and liaise closely with club staff.  No coaching or football skills required just enthusiasm and a willingness to join in. If you feel this position is for you please contact Becci at the SoLO office on 0121 779 1802 or email b.fox@solihullsolo.org

Rate of pay is £8.24 under 21’s rate £6.61 (includes elements of holiday pay)


PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS

Weekend/Holiday Support and Night Worker(s) specialist in Autism

Up to 24 hours – Opportunity to earn up to £339 per weekend £12.12-14.14 per hour

I am looking for a team to support me at home and in my local community. I am an 18 year old male and I have autism. I can read and I am able to write with support, through the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) I have very limited verbal communication and this has unlocked my voice so that I am now able to tell people how I feel, what is wrong and how best to support me. I would like you to know that I can understand everything that is said to me and about me.

The people who support me will need a lot of experience and knowledge about complex autism. I ask that you keep an open mind and please don’t make judgements about me because of my behaviour which can sometimes be challenging.

Position: Weekend Support Workers for immediate start
Location: Solihull, West Midlands
Salary: £12.12 -14.14 per hour

ROLE: The support worker will work on a 2:1 basis as part of a team to provide social, emotional and practical support to the young man both at home and out in the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be involved in planning and delivering a varied activity programme with the young man/family
    Assisting with the use of RPM and I Pad to encourage communication
  • Supporting Independent Living Skills
  • Providing support with personal care
  • Completing learning logs and daily observation sheets

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Experience and knowledge of supporting people with autism and challenging behaviour
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues relating to children and vulnerable adults
  • Ability to engage with the family
  • Articulate, very clear verbal communication
  • Full driving licence

DESIRABLE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Hold or currently working towards a recognised social work, health care qualification
  • Qualification in Complex Autism
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Experience of epilepsy

You will be 100% committed to working within the team. This is a long term contract and we need dedicated staff who understand the need for consistency when supporting a person with autism.

Please contact Julie Graham on 0121 779 3865 or email j.graham@solihullsolo.org

 

For application information pack on any posts advertised, please download appropriate forms below or call the office on 0121 779 3865.

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