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, we want to hear from you. If 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, then you will fit right in at SoLO.
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Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement
Specialist 2-1 Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement
Specialist Lead role 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.
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.
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.
MG - 10 year old boy with complex needs looking for 2 PAs, male or female
MG is a 10 year old boy looking for 2x PA staff, male or female. At least one needs to be a car driver. PAs need to have experience of (SMEI Dravet’s Syndrome), challenging behaviour and have a good understanding of Severe Myolonic Epilepsy. The role will be initially to support MG at home to build a good relationship, and play, to provide personal care and medication. Timings: first two weeks will be Tuesday & Thursday 4.30pm – 7pm, then changing to Wednesday & Friday 5.30pm/6pm – 10.30pm/11pm. During the school holidays hours may change to day time hours. Two PAs to start straight away Shirley area.
SK - young lady looking for female PA - car driver essential.
SK is a young lady with Learning Disability looking for a female PA – car driver essential. Would prefer female who is outgoing and funny. SK will need support to attend her course at Parkview Day Centre. Hours: Monday 1 to 3 p.m. Needed to start straight away – B91 area.
SN - 18 year old non verbal young man with autism looking for PA to support him
SN is an 18 year old non-verbal young man with Autism. He requires a male PA who is active, energetic and a car driver. He is a lovely young man interested in many different activities indoors and outdoors. He is looking for a PA to enjoy his activity choices with him and helping him to experience new activities and food. He is looking for support for 6 hours fortnightly on Saturdays and one evening (Thursday) per week plus after-school for 3 hours.
LC - 12 year old with ADHD, ODD and wears a spinal brace looking for PA support
LC is a 12 year old boy with ADHD, ODD and wears a spinal brace. He is highly energetic, with lots of enthusiasm. He is looking for a male PA who is active and a car driver who can assist and take him to his favourite leisure places. He is looking for support fortnightly on Sundays – 4 to 8 hours – dependent on activity for the day.
RA - an 11 year old boy with autism, LD, complex needs and behavoural issues looking for 2 x PAs
RA is an 11 year old boy with autism, learning difficulties, complex needs and behavioural issues. He is looking for two PAs who are able to take him swimming or to watch football. Driver required but no preference for male or female. Hours flexible – 4 hours per week either after school or at the weekend.
JW - 17 year old requiring 2 x PAs fortnightly on a Saturday
JW is a 17 year old young man requiring two PAs to work with him fortnightly for 3 hours on a Saturday. J has a rare genetic condition, occasional challenging behaviour, and epilepsy. He is looking for two female PAs who will need to be confident and skilled in dealing with epilepsy and who are able to undertake some specific training.
JL - a 16 year old young man with autism requiring male PA to be role model
JL is a 16 year old young man with autism, requiring a male PA as he needs a strong male influence in his life. The PA does not need to be a driver necessarily as J is able to access public transport and this is something that his parent would like to be encouraged to foster his independence. J would like to access facilities within the community in an age-appropriate way. Hours required – 4 hours per week at weekends.
H O'D - a young lady requiring support to meet her from college by train
H.O’D – A young lady requiring 2 hours of PA support in the afternoon Mon-Thurs 3-5pm to meet her from college and support her back on the train. H is a lovely young lady, extremely bubbly and friendly who needs extra support in learning how to travel train safely.
TW - young lady with MLD and autism, looking for female PA
TW is a young lady with MLD and autism. Looking for female PA 20-30 years old. Driver essential. Needs to be outgoing and chatty personality but with a strong character. Non smoker/vaper. Needed to support TW to attend Waterloo Disco on a Wednesday evening (7 to 9 p.m.) or Bowling (6.15 to 8.15 p.m. – flexible). PA needed to start straight away – B91 area.
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 Sara.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Find out more about being a Personal Assistant here
Sessional Workers for School Holidays.
Do you or someone you know have experience of supporting children / young people with additional needs and want a job that gives you more than just a reasonable wage? Are you enthusiastic, patient and reliable? If so read on…..
SoLO Life Opportunities provide social & leisure activities for children and young people with learning disabilities. Our schemes take place during school holidays, evenings, and weekends in and around Solihull.
We are currently recruiting for Support Workers with qualifications or competence in caring for children with a range of learning disabilities and additional needs.
Posts are for primarily for work during the school holidays but additional work may be available at other times for successful applicants.
The current rate of pay is £7.50 (plus holiday entitlement)
We offer comprehensive training & support to enhance your professional development.
SoLO is committed to Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and will carry out DBS checks and reference checks before appointing staff.
Contact us for an application pack on 0121 779 3865 or alternatively download the recruitment pack above.
Closing date for application: Monday 22nd May
Interviews: week commencing: Monday 29th May
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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