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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Lead Support Worker -SL service job profile and purpose statement for Supported Living
Support Worker -SL service job profile and purpose statement for Supported Living
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.
Find out more about being a Personal Assistant here
If you have availability at weekends and would like to consider a PA opportunity, this is the place to be!
There is a huge need for weekend work for PAs at the moment and we would love to hear from you!
OS - 5 year old girl - Mon- Fri - 3.30-5.30pm
O.S – 5 Year old girl with Autism, GDD, hypermobility and Epilepsy. Very sweet young girl who is non verbal requires a PA with Epilepsy training or who is willing to be trained, to support her 3:30- 5:30pm, Mon- Fri to relax after school, play in the garden, play the piano and have downtime. To start in January 2018.
HMD - 15 year old boy requires a PA 13 hours a week
HMD – 13 hours available with a 15 year old young man in the south Solihull area, who requires a PA on a Saturday for 7 hours (10:00 – 5:00) + 2-3 evenings during the week in the evenings for 2.5 hours. HMD requires a PA to help him to access the gym and hydro pool, as well as other chosen acitvities that he enjoys. HMD is very keen on the cinema, music, singing, playing the organ. A male or female would be ideal, somebody who can relate to the interest and drive would be ideal.
NH - 19 year old man requires a PA for 6-7 hours
NH – 6-7 hours available with a 19 year old young man with autism and anxiety, based in south Yardley area. Hours to be split across Tuesday and weekend initially but with a good relationship built this can be extended to more hours in one day. NH relates well to more mature members of staff male or female, ideally who drive but this is not essential. NH enjoys libraries, bowling, cinema, playing golf and reading.
CB - 22 year old young man who requires 2.5 hours a week
CB – 22 year old young man who requires 2.5 hours a week on a Weds or alternative weekends. CB loves the idea of the waterloo disco on a weds evening and this could be joined together to pick up and take him to the waterloo disco.
LC - 18 Year old lady who has 6 hours a week she would like a PA to spend time with
L.C – 18 Year old lady who has 6 hours a week she would like a PA to spend time with, L.C would like a PA with similar interests who can help her socialise and access sporty activities together. L.C loves rock climbing and also would like a PA who is female and has a personal experience of college or university so she can relate and build a rapport over common ground, L.C doesn’t require much support but does require a good relationship due to anxiety.
JL - Male PA required who drives
J.L – 4 hours with a 17 year old young man who would like a PA on a Thursday evening to access a Youth club in south Solihull area and enjoy spending time together and socialising over common interests. J.L requires a male PA who essentially drives who can provide knowledge and support in mainstream environments.
ES - 13 year old boy who requires a PA for 3 hours on a Monday day time
E.S – 13 year old boy in the north Solihull area who has 3 hours to spend with a PA on a Monday day time, E.S enjoys being active and riding his bike, cooking, playing football and he loves animals and space. E.S requires a male or female PA, driver preferable but not essential.
JR - Female required who drives
J.R – 29 year old lady who has 5-10 hours a week in the south Solihull area, she would like a PA to be flexible around activities as she likes to go shopping, socialising and sometimes sitting in her home chatting with a cup of tea putting the world to rights. J.R is very active also and enjoys theme parks and going to the cinema, she needs a buddy and someone of similar age or younger so she can build a good relationship with. Female and driver essential.
CQ - 3 - 4 hours on fortnightly Saturdays
C.Q – 3-4 hours fortnightly available for a 16 year old young man who has downs syndrome based in south Solihull area. He would like a PA to help him access one of our SoLO projects Get Active on fortnightly Saturdays. Male or female and driver essential.
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.
Weekends are very popular! There are lots of opportunities for PA staff to work weekends to help to support families – if you have availability, we would love to hear from you!
Please contact us on 0121 779 3865 and ask to speak to Sara.
The rate of pay for the above PA vacancies is £8.27 per hour + accrued holiday allowance.
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 Sara or email at: email@example.com
Full Time Administrator
1 Full Time – 37.5 hours per week £8.24 per hour over 21 (£6.75 per hour under 21)
SoLO Life Opportunities is a vibrant organisation working in the voluntary sector supporting people with a learning disability to enhance their social and leisure opportunities.
Would you like to join an expanding team as an administrator working in a busy and lively environment?
Are you energetic, flexible and enthusiastic?
If you answered yes to the above questions, then you could be the person we are looking for!
The successful candidate will be:
- Enthusiastic and positive
- Able to work in a team
- Able to work on own initiative
- Able to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
- Person centred
Applicants must have a mix of:
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other IT packages
- Knowledge of CRM / Databases
- Literacy and numeracy skills at level 2 or above
- Good telephone manner/customer service skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Working knowledge of social media/website management
The appointment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance
If you feel you can meet the above, we would love to hear from you!
Closing date for applications is Monday 9th April, 5.00pm: and suitable applicants will be invited to interview on: Tuesday 17th April
For further information – please contact Michelle Bluck on 0121 779 3865 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can view the job specification and download an application form above.
The post will be based at 38 Walnut Close, Chelmsley Wood, B37 7PU
Swimming South Support Worker
An exciting opportunity to support up to 15 young people with Moderate Learning Disabilities to enjoy a Friday evening swimming session.
Day: Fridays (Term time -Weekly)
Time: 5.00pm – 7.15pm
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Rd, Birmingham B91 1NB
Rate of Pay: £7.83 p/h + Holiday Element (Over 21)
£5.88 p/h + Holiday Element (Under 21)
If interested please download the Recruitment Pack and read the Support Worker job profile on the jobs page.
Please send applications to Paul Horton email@example.com
Closing date 6th April 2018
Tennis Support Worker Vacancy
Day: Every Saturday (Term Time only)
Time: 1.15pm – 3.30pm
Venue:- West Warwickshire Sports Club, 78 Grange Rd, Solihull B91 1DA
Rate of Pay:- £7.50 p/h + Holiday Element (Over 21)
£5.88 p/h + Holiday Element (Under 21)
If interested please download the Recruitment Pack and read the Support Worker job profile.
Please send applications to Paul Horton on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date 30th March 2018
Support Worker - Supported Living
Are you looking for a rewarding job where you make a difference?
SoLO Life Opportunities is a charity based in Solihull providing support to children and adults with learning disabilities.
We are looking for Support Workers who are passionate about their role, to enable adults with a learning disability to live independent, fulfilling lives in their own home. You will support someone with daily living skills including housekeeping, personal health and wellbeing, and playing an active part in the community. Full time and part time roles available. Shifts will include days, evenings, weekends, (sleep in or waking night), and bank holidays on a rota basis. Opportunities currently exist for lead roles and complex care support which attract the higher pay scale shown below.
- Experience and knowledge of supporting people with learning disabilities
- Knowledge of safeguarding procedures
- Excellent verbal and written skills
- Experience of working within a team
- Enthusiastic and self-motivated
- Hold or agree to complete The Care Certificate within 12 weeks of appointment
- Hold or currently working towards a recognised social care & health qualification level 2 or above
- Understanding of Person Centred approach
- Full UK Driving Licence
Successful applicants must be able to work flexible shift patterns, and will require an enhanced DBS check and 2 references. In return we will offer a competitive salary package, and ongoing comprehensive supervision & training.
Rate of Pay – £7.85 – £8.27 per hour if over 21/ £6.40 – £6.64 per hour if under 21
Benefits: All staff receive 23 days paid annual leave plus bank holiday allowance (pro rata), and membership of People’s Pension scheme, and we offer a comprehensive training and supervision programme.
If you are interested in this post and feel you meet our requirements please send a CV to email@example.com.
If you would like to discuss in more detail please contact Supported Living Manager, Julie Graham on 0121 779 3865
For an application information pack on any posts advertised, please download appropriate forms below or call the office on 0121 779 3865.
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