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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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.
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!
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.
LC - 12 year old with ADHD, ODD, enoys being active - looking for PA support
LC is a 12 year old boy with ADHD, ODD and enjoys being active playing football and going to the park. 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.
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.
HM - 14 yr old male needing PA for 17 hours a week
HM – Male age 14yrs – 17 hours per week – would like one PA to meet at Wythall and take to Hydro and back home and also to gym twice a week in Hockley (Mon, Tues, Thurs – 5.30pm-8.30pm, Sat – 9am-5pm and school holidays). Experience of supporting people with Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia would be desirable. Driver required but no preference for male or female. Start ASAP.
CQ - 15 year old young man wanting PA to access leisure on Saturdays
CQ is a 15 year old young man with Downs syndrome and autism. He would like a PA to support him to attend Get Active on Saturdays fortnightly and to access other leisure pursuits on the alternate Saturdays. Car driver essential, male or firm older female would suit.
NH - male PA needed for 3 hours Monday/Tuesday
NH – is a young man requiring a PA to support him to go to the cinema and for food: 3 hours, Monday and Tuesday 2 to 5 p.m. Car driver ideal.
YI - 4+ boy with high medication needs requires PA to help him with fun activities
YI – PA with emergency medication, first aid and epilepsy training needed. (Training can be provided but willingness to undertake training is a must). Y is a little boy, nearly 5 – and he would like to access the park and fun activities. Car driver ideal.
SP - 21 year old young man requiring PA for a Saturday
SP is a 21 year old young man requiring a fun, chatty, sociable male or female PA to support him for 5 hours on a Saturday, times to be arranged. S has Cerebral Palsy and is a wheel chair user. He is looking for a PA to go out into the Community with him to do different activities such as Cinema, going for a meal, swimming and to access other leisure pursuits. To start straight away B27 area
JR - female PA needed - flexible days - 15 hours pw
Female car driver needed for JR who is a 28 year old lively girl with dyspraxia. Must be chatty and fun . J likes swimming, rock climbing, aerial experiences, bowling and cinema! Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun – 5 hours per day – 15 hours per week . Start asap! B91 area
RK - - female PA needed , driver essential
RK – 10 year old boy is looking for a female PA – must be a driver, with experience of autism, ADHD and have an understanding of high sensory needs and challenging behaviour. He enjoys swimming, trampolining, loves walks, parks and loves animals. 3 hrs – Saturday or Sunday plus extra 3 hrs during school holidays – times tbc. PA to start straight away.
JK - female PA needed - driver essential
JK – 7 year old boy is looking for female PA – must be a driver. Experience of autism, ADHD and some support needed with personal care. J enjoys swimming, parks, shops, animals and farms. 3 hours Saturday OR Sunday – times to be arranged. PA to start straight away.
JS - 25 year old young man, wheelchair user, looking for PA for 6 hours to access social opportunities
JS is a 25 year old lively young man who is a wheelchair user. Looking for a PA to access social opportunities to mix and meet with new people. Days and times can be flexible – 6 hours
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 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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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