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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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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 

 

 

POSTS AVAILABLE:

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 www.solihullsolo.org

 

All adverts are important and need staff to start asap, there are many positions we need to fill… please take the time to have a good look through and consider any you may be available to support, then let Sara or Julie know in the office. Thank you!

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, 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.

The two above positions can be tied in with the same few workers. Both girls start back in September.

 

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.

 

MC – is a 16 year old boy who would like 2 PA’s who have experience of supporting people with complex autism, noise sensitivity and unpredictable challenging behaviour. M requires a 2:1 throughout the holidays with the chance to continue after September. Hours of support required are 17 hours per week Mon-Fri. Hours vary throughout the week but are all during the day. Preferably at least one male, M needs firm instructions and staff who are experienced; this is important as structure and knowledge of complex needs is essential.

 

AM - 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. 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.

 

JS - J is a an extremely funny and lovely young man who is a wheelchair user and he would like a PA preferably male, who can work for 7 hours a week between August and 19th September. Hours are flexible as either can work 7 hours on one day or split the hours between 2 days.

 

IA – is a 20 year old male who requires a 1:1. IA is a wheelchair user and needs a PA who is experienced in working with PMLD and Epilepsy. IA is a happy young man who needs support in the community and likes to access the cinema and festivals. Hours required are 2.5 hours in the morning and then with the possibility of up to 6 hours a day extra, hours are flexible at present.

 

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.

 

MB – would like a PA (preferably male but not essential) to support him for 8 hours per week, generally on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon/evenings but occasional weekends depending on what activity he would like to access. M has physical and communication disabilities. He is in a wheelchair and communicates via a computer he controls with his head movements. M is a great character with a big sense of humour. He likes pubs, eating, concerts (particularly girl bands – Cheryl & Little Mix), and is very clear about what he does and does not like.

 

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 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 Sunday 2:00-6:00pm. In addition 3 days a week 2:00-6:00pm during school holidays.

 

DP - is a young man requiring support from a PA for 25 hours a week. This will be to support him in the taxi from home to and from QAC College for 2.5 hours in the morning and 2.5 hours in the afternoon. September start, term time only.

 

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 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.

Downloadable information:

Click Image to Download Reader Adobe Reader logo pdf

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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