01217793865 info@solihullsolo.org








SoLO Life Opportunities provide social & leisure activities for children, young

people, and adults with learning disabilities in and around Solihull.



Support worker – Waterloo (18+ only)

We are looking for a support worker to join our Waterloo project that runs on:

Evening: Wednesday evening

Time: 6.30pm-9.30pm

Every week

Venue: Kingshurst Labour Club, 51 Clopton Crescent, Chelmsley Wood B37 6QU

Dress: Smart/Casual

Start date: TBC

Rate of pay- £8.16 per hour, if aged over 21, or £6.54 per hour, if under 21.

The Waterloo Disco is a very busy and fun project to work on – we have about 100-120 people attend each week. The team are amazing and very welcoming so if you like socialising and having a dance please apply.

Please complete an application form downloadable  below (making sure you read the job specification) and send to Lynn Russell no later than 10am, 9th October 2015.

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 12th October 2015


Support Worker – Explorers, Marston Green scouts hut, Monday evenings 7pm-9pm

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support a teenage boy to access explorers on a Tuesday evening. You will help with breaking down activities into manageable chunks for him to understand and access group activities. You will also be required to act as a mediator between others within the group when the young man is struggling with demands and requests.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Damian on 0121 779 3865 or d.king@solihullsolo.org

Rate of pay- £8.16 per hour, if aged over 21, or £6.54 per hour, if under 21


Project Leader – Ice Skating, Solihull Ice Rink, Fridays 4.45pm until 6.45

We are looking for a fun loving, enthusiastic individual to lead and support a small team to enable 10 young individuals to access an ice skating session on a weekly basis, during term time only.

This project a relaxed and fun loving, however you will be required to mentor and support the staff and young people to enjoy, socialise and enhance their skating skills.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Damian on 0121 779 3865 or d.king@solihullsolo.org

Rate of pay – £8.16 per hour, if aged over 21, or £6.54 per hour, if under 21


Support Worker – Access All Areas – Scouts, The Scouts Hut, Cooks Lane, Kingshurst

We are looking for a support worker to help a robust and active young man enable him to access scouts on a weekly basis (term time only).

You will help assist with breaking down activities into more manageable chunks and effectively socialise with his peers

If you are interested in this position, please contact Damian on 0121 779 3865 or d.king@solihullsolo.org

Rate of pay – £8.16 per hour, if aged over 21, or £6.54 per hour, if under 21

Personal Assistant Positions 

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

Up to 24 hours – Opportunity to earn up to £336 per weekend

I am looking for a team to support me at home and in my local community. I am a 17 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/Holiday Support Worker/Night workers for immediate start

Location: Solihull, West Midlands

Salary: £12 -14 per hour

Closing date: 5th October 2015

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


  • 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



  • 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



  • 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 Alison Kaufmann on 0121 779 3865 or email a.kaufmann@solihullsolo.orgwww.solihullsolo.org

Personal Assistant Positions

SM - Female car driver needed to support 18 year old female SM with a mild learning disability and high functioning autism. 2 X 3 hours shifts during week and weekends. SM lives in North Solihull and could possible attend some of SoLO’s drop in groups.

TW - Male car driver to support TW a 15 year old male with autism. 10 hours a week on Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday (to be arranged) but alternate weekends is to support him to a youth club in Redditch. Other activities he enjoys are sports, cinema and going out for meals.

RT – Male or female, preferably a car driver to support RT a 15 year old male with severe learning disabilities a visual impairment and is unsteady on feet but can walk unaided. 3 hours a week after school or at weekends to take him swimming or out and about.

BH –  An experienced and confident male or female, car driver to support BH a 15 year old male with severe learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and will need support with personal care for 3 hours a week and 6 hours in holidays. It would be of benefit for someone with prior knowledge of BH, therefore a member of staff who currently works at Merstone School or Teen Open Door. To ask for more information please contact Kat in the office

 We have new PA positions coming up all the time. To find out more or to apply to become a PA please contact the office and speak to Paula, Hannah or Kat – 0121 779 3865.


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


Downloadable information:

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

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











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