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

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 responsible to Team Leader

Location: Solihull, West Midlands

Salary: £12 per hour

Closing Date: 6th February 2015

Interviews: Week Commencing 23rd February 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
  • Preparing meals within the home
  • Providing support with personal care
  • Completing learning logs and daily observation sheets


  • Significant experience and knowledge of supporting people with autism and challenging behaviour
  • Experience of epilepsy
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues relating to children and vulnerable adults
  • Ability to engage with the family
  • Articulate, very clear verbal communication, competent at reading and spelling, ideally has GCSE in English


  • Hold or currently working towards a recognised social work, health care qualification
  • Qualification in Complex Autism
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Full driving licenceYou 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 Vicki Horton on 0121 779 3865 or email v.horton@solihullsolo.org


Do you 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 £8.16 per hour for over 21s, £6.54 for under 21s. (Including element of holiday pay)

We offer comprehensive training & support to enhance your professional development. This would begin with compulsory induction training on 7th March 2015.

SoLO are 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 it from the link below:

Closing date for application: 31st January 2015

Interviews: 9th and 10th February 2015


Swimming North – Support Worker

Enthusiastic support worker required for Swimming sessions at North Solihull Leisure Centre (Chelmsley Wood). The sessions run Friday evenings 4.45pm – 6.45pm, term time only.

Rate of pay is £8.16 if over 21 and £6.54 if under 21(including element of holiday pay)

Closing date:  Friday 6th February 2015


If you would like to apply for this post please contact Katie Gallagher on 0121 779 1801 or email k.gallagher@solihullsolo.org

Personal Assistant to support a 9 year old male

PA  required to support H every Saturday, 1pm – 4pm. H enjoys swimming, going to McDonald’s and trips to the park. H is autistic and needs a friendly, bubbly PA to help support him in these activities.

If you would like to find out more about this post, please email Vicki: v.horton@solihullsolo.org


2 Personal Assistants to support a young man

Two  PAs are required to support a young man in getting ready in the mornings and to take him to Newlands Bishop Farm; likewise you will need to collect him in the evening and take him home and stay until Mum arrives back from work. A has physical disbailities and some communication difficulties. The PAs would work alternative shifts and will need to be a car driver.If you would like to find out more about this post, please email Vicki: v.horton@solihullsolo.org

Personal Assistant

£7176 per annum – £9.20 per hour – 15 hours per week

Male Personal Assistant wanted to support a 22 year old male for 15 hours a week on a flexible daytime working pattern.

L has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is looking for a young male (of a similar age) to support him to go bowling, to the cinema, clothes shopping and generally hanging out.  He is looking for someone who has experience of learning disability, is a driver, and who is fun to be with.

Epilepsy experience not essential as training is available.

The rate of pay for this rewarding role is £9.20 per hour.

If you are interested in this position please contact Kat or Vicki at SoLO Life Opportunities on 0121 779 3865 or download a Personal Assistant application form below.



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


Downloadable information:

Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement 

Support Worker  job profile and purpose statement

Application Form Word Format application form

Statement of Requirement updated  DBS statement of requirement

Values into action – project version SoLO’s Values Statement

solo equal opportunities monitoring form – staff & vols  Equal Opportunities form

Recruitment of ex-offenders policy statement     Ex Offenders policy statement










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