01217793865 info@solihullsolo.org

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.

Download Our Recruitment pack & job profiles

Application Pack (word) – containing application form, DBS statement, Equal Opportunities monitoring form and Recruitment of +Ex Offenders Policy

Application Form (PDF) – containing application form, DBS statement, Equal Opportunities monitoring form and Recruitment of +Ex Offenders Policy

Administrator Job Profile job profile and purpose statement

Person Centered Planner job profile and purpose statement

Project Manager Job Profile  job profile and purpose statement

Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement

Specialist 2-1 Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement

Specialist Lead role 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

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.

 

Birmingham Care Jobs SoLO
If you would like to join SoLO’s team then take a look at the opportunities currently available and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Find out more about being a Personal Assistant here

PA Opportunities

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!

Personal Assistant
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 Passionate Personal Assistants who have the experience and want to work in the field of Learning Disability.

Essential skills/experience/characteristics:

  • 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

Desirable skills/experience/characteristics:

  • Hold or currently working towards a recognised social care & health qualification level 2 or above
  • Understanding of Person Centred approach
  • Innovative
  • Driver and UK full driving licence.

Successful applicants must have a flexible approach to work 7 days a week, if you are not allocated specific days and times.

Salary: £8.35 per hour plus £1.03 per hour holiday pay

This post attracts a mileage allowance which is paid at 45p per mile

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 a post with us and feel you meet our requirements please send a CV to s.higgins@solihullsolo.org

If you would like to discuss in more detail please contact Personal Assistant Manager, Sara Higgins on 0121 779 3865

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.

 

LC – Lovely young lady requires 21 hours per week.
LC – Lovely young lady requires 21 hours per week. Hours would be 9-4pm. A driver and female would be essential as well as BSL Level 2 or willing to undertake a BSL course. LC is profoundly dead and requires her PA to communication fluently with her. She is a lovely lady who requires support to access her day time and workplace provisions.
JL – 25-year-old male who is looking for a PA for 24 hours a week
JL – 25-year-old male who is looking for a PA for 24 hours a week, 9AM – 5PM on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. JL requires a male worker who is relatable and has a common interest of working on a farm. Driver not essential however would be required to travel and needs to be reliable.
AP – is a 25-year-old male looking for an experienced PA
AP – is a 25-year-old male looking for an experienced PA – Male or Female, Driver with experience in Autism desirable or willing to undertake training in their own time. AP requires 4 hours on a Saturday to enjoy his chosen activities.
ES – is a 23-year-old lady who is looking for a female PA of similar age
ES – is a 23-year-old lady who is looking for a female PA of similar age – she requires 24 hours a week split between a Monday & Wednesday. She enjoys watching films, talking, shopping and chilling out.
EB – A 16-year-old girl looking for a PA to help with elements of personal care in the home
EB – A 16-year-old girl looking for a PA to help with elements of personal care in the home, due to her hypermobility she needs assistance getting ready to go out and enjoy activities such as the cinema, theatre etc. Her goal is to go to a music concert. EB is looking for 8 hours’ personal care and 4 hours’ social hours a week.
JM – is a 14-year-old boy who has 5 hours per week to access social and leisure opportunities
JM – is a 14-year-old boy who has 5 hours per week to access social and leisure opportunities. He would require a driver but male or female is not preferable. He would like for a PA to take him to the football project on Saturday mornings.
SK – is a lovely lady who requires a female PA on a Tuesday
SK – is a lovely lady who requires a female PA on a Tuesday from 12PM – 3:30PM. She likes to go shopping, have coffee and socialising. She requires a driver.
RT – is looking for a friendly female PA who has visual impairment experience
RT – is looking for a friendly female PA who has visual impairment experience to her flexibly access any writing groups. RT is highly independent and just needs added support to get to/from and around places.
NP – Requires an experienced and trained PA to help provide respite
NP – Requires an experienced and trained PA to help provide respite, personal care and social activities to help the family have respite. NP is challenging and needs time to relieve some energy and a strong, experienced PA will help this family and provide the respite they need.
MG – is a 10-year-old boy with Dravets syndrome and epilepsy
MG – is a 10-year-old boy with Dravets syndrome and epilepsy. He is a very happy and friendly young man who requires a PA with Epilepsy training or who is willing to be trained. He is looking for support going out into the community and accessing different activities such as bowling, swimming etc.

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: s.higgins@solihullsolo.org

 

 

 

More Opportunities

Supported Living Support Worker Vacancies
Are you looking for a rewarding job where you make a difference? Do you want to work for an employer you will be proud to work for?

 

 

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 & wellbeing, and playing an active part in the community. Shifts will include days, evenings, & nights across the week on a rota basis. Option of night only shifts available.

Essential skills/experience/characteristics:

  • 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

Desirable skills/experience/characteristics:.

  • Innovative
  • Full UK Driving License

Successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and 2 references. In return we will offer a competitive salary package, and ongoing comprehensive supervision & training.

Salary: £8.35 p/h if over 21 years of age

£6.71 p/h if under 21 years of age

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 please download an application form and return to j.graham@solihullsolo.org.  Please ensure you evidence how you meet the specification outlined in the job profile (SL) which is also available on the website. Clerical copies are available if required.

If you would like to discuss in more detail please contact Supported Living Manager, Julie Graham on 0121 779 3865.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 14th August 2018

Sessional Workers for School Holidays.
Do you have experience of supporting children / young people with additional needs and want a job where you make a difference to others? 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 primarily for work during the school holidays starting this summer, but additional work may be available at other times for successful applicants. Staff are not expected to work every day, but we would expect a minimum of 10 days (Mon-Fri) during the school summer holidays.

The current rate of pay is £7.91 per hour + 98p (holiday pay) for over 21’s, £5.96 + 74p (holiday pay) for under 21’s.

We offer comprehensive training & support to enhance your professional development. This would begin with compulsory Children’s Holiday induction training on 25th July 2018.

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 SoLO website www.solihullsolo.org

 

Project Manager - Drop-in Social and Overnight Breaks services

Project Manager Vacancy

32 hours per week £24,644.00 per annum

 Drop-in Social and Overnight Breaks services

 Are you an experienced manager, with a passion for supporting children and adults with a learning disability/complex support needs?

Would you like to work with a local established charitable organisation to help it grow and develop?

Are you passionate, flexible, committed and enthusiastic?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then you could be exactly what we are looking for. The successful candidate will be responsible for direct management of teams working with adults and young people with learning disabilities, as well as the growth of services.  You must be able to co-ordinate and lead projects in accordance with the aims, objectives and values of SoLO Life Opportunities.

Applicants must have experience of leadership of staff, project management and financial governance.

A proven track record of working in the field of Learning Disability is essential (PMLD is desirable) for this post, along with a relevant qualification.

This appointment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

The post is 32 hours per week. Salary £14.81 per hour. 23 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays (pro rata) and enrollment into company pension scheme.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th August 2018 with suitable applicants being invited to interview during week commencing 3rd September 2018

For further information please contact Paula Burnham on 0121 779 3865 or by email p.burnham@solihullsolo.org

Please  view the job specification and download and complete an application form.

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Administrator

1 Full Time Administrator

37.5 hours per week £8.32 per hour over 21 (£6.82 per hour under 21)

SoLO Life Opportunities is a vibrant charitable organisation supporting children and adults with a learning disability to enhance their social and leisure opportunities.

We are looking for an energetic, flexible and enthusiastic administrator to work within a busy and lively administration team. The successful candidate will be working with both our children’s and adult’s departments and will also be responsible for all volunteering administration.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Enthusiastic and positive
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Able to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
  • Person centred Approach
  • Highly organised individual

 Applicants must have a mix of:

  • Computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Office and other IT packages
  • Literacy and numeracy skills at level 2 or above
  • Excellent telephone manner/customer service skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

If you feel you can meet the above, we would love to hear from you!

The appointment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance

The post is 37.5 hours per week based at 38 Walnut Close, Chelmsley Wood, B37 7PU. Salary is £8.32 per hour for over 21’s or £6.82 per hour for under 21’s with 23 days’ holiday per annum plus bank holidays and enrolment into the company pension scheme.

Further training specific to your role may be available.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 31st August 2018, 5.00pm and suitable applicants will be invited to interview on:  Monday 10th September 2018.

For further information – please contact Michelle Bluck on 0121 779 3865 or email her at michelle.bluck@solihullsolo.org

Please visit our website http://www.solihullsolo.org/jobs-2/ to view the job specification and to download and complete an application form.

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

 

 

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

Downloadable information Packs and Job Details may need to be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader, it’s free to download and we have provided a link below:

Click Image to Download Reader Adobe Reader logo pdf

Pin It on Pinterest

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website, more information about our cookies.

If you do not accept cookies please close this window, or browser tab. If you want to find out more about our privacy policy without using this website you can email info@solihullsolo.org and request we send you our privacy policy. To view it online please visit solihullsolo.org/privacypolicy/ The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible (we do not use advertising cookies, but we do use analytics with IP anonymization and cookies that enable us to manage our website, allow you to share content and even add our events to your google calendar, as well as a cookies to improve browsing speed . If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close