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

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




 Project Leader, Swimming North, North Solihull Sports Centre 4.45 until 6.45 Fridays (term time only) – starting January 2016

We are looking for an enthusiastic project leader to help lead and mediate a small team to help aid a group of children access swimming on a weekly basis.

You will be required to organise the staff team, arrange float and payment to help ensure the children have a safe and good time.  If interested, please contact Damian on  d.king@solihullsolo.org or ring him on 0121 779 3865.

Closing date: 27th November 2015


Support Worker – APG Meriden Park, Thursday evening term time 3.30 to 5.30 p.m.  starting January 2016

We are looking for a Support Worker to support our younger members to enjoy free play and engage in social activities at the playground.  If interested please contact Kat on kat@solihullsolo.org or ring her on 0121 779 3865.

Closing date: 27th November 2015


Personal Assistant Positions 

JB – is a young man who would like a PA fitting the following description to support him for 4 – 6 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.”


RA – is a boy who would like a PA every other Saturday for 3 hours and/or weekdays 4 – 6pm. R is an active boy with an ASD diagnosis who would benefit from a strong male or female with experience of ASD to take him out swimming, go-karting, play computer games and help him find other interesting activities. R will use public transport so a driver is not necessary.


AS – is a young man who would like a PA to support him from 3.30 – 6.30pm Monday to Friday after he has finished his Daytime activities. A has some verbal communication difficulties and makes his needs and wants known using an app on his tablet. A male or a mature female would be more suitable for A (although all applicants will be considered and the final decision is with A), and must be a driver with a car.



MD – would like a PA to go swimming with him on Monday and Wednesday mornings 9.30-12.30 and Tuesday evenings 4 – 7pm at North Solihull Sports centre. M has ASD and epilepsy and PA must support him in the pool. A car driver is preferred.


CQ – is a boy who would like a PA to support him on Tuesday evenings at Youth Club and on alternate Thursday evenings


MC – would like a PA who is experienced in supporting people with ASD for 1 evening a week, preferably straight from school for 2 – 3 hours (not Tuesdays).

The rate of pay for the above PA vacancies is £9.20 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 a.kaufmann@solihullsolo.org or kat@solihullsolo.org


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: 6th December 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


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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