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

Person Centered Planner job profile and purpose statement

Project Manager Job Profile 2017 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.

 

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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

Support Worker position available in our adult day services

Are you looking for a job that makes a difference?

SoLO Life Opportunities is a charity based in Solihull providing support to children and adults with learning disabilities.

We are looking for a skilled Support Worker who is passionate about their role. The Support Worker will be required to provide fun, exciting and meaningful activities within a day service setting for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. We would like a Support Worker who will be able to inspire our members and enable them to access and take part in a variety of activities.

Project hours are Monday to Friday 9:15am to 5:00pm and are based in Chelmsley Wood and central Solihull.

We are looking for a permanent Support Worker for:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15am – 5pm to support through the day at an adult daytime activity.

 Essential skills/experience/characteristics:

  • Experience and knowledge of supporting people with learning and/or physical disabilities
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures relating to children and vulnerable adults
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Experience / willingness to provide personal care
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, energetic and able to participate in activities.
  • Hold or agree to complete The Care Certificate within 12 weeks of appointment

Desirable skills/experience/characteristics:

  • Hold or currently working towards a recognised social care & health qualification level 2 or above
  • Understanding of a Person Centred approach
  • Innovative
  • Full UK Driving License

Successful applicants must be able to work complete days, and will require an enhanced DBS check and 2 references. In return we will offer a competitive salary package, and ongoing comprehensive supervision & training.

Salary: £7.91 p/h (plus £0.98 per hour holiday pay).

Benefits: 23 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time working patterns) and membership of People’s Pension scheme.

Closing date: Friday 20th July 2018. Interviews to commence from Wednesday 25th July 2018.

For more details, contact Aynsley Smith on 0121 779 3865, please return applications to a.smith@solihullsolo.org

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

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

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

 

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

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