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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.

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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

Project Manager 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!

OS - 5 year old girl - Mon- Fri - 3.30-5.30pm

O.S – 5 Year old girl with Autism, GDD, hypermobility and Epilepsy. Very sweet young girl who is non verbal requires a PA with Epilepsy training or who is willing to be trained, to support her 3:30-5:30pm Mon- Fri after school to relax after school, play in the garden, play the piano and have downtime. To start in January 2018.

CC - 7 year old boy - 5 hours a week flexible

C.C – 7 Year old boy with Autism, Drazet Sydrome, wheelchair user requires a PA with training or who is willing to be trained. PA is required for 5 hours a week (days and times have not been confirmed) Flexible. PA will be required to drive and engage in the activities the young man would like to do, at the moment the family may need some ideas and are open to ideas.

MG - young man with epilepsy looking for 2:1 PA support - Tuesday evening
This young man with Epilepsy and LD looking for extra PA help to support his current PA on a 2:1 basis on a Tuesday evening: 4.30 to 7 p.m. in Shirley area.  The time to be used for play, building relationships and helping MG to access different leisure opportunities and providing personal care and medication.
JC - 21 year old man with autism requiring 2 PAs - weekend
JC has autism and learning difficulties and requires 2 PAs to work weekly for 2 hours on a weekend – taking him to different train stations and exploring by walking and enjoying craft centres.
JG - 10 year old boy with Autism

J.G – 10 Year old boy with Autism and who is non-verbal requires a PA to work every Saturday for 3 hours or every other Saturday for 6 hours, the family are flexible but would like a PA to help this young man access leisure activities such as swimming, going to the park without family. Driver is needed and somebody with experience of autism.

GM - 9 year old girl requiring PA to support fortnightly on a Monday after school
GM is a 9 year old with autism and learning difficulties.  Requires PA support fortnightly on a Monday after school, picking her up from school and taking home to play 3.15 to 6.15 p.m. and to work with her fortnightly on a Sunday – 10 to 4.  Very happy little girl who loves people and life.
SB - Lady requires a PA for 6 hours a week

S.B – Lady with a Learning disability requires a PA for 6 hours a week during the days, this could be split up over 2 days for 3 hours each. Important to build a rapport and do things outside of the home, shopping, cinema, walks in the park.

JL - Driver essential - Thursday and Friday - 7-9am and 3.15-5.15pm

J.L – PA required for Thursday and Friday Morning and afternoon 7-9am and 3:15-5:15pm, this will to be go to the members home assist with getting ready for school, then taking to school and picking up from school in the afternoon, taking the member home to spend time in the home with him until dad arrives home. Driver essential and days or shifts can be shared between two PA’s if only AM/PM or one day can be done. Solihull area.

OH - 16 year old man - 2 PA's required fornightly Sundays - 3 hours

O.H – 2 PA’s required to work on fortnightly Sundays for 3 hours to take a young 16 year old man with Autism out on a 2:1 to access soft play and have fun. Urgent start for January 2018.

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 - Supported Living

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 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 and wellbeing, and playing an active part in the community. Full time and part time roles available. Shifts will include days, evenings, weekends, (sleep in or waking night), and bank holidays on a rota basis. Opportunities currently exist for lead roles and complex care support which attract the higher pay scale shown below.

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:

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

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

Rate of Pay – £7.85 – £8.27 per hour if over 21/  £6.40 – £6.64 per hour if under 21 

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 and feel you meet our requirements please send a CV to j.graham@solihullsolo.org.

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

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

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