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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Application Form (PDF) – containing application form, DBS statement, Equal Opportunities monitoring form and Recruitment of +Ex Offenders Policy
Person Centered Planner job profile and purpose statement
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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.
Find out more about being a Personal Assistant here
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.
- 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 currently working towards a recognised social care & health qualification level 2 or above
- Understanding of Person Centred approach
- 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 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 complete an application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to discuss in more detail please contact Personal Assistant Manager, Sara Higgins on 0121 779 3865
LC – Young Lady requires a PA for 14 hours per week.
LC – Lovely young lady who requires 14 hours per week on a Monday and Tuesday, 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 deaf and requires her PA to communicate fluently with her. She is a lovely lady who requires support to access her day time and workplace provisions.
ES – 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 a similar age. She requires 24 hours a week split between a Monday and Wednesday. She enjoys watching films, talking, shopping and chilling out.
JM – is a 14 year old boy who requires a PA, 9.00-11.30am on a Saturday morning
JM – , to pick him up from home support him at football project and take him home. He would require a driver but male or female is not preferable.
BFP – is an 8 year old boy in the North Solihull area
BFP – is an 8 year old boy in the North Solihull area, he requires 7 hours a week with a PA to be able to access activities such as swimming and football.
JG – is a 11 Year old boy with Autism and Epilepsy who requires a well-trained PA
JG – is a 11 Year old boy with Autism and Epilepsy who requires a well-trained PA, who can take him to his favourite places such as; swimming, soft play and the park. He has 4-8 hours a week and would like to use these at the weekend, Male or female but a driver and medication training is essential.
JG & IG –2 brothers in the North Solihull area
JG & IG – 2 brothers in the North Solihull area with Autism ages 8 and 9 (nearly 10), would like a PA to be able to go into the home and work with the boys separately for some hours after school. They would like to play with their toys, build lego and do some art work. This does not require a driver and a female is preferable.
FD- 2:1 staff required in the North Solihull area for a 16 year old young
FD- 2:1 staff required in the North Solihull area for a 16 year old young man with ASD, who can also display challenging behaviours. He would like some support to be able to access activities outside the home, hours are 16 per week (8 hours for each PA). He currently accesses school so hours and times would be after school and weekends – flexible to suit all involved.
TW- Is a young lady who would like a PA to take her out once a month
TW- Is a young lady who would like a PA to take her out once a month on a Saturday for 5 hours until Christmas, after Christmas she would be looking at fortnightly. TW would like to go shopping, bowling and socialising with her PA. Female and driver preferable.
DR- Is a 15 year old boy with PMLD, Epilpesy and a brain condition based in the North Solihull Area
DR- Is a 15 year old boy with PMLD, Epilpesy and a brain condition based in the North Solihull Area, who would like a PA for 5 hours care in the home a week. DR would like for someone to sit with him and watch the football, have a chat or go out on a nice long walk. Male or a Female PA, who is warm and friendly. Experience with PMLD and epilepsy trained desirable.
JN- Is a 16 Year old young man with DI-George syndrome, Epilepsy and MLD
JN- Is a 16 Year old young man with DI-George syndrome, Epilepsy and MLD who would like a PA for time after school and at the weekend for 4 hours per week, to enjoy his favourite activities with him such as football, gaming and playing fifa. JN loves sports and being active, the PA would help with him accessing swimming or scouts. Male or Female, with a nurturing nature who is interested in similar activities and is willing to build a relationship in the South Solihull area.
JM – Is a 35 year old man who lives independently in the Solihull area who would like a PA for 10 hours a week
JM – Is a 35 year old man who lives independently in the Solihull area who would like a PA for 10 hours a week, he would like a PA to help him getting out into the community. JM enjoys kick boxing, bowling, gaming, music and much more, once he has the relationship and confidence to go out. He has a LD and epilepsy, the PA needs to be experienced in epilepsy and emergency medication.
OH – Is a 8 Year old girl in the north Solihull area, OH has Aspergers and behavioural issues
OH – Is a 8 Year old girl in the north Solihull area, OH has Aspergers and behavioural issues. OH has 10 hours a week and she currently does half days at school, so the hours would ideally be used throughout the evening and weekends. Experienced Female worker ideally, OH would like to go out into the community and access, swimming, soft plays and going to the park.
LS – Is a 16 year old young man who requires an additional PA for 3 hours on a Sunday to work alongside his regular PA
LS – Is a 16 year old young man who requires an additional PA for 3 hours on a Sunday to work alongside his regular PA, this would enable him to go out into the community and experience different activities. Based in South Solihull area, a driver is not essential.
JP – Is a 11 year old young man who lives in south Solihull area
JP – Is a 11 year old young man who lives in south Solihull area and would like a PA for 6 hours a week, flexible around after school or weekends. JP has ASD and would like to access swimming, the park and the cinema. A Driver is essential.
OS- Is a 6 year old girl who has 4.5 hours a week to use after school and at the weekends, to spend with a PA
OS- Is a 6 year old girl who has 4.5 hours a week to use after school and at the weekends, to spend with a PA who is able to engage with her within the home. Playing music, reading books, also venturing out to go swimming and to the park or soft play. OS has Autism and is non verbal and also has epilepsy – very loving and sweet young girl, in the South Solihull area.
JG – Is an 18 Year old young man who requires some more hours adding to his current PA package
JG – Is an 18 Year old young man who requires some more hours adding to his current PA package, JG needs 2 PA’s on a Wednesday evening and Friday evening for 4 hour sessions, hours would be 6-10pm and 7-11pm, this is to help him access the SoLO discos. JG has DI-george syndrome, anxiety and challenging behaviours. JG has a higher rate of pay due to potential behaviours, however do not let this deter you as huge progression has lead us to this point. One PA must be a driver and experience is essential.
RS- 9 Year old boy who has muscle dystrophy and requires a PA to help him within the home
RS- 9 Year old boy who has muscle dystrophy and requires a PA to help him within the home, by engaging and playing games, socialising and going out for a walk. RS has 8.5 hours a week and would like these to be used over the weekend, based in the South Soilhull area.
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 £8.35 per hour + Holiday Pay
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: email@example.com
Project Manager Vacancy
37.5 hours per week £28,879.00 per annum
Personal Assistant Service
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 Personal Assistants working with adults and young people with learning disabilities, as well as the growth of the service. 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 37.5 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 18th September 2018 with suitable applicants being invited to interview on Friday 21st September 2018.
If you are interested in a post with us and feel you meet our requirements please complete an application form.
For further information please contact Paula Burnham on 0121 779 3865 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The Job profile (SL) and application form are available on our website. If you feel you meet these requirements we would love to hear from you.
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), plus bank holiday entitlement (paid time and a half and day off in lieu of working) and optional membership of People’s Pension scheme.
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 September 2018
(Extended due to growth of service)
CEO for SoLO
CEO SoLO Life Opportunities
Salary : Circa £45,000 dependent on experience
An opportunity for an inspirational CEO to lead a successful charity which Embraces Disability and Empowers the Lives of children, young people and adults with moderate to severe learning difficulties and additional complex needs.
SoLO offers a wide range of activities and personal assistants to cater for different age groups and ability levels, all specially designed to add value to the lives of individuals with learning disabilities. SoLO provides services in Solihull, Birmingham and surrounding areas. With a £1.5m turnover and high-quality services, we are big enough to influence but small enough to make things happen. We now need a new CEO to continue the growth and development so we can do more to help vulnerable people.
As CEO, you will have a fantastic opportunity to take the charity further. SoLO has an excellent track record of providing services funded by the local authority, personal budgets and other funding streams and building productive partnerships. With our strong governance structure and reputation, you will have the ideal foundation on which to build for the future. You will be based at our attractive Head Office, at the very heart of our services.
Our aim is to be the foremost provider of services for people living with learning difficulties and a range of other disabilities. To achieve this, you must set direction, put in place a long-term plan and steer the team to meet objectives while delivering benefit for our members, their carers and the wider community. Strategic vision will be crucial, together with strong communication skills for engaging people. An advocate for SoLO, you will inspire progress and take responsibility for overall leadership and management, including oversight of SoLO’s finances and upholding high standards of governance all while acting as the charity’s ambassador.
A motivated, passionate and forward-thinking professional, you will have achieved sustained growth for a business or charity before. You have a degree (or equivalent) plus good financial acumen. You also have sound planning skills and keen commercial awareness. Articulate, with great people skills, you will thrive on achieving as part of a team.
SoLO makes a difference to over 1200+ children and adults with a learning disability as well as over 1800 parents and carers. It costs £1.5m per year to run our services with more than 200 staff and 100 active volunteers. Without this vital funding many would miss out on the chance to do something for themselves and develop as individuals.
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com by the closing date 19 October with suitable applicants invited to interviews in the first 2 weeks in November.
For further information please contact Jan Prior, Chair of Trustees firstname.lastname@example.org
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