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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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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.

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!

FD – Male age 15yrs – would like two PAs to collect him from school

FD – Male age 15yrs – would like two PAs to collect him from school on Wednesday & Friday at 3.15pm or home at 4.30pm for 2hrs & Saturday 2pm – 6pm, and also an extra 4hrs through school holidays. Experience of supporting people with Autism, sensory processing disorder, and challenging behaviour would be desirable, and enjoy participating in fun energetic activities.

 

MG - 10 year old boy with complex needs looking for 2 PAs, male or female

MG is a 10 year old boy looking for 2x PA staff, male or female. At least one needs to be a car driver. PAs need to have experience of (SMEI Dravet’s Syndrome), challenging behaviour and have a good understanding of Severe Myolonic Epilepsy.  The role will be initially to support MG at home to build a good relationship, and play, to provide personal care and medication.  Timings:  first two weeks will be Tuesday & Thursday 4.30pm – 7pm, then changing to Wednesday & Friday 5.30pm/6pm – 10.30pm/11pm.  During the school holidays hours may change to day time hours. Two PAs to start straight away Shirley area.

 

HM - 14 yr old male needing PA for 17 hours a week

HM – Male age 14yrs – 17 hours per week – would like one PA to meet at Wythall and take to Hydro and back home and also to gym twice a week in Hockley (Mon, Tues, Thurs – 5.30pm-8.30pm, Sat – 9am-5pm and school holidays). Experience of supporting people with Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia would be desirable. Driver required but no preference for male or female.  Start ASAP.

CQ - 15 year old young man wanting PA to access leisure on Saturdays

CQ is a 15 year old young man with Downs syndrome and autism.  He would like a PA to support him to attend Get Active on Saturdays fortnightly and to access other leisure pursuits on the alternate Saturdays.  Car driver essential, male or firm older female would suit.

SP - 21 year old young man requiring PA for a Saturday

SP is a 21 year old young man requiring a fun, chatty, sociable male or female PA to support him for 5 hours on a Saturday, times to be arranged. S has Cerebral Palsy and is a wheel chair user. He is looking for a PA to go out into the Community with him to do different activities such as Cinema, going for a meal, swimming and to access other leisure pursuits. To start straight away B27 area

 

JR - female PA needed - flexible days - 15 hours pw

Female car driver needed for JR who is a 28 year old lively girl with dyspraxia.    Must be chatty and fun .  J likes swimming, rock climbing, aerial experiences, bowling and cinema!  Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun  – 5 hours per day – 15 hours per week .  Start asap!  B91 area

RK - - female PA needed , driver essential

RK – 10 year old boy is looking for a female PA – must be a driver, with experience of autism, ADHD and have an understanding of high sensory needs and challenging behaviour.  He enjoys swimming, trampolining, loves walks, parks and loves animals.  3 hrs – Saturday or Sunday plus extra 3 hrs during school holidays – times tbc.  PA to start straight away.

JK - female PA needed - driver essential

JK – 7 year old boy is looking for female PA – must be a driver.  Experience of autism, ADHD and some support needed with personal care.  J enjoys swimming, parks, shops, animals and farms.  3 hours Saturday OR Sunday – times to be arranged.  PA to start straight away.

JS - 25 year old young man, wheelchair user, looking for PA to access social opportunities

JS is a 25year old young man with cerebral palsy who is a wheel chair user, he is looking for a PA to access social opportunities, he enjoys football  (Big Blues fan), shopping, ice skating, bowling, eating out, he would like to meet with new people.  Days in the week can be flexible B36 area.  Start straight away!

 

MF - 12 year old boy - 10 hours a week

MF is a 12 year old boy looking for PA support for 10 hours a week split over Thursday, Friday and Saturday – based in North Solihull.  To help this young man enjoy community activities and leisure experiences helping to build his confidence and promote independence.

DW - 29 year old male looking for PA support on Sundays

DW – looking for 4 hours weekly on Sundays – based in South Solihull.  PA support to enable him to go out and enjoy different activities.

JP - 12 year old boy with autism and behaviour difficlties - 6 hours a week

JP – 11 year old boy with autism and learning and behaviour difficulties – based in south Solihull.  Requiring 6 hours a week PA support through term time and holidays.  Would like to go swimming, to the park and meet new people.

JC - 20 year old with autism, epilepsy - needing support 2 days a week

JC – 20 year old male looking for PA either male or female – not age specific – but must be a driver and have experience of autism, epilepsy and seizures.  J loves animals, birds and having coffee out.  Collect and support needed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays for support at Newlands Bishop Farm.  Friday – 8 am. to 5 p.m. for support with paper round, having coffee out, feeding ducks etc – Balsall Common area.  Start ASAP.

MF - young lady needing female PA who is a driver and has experience of autism and understanding of PECs etc

MF is a young lady looking for female PA – must be a driver – any age – and must have experience of autism and an understanding of PECs, Widgit symbols to support with communication needs.  M enjoys going to the cinema, walking in the park, bowling, jigsaw puzzles.  Support needed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m. to take to Solihull College.  Tuesday and Wednesday – 3 to 7 and 3 to 6 p.m. – collect from College and support at home or activity.  Thursday and Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m. to take to Daylight at Solihull Fire Station annexe – collect 4 to 6 p.m. and support at home/activity.  B90 area – start September.

BS - 25 year old male looking for PA who must be a driver and have experience of autism, ASD, Epilepsy and have good communication skills

BS is 25 year old male looking for PA – either male or female – but must be driver and have experience of autism, ASD, epilepsy and seizures and have good communication skills.  B’s interests are swimming, gym – any physical activities.  Support needed Monday to Friday 7 to 10 a.m. – support with personal care, breakfast, and alternative mornings to take to Gym/swimming and drop off at Forward Day Centre.  B90 area – start  ASAP.

HH - 4 year old boy looking for PA Tuesday & Wednesday mornings and afternoons

HH – 4 year old boy looking for PA Tuesdays and Wednesdays morning and afternoon – to help out in the home, take to school, pick up from school and then take home to play.

JSL - 8 year old boy looking for PA support Thursdays & Fridays

JSL – 8 year old boy looking for PA support Thursdays and Fridays – morning and afternoon – to help out in the home, take to school, then pick up from school and take home and help out at home

MHY - 7 year old boy looking for 4 hours PA support on a Saturday OR a Sunday

MHY – 7 year old boy looking for 4 hours on a Saturday OR a Sunday

EFS & RFS - two brothers looking for PAs for 6 hours to enable them to have fun and be active

two brothers are looking for PA support for 6 hours so that they can be active and have fun!

CC - 6 year old boy looking for 4 hours PA support on a Sunday

6 year old boy looking for PA support.  Can be male or female – any age.  Needs to be a Driver with a good experience/understanding of ASD.  Need good communication skills,.  Hours needed:  4 hours 10am – 2pm Sunday for community activities.  Likes swimming, outside play, parks, etc….  Start ASAP B91 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 Julie or Sara.

The rate of pay for the above PA vacancies is £9.29 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 and speak to Julie or Sara or email them at:  j.graham@solihullsolo.org or s.higgins@solihullsolo.org

 

 

 

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More Opportunities

Project Manager vacancy

30 hours per week £22,854.00 p.a

Are you an experienced manager, with a passion for supporting people with a learning disability?

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

Are you energetic, flexible 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 our learning disabled members, 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 part time initially, starting at 30 hours per week.

Salary is 14.65 per hour.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd October 2017 and suitable applicants will be invited to interview during week commencing 9th October 2017

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

Alternatively you can view the vacancy and download an application form above

Administrator Vacancy

1 full time

1 full time (temporary post until March 2018)

37.5 hours per week £8.24 per hour over 21 (£6.75 per hour under 21)

SoLO Life Opportunities is a vibrant organisation working in the voluntary sector supporting people with a learning disability to enhance their social and leisure opportunities.

Would you like to join an expanding team as an administrator working in a busy and lively environment?

Are you energetic, flexible and enthusiastic?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then you could be the person we are looking for!

The successful candidate will be:

  • Enthusiastic and positive
  • Able to work in a team
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Able to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
  • Person centred

 Applicants must have a mix of:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and database skills
  • Literacy and numeracy skills at level 2 or above
  • Good telephone manner/customer service skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of social media/website management

The appointment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance

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

Closing date for applications is:  Thursday 5th October and suitable applicants will be invited to interview on:  Thursday 12th October

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

Alternatively you can view the vacancy and download an application form above

The post will be based at 38 Walnut Close, Chelmsley Wood, B37 7PU

 

Support Worker – Tennis

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support our member to access our fun Tennis project. Please note you do not have to be particularly good at tennis yourself!  You are required to support and enable the individual members to positively engage as well as have an enjoyable time. Please note this is an outdoor project so be prepared for the weather!

Venue – West Warwick Tennis Centre Olton

Day and time – Saturday from 1:15 till 3:15pm (term time only)

Rate of Pay – £7.50

Please contact Becci on 0121 779 3865 or b.fox@solihullsolo.org if you are interested in this position or you have any questions or queries.

Closing date for applications: Friday 22nd September

Start date: ASAP

 

 

 

Project Leader – Swimming South

We are looking for an innovative and creative person to lead a small team at our access all areas swimming project. You are required to support, lead and mentor staff and volunteers to enable each individual young person who attends the scheme to positively engage as well as have an enjoyable time.

Venue – Tudor Grange Leisure Centre

Day and time – Fridays from 5pm until 7:15pm (term time only)

Rate of Pay – £10.30ph

Please contact Becci on 0121 779 3865 or b.fox@solihullsolo.org if you are interested in this position or you have any questions or queries.

Closing date for applications: Friday 22nd September 2017

Start date: Friday 6th October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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