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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- 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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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 email@example.com
If you would like to discuss in more detail please contact Personal Assistant Manager, Jamie Horrocks 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 to Jame or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessional Support Workers for Holiday Activities
Sessional Workers for Holiday Activities
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 children with a learning disability to attend social and leisure activities during school holidays, evenings and weekends in and around Solihull. Previous experience in this field or similar is desirable.
The Job profile (Titled support worker) is available on our website and outlines the duties of the role, and skills/experience needed for this role. If you feel you meet these requirements we would love to hear from you.
Posts are primarily for work during the school holidays, but additional work may be available at other times for successful applicants
Successfull applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and 2 references.
£7.91 per hour + £0.98 holiday pay if over 21 years of age
£5.96 per hour + £0.74 holiday pay if under 21 years of age
Optional membership of People’s Pension scheme.
Ongoing comprehensive supervision & training.
N.B/ If you have an up to date CV you can complete the abridged application form which is shorter and send us that along with your CV. Clerical copies are available if required.
Please ensure the relevant job reference number is noted on your response.
If you would like to discuss this vacancy in more detail, please contact Margaret Sheikh on 0121 779 3865.
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