MAIN provides a specialist 1-1 service for adults and children with varying disabilities, but predominantly those on the Autism Spectrum.  These sessions can take place in a variety of settings and allow the person accessing the service from MAIN to work towards their own agreed outcomes on a personal, 1-1 basis.

This service has been specifically designed to offer flexibility, choice and control to the person accessing it and ensures those who purchase a service from MAIN are being progressed through the work we undertake.

1-1 support or PA, is the fastest growing area of support MAIN offers and is completely bespoke to each individual.  Staff who work on this service have the opportunity to see the impact first hand they are having on a clients development on a weekly/daily basis.

We are looking for dynamic, passionate, self motivating individuals to join our ever growing team offering 1-1 support in the community.

Staff who work on this scheme have the benefit of receiving enhanced training and development plans, have the flexibility to direct and manage their own workload, are given the opportunity to work on a wide range of diverse packages meeting the needs of the staff member and individuals ability level.

If you feel you have these key skills are are passionate about working for a small charity, then we want to hear from you.

To find out more about this service, please click here.


  • Experience of working with disabilities, preferably  of the Autism Spectrum, although this is not essential as full training will be given.
  • Ability to engage with both children and adults.
  • Ability to lone work following MAIN’s policies and procedures on keeping safe.
  • Passion for disabilities and a engaging attitude.
  • Understanding of personalisation agenda, health and safety, support planning, and able to work with company guidance, although full training will be given.
  • Willingness to undertake a DBS check.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Ability to plan own work load.
  • Produce reports.
  • Schedule activities in line with outcome plan for client with the client.
  • Professionalism at all times.

HOURS PER WEEK:  Zero hour contract

To apply please send a copy of your CV to along with a completed Application Form

TRAINING:  Full induction process is carried out for all new employees along with Autism Awareness training, Team Teach training (when available), Accredited Level 2 Understanding Autism Qualification, along with additional qualifications/training as identified within personal development plans.

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For the past 5 years MAIN has been providing short break services via the Local Authority.  Over this time, we have supported many young people on their own journeys and are proud of the work we have been able to do.

We have been selected to continue our work with young people in Redcar and Cleveland for the coming 3 years and we could not be more excited our thrilled about it.

As a result of this new tender we have been able to carry out extensive consultation with young people and families to bring together a NEW offering over the coming 3 years.

The current service has seen a wonderful mix of young people accessing our groups, but there has always been those young people who didn’t feel it was the right fit for them.  These are the young people who we then see as adults who are socially excluded and struggling to understand the world around them.  We strongly felt this was due to a lack of intervention and support in those formative years with their own peer groups.

“I love going to MAIN.  It’s always fun.  I have made loads of new friends.  It’s the only time I get to play with people away from school.”

With this in mind, we set out to differentiate the support to young people, no longer just by age, but also ability and level of need.  This new offering will see young people’s journey being much more personalised and meaningful due to the focus and direction the team can offer to the young people in attendance.

The full breakdown of the new services are outlined by following the link for Redcar and Cleveland Short Breaks.

This is an exciting and scary time for the young people who currently access our groups or those who may want to start accessing them again.  As a result, a transition plan is in place for each group and the current provision.  Parents and young people are now being made aware of the new groups and which provision would be best for their own young person.

The biggest notable point behind the new service is the combining of provision from one location, at the same time.  This was evaluated heavily by the team to ensure this was the best thing for the young people and the families.  We established by running at the same time, families who have young people who fall into different groups would receive the benefit of having a short break with both young people being supported.  When we haven’t looked at this in the past, this has stopped families being able to access and we needed to be as holistic in our new approach as possible.

Should you wish to discuss the new service or book your child a place, contact the team on 01642 608012.


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