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PA (Personal Assistant)

Job Title

PA (Personal Assistant)

Who are MAIN?

At MAIN we support people, not ‘cases’ or ‘numbers’.

Our team includes dedicated parents & professionals, who have each individually adapted to living with Autism in its various forms. The MAIN team has the skills, experience and motivation to offer first hand support and advice to people of all ages living with Autism.

MAIN exists to offer advice and services tailored to individuals and families living with Autism, to raise their aspirations, empower themselves, and to have the confidence to ‘wear the T-shirt with a smile’.

Our ambition is to change society’s perceptions of Autism, and to increase understanding of the challenges and opportunities that living with Autism brings.

The Role

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.

What You Need

  • Experience of working with disabilities, including Autistic Spectrum Condition, although this is not essential as full training will be given.
  • Ability to engage with both children and adults.
  • Passion for disabilities and an engaging attitude.
  • Understanding of personalisation agenda, health and safety, support planning, and able to work with company guidance.
  • Willingness to undertake an enhanced 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.

Areas Covered

North East

Hours Per Week

Varied contracts dependent on needs of service user.


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.