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Support Worker (PA/Outreach Worker)

Job Title

Support Worker (PA/Outreach Worker)

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

The role includes working with both adults and children in a variety of community settings.

Working in a variety of groups for both children and adults on the spectrum, from afterschool based sessions to holiday play schemes, adults social groups and carers support sessions.

The role may also include some 1-1 support work on an outreach basis working with individuals to work towards meeting social outcomes, such as independent living skills, finance management, accessing the local community, increasing confidence.

  • Responsible for delivering activities as mapped out by the Outreach Facilitator, both in community locations and on a 1-1 basis.
  • Support Outreach Facilitator to co-ordinate and supervise a programme of activities in conjunction with other outreach workers and volunteers.
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and individually.
  • Awareness at all times of children’s welfare developments and appropriate behaviour, including the use of appropriate specialist approaches for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • To ensure you work within the parameters of the policies and procedures set out by MAIN, reporting any incidents which may occur, following individual support plans and ensuring we are working towards meeting agreed outcomes.

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.
  • Professionalism at all times.

Areas Covered

Tees Valley

Hours Per Week

Zero hour contract up to ten available weekly, additional hours available during school holidays.


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.