Support Worker (PA/Outreach Worker)
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 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.
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.