Working at Station Avenue is something I am very proud of and it feels really good to be excited about your job. It’s a great career to get into with lots of development up the line’, so says Ben Robertson, Senior Support Worker at Eildon Housing’s Station Avenue service in Duns.
Ben works at Eildon’s bespoke, specialist learning disability service that provides six adapted houses and care and support to eleven individuals with learning disabilities. The service is registered with the Care Inspectorate and is celebrating (in its current format) its thirtieth year. Testament to its ongoing success in supporting independent living is that two residents are currently celebrating their thirty year anniversaries in their homes.
No day is the same when working at Station Avenue – supporting the service users to lead positive lives means that staff support can include fulfilling their varied interests such as attending concerts, participating in local sports, facilitating volunteer placement opportunities in the local community and beyond. Through active participation, day to day tasks become more about promoting independence and developing skills, enabling choice and active citizenship.
The Outreach service also provided by Eildon operates out of the Station Avenue Duns development, and supports a small number of individuals who have support needs and who live in mainstream tenancies.
Eildon is currently undertaking a programme of upgrades across the service, with spaces being revamped to cater for the changing needs of the service users, as well as introducing innovative care management software and assistive technology packages. These improvements will continue to put us at the cutting edge of person-centred care in Berwickshire.
Please go to www.eildon.org.uk and see the Association’s recruitment film where you can hear first-hand from staff about how working with us offers a varied and truly rewarding job.
Eildon is looking for exceptional staff to enhance the existing staff team to promote and encourage independence, involvement and empowerment for all service-users. Working hours are based on the needs of our service users which means hours may include: mornings, evenings, weekends, sleepovers and waking nights. Eildon offers a variety of contracted hours up to 37.5 hours a week.
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, you can contact the team directly by calling 01361 889138.
As well as being a Living Wage Employer we also offer a generous contributory pension scheme, membership of Health Cash Plan and a variety of training opportunities.