Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator


Salary: £20520 per annum pro rata

 28 hours per week

Fixed term to March 2021

Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a major, innovative project which introduces a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress. Working in partnership with frontline services (including Police, Ambulance, Primary Care and Emergency Departments) and with third sector support organisations, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required.

We are seeking to appoint a Coordinator who will provide support, advice and personal planning for people referred from front-line services. Coordinators will do intensive short-term work with people to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities if appropriate.

The post holder will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

For an application pack please contact Liz Mackay (Office Supervisor) on 0131 662 4359 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, you can find and download everything from the links below.

Application Documents    






Closing date for applications: 26th February, 2018.

For more information on Distress Brief Intervention please visit www.dbi.scot

For a discussion please phone Bruce Armstrong (Area Manager) on 01408 633206 or email [email protected]

Support in Mind Scotland is the operating name of The National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland) Charity Number SC013649.