Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator

28 hours per week

Salary £20520 pro rata

Fixed term to March 2021 with the possibility of extension, subject to funding

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 pilot project, testing 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 support planning for people referred from front-line services. Coordinators carry out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities. 

The post is based in Inverness and is funded until March 2021. The post holder will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

Closing date for applications: 9am Thursday 11th October, 2018. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. You can download the application pack below, or if you'd prefer a paper copy contact National Office on 0131 662 4359 or email [email protected]

For further information or an informal discussion please phone Anne MacDougall (Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager) on 01463 710963 or email [email protected]

Application Pack

DBI Introduction

Job Description

Conditions of Service

Application Form

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