2 Distress Brief Intervention Coordinators


Salary: £20520 per annum

21 hours per week


35 hours per week

Job sharing possible

Fixed term to October 2020


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

We are seeking to appoint 2 Coordinators who will provide support, advice and personal planning for people referred from front-line services. The 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. 

Ideally the successful candidates will have: an SVQ3 qualification in Social Services and Health Care (or an equivalent qualification), experience of supporting people affected by mental illness or distress, experience of personal support planning, counselling skills.

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

To apply please send a CV and a covering letter explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the post. Closing date for applications: 24th July, 2017

To request further written information about these positions, including Job Description, Person Specification and information about the project, phone Liz Mackay (Office Supervisor) on 0131 662 4359 or email [email protected]

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

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