Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) Coordinator (X2)

Location:  Inverness (travel across the Highlands may be required)

Salary:  £12,312 (FTE £20,520)

Hours of work:  21 hours per week

Contract:  Fixed term until March 2021 (Possible extension subject to funding)

Accountable to:  DBI Coordinator

Closing date:  9am Monday 3rd June 2019

Interviews:  Tuesday 11th June 2019


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 Scotland-wide 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.

These posts offer an opportunity to join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated people to join our team of DBI Coordinators in Inverness. Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying 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 posts are based in Inverness and are funded until March 2021.  The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

Further information about the DBI and Support in Mind Scotland is available at www.DBI.scot and at www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk

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

Please return your completed application forms to: Recruitment – Confidential, by email to [email protected] or by post to 6 Newington Business Centre, Dalkeith Road Mews, Edinburgh, EH16 5G

Application Documents

Job Description

Conditions of Service

Application Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Coordinator Introduction

Summary Overview

Support In Mind Scotland is the operating name of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland), a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity Number SC 013649.