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Distress Brief Intevention Coordinator, Western Isles x2

Post: Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) Coordinator, Western Isles
Location:
Home working within Western Isles
Salary: £24,500 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week, including some weekends
Contract: Fixed term until March 2026
Closing date: 19th April 2024

How to apply

Apply on our BreatheHR portal by completing the online application with your CV and cover letter by 19th April 2024.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

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About the role

We are seeking to appoint 2 highly motivated individuals to join our DBI team. DBI 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 purpose of this role is to work with people in distress who are referred by front line services (including Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS24 and Primary Care) to the Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention team. The work includes: reviewing the reasons for distress, working with individuals to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and using supported referral to link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate.

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults (The costs are met by the employer).

These posts are part time, working 21 hours per week, office hours of 9am – 5pm with some weekend working on a rota basis (approx. every 8wks)

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like an informal discussion, please contact Kimberley Irwin: Kimberley.Irwin@changemh.org.

About the DBI project

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in Highland, Dumfries and Galloway, Argyll & Bute and Western Isles for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide 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 service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to the website by visiting www.DBI.scot.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 14 hours per week, working days will be discussed and agreed with the Locality Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card

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