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DBI Practitioner - Borders

  • Part time
  • £17,718 – £18,996 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 22nd July 2019

  • Advertised from 8th July 2019
  • 30 hours per week
  • N748


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respect me, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

DBI is a two tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership agencies (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) and a Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days to individuals aged 16 and over.

Due to the expansion of the service we are looking for a part time DBI Practitioner in our Borders Service. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable.

As the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The office is based in Galashiels and the post will include travel across the Scottish Borders area, access to your own transport essential.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties . A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Monday 22nd July 2019.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.