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Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator (X2)

  • Part time
  • £20,520 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 26th August 2019

  • Advertised from 17th July 2019
  • 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE) - £12,312 per annum. 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 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, or update their membership records.

Further information about DBI and Support in Mind Scotland is available at and

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

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Application notes

Please email your completed application by 12:00 pm on Monday 26th August 2019 to using the subject heading 'Recruitment – Confidential DBI Coordinator'

Late applications will not be considered. Do not attach a CV – any received will not be considered.

Interview date: Tuesday 6th September 2019