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DBI Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £22,950
  • Home Based (subject to review)
  • Closing 20th September 2021

  • Advertised from 30th August 2021
  • 37.5hrs per week, Service operates Mon - Fri (10am -7pm ) Sat –Sun (10am - 6pm). Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
  • W665


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our FVF DBI Service for a Senior Practitioner, to join our small and friendly Team. As a DBI Senior Practitioner you will provide direction and guidance to a small team of DBI practitioners delivering direct DBI support all across the Forth Valley and Fife area. The DBI Senior Practitioner will support the Service Manager to co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Practitioners and liaise with Partners. As the Senior Practitioner you will have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies such as Police Scotland, NHS 24, GPS, CMHT, Ambulance Service.

DBI level 2 is provided by trained SAMH staff who receive referrals via NHS 24. The DBI Senior Practitioner will allocate referrals to the DBI Practitioners and ensure that the person is contacted within 24-hours of referral, and provide compassionate, problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

The position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings and weekends, and you will be required to be flexible in the hours you are available..

This post will be home based during the current government restrictions, however knowledge of local resources, support and service is vital in the delivery of this service. You will be provided with Level 2 DBI training. You will also be provided with a laptop and smart phone to allow you to work remotely.

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 and compassionate attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is essential.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications will be Monday 20th September 2021 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be carried out remotely Monday 30th September 2021

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

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.