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Administrative Assistant (DBI) x 2 posts

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525
  • Home based (subject to review)
  • Closing 29th October 2021

  • Advertised from 14th October 2021
  • 1 x 37.5 hours, 1 x 25 hours
  • W681


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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Due to further expansion and development of the DBI (Distress Brief Intervention) services across Greater Glasgow & Clyde , Fife & Forth Valley and Inverclyde, SAMH are looking to recruit motivated & efficient Administrative Assistants.

Post: Administrative Assistant (DBI) x 2posts

Ref: W681

Post 1

Service: Distress Brief Intervention – Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Fife & Forth Valley

Hours: 37.5 per week

Shifts: Service operates Mon - Fri (10am -7pm ) Sat –Sun (10am - 6pm)

Salary: £18,525

Contract Permanent

Location Home Based (subject to review)

Post 2

Service: Distress Brief Intervention - Inverclyde

Hours: 25 per week

Shifts: Service operates Mon - Fri (10am -7pm ) Sat –Sun (10am - 6pm)

Salary: Pro rata £18,525

Contract Permanent

Location Home Based (subject to review)

A Distress Brief Intervention is a time limited and supportive problem solving contact with an individual in distress and is a two-level approach. DBI level 1 is provided by staff within Primary Care and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service.

DBI level 2 is provided by trained staff within SAMH who receive referrals via NHS24/ Primary Care from people experiencing distress. The DBI Practitioner will contact the person 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 Administrative Assistant will be responsible for a wide range of administrative and office support activities across the services working within a fast paced environment to ensure systems are maintained in an effective, up to date and accurate manner. This will include provision of direct administrative support for line management across services , supporting the administration of referrals that come to the service and the timely completion of any financial elements of the contracts delivered by the team. There will also be a high reporting element to the role providing detailed statistics to the national DBI team.

This post will be home based during the current government restrictions, subject to ongoing review.

This is a opportunity to work in a team making a difference to people by supporting them to achieve identified outcomes during a difficult period in their lives. This role is fast paced and responsive therefore a great opportunity for an individual who is highly motivated and enjoys learning. You will be able to demonstrate effective communication and organisational skills and previous administration experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel to an intermediate or advanced level is essential.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications will be Friday 29th October 2021 at 12 noon

A basic disclosure, 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