We are seeking to appoint a 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 cost are met by the employer)
These posts are part time, working 28 hours per week, office hours of 9am – 5pm with some weekend working on a rota
basis (approx. every 6-8wks) and Regular travel will be required once travel restrictions are lifted.
About the DBI Project:
Change Mental Health is the lead partner in the Highlands 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 our website and visit
Why join us?
Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and
enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental
health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right
to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.
Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater
opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By
building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the
lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach
that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.
- 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