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Team Leader (DBI) Inverclyde

  • Full time
  • £23,152 – £26,424
  • Home based (subject to review)
  • Closing 8th September 2020

  • Advertised from 27th July 2020
  • 37.5 Hours
  • W600


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.

SAMH are currently looking to recruit a motivated and energetic Team Leader who will thrive working in a fast paced and dynamic service, supporting local people within the Inverclyde area.

A Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) is a time limited and supportive service for an individual experiencing 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 SAMH via the Primary Care referrals. The DBI Practitioner will contact the person within 24-hours of the 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 Team Leader will provide direct DBI support and manage a small team while maintaining high quality standards. As an experienced people manager or team leader, you will provide positive leadership and management while demonstrating and achieving the following:

· Assess and Co-ordinate referrals, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales.

· Provide recovery based practical and emotional support to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making.

· Provide direction, practice and performance management, development and mentorship for DBI Practioners.

· Monitor and report outcomes and be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation

· Sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes and associated information materials with DBI Partners.

· Establish effective and positive working relationships within the community, stakeholders and partners to support the delivery of the service.

· Protect vulnerable groups and individuals from abuse in accordance with SAMH’s safeguarding framework.

· Will work autonomously, managing own workload, appointments, diary.

· Will ensure contractual and regulatory compliance.

· Will ensure delegated budgets operate within organisational monitoring and reporting arrangements.

· Will ensure own personal and professional development in line with objectives and key results areas of job description.

The working pattern is predominantly Monday to Friday; however you may be required to work out with this in line with service needs. There is a requirement to participate in the management on-call rota out with working times.

This post will be home based during the current government restrictions. However knowledge of local resources, support and services within Inverclyde is vital in the delivery of this service and are an essential part of this role.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies, behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to people and support them to achieve outcomes at a difficult time in their lives. You must be able demonstrate excellent communication skills with a mature and compassionate attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm and be fully committed to your own reflective practice.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications will be 08th September 2020 at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place week commencing 14th September by telephone or video call.

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.