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Team Leader (DBI)

  • Full time
  • £23,152 – £26,424
  • Greater Glasgow & Clyde (Based at home initially
  • Closing 7th August 2020

  • Advertised from 27th July 2020
  • 37.5 Hours
  • W595


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.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced an extension to the programme of Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) across Scotland. The extended programme will be available for 12 months to support people whose mental health has been impacted as a result of the pandemic and the resulting changes that have arisen. The referral route will be via NHS 24 at level 1, and SAMH has been appointed to deliver the level 2 service and are presently looking to recruit DBI practitioners to provide a Level 2 DBI service to Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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 will be provided by staff in the mental health hub in NHS 24 and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service.

DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who will receive referrals via NHS 24 from people experiencing distress as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The DBI Practitioner will then 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 Team Leader will be responsible and accountable for maintaining high quality standards through remote working throughout Greater Glasgow and Clyde and should be fully committed to reflective practice. They will be an experienced people manager, providing positive leadership and management.

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 is vital in the delivery of this service.

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 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.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications will be Friday 07th August 2020 at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place week the following week.

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.