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DBI Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,178
  • Home Based (subject to review)
  • Closing 31st March 2021

  • Advertised from 18th March 2021
  • Shifts: Service operates Mon - Fri (10am -7pm ) Sat –Sun (10am - 6pm) Fixed Term Contract for 6- 12 months (subject to funding)
  • W624


SAMH are looking to recruit DBI practitioners to provide a Level 2 DBI service to Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Inverclyde 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 to support people whose mental health has been impacted as a result of the pandemic.

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 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 is provided by trained SAMH staff who receive referrals via NHS 24. 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 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. As this secondment may be part time, any remaining contracted hours would be fulfilled in your current substantive post. Consideration will be given if your current service can accommodate this arrangement and would require your line manager’s support.

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 Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be carried out remotely during April 2021.

If you have a 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.