About the role
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our Distress Brief Intervention team. Someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centered, recovery-focused support work, and who has experience of leading a team and of working autonomously. This position will be office based, working in a fast paced environment where your experience of being able to multi-task will be called on daily. Educated to SVQ3 level or equivalent in Social Services or Health Care or relevant appropriate experience. If the post holder does not have this qualification they will be required to work towards it during their employment. Duties will include running of the day to day service, supervising the staff team, sharing your knowledge and supporting the Project Manager by leading, training and developing the team., You will be sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes.
If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!
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 and costs are met by the employer.
About Distress Brief Intervention
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, delivering a ground-breaking approach to address 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 focused, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Team Leader, 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, visit DBI.scot.
• 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
Closing date: 16th November 2023