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Psychologist (VPSG4)

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Organisation : Victoria Police Service

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 28 Jan, 2019

About the role

Job Description
The Police Psychology Unit (PPU) is a dynamic team of psychologists and social workers whose role is to support, enhance and develop the psychological wellbeing of Victoria Police employees. Victoria Police recently conducted a Mental Health Review and is currently focused on implementing its recommendations. As part of this review the PPU was allocated a number of additional positions and this is consequently an exciting opportunity to be involved in a period of expansion for the Unit. The team works to ensure that Victoria Police officers are well equipped to manage the varied psychological demands of their roles, and requires Unit members to have a diverse skill set of clinical and organisational skills. This includes: a 24-hour on call service and the position consequently attracts an additional on-call Incident allowance for participating in an on-call roster.

Three positions available

  • Two (2) full time, fixed term (until 1/03/2020) positions available
  • One (1) full time, fixed term (until 8/03/2020) position available

Your duties will include:

  • Providing organisational services to a diverse range of work areas across Victoria Police, including the development and implementation of evidence-based psychological programs that are targeted to specific work areas. This often involves training, as well as the provision of consultation and coaching to managers across Victoria Police.
  • Providing clinical services, including: triage, psychological assessment, short to medium-term psychological treatment, complex case-management and secondary consultation for Victoria Police on a range of mental health issues. This also involves the provision of immediate and autonomous clinical judgment in crisis situations and critical incidents, including the participation in a 24-hour on-call service as required.
  • Providing Subject Matter Expertise to a range of projects, policies and programs across Victoria Police. This may include participating in projects from the Mental Health Review program of works to ensure that the Review recommendations are successfully implemented across the organisation.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Highly developed written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability utilise these skills to provide advice, conduct research/project work, facilitating training and to effectively influence a broad range of audiences including senior management.
  • Possession of high level expertise in evidence-based critical-incident responses.
  • Possession of high level clinical expertise and demonstrated ability in the provision of: triage, psychological assessment, treatment and case management for a range of mental health disorders.
  • Possession of high level expertise in psychological program development.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Registration number must be provided. Eligible for membership of the APS.
  • or
  • Registered as a Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Proof of registration must be provided.
  • Possess a current Victorian Driver Licence.
  • Participate in a 24-hour on-call service as required.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Victoria Police Service

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au 

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Psychologist (VPSG4) via Pro Bono Australia.

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