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Organisation : Fortem Australia

Location : Canberra (Kingston, Canberra)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $90,000 - $99,999 pro rata

Application closing date : 15 Oct, 2019

About the role

A role that makes a difference in people’s lives

A fixed term, part time role (3 days per week) based at our head office in Kingston, Canberra. Contract end date is 30 June 2021 with the potential for extension.

In this role officially called Psychologist, you will support the success of Fortem through the research, design, and implementation of the frontline delivery of social connection activities and wellness support programs to Australia’s national security officials and first responders. While ensuring Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles are ingrained within Fortem which include:

  • Safety – ensure physical and emotional safety
  • Trustworthiness – maximise trustworthiness through task clarity, consistency, and interpersonal boundaries
  • Choice – maximise consumer choice and control
  • Collaboration – maximise collaboration and sharing of power
  • Empowerment – prioritise empowerment and skill-building

What you will be doing:

  • Drive regular meetings with various agency stakeholders to ensure all organisations are working towards agreed goals and strategic direction
  • Work with relevant organisations on research to evaluate the programs being designed and implemented, to ensure outcomes are measured and analysed
  • Design, risk assess, and implement social connection activities and wellness support programs
  • Provide support (professional supervision) to internal employees
  • Design and deliver awareness and education programs, encompassing all parts of the wellbeing journey
  • Conduct regular follow-ups with national security officials and first responders to gather timely feedback and share within Fortem as appropriate to ensure continuous improvement and compliance
  • Increase the frequency of early intervention and help-seeking behaviour amongst national security officials and first responders
  • Travel interstate as required to support Fortem initiatives

What the role requires:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with individuals and groups from a variety of backgrounds
  • Excellent organisational skills such as attention to detail, administration skills, and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel with own vehicle as required
  • Intermediate or above level of competency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Holistic knowledge of the national security and first responder sector and other related stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of Trauma Informed Care principles
  • Experience with researching and measuring outcomes
  • Experience with providing wellbeing information and awareness sessions
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Psychology
  • Current working with vulnerable people card and national police certificate
  • Desirable: experience delivering clinical psychological services to current or former members of Australia’s national security agencies or first responders including the treatment of mental health issues including PTSD and complex trauma

What can we offer you?

  • Supportive and challenging work environment in a new community support organisation
  • Opportunity to work in a diverse role with considerable autonomy
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave which includes birthday leave and Christmas shutdown period

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Fortem Australia

Do you want to be part of an exciting not-for-profit startup committed to making a difference in the community?

As an evidence-based community support organisation, Fortem provides Australia’s national security officials and first responders (working as employees or volunteers) with comprehensive and integrated wellbeing support. In short, our mission is to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of the people who keep our communities safe.

Who we are and what we believe

Collective impact – we empower our employees to deliver services that achieve measurable and positive outcomes for those we support, while ensuring collective advocacy and collaboration towards our mission.

Courage – our can-do mindset, resiliency, and focus on simple but effective methods, encourages and enables us to be focused on our delivery of impactful change.

Forward leaning – our open-mindedness to different ideas, best practice solutions, and drive to hire the best people, ensures we can be adaptable, yet united towards our purpose to provide the best outcomes for each other and for those we support.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Internal Support Psychologist via Pro Bono Australia.


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