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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10757435
Australian Federal Police Closing date: Thursday, 29 August 2019
Job Title: Credentialed Mental Health Nurse (expected vacancy)
Division: People Safety & Security
Branch: Organisational Health
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $95,098 - $104,924
Location: Canberra - ACT
Agency Classification: AFP Band 6
Position No: Vacancy 1557

Job Description


In consultation with the AFP Organisational Health’s interdisciplinary team, the Mental Health Nurse provides specialised health advice and assessment to support AFP members and operational requirements.

The successful applicants will assess, advise and implement health strategies to enable AFP operations. This results in a reduced risk to the individual and the organisation.

The successful applicants will be required to:

• Work collaboratively within the Organisational Health multidisciplinary team to provide a stepped care approach to promoting optimal mental health, prevent physical and mental health injury, and provide therapeutic interventions.
• Using a holistic approach, work in collaboration with people who are experiencing mental health injury towards recovery including engaging community support and referral pathways.
• Within scope of practice provide mental health assessments and triage of referrals, interventions, education, recommendations, specialist counselling and psychotherapy.
• Data entry of relevant clinical information into AFP electronic medical record systems.
• Assist with review and refinement of existing policies and procedures.
• Other duties as required to support the functions of Organisational Health.


• Bachelor Degree in Nursing or equivalent
• Current unconditional and unrestricted registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Current Credentialed Mental Health Nurse status by Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
• Recognised specialist/post graduate qualification/s in mental health nursing.
• Minimum of 5 years recent experience in providing mental health education, assessment and support.
• Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or the ability to obtain one.


National or International travel may be required.

This advertisement is to create a pool for future vacancies arising over the next 24 months.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

This is a non-ongoing opportunity for 2 years with options of 1 year plus a further 1 year extension.

About Australian Federal Police 

The mission of the AFP is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.

As an inclusive organisation, the AFP provides opportunity for all Australians to fairly gain employment in the AFP. We appreciate that everyone is unique and acknowledge that diversity in thought leads to greater transparency and improved consideration in our decision making. To support our employees we also provide flexible work arrangements.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Belinda Colbert, 02 5126 3890,
Position Contact: Belinda Colbert, 02 5126 3890
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS33-Thu - 15 Aug 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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