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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10764893
Australian Federal Police Closing date: Thursday, 5 December 2019
Job Title: Psychologist
Division: Human Resources
Branch: ACT Policing
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $104,924 - $112,376
Location: Belconnen - ACT
Agency Classification: AFP Band 7
Position No: Req. 2007

Job Description

Duties


Policing for a safer Australia - the world is changing, crime is changing, we are changing to meet new challenges.

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.

ACT Policing is the community policing arm of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Following a recent funding boost from the ACT Government, ACT Policing is transitioning to a community-focused police services model which will enable ACT Policing to evolve in line with community expectations. Part of the commitment from ACT Government and the ACT Policing Chief Police Officer is to ensure enhanced mental health support is provided to ACT Policing members through the creation of a dedicated psychologist position.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified psychologists who are interested in supporting extraordinary individuals undertaking work that makes a positive difference to peoples' lives. In accordance with the Policing Arrangement, the successful candidate will be appointed to the AFP and will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the AFP.

The position is available for an initial 2 year contract with the possibility of 2 x 1 year extensions and/or permanent appointment. The AFP offers a generous remuneration and conditions package, full details can be found here.

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.

AFP appointees contribute to the achievement of outcomes in accordance with the regulatory framework, the AFP Code of Conduct and the AFP Governance Instruments. It is expected that the successful applicant will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.

As the dedicated Psychologist to ACT Policing, you will be responsible for contributing to operational outcomes through the delivering of psychological services and support to ACT Policing members. The role requires currency in subject matter expertise through ongoing professional experience and development opportunities, in addition to the formal education process.

The dedicated ACT Policing Psychologist will be expected to provide psychological and mental health services and support through:

Routine & individualised mental health assessments and reports; Critical incident response and follow-up; Short-term counselling and interventions; Maintained case files and management reports and recommendations; Identification and initiatives to address workplace risks.

Essential Requirements:
•Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

•Minimum of three (3) years demonstrated practice post internship in a relevant area of applied Psychology

•Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team in a large organisational setting

•Availability to be on-call after hours

•Current Drivers Licence

•Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) – or the ability to obtain one

 

Eligibility


Application
All mandatory fields must be completed by the applicant. Applicants must provide all requested documents as outlined above in 'Required Application Documents'.

All requested documents must be uploaded to the online application form and submitted before the closing date and time. Any documents not supplied may result in your application being withdrawn from the recruitment process.

The applicant response (pitch) should address the selection criteria and work level standards relevant to the role and provide evidence as to why you are the best fit for the position. The work level standards are specific to the band level of the role you are applying for and can assist in guiding you to address the selection criteria to the level required of the role.

Employment Suitability Requirements
Applicants, who are not current AFP employees, that progress to the next stage of an AFP recruitment process will be required to provide the following documents:

•Completed Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ);
•Traffic history for the last 10 years; and
•Proof of Australian citizenship.

 

Notes


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

2 year non-ongoing

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: Tina.Cox@afp.gov.au
Position Contact: Tina Cox
Agency Recruitment Site: https://www.afp.gov.au/careers/vacancies
AGENCY INFORMATION
 
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS47-Thu - 21 Nov 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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