- Ongoing Full-Time
- Surry Hills
The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) is one of the largest police forces in the western world, with more than 20,000 employees, including more than 4,000 administrative employees who support the sworn officers that provide a range of law and order services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the socially, geographically and culturally diverse community of NSW.
Our commitment to Diversity
The NSW Police Force is a proud employer of a diverse range of people. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees. Differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging.
We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds and encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and individuals who may identify as LGBTIQ, with disability, a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and people of all ages.
About the role
We have an opportunity for a Psychologist (Psychoeducation) to be part of our Psychology, Workforce Safety, Human Resources team. The Psychologist (Psychoeducation) is responsible for the delivery of a range of psychoeducation packages and at times psychometric assessment of NSW Police Force personnel. The psychologist will be part of a dynamic team comprising Police Psychology and will be passionate about presenting, with the ability to travel and overnight stays if required.
The position will be responsible for the provision of psychoeducation and evidence-based assessment to NSW Police. The psychologist will provide education programs which inform NSWPF officers health and wellbeing, self-care and mental health knowledge to increase psychological resilience. Other duties can include assessing officers’ suitability for specific duties.
- Obtain and maintain the requisite security clearance for this role.
- Hold a current driver’s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months.
- Have a full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA.
- Have demonstrated analytical skills and experience in psychological assessment (clinical, actuarial and psychometric).
- Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current research and practice in psychological techniques.
- Have high level written and verbal communication skills, including experience in the provision of psychoeducation.
- Have high level of personal integrity and ethical practice.
For more information on this role (e.g. key accountabilities, key challenges and capabilities required for the role), click here to view the role description.
What we can offer you
At NSWPF our people have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. Some of the benefits available when you join the NSWPF include:
- competitive salary;
- competitive salary;
- flexible work options;
- opportunity to purchase leave;
- annual leave loading;
- corporate wellbeing programs including seminars and the Fitness Passport;
- free annual influenza vaccination;
- salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease.
How to Apply
Applications can only be submitted electronically via the I Work for NSW website.
To be considered for this role, attach a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume that clearly details your skills & experience as relevant to this role.
You must also address each of the following Target Questions (300 word limit per question) in the text boxes provided in the online application or attach as a separate document.
Target Question 1:
The successful candidate will be passionate about presenting and thrive on working in a high-volume environment and have the ability to manage difficult and complex inquiries in a professional manner with sensitivity and discretion. Dynamic presentation and training skills, high level of communication and interpersonal skills are essential in this role. Using your relevant experience, outline how you meet the requirements for the role.
Target Question 2:
Please provide an example of when you have demonstrated your ability to deal with a difficult client or situation in a training environment.
Your application must stand on its own merits, and the completeness and relevance of your application will determine if you proceed through to the selection process.
Please do not attach copies of qualifications, certificates or documentation (other than what has been requested) - you can bring these if called for interview.
To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet one of the following statuses:
- an Australian Citizen;
- a permanent resident of Australia; or
- a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport.
Part of our assessment process may include online and/or telephone capability testing therefore you may be contacted to participate.
Prior to commencement, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a rigorous National Police (criminal history) Check and obtain and maintain a Security Clearance as determined by the NSW Police Force.
This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 12 months.