RECON Psychologist - Workforce Safety - Human Resources Command, Sydney CBD - NSW Police Force
- : NSW Governent Police Force
- : 24-Apr-2020
- : All Sydney NSW
- Ongoing Full-Time
- Sydney CBD
Essential requirements - candidates must:
- Obtain and maintain the requisite security clearance for this role and;
- Hold a current driver’s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months;
- Full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA, and a minimum 3 years practice;
- Demonstrated analytical skills and experience in psychological assessment (clinical, actuarial and psychometric);
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current research and practice in psychological techniques;
- High level written and verbal communication skills, including experience in the provision of assessment report;
- High level of personal integrity and ethical practice;
- Willingness to travel state wide as required and
- Willingness to work outside normal working hours in accordance to operational needs.
To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet one of the following statuses:
- an Australian Citizen
- a permanent Australian resident or citizen of New Zealand
Applications from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.
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.
For your application to be considered, you must:
- attach a cover letter;
- attach an up-to-date CV/Resume; and
- address each of the Target Questions in the text boxes provided in the online application or attach as a separate document. Please limit your response to no more than 1 page per question.
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.
Applications can only be submitted electronically online via the I Work for NSW website.Responsibilities
The NSWPF supports its workforce through a range of health support services such as supporting its people by remaining active in their return to work program following injury. Injury prevention and recovery is in part facilitated through the RECON program. RECON is a support service that provides a holistic approach in the treatment to officers injured in the workplace or at risk of injury. A RECON Psychologist is part of a multidisciplinary team working in collaboration to deliver a cohesive and effective treatment program, delivering best practice and outcomes for those officers injured in the workplace.
Ensure the efficient and effective delivery of psychological services across the RECON program.
Maintain and support the introduction and expansion of electronic assessment and review program
Provide direct and online psychological services and programs to NSWPF officers
Preserving sound, accurate and confidential information and record systems with timely retrieval capability
Able to work independently, as part of a team of psychologists and/or as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Maintain knowledge of relevant research in the assessment of police, including e – assessment, and actively seek expertise to assist assessment programs
Participate in consultation with Manager and colleagues regarding e - assessment program methods and outcomes
Establish and maintain effective working relationships and liaison with relevant external organisations.
Ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of psychological services
Maintaining awareness of service outcomes and possible indicators to health and safety risks
Preserving sensitivities and high levels of discretion within the broader organisational context with often conflicting demands
When preparing your application:
- Your application must stand on its own merits.
- Responses to each question should be no more than 1 page per question.
- If you do not demonstrate how you meet the Target Questions for this role, you will not proceed through to the Selection Process.
- The completeness and relevance of your application will determine if you are called for an interview.
Target Question 1:
The successful candidate will thrive on working in a high-volume environment and have the ability to manage complex assessments in a professional manner. Sound 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:
This role has the capacity to influence the future approach to managing psychological health in areas within the NSW Police Force. Please provide a recent example where you have been able to implement change towards mental health.
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