Psychology Team Leader, Family Violence Command

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20034732
Closing Date: 31-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: C3251.docx (Word, 449KB)
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Role Statement.doc (Word, 142KB)
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Application Form.docx (Word, 642KB)
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Contact: William Wainwright
(03) 9247 5376 or 0427 499 420

Position Details

  • VPSG-5 range $92,253 - $111,619 p.a. + super + leave loading
  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Working within the Operations Division, Family Violence Command located at the Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street, Docklands, 3008*

About the role

Victoria Police completed a wide-ranging Mental Health Review in 2016, and its recommendations are now being implemented across the organisation. The review indicated the need for dedicated support roles for those working in areas relating to sexual and family violence. As a result, a team of six psychologists led by a team leader will be located within the Family Violence Command to provide psychological support service. This team will be aligned in practice with the Police Psychology Unit, and will be governed by the Police Psychology Unit Senior Psychologist. 

Some of your duties will include:

  • Lead, manage and develop staff in a multi-disciplinary team to ensure delivery of professional psychological services and interventions that reflects evidence-based best practice to SOCITs and FVT's.
  • To lead, participate in and manage staff to complete Mental Health Review projects relating to SOCITs as required.
  • Provide clinical and managerial oversight and professional supervision to staff regarding the management of clinical and organisational issues.
  • Providing professional services and advice to a diverse range of work areas across Victoria Police including senior management, such as evidence based psychological support programs, consultancy, coaching, crisis interventions and case management.
  • Provide high level advice and input into issues of psychological risk, psychological injury, and other policy and practice issues arising from operational situations.
  • Consulting with senior management, internal and external stakeholders to ensure delivery of high quality clinical services.

Skills and experience

As the successful applicant you will have:

  • Experience in managing a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
  • Experience of working in the field of sexual offending, child protective services and / or family violence.
  • Demonstrated high level clinical expertise, including the ability to make autonomous judgements in complex and risk situations.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying emerging issues, and developing and leading projects and initiatives within an organisational context.
  • Highly developed written, verbal communication and presentation skills, to effectively provide high level advice and influence, and to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.  
  • The ability to provide advice and make decisions on issues of individual and organisation psychological risk within a complex and diverse organisation, in line with ethical and legal requirements.

Requirements and relevant information

  • Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Registration number must be provided.


  • Masters or equivalent qualification in psychology.
  • Possess a current Victorian Driver Licence and hold or qualify for a White Class Driver Authority within three (3) months.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership of the APS (psychologists only).

*Your usual place of work will be within the Family Violence Command however you will be required to work across the state of Victoria at various SOCIT and FV locations as required.

How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.

When opening the Application Form which is attached to the advertisement, please ‘save' a copy to complete.  Please note that applicants are not required to respond to each key selection criteria listed in the position description. 

Applications must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form


The full recommendations of the Mental Health Review can be found HERE

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact William Wainwright on (03) 9247 5376 / 0427 499 420 or via email

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement/adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact Annalise Harris via email


Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Tuesday 31 October 2017


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