Psychologist - Medical Advisory Unit

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JE20043575G
Closing Date: 09-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description.docx (Word, 700KB)


2. Application Form.docx (Word, 629KB)


Contact: Tayla Ewens
(03) 8335 6321 or tayla.ewens@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:

An exciting opportunity is available for an accredited Psychologist to join the Psychological Assessment Team at Victoria Police in an ongoing capacity. Psychologists will form part of the Medical Advisory Unit which is a multidisciplinary unit that provides expert advice and delivery of operational and recruitment services within Victoria Police.

The appointed Psychologists will be required to complete psychological suitability assessments which form a key component of Victoria Police's recruitment of Police Officers, Protective Service Officers, and Police Custody Officers. This includes providing recommendations to the organisation relating to applicant suitability and identified risks.

Psychologists will report directly to the Organisational Psychologist and work closely with registered health practitioners within the Medical Advisory Unit.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Under the direction and supervision of the Organisational Psychologist, reviewing and interpreting psychometric tests.
  • Conducting psychological suitability interviews. This includes the integration and canvassing of a range of information relevant to the applicant to derive an assessment outcome.
  • Writing reports for stakeholders which provide recommendations regarding psychological suitability.
  • Maintaining selection procedures and standards to ensure they meet ethical and legal standards.
  • Completion of all clinical records as required.
  • Reporting to management on assessment results as required.
  • Ensuring practice is aligned to the APS Code of Ethics.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Full registration (without conditions) as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Experience and highly developed skills in the delivery of psychological interviews and interpreting psychometric tests.
  • Highly developed communication and report writing skills.
  • It is preferable that candidates have experience completing psychological suitability assessments in the context of selection and organisational risk management.
  • Experience working within a large organisational environment is desirable (however is not mandatory).
  • An understanding of mental health presentations.
  • A commitment to ensuring psychological practice aligns to all ethical obligations as a Psychologist as stipulated in the APS Code of Ethics.

What we offer you

  • An exciting opportunity to work in a close-knit and supportive team to develop and enhance your experience in psychological assessment in an emergency services setting.
  • Access to regular internal supervision.
  • Access to the Victoria Police gymnasium and free physical fitness classes offered on-site.
  • Employees also have access to a range of additional advantages including a specialised health insurance provider, banking services and discounted car parking.
  • Salary sacrificing for novated lease vehicle and superannuation contributions.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Whilst there is availability for a Psychologist to join the team full time, part time requests will be considered. The position is ongoing therefore offering secure employment, provided probation requirements are cleared.
  • For part time positions, the salary plus superannuation will be pro rata.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, 9 June 2024.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Tayla Ewens on (03) 8335 6321 or tayla.ewens@police.vic.gov.au.

We welcome applications from people with disability and aim to support an inclusive recruitment experience. If you require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8082.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


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