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Department: Ambulance Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/1234
Closing Date: 21-Jan-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Psychologist Position Description.pdf (PDF, 95KB)

How to apply for a position with AV.pdf (PDF, 169KB)

Contact: Melanie Hollingworth

Position Details

Ambulance Victoria's (AV) mission is to improve the health of our community by delivering innovative, high quality ambulance services.  A new opportunity is now available in AV's People and Culture Division, for three Psychologists to provide support to the Principal Psychologist in the provision of clinical services and support programs, development of strategic initiatives and policy and project implementation to support evidence based clinical outcomes for AV employees and their families.  These roles are full-time, permanent positions based at AV's Doncaster headquarters.

About the role

Reporting to the Principal Psychologist, these key roles will be responsible for analysing information, research and data to inform the ongoing focus on early intervention and preventative programs.  The roles will also provide authoritative clinical advice, deliver training and psychological assessments, crisis interventions and critical incident support where required.

Working closely with the Victorian Ambulance Counselling Unit (VACU), Peer Support, Pastoral Care and the Health and Safety team; the main duties of the role include (but are not limited to):

  • ensuring the requirements of the clinical governance framework are monitored and adhered to;
  • reviewing and monitoring AV's wellbeing support programs;
  • developing strategies and policies to support the continuous improvement of AV's suite of services (24/7 counselling and crisis line, resilience programs, early intervention programs, staff participation)
  • assessing and implementing appropriate crisis intervention strategies and coordinate and providing critical incident support as required;
  • applying best practice principles and developing appropriate prevention, early intervention and treatment strategies;
  • building and maintaining relationships with all key internal and external stakeholders, including a network of contractors; and
  • assisting in the design and development of the clinical aspects of the peer support and pastoral care programs

About you

The successful applicant will be a registered psychologist with a demonstrated high level of knowledge, skill and experience in trauma informed practice, psychological assessment, counselling, crisis intervention and critical incident response.    Harnessing their exceptional communication and relationship building skills, they will be proactive in providing advice and consulting with managers and staff on managing psychological health issues in the workplace. 

With the foresight to make effective and informed decisions, problem solve and prioritise work in high pressure situations, the successful applicant will also possess demonstrated experience in delivering a high level of customer service in complex and dynamic operational organisations.

Applicants will possess advanced computer skills and will be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and relevant software applications.

Finally, candidates must be required to be available outside of ordinary working hours in order to frequently provide advice, support or intervene and manage emergency or time critical incidents or issues.  They must also possess a current Victorian Driver's License and be prepared to travel throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria as required.

The salary range for this position is $98,886 - $113,013  +9.5% super.

What's in it for you

As a valued member of AV you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance, as well as offering salary packaging options, generous personal leave entitlements and accrued days off for full time staff.  We believe our people are our greatest resource and the sustainability of our workforce depends on how well we utilise our peoples' skills and abilities.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to address the selection criteria detailed in the position description and to read the document attached ‘Applying for a position with Ambulance Victoria'.  For any queries, please email the Recruitment and SelectionTeam on or, alternatively, please phone 03 9840 3653.

We request that your application for the Psychologist position is forwarded by Monday 21 January 2019 by clicking on ‘Apply Online'.

Your application will form an integral part of the selection process and should be of a high quality including:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Document addressing the Selection Criteria detailed on the last page of the position description

Ambulance Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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