First listed on: 14 July 2020
New South Wales Police Force

Police Psychologist (x2 roles) - Workforce Safety, Human Resources Command - Surry Hills - NSW Police Force 

  • Psychologist (x2 roles)
  • Ongoing Full-Time (job share will be considered)
  • Surry Hills
About us
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.
If you identify as a person with disability or require information or specific arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Jennifer Placanica on (02) 9285 3152.
If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like assistance with your application, please contact the NSWPF Aboriginal Employment & Engagement team on (02) 9768 0644.
About the role:
We have an opportunity for a Psychologist to be part of our Workforce Safety team. This position is responsible for providing psychological fitness for duty assessment and monitoring of NSW Police Force personnel. The psychologist will be part of a dynamic team comprising Police Psychology and will work with the team to deliver evidence based assessment and psychological advice to NSW Police. The psychologist will provide programs which monitor officers exposure to potentially traumatic incidents with an provide early detection and psychological resilience
Please note - job share arrangement may be an option.

Essential requirements:

  • 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.
  • Full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA, and a minimum 3 years practice.
  • Post graduate degree, or equivalent education, training and experience; as per the Crown Employees (Psychologists) Award.
  • 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 reports.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • convenient location for public transport and to shops etc; and 
  • in-house gym facilities. 
 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 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:
Provide an example, relevant to this role as described in the role description, of the assessment tools you have used in the past to ensure you had a clear understanding of a client’s psychological functioning in order to deliver a written report.  
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. 
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.
For more information on applying for roles with the NSW Police Force click here
Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application. 
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