Mental Health Clinician Victoria Police

JOB DESCRIPTION

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. 

About the role:

An exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for a change in scenery or a meaningful and rewarding career move, to relocate to the Goulburn Valley. Victoria Police is looking for a suitably qualified Mental Health Clinician to support local frontline employees, in the Greater Shepparton area. The Goulburn Valley and Greater Shepparton offers the charm of a rural lifestyle combined with all the big city facilities with rivers, lakes and snowfields at your doorstep.

We are now recruiting one (1) x Mental Health Clinician for the Eastern Region Hub. The location is flexible, located at either Shepparton, Seymour or Benalla. 

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce (the Taskforce) is the single most significant investment in the health, safety and wellbeing of Victoria Police employees. The Taskforce has been established to prevent and respond to work related injuries. The Taskforce is establishing six multi-disciplinary teams, based in hubs across the state, enhancing employee’s mental health, injury prevention, early intervention, and recovery support. These newly created position offers an exciting opportunity to support Victoria Police employees.

If you would like to hear about future opportunities in other Hubs across the state, please register your interest at [email protected].

The Mental Health Clinician will provide preventative and proactive mental health services to Victoria Police employees. The position will work closely and collaboratively with local managers and employees to improve help seeking and early engagement with appropriate mental health services. Through a relational and integrated approach, this position will engage with employees through wellbeing conversations, brief interventions, care co-ordination and reflective practice to create pathways for employees to seek the most appropriate support they need.

Your duties will include:

  • Deliver high quality mental health and wellbeing support to employees in an integrated and relational model which involves being present and visible around police stations.
  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team of health, safety and wellbeing professionals and providing clinical expertise to the team.
  • Deliver clinical interventions such as wellbeing conversations, brief interventions and case co-ordination in accordance with the Victoria Police clinical governance framework.
  • Facilitate preventative and proactive interventions such as group based reflective practice.
  • Provide advice and guidance to managers to uplift capability in the management of employees experiencing mental health issues.
  • Overnight travel may be required for this role.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with other members in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of prevalent mental health and wellbeing issues and best practice approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of short-term mental health interventions and group based reflective supervision.
  • Proven ability to engage, build rapport and have difficult conversations with a range of stakeholders including clients and managers.
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA; or registration as a Social Worker with AASW; or registered Mental Health Nurse with AHPRA and ACMHN; or Occupations Therapist with AHPRA and endorsed for mental health practice by OTA.

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

What we can offer you:

As an employee of Victoria Police, you will have access to a range of benefits. Some of the benefits available include:

  • Competitive salary including annual leave loading under the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave
  • Opportunity to purchase leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program and a range of internal services to support you
  • Salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease

How to apply:

  • Attach a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume that clearly details your relatable skills and experience for this role.
  • Please do not attach copies of qualifications or certificates.

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 email.

Current Victorian Government employees are advised to apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

Applications close midnight, Sunday 6 August 2023.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • Successful candidates will be required to possess a current Victorian Driver Licence and hold or qualify for an appropriate Victoria Police driving authority within three (3) months.
  • 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.

For further information, please contact: Liz Tsang on (03) 8335 7814 or [email protected] or Quincy Cheng on (03) 8335 7818 or [email protected].

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 requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email [email protected] or on (03) 8335 6004.

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