Forensic/Operational Psychologist (VPSG5)

Job posted: 03/09/2021
Applications close: 26/09/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30/06/2023

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: VG/E20041869

Reference: VG/E20041869

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the role:

The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Unit aims to reduce the risk of individuals from becoming or remaining violent extremists and to address the social impacts of violent extremism. As a Forensic/Operational Psychologist housed in the CVE Unit, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of CVE intervention through a holistic and multi-agency approach to ensure service delivery is met.

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

Your duties will include:

  • Supporting the delivery of CVE intervention including via multi-agency approaches.
  • Conducting psychological risk and threat assessments, compiling reports and providing specialist advice to senior management in relation to counter terrorism risk mitigation activities.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to support the delivery of CVE intervention.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of CVE intervention best practice.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Experience managing complex cases and high-risk offenders.
  • Experience working under pressure in a dynamic and operational environment.
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Registration number must be provided.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
  • Masters or equivalent qualification in Psychology is desirable.
  • Approved area of practice endorsement in forensic psychology is desirable.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) full time, fixed term until 30/06/2023 position available.
  • The position is located at the Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo National Security Vetting, achieve and maintain a security classification as determined by the Department Head.  To achieve this, applicants must be an Australian Citizen.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 26 September 2021.

Please Note:
All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic), Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website.

Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

For further information on this role please contact: Inspector Michael Cruse on 0436 639 063 or via email michael.cruse@police.vic.gov.au.

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 VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

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

Forensic/Operational Psychologist (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30/06/2023

Job classification:



Inspector Michael Cruse | 0436 639 063 or michael.cruse@police.vic.gov.au

Forensic/Operational Psychologist (VPSG5)