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Job Number : 42413
Type and Location : HR/Psychology / ACT
Listed By : UM Canberra on 9 Jul 2024
EL1 Senior Psychologist, Organisational Psychology

About the role

The role of the Senior Psychologist is to support the Director, Organisational Psychology, to maintain a range of psychological services in support of the business and operational objectives of the ACIC. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced psychologist to contribute to Australian’s national interests.

Key responsibilities:

                  Perform complex psychological suitability assessments and provide verbal and written analysis that synthesises information derived from a range of sources.

                  Be accountable for accurate completion of work within time frames and quality requirements.

                   Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

                  Have the capacity to build and sustain relationships with key internal stakeholders to progress psychological risk mitigation controls.

The Organisational Psychology team is a vibrant and energetic community of practice. The team is committed to providing highly professional and evidence based applied psychology services. Our organisation provides generous professional benefits including supervision, assistance with professional fees and ongoing professional development.

Our ideal candidate

To be successful in this role, you will need to:

                 Exercise a degree of independence and perform a subject matter expert role.

                  Have well developed problem solving skills.

                  Possess experience in the application of clinical risk assessment protocols and case formulation methodology.

                  Provide evidence based psychological advice in support of organisational functions.

                  Engage in regular, open and collaborative communication with all team members.

                   Have ability to manage competing priorities and fluctuating workloads.

                   Have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

                   Have strong ethical boundaries.

                  Be accountable for working alongside other EL1 Senior Psychologists.


Essential qualifications

                     General registration as a psychologist (unconditional) with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)

                     Post graduate studies or completing studies in Clinical, Organisational or Forensic Psychology

                     2 years post graduate experience

                     Eligibility for membership with the Australian Psychological Society


Desirable qualifications

            Eligible for area endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia



  • Citizenship – To be eligible for employment with the ACIC, applicants must be an Australian citizen.
  • Security Clearance - The Australian community expects ACIC employees to maintain the highest levels of security and integrity. Successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a minimum Negative Vetting 1 security clearance.
  • Pre-Employment Screening – All candidates must satisfy an Organisational Suitability Assessment (OSA) prior to being offered employment at the ACIC.


The ACIC is committed to diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and champion diversity to ensure we reflect the community we serve, and pride ourselves on our vibrant culture. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ+, neurodiverse, mature aged employees and carers.

More information about our conditions is available in the ACIC Enterprise Agreement 2024-2027 on our website.


For further details and how to apply for the role please refer to the candidate kit on the ACIC vacancies page.

Contact Details
Colin – 02 6268 7766

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