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Job Number : 42421
Type and Location : HR/Psychology / Sydney
Listed By : NSW Police Force on 10 Jul 2024
Treating Psychologist
  • Clerk Grade 9/10
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Sydney Metropolitan Region 

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.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Treating Psychologist to be part of our Workforce Safety, People and Capability Command team. The role works in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to deliver, outcome focused, evidence-based treatment for employees suffering a psychological injury. The role provides work focused interventions that aim to support employees to recover in the workplace, or successfully achieve a durable return to work following absence, as a result of a work-related psychological injury. 

We are looking for a motivated psychologist with a passion for therapy and a desire to help NSW Police Force employees navigate recovery from psychological injury. The Treating Psychologist will also have opportunity to deliver psychoeducation packages to Commands and Leadership teams, offering you excellent opportunity to network and build connections within NSW Police Force. 

The successful applicant:

  • Will have a strong knowledge of evidence-based treatments for psychological injuries.
  • Shares passion on helping other through psychological therapy.
  • Enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team which provide holistic treatment to our clients.

If you have a passion for delivering high quality treatment and working with a unique and diverse population, we encourage you to apply. 

For information on applying for this role, to view or download the Role Description and to apply visit the I Work for NSW website located at and search for Job Reference 0000AN7O.

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; and 
  • salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease

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.

Please do not attach copies of qualifications, certificates or documentation (other than what has been requested) - you can bring these if called for interview.

Please 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:

This role will include providing high quality treatment to a unique, complex, and diverse population. Please provide an example of a time when you provided treatment to a client with a trauma or stressor related disorder/presentation; how did you approach treatment? What did you do? 

Target Question 2:

This role will work within a multi-disciplinary environment to achieve results. Sound communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Using your relevant work experience, please provide a recent example of how you have worked with other health professionals to achieve a positive outcome for a client(s).

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. 

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact the hiring manager Emma Hancock via 0419 914 353.

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.

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.

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 and require further information on the role or you require specific arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the HR Diversity Team by email at [email protected].

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like assistance with your application, please contact the NSWPF Aboriginal Employment & Engagement team at [email protected].

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 18 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.

Contact Details
Emma Hancock via 0419 914 353.

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