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January

Assistant Director, Whs Psychosocial Risk

UM - Sydney, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Section and Branch Overview

Workforce Health and Safety Section, Workplace Relations and WHS Assurance Branch in People and Culture Division is responsible for systemically strengthening WHS management systems, policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our officers and clients. The WHS Section works to build and manage a culture of safety across the organisation including embedding a WHS risk management framework, tools and practices, monitoring the safety of employees and delivering initiatives to educate and raise awareness and ensure a continuous improvement program.

Position Summary

The position will be responsible for managing a high tempo environment and to put in place robust work health and safety systems and processes to deliver ongoing improvements in psychosocial management. You will be responsible for working to improve the WHS psychosocial risk management system across the Department (including the ABF), in collaboration with work areas. Your responsibilities will include:

· Identifying WHS psychosocial hazards and risks, designing and implementing risk management, controls and reporting systems.
· Managing initiatives to prevent psychosocial injuries to staff including:
o the WHS Psychosocial Risk Management Working Group.
o supporting greater understanding of psychosocial hazards and develop evidence based recommendations to improve current controls.
o designing and delivering products, training and WHS system enhancements to support business areas in recognising, assessing, controlling and monitoring psychosocial hazards.
· Providing guidance to managers and staff on psychosocial risks of varying degrees of complexity and sensitivity across the breadth of the Department’s network.
· Building and maintaining internal relationships across relevant policy and operational areas.
· Providing a professional consultancy service to officers, managers and workers on psychosocial WHS duty of care/due diligence, risk and hazard management.

Skills/Qualifications

Qualifications

We are seeking applicants who:

· hold registration as a psychologist with AHPRA for five years or more
· have post-graduate training in organisational or clinical psychology
· have experience in delivering consulting and/or direct client psychological services in an operational organisation with a similar psychosocial hazard profile as the Department
· can demonstrate an understanding of WHS psychosocial risk management at a strategic and operational level.

Sound understanding of (or ability to quickly obtain):

· WHS legislative framework and departmental obligations
· Relevant Australian and International standards

Mandatory Core Capabilities

This position has been assessed in accordance with the APSC Role Evaluation Framework. To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the capabilities, skills and knowledge, and adhere to all relevant aspects described by:

Work Level Standards

ILS - A guide to the Integrated Leadership System

Home Affairs Professional Standards and Integrity Framework

APS Legislative Requirements

APS Values and Code of Conduct