The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whilst our firefighters are the cornerstone of CFA services, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important in helping to protect lives and property.
About the Role:
Our Organisational Wellbeing Team is seeking an experienced Organisational Wellbeing Manager.
The Organisational Wellbeing team sits within the People, Culture & Safety Directorate and is focused on the provision of strategic direction on psychological health and safety, advice and wellbeing services. This includes the provision of Welfare Services (Volunteer Peer Support, Chaplaincy and Member Assistance Programs, PTA Peer program, and Member Wellbeing Advisor services), and case management/coaching support for a range of issues impacting on the psychological health, safety & wellbeing of members.
Supported by a team of paid and volunteer members, the position is responsible for leading organisational thinking in relation to psychological safety and member wellbeing. To this end, the position is responsible for the development and implementation of positive mental health and relationship management strategies and programs to prevent or minimise member and organisational risk.
The position is also responsible for ensuring that internal and external response and recovery services are robust, evidence based, and delivered to members and their families in a timely and efficient manner.
Working directly with volunteers, the position requires work outside of business hours. Please note: This is not a clinical role.
The successful candidate will have:
- Qualified as a registered psychologist; unconditional registration through AHPRA with the Psychology Board of Australia and currency of practice
- Extensive experience in leading and managing a functional area and developing and implementing functional strategy within a large and complex organisation
- Demonstrated experience in providing advice at senior levels on high risk/impact matters associated with emergency services activities and proficiency in preparing and presenting complex written documents
- High level interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with matters confidently, tactfully and discreetly
- Significant experience in developing, managing and influencing strategic partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders
- Excellent planning and organisational skills, with solid experience in building and improving systems and processes
- Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of relevant legislative, regulatory and compliance frameworks and requirements
- Excellent leadership and management skills and abilities necessary to undertake the allocation and management of significant resources, and to contribute to the development of policy initiatives or corporate strategies
When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.
Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.
Your application should include:
• Cover letter
• Responses to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
Submitting your Application
When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.
The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check.
CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.