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Job Number : 27989
Type and Location : Manager / Melbourne
Listed By : Metropolitan Fire Brigade on 3 Jul 2019
Employee Assistance Coordinator (Psychologist or accredited Mental Health Social Worker)


  • MFB 6 - $113, 603.01 per annum plus superannuation
  • Full time permanent position
  • Based in Richmond 

Your new company

The Victoria Government recently passed legislation to create Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV), to come into operation on a day yet to be proclaimed, bringing together the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) career firefighters under one organisation. Once FRV is created, all MFB employees will be transferred to FRV.

Until these changes take effect the MFB will still operate as a world class emergency service employing over 2300 people and responding to 36,000 calls per year from Melbourne's four million residents and visitors. Its services include urban search and rescue, response to fires and hazardous incidents, road accident rescue, emergency medical response and marine response. The MFB aims to create a safe workplace, a respectful and achievement-oriented culture, and an agile and engaged workforce.

With a host of active strategic people, culture and communication initiatives, this role is a key contributor in achieving the strategic initiatives outlined in the MFB Plan.


Your new role

As the Employee Assistance Coordinator you will manage the MFB Employee Support services through the leadership of a team of mental health and social support professionals. You will provide high level subject matter expertise in mental health and wellbeing to the organisation, in areas such as strategy, framework, continuous quality improvement and service delivery. You will lead the ongoing development and evaluation of MFB mental health and wellbeing programs, ensuring that employees are psychologically prepared and capable to undertake their respective roles.


What you'll need to succeed
In order to be considered for this vacancy you will possess the following:


  • Full registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), as well as registration as a Board Approved Supervisor; OR
  • Accredited as a Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), with registration as an Association accredited Supervisor.
  • Extensive experience in the strategic oversight and supervision of mental health and wellbeing services, including the area of Critical Incident Response services.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to apply mental health and wellbeing best practice principles, across both services and structures.
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise and people leadership skills in relation to management, support and reflective practices.
  • Demonstrated high level of adherence to professional code of ethics (including Confidentiality).


In addition, you will have exceptional communication skills, the ability to lead a team and have the motivation and determination required to create positive change across the organisation. 


What you'll get in return
In return for your hard work and expertise you will receive a very competitive salary, a monthly RDO (upon completion of probation), free onsite carpark, access to a variety of uniform options and a fantastic opportunity to support the people who support our communities.


How to apply:

For further information on this role please contact Nicole O’Reilly on 0408 381 483 or via email

Applications must address and meet all eight of the accountabilities listed in the Position Description and are to be forwarded electronically to Kristy Antonopoulos, Recruitment Business Partner at If you would like a copy of the Position Description please contact Kristy Antonopoulos directly via email.

Applications close at COB Friday 19th July 2019.

Contact Details
Please see above.

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