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Job Number : 28359
Type and Location : Other / ACT
Listed By : UM Canberra on 15 Aug 2019
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse

The mission of the AFP is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified people who are interested in an appointment to the AFP. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the AFP, and their application must address selection criteria and the relevant work level standards.


Applications are sought from suitably qualified applicants wishing to be considered for Mental Health Nurse positions with the Australian Federal Police. 


AFP appointees contribute to the achievement of outcomes in accordance with the regulatory framework, the AFP Code of Conduct and the AFP Governance Instruments.


These positions are within Corporate Support. This area assists AFP business through the provision of a variety of administrative and financial functions.  Work in this team may include: 

  • Ensuring outputs are achieved within the strategic direction of the AFP.
  • Developing team members and fulfilling a guiding, mentoring and advisory role.
  • Leading a range of corporate support tasks.
  • Performing a range of office management activities.
  • Undertaking project and research work to support AFP business.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of ongoing AFP operational activities.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of corporate policies, processes and systems which enhance the delivery of AFP operational outcomes.
  • Maintaining currency in subject matter expertise through ongoing professional development and learning opportunities outside the formal education process.


In consultation with the AFP Organisational Health’s interdisciplinary team, the Mental Health Nurse provides specialised health advice and assessment to support AFP members and operational requirements.


The successful applicants will assess, advise and implement health strategies to enable AFP operations. This results in a reduced risk to the individual and the organisation.


The successful applicants will be required to:

  • Work collaboratively within the Organisational Health multidisciplinary team to provide a stepped care approach to promoting optimal mental health, prevent physical and mental health injury, and provide therapeutic interventions.
  • Using a holistic approach, work in collaboration with people who are experiencing mental health injury towards recovery including engaging community support and referral pathways.
  • Within scope of practice provide mental health assessments and triage of referrals, interventions, education, recommendations, counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Data entry of relevant clinical information into AFP electronic medical record systems.
  • Assist with review and refinement of existing policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as required to support the functions of Organisational Health.


Additional Information:

  • National or International travel may be required.
  • This recruitment is being used to create a pool for future vacancies arising over the next 24 months.



  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Current unconditional and unrestricted registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Current Credentialed Mental Health Nurse status by Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
  • Recognised post graduate qualification/s in mental health nursing.
  • Minimum of 5 years recent experience in providing mental health education, assessment and support.
  • Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or the ability to obtain one.



The AFP offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position. For further details, refer to the Enterprise Agreement at


How to apply:

  • To apply visit the AFP’s Career Page at:
  • Applications should consist of a 2 page pitch taking into consideration the duties and selection criteria to demonstrate your suitability for the role. 
  • An up-to-date resume including the contact details of two referees is required.
  • If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact



Applications close:  11.59pm (AEST) on Thursday, 29 August 2019.


As an inclusive organisation, the AFP provides opportunity for all Australians to fairly gain employment in the AFP.  We appreciate that everyone is unique and acknowledge that diversity in thought leads to greater transparency and improved consideration in our decision making. 



Contact Details
To obtain more information about the position please contact Belinda Colbert on or 02 5126 3890

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