Workplace Psychologist, Human Resources

Brisbane, Australia
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Human Resources

UQ Human Resources is responsible for enabling achievement of the University’s strategic ambitions through attracting, developing and retaining talented, engaged and high performing staff. This, in turn, enables University staff to better support our current and future students. Human Resources at UQ operates within a devolved environment with Human Resources staff located in Professional Services teams in Faculties, Research Institutes and Central Divisions, supported by HR specialist service teams.

The role

The Workplace Psychologist, Human Resources is a specialist position within Human Resources Services, placed within the Workplace Relations Team. The position is responsible for providing specialist advice to the University and its staff about the prevention of illness/injury arising from psychological hazards, expert advice on the occupational management of staff, and the provision of rehabilitation for staff whose ability to carry out their duties is affected by psychological injury or illness, regardless of whether the injury or illness is work-related. On occasion the role oversees rehabilitation of staff with injuries that are other than psychological injury or illness.

A key focus of the position is early intervention to facilitate the lowest practicable level of psychological workplace injury or illness. In particular, it is to ensure compliance with current safety legislation, standards and codes of practice. As such the position has a dual client focus and the incumbent is expected to be able to work in that environment.

The position also has an educative and promotional function actively promoting initiatives such as the University’s Mental Health Strategy for Staff; Mental Health Week and RU OK Day, as well as training in the accredited Mental Health First Aid program.

The Person

Applicants must possess qualifications in Psychology sufficient for full registration as a Psychologist, with extensive experience in rehabilitation and return to work coordination. Significant experience operating in a dual-client environment in workplace rehabilitation and a practical knowledge of early intervention and prevention strategies would be highly regarded. You should also have excellent analytic and decision-making skills, strong communication skills and the capacity to work collaboratively. You will need to be willing to be accredited in Mental Health First Aid training (at the University’s expense) if not already.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 8 with a remuneration package in the range of $94,667.38 - $106,298.69 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $110,760.83 - $124,396.47 p.a.). Job share may be considered depending on the candidates.

Position Description

Download File Workplace Phsychologist.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Anthony Lennon on (07) 3365 3030 or by email at

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Application Closing Date: 9 am Wednesday 21 November 2018.