Mental Health Specialist


Location: Liverpool

Job Type: Full time


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The Opportunity

  • Support CSIRO with your mental health expertise
  • Flexible working arrangements, a mix of home and office
  • An indefinite contract, with an opportunity to make a real difference

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today - for our customers, all Australians, and the world.

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) at CSIRO engages with all levels of the organisation to deliver future-focussed and leading-edge initiatives to significantly improve CSIRO’s HSE culture. CSIRO have an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Specialist to support the HSE team to create solutions for challenging mental health and wellbeing issues.

As the Mental Health Specialist, you’ll monitor organisational psychosocial risk factors and develop innovative programs to support team CSIRO. Leveraging your knowledge of psychological health and case management practices, you will triage reported mental health cases and connect individuals with appropriate resources. Your role will include providing advice on complex claims, as well as managing a small cohort of complex cases. You’ll be an advocate for initiating change and proposing solutions that positively influence the organisation.

Your qualifications in psychology, social work or nursing and demonstrated experience with psychological case management at a complex organisation, will see you well placed to make an impact at CSIRO. Bring your passion for creating positive change to a purpose-lead organisation and apply today!

Your duties will include:

  • Assisting with the triaging of psychosocial hazards reported through the incident reporting system and aligning with appropriate internal and external resources.
  • Identifying and implementing projects to enable strategic outcomes and improvement in psychosocial outcomes.
  • Guiding, supporting and empowering the HSE team to develop and support solutions to complex and challenging mental health and wellbeing issues.
  • Coaching and educating the growth and development of people through knowledge sharing across relevant organisational teams utilising best practice and communities to enhance the overall HSE performance.
  • Demonstrating flexibility and agility to actively contribute to multiple teams, manage multiple priorities, and supporting staff needs as required.
  • Developing, supporting and coaching others in mental health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Other duties as directed.

Location: Open to candidates across all CSIRO locations.

Salary: AU$102k - AU$111k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite, Full-time.

Reference: 89236

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a medical or allied health field (preferably psychology, social work or nursing).
  • A minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in psychological case management and rehabilitation within large or complex organisations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of HSE legislation, codes of practice and standards.
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills in the use and sharing of resources and knowledge across all teams to build and strengthen expertise in mental health and wellbeing across a large diverse organisation.
  • Proven ability to design, deliver and implement communication strategies with consistent messaging relevant to all levels of the organisation.
  • Proven ability in planning, creating and maintaining effective teams and resources taking into account operational and strategic priorities of key stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to interpret legislation, regulatory standards and other related information, investigative skills to comprehend complex problems and information and develop appropriate responses for action.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

To enter a CSIRO site, CSIRO will require you to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or show a valid medical exemption from vaccination). If you are unable to meet this requirement, then you must return a negative result on a Rapid Antigen Test (within 48 hours prior to attending site) and wear a face mask whilst on the CSIRO site. These requirements apply if you are attending a CSIRO site as part of a recruitment process.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

4th October 2022, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

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