Become a consumer representative

You can contribute to shaping our health service by joining one of our consumer representative committees.

You will be asked to give your opinion on issues and changes that we are considering, and you will be paid for your time.

How to apply

If you see an opportunity in the accordion menus below that you would like to apply for, you will see a link to 'apply here' that will take you to an online form to complete.

Current opportunities

Our vacancies have been split into the areas of the health service, including committees and councils that represent all of CAHS.

Find out more about these current open vacancies under each of the relevant drop downs below:

  • Aboriginal Community Advisory Group (CAHS)
  • Youth Advisory Council (CAHS)
  • ADHS Clinical Care Pathway Parent Group (Community Health)
  • Consumer representatives (CAMHS)

Aboriginal Community Advisory Group

What is the role of this group?

This group provides advice, cultural input and oversight on CAHS programs and projects which focus on improving the overall health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, young people and families. Find out more.

Who is the group looking for?

  • Two young people representatives
  • Two family and/or consumer representatives
  • Two Aboriginal Elder representatives.

When will the meetings be held?

Once every two months for a minimum of two hours.

Members are paid $37.50 per hour or can get a $50 Coles or Woolworths Gift Card.

How to apply

Fill out our online application form.

Send your interest to Dion Kickett (dion.kickett@health.wa.gov.au).

Youth Advisory Council

We are looking for new members! Complete this application form to register your interest.

The Youth Advisory Council is a passionate group of up young people who play an important role in making our service be youth-focused, by:

  • Giving advice from a young person’s perspective.
  • Helping us to consider the needs of young people when delivering services.
  • Reviewing information we provide to the public.
  • Providing feedback on how we handle complaints from consumers.
  • Gathering feedback from other young people.

Member qualities

You would be a great addition to the Youth Advisory Council if you:

  • Are aged between 12-21 years.
  • Currently live in WA.
  • Have used Perth Children Services, Mental Health (CAMHS) or Community Health (school health nurse, Child Development Service).
  • Want to improve health services for children and young people in WA.
  • Have confidence to speak up and share your thoughts and ideas.
  • Are motivated and willing to be part of extra activities outside of the meetings.
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally and/or linguistically diverse (including arrival as a refugee), LGBTQIA+ or have a disability.
  • Have connections with other young people (e.g. through community groups, schools, clubs).

The details

  • Meetings are currently held online on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4.30pm – 6.00pm. We hope to have a face-to-face option again soon!
  • We ask members to commit to involvement for at least 2 years.

The benefits

  • Meet other young people and develop skills like working in groups and representing the needs of your peers.
  • $35 per hour is provided to cover out of pocket expenses.
  • Training and mentoring offered.

How to apply

Complete our application form and select 'Youth Advisory Council'.

Applications close on Tuesday, 28 June 2022.

Questions?

For more information about the Youth Advisory Council, email CAHS.Consumers@health.wa.gov.au.

ADHD Clinical Care Pathway Parent Group

We are looking for three parents of children of children with ADHD to provide ongoing advice on how consumers receive care in our Child Development Service.

What experience, skills and interests are we looking for?

We are looking for parents and carers who:

  • have good communication skills
  • are available for meetings during work hours either in person/online. 

What is the time commitment?

A maximum of 12 meetings over the 2 year project set at a time to suit the selected members.

How will we support you?

You will be offered $35 per hour for your time and to cover out of pocket expenses. We will also provide training and mentoring.

What is the application process? 

Complete the application form below. Your application will then be reviewed.

If you are shortlisted, an interview will be required after which you will be advised if your application was successful. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the interview process. 

Apply here

We are looking for young people and parents, families and carers to join us as consumer representatives at CAMHS. Download our Being a consumer representative package (PDF 257kb) for more detail on what’s expected.   

There are no current vacancies. If you would like to hear about future opportunities, please email CAHS.consumers@health.wa.gov.au

Last Updated: 02/06/2022