Become a consumer representative

 The feedback and thoughts of our consumers, the people who use our services at CAHS, matter to us.

What do we mean when we use the word 'consumer'?

There are all types of people who use our services at CAHS. We serve children, young people, parents, siblings, carers and families in many different ways when they visit us. We call all of these people ‘consumers’. 

Become a consumer representative

Apply to become a consumer representative by completing a brief online form

You will be asked to give your opinion on issues and changes to our health service, and you will be paid for your time.

Read our policy on Consumer Involvement in Healthcare Design and Management (PDF 298kb).

Consumer Representative induction

We now run regular Consumer Representatives Induction for consumer representatives. If you are working with Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) staff to improve services, as a member of a committee or working group you are expected to attend an induction to support you in your role. At the induction you will learn about:

  • The different services that form CAHS
  • What standards the health service have to meet
  • Consumer engagement at CAHS
  • How you can be effective as a consumer representative

Sessions last for 2.5 hours and have been organised for a range of dates and times throughout the year both online and face to face at Perth Children’s Hospital.

You can register for any of the sessions at our training registration form

If you have any questions or would like to know more please contact us at CAHS.Consumers@health.wa.gov.au or on 6456 5133.

How to apply

Explore the opportunities available in the accordion menus below or complete this online form.

Current opportunities

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

Disability Access and Inclusion Committee

The CAHS Disability Access and Inclusion Committee (DAIC) is one of several CAHS committees with members who are consumers with a disability, or parents/carers of a child with disability.

The committee acts as an advisory committee for CAHS and has responsibility for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

The DAIC meets monthly and aims to increase people’s knowledge and skills, in addition to providing practical advice to improve disability access and inclusion for all CAHS.

Committee members include consumers and carers as well as representatives from across CAMHS, Community Health and PCH, Kalparrin, CAHS Workforce, Consumer Engagement team and the CAHS NDIS coordinator.

Apply to join the DAIC

No vacancies available at present.

We are looking for young people and parents, families and carers to join us as consumer representatives at CAMHS.

Find out more about the open opportunities for consumer representatives.

Last Updated: 09/11/2022