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.

The current vacancies for our committees are advertised below, and the application form for all vacancies is at the end of this page.

Current vacancies

CAHS 

Safe Systems and Practice Executive Committee

There are currently two vacancies available for this Executive Committee.

What is the Safe Systems and Practice Executive Committee?

The Safe Systems and Practice Executive Committee is a group that meets monthly, consisting mainly of Executive members of staff and two consumer representatives. This Committee monitors the safety and quality of the services provided by Child and Adolescent Health Service through:

  • Reviewing safety and quality data, clinical incidents and complaints
  • Identifying areas of risk and opportunity for improvement
  • Monitoring how risks are being addressed
  • Reviewing how we are meeting national safety and quality standards.

What experience, skills and interests are we looking for?

We are looking for parents and carers who:

  • Want to make a difference to health services for children in WA.
  • Have a range of lived experience with our health services.
  • Are from diverse backgrounds.
  • Have an ability to provide feedback on the reports and data we use to monitor our clinical safety and quality.
  • Have confidence to speak up and share thoughts, reactions and ideas. 

What is the time commitment?

The Safe Systems and Practice Executive Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 9am to 11am. Meetings may be able to be attended via video conferencing. 
You may be asked to undertake training to help develop your understanding of the role and our health service.

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 by a panel which is made up of existing members of staff.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the process. 

National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards Committees

We are currently looking six parents and carers to join three of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards Committees. There are two vacancies for each of the committees listed below (total of six vacancies). 

Find out more here.

CAHS Consumer Advisory Council (Parent and Carer)

We are looking for four parents and carers to join the Consumer Advisory Council. We are particularly for those who identify as being: Aboriginal; culturally and linguistically diverse; from a refugee background; or fathers. 

What experience, skills and interests are we looking for?

We are looking for parents and carers who:

  • Want to make a difference to health services for children in WA.
  • Have a broad range of lived experience with our health services, including people from the following backgrounds; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Have good networks with other parents and carers (e.g. community groups, play groups, schools, recreational associations).
  • Have an ability to provide feedback on: the information we provide to the public; the reports we use to monitor our activities and information we provide to staff about consumer engagement.
  • Have confidence to speak up and share thoughts, reactions and ideas. 

What is the time commitment?

The Consumer Advisory Council (Parent and Carer) meets once a month on a Monday morning from 10am to 12pm. You are asked to commit for a minimum 2 year term. Meetings can be attended via video conferencing. 

Members may provide further advice and feedback via email in between the monthly meetings. This will be no more than 2 hours per month. You may be asked to undertake training to help develop your understanding of the role and our health service.

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 by a panel which is made up of existing members of the Council and staff.

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. 

Find out more about the Consumer Advisory Council here.

Youth Advisory Council

We are currently looking for up to six new members to join the Youth Advisory Council at CAHS. The YAC is a group of up to 12 young people aged 12 to 24 years, who have used the hospital or our services in the last five years.

Read about what the YAC is and who their members are.

What is the commitment for the Youth Advisory Council?

  • Attend monthly meetings held 3rd Thursday of the month between 4.30pm – 6.00pm
  • Members are asked to join for at least two years
  • Occasionally members are asked to attend other activities and training
  • Members are paid $35/hour and offered training and mentoring.

Community Health

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. 

Mental Health (CAMHS)

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. 

Current opportunities with CAMHS

Lived Experience Group

  • We are seeking two family or carer representatives
  • Specifically either young people or family and carer representatives who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and/or are Aboriginal
  • Download our CAMHS Consumer Advisory Group package (PDF 426kb) for more information 
Location: CAMHS Head Office in Nedlands. Meetings can also be attended via video conference.
 
Time commitment: Two to three hours a month, plus occasional workshops. Members may be asked to provide further advice and feedback via email in between the monthly meetings. You will be asked to commit to a minimum one-year term.  

Aboriginal cultural security review

CAMHS is working to improve the cultural security of its services to ensure it offers a safe and welcoming environment to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people and families.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, parents, families and carers to attend workshops, focus groups or provide feedback to CAMHS. 

Publications online review group

The Publications online review group will help CAMHS in reviewing documents, policies and publications intended for consumers or that could impact consumers.
  • Open membership – you will be contacted by email as documents need review and can choose to participate
  • Flexible hours to suit your availability
  • You will need reliable access to the internet and Microsoft Office products such as Word
  • Read more about the Publications online review group.

Sign up for future opportunities

You can register to be a part of the CAMHS network for future opportunities by emailing CAMHS.Participation@health.wa.gov.au.  

Application form

Last Updated: 14/05/2021