Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Statewide Consumer Co-ordinator

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Are you passionate about outcomes for children and young people across Queensland?

We're committed to providing life-changing healthcare for children and young people for a healthier tomorrow.

About the Child and Youth Mental Health Service

The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) at Children's Health Queensland specialises in helping infants, children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have complex mental health needs.

CYMHS works collaboratively and in a recovery-oriented way with infants, children and young people and their families. This means we recognise and help build on individual and family strengths for better health and wellbeing. By working together, we support children, young people and families to get back on track to reach their optimal mental health.

CYMHS has a number of teams across the Greater Brisbane and Pine Rivers regions. We serve our local communities, and we outreach across Queensland through some of our specialist programs. We provide community and hospital based services, outreach and telepsychiatry programs, early intervention, forensic and other specialty services.

Each year CYMHS takes pride in providing quality mental health services to more than 2500 Queensland children and young people, and their families.

Your Opportunity:

The position of Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Statewide Consumer Co-ordinator will:

  • Help the Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (QCPIMH) Clinical Unit engage families in meaningful participation at all levels of the service, including advocacy, policy development, service planning, service implementation and evaluation.
  • Help the QCPIMH Strategy Unit establish effective processes across the state to ensure that the perinatal and infant mental health service system hears and responds to the voices of consumers and carers
  • Support families who access clinical services provided by QCPIMH, including 0-4 Child and Youth Mental Health Service (0-4 CYMHS) and 0-4 Family Support Service (0-4 FSS). This may include helping families communicate their needs to clinicians, and helping clinicians understand the consumer/ carer's point of view
  • Demonstrate leadership in consumer and carer participation practice that helps to optimise outcomes for expectant and new parents, infants, young children and families, in health settings in Queensland
  • Help progress the development of the lived experience workforce in mental health in Queensland, for example by participating in consumer and carer co-ordination networks

What CHQ HHS can offer

Apart from contributing to the development of Australia's best paediatric health service, you will also benefit from a competitive remuneration package and a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing. Additional benefits include:

  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/life balance, variety and flexibility

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at CHQ HHS here ( ).

Some roles within Queensland Health are designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk roles'. A VPD risk role is a role in which the incumbent may be exposed to the risk of acquisition and/or transmission of a VPD. Please refer to the attached Role Description for more information and what requirements may exist.

7 March 2019
Location: Australia Queensland Brisbane - North
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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