Vacancy Reference No. 921052
The Mental Health Tribunal Western Australia (Tribunal) is an independent statutory tribunal established under the Mental Health Act 2014 (WA). The Tribunal's primary role is to safeguard the rights of involuntary patients receiving psychiatric treatment without informed consent in Western Australia. The Tribunal reviews every involuntary treatment order in Western Australia shortly after it is made, and then every three months thereafter. The Tribunal also determines a range of other applications, including applications to administer electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery. To find out more about the Tribunal, click here.
The Tribunal’s Registry is established under the Act and is comprised of staff employed by the Mental Health Commission (MHC). The MHC also provides limited administrative and operational support to the Tribunal. The MHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply. MHC value the uniqueness of individuals who may vary in many different ways, including ethnicity, culture, national origin, social class, gender, age, religious belief, sexual identity, intersex status and mental and/or physical ability and people from these diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
About the role
The Tribunal seeks to appoint a Manager – Registrar of the Mental Health Tribunal. The Registrar is a statutory position responsible for supporting the President and coordinating the operations and functions of the Tribunal as outlined under the Mental Health Act 2014 (WA).
Specific functions and responsibilities of the Registrar are set out in section 484 of the Act and include generally being the executive officer of the Mental Health Tribunal.
Further information about the position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
About your application
You will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position, as outlined in the JDF.
A current (within 6 months) National Criminal History Check will be required prior to commencement of employment.
For further information about this position contact Alex Watt, Director of Corporate Services on 08 6553 0600.
Submitting Your Application
Your application should include:
- a statement, of no more than a single page, outlining your skills, experience and suitability for the position;
- a comprehensive curriculum vitae that details your duties and achievements from current and previous roles and shows that you have the skills, knowledge and experience to meet the position requirements; and
- contact details for 2 work related referees, one being your current line manager.
To apply for this vacancy click here. As part of the application process you will need a current email address.
Late applications will not be accepted. Your application submission must be complete by the closing time. Applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.
If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employment Services on 1300 367 894 (and select Option 2) for immediate assistance during business hours.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Suitable applicants may be considered for other similar vacancies within 12 months of applicants being notified of the recruitment decision.