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Senior Mental Health Advocate

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The Mental Health Advocacy Service (MHAS) is established under Part 20 of the Mental Health Act 2014. It is an independent body providing support, advocacy and rights protection for identified persons, including involuntary mental health patients and psychiatric hostel residents.  The Chief Mental Health Advocate (the Chief) engages Senior Mental Health Advocates (Senior Advocates), Mental Health Advocates and Youth Advocates.

Senior Advocates

Senior Advocates are Mental Health Advocates with the additional responsibility of carrying out functions delegated by the Chief. This includes providing support and assistance to Mental Health Advocates, considering and conducting their training needs, writing reports and conducting investigations and inquiries.  The two Senior Advocates are each responsible for several teams of Advocates in the metropolitan and regional areas. See the job description for more information.

Senior Advocates report directly to the Chief and are based in the West Perth office. A free undercover parking bay is provided as Senior Advocates are expected to undertake occasional travel to regional centres and around the metropolitan area in their own car. Mileage is also paid.  Working hours can be flexible. Contracts may be issued for a maximum of 3 years and can be extended.

Applications close at 8:30 am on Tuesday 8 January 2019 and can only be submitted via email to MHAS.Recruitment@mhas.wa.gov.au

Please refer to the following documents for further information: