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Expression of Interest (EOI) COUNCIL MEMBERS + CHAIR – Queensland Mental Health & Drug Advisory Council
Provide expert advice to help drive reform towards more integrated, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health & alcohol and other drugs (AOD) service system in Queensland.
- Queenslanders with diverse personal, professional & cultural backgrounds encouraged to apply
- Ministerial appointments – commencing early 2022 – for a term of up to 3 years
- Participation at Council meetings and out of session work – with fees + travel expenses provided
The Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, the Hon Yvette D’Ath, invites expressions of interest from people living in Queensland for several upcoming Council membership vacancies (including the positions of Council Chair and several ordinary membership roles).
The Minister’s appointed Council has been established to provide expert advice to help drive reform towards a more integrated, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health and alcohol and other drug service system in Queensland.
Here is your chance to make a lasting difference ….
The Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (the Act) on 1 July 2013.
As part of its role, the Council provides advice on major issues affecting Queenslanders living with mental illness, mental health difficulties and/or substance use issues.
Consultation and liaison with community, government and industry helps to inform the Council’s advice.
The Council works closely with the community, government, and industry in areas including health, employment, education, housing and justice. Through these partnerships, the Commission finds solutions and guides action to improve the systems that support people living with, or at higher risk of, mental illness, mental health difficulties or problematic substance use, as well as their families, carers, support persons, and the Queensland community.
Although the Council members bring both professional and personal expertise to Council deliberations – they do not represent any particular organisation or individual profession.
The Council acts as a champion and advocates for the social and health needs of people living with mental health issues and/or problematic substance use, including their families, carers and support people.
The Council also extends advocacy to the interests of specific people, groups and communities including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people living in rural and remote communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and LGBTIQ+.
Wherever you come from and whatever form your expertise/knowledge in this field takes, please be encouraged to consider this unique opportunity to help drive genuinely informed change.
Selection will be based on your experience and ability to support effective and credible contributions towards a solution focused approach to systemic reform and to offer a broad perspective on mental health and alcohol and drug systems.
You’ll find further information and instructions on how to apply – on the Council recruitment landing page here: (url: https://campaign.windsor-group.com.au/eoi-queensland-mental-health-drug-advisory-council-membership). Please be assured that everyone who meets the criteria will be considered.
Please note, applications close at 11:59pm on Monday 25th October 2021.
The Windsor Group is committed to equal employment opportunities and providing a safe, inclusive and supportive workplace where individuals and diversity are encouraged.
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Please quote in application: EOI MEMBERS + CHAIR - Qld Mental Health & Drug Advisory Council via Pro Bono Australia.