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Director Clinical Services

6 March 2023
Perth, Australia


Director Clinical Services

Salary:                         MP Year 1 - 9 $389,871 - $519,473 p.a. (inclusive of base salary, 10.5% superannuation and applicable allowances)

Location:                    Perth

Unit/Division:            Next Step Drug and Alcohol Service/Drug and Alcohol Youth Service

Work Type:                 Fixed Term - Full Time

Position No:               00011239

Closing Date:              2023-04-03 4:00 PM

About Us

The Mental Health Commission (MHC) is working to establish mental health, alcohol and other drug systems that meet the needs of Western Australia’s population and deliver quality outcomes for individuals and their families. Our mission is to be a respected leader in commissioning, providing and partnering in the delivery of prevention, promotion and early intervention programs; treatment, services and supports; and research, policy and system improvements.

Next Step Drug and Alcohol Services (Next Step) is Western Australia’s (WA) only publicly funded drug and alcohol support service providing a range of treatment services for people experiencing problems associated with their alcohol and other drug use, as well as support for families. Services provided include outpatient services at East Perth and via integrated Community Alcohol and Drug Services at six metropolitan locations; the Inpatient Withdrawal Unit at East Perth; Outpatient and medical support for young people via the integrated Drug and Alcohol Youth Service; and a Community Pharmacotherapy Program.

About the role

In this influential role, you will provide executive and clinical leadership to Next Step Drug and Alcohol Services consistent with the Mental Health Commission’s vision, values, strategic directions and operational plans. You will ensure the effective clinical management of Next Step’s services and workforce, have the opportunity to lead innovation and change, and provide specialist medical advice on the development and delivery of services for people with alcohol and other drug related problems.

About you

You will be eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia. Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (FAChAM) or Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) with a Certificate of Advanced Training in Addiction Psychiatry (or qualifications from overseas which are deemed equivalent) is highly desirable. You will have extensive knowledge and clinical experience in addiction medicine; highly developed leadership skills and experience in managing change and achieving high quality outcomes in a complex clinical environment.

Subject to your position, work area and Industrial Award/Agreement, MHC employees may access a range of benefits including:

  • Study leave/assistance
  • Option to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive employee wellness program
  • Generous Salary Packing
  • Leadership and professional development programs
  • A competitive, award-based salary

The Mental Health Commission is undertaking an executive and/or recruitment search as part of this selection process.

For a confidential discussion about the position and/or to receive a detailed information pack regarding this opportunity, please contact either Pam Lubrainschik, Managing Consultant at Ccentric Group +61 452 295 088, or email or Grant Jacobs, Senior Consultant on +61 420 899 811 or email

About your application

You will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position, as outlined in the JDF.

A current (within 12 months) National or International Criminal History Check will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Candidates may be required to undertake psychometric testing as part of the application process

Submitting Your Application

Your application should be sent to Pam Lubrainschik, Managing Consultant at Ccentric Group and include:

  1. A detailed CV outlining your employment history and achievements relevant to this position.
  2. A statement addressing the work-related requirements of this role.
  3. You will also need to show us how your skills and experience match your ability to work in a way that reflects our values - Honesty, Engagement, Accountability, Respect and Togetherness.

The MHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply. MHC values 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.

Further opportunities

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.

To find out more about the MHC and what we have to offer, click here

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