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Director Clinical Services

16 March 2023
Perth, Australia


Director Treatment Services

Salary:                         An attractive remuneration package will be offered

Location:                     Perth

Unit/Division:           MHC Operations - Treatment

Work Type:                 Fixed Term - Full Time

Position No:               00016845

Closing Date:              2023-04-11 4:00 PM

This is a Senior Executive Service position and a contract for a term of appointment up to five (5) years will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the executive leadership group in a purpose-led organisation and to drive change and have an impact at a systems level. Your contribution to placing our consumers at the forefront of our operations by strengthening the integration of our community and clinical services will be highly valued. This is a challenging and rewarding role offering a real avenue to innovating our operations by delivering services that are system-leading and that fill crucial gaps in service provider offerings.


About Us

The Mental Health Commission (MHC) strives to establish mental health, alcohol and other drug services and 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.

About the role

The Director Treatment Services reports to the Deputy Commissioner, Operations and is responsible for vendor performance and service delivery. This position leads the negotiation of the WA Health Service Delivery Agreement for Health Service Providers and community contracts with non-Government organisations for mental health, and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services. This position also overseas implementation of the recommendations from the Infant, Child and Adolescent Taskforce Final Report, for reform of the mental health system for 0-18 year olds.

About you

You are a senior-level executive, experienced in driving cultural change and reform in a large public health organisation or government agency, with a large team and budget responsibility.

You have demonstrated success in driving engagement and managing partnerships across government and non-government providers for the provision of services to the public – experience in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs system is highly desirable. An excellent communicator, you are skilled and experienced at negotiating agreements with non-government service providers and value-adding these relationships.

As a skilled strategic planner, you have experience in delivering against organisational strategy and you continually scan the horizon, undertake service gap analysis and develop innovative approaches to address areas of need.

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

Further information about the position can be found in the job description form (JDF).

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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