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Systemic Advocacy Coordinator

Consumers of Mental Health WA (Inc.)

About the organisation

Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) is the peak body for consumers of mental health services in WA. As a community based not for profit organisation, CoMHWA understands, listens and acts upon the voice of consumers of mental health and the wider community.

About the role

CoMHWA’s Systemic Advocacy Coordinator will lead effective advocacy systems that influence outcomes for people with psychosocial disabilities in WA. The successful candidate will be effective in coordinating strategic stakeholder collaboration, engagement and research to progress informed and effective policy responses, as well as work alongside two Independent Advocates to identify current and emerging issues within the mental health and disability sector.

This is a full-time (1FTE) contract position to 30th June 2025. This project starts on 1st July 2022 and is based in Cloverdale.

To be successful

Essential Criteria

  • Lived experience of mental health recovery.
  • Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with a strong team orientation and consumer focus.
  • Proven skills in achieving advocacy outcomes within a policy and/or support setting for individuals with psychosocial disabilities.
  • Experience and/or demonstrated skills in policy, research and stakeholder engagement and ability to present work in a consistent and highly professional manner.
  • Demonstrated planning and organisational skills, especially in relation to meeting deadlines and managing competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated skills in coordinating projects to achieve desired project outcomes.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills in order to develop strategies, ideas and opportunities for resolving issues.

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of the disability and mental health reform agendas, including the NDIS.
  • Understanding of the not for profit sector.

In addition to the advertised salary the successful applicant will have the option to participate in a very attractive tax reducing salary packaging scheme.

Please visit the CoMHWA website to find out more about our organisation and to download a copy of the full Job Description Form:

A position description is attached.

How to apply

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