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Liaison Officer

Mental Health Advocacy Service
  • Salary: PSO Level 2 $63,172 - $68,256 p.a. pro rata
  • Position number: 00014451
  • Work Type: Fixed Term - Part Time
  • This is a fixed term part time (0.6FTE) appointment for 6 months, with the possibility of extension(s) and/or permanency. Secondments may also be considered.
  • Location: Perth, WA

The Mental Health Advocacy Service

The Mental Health Advocacy Service (MHAS) is established by Part 20 of the Mental Health Act 2014 and assists people who are subject to involuntary mental health treatment orders or residents of psychiatric hostels to ensure their rights are protected. Advocacy Services Staff, including this position, support the Chief Mental Health Advocate to perform his or her functions under the Act. The Mental Health Advocacy Service is operationally independent of the Mental Health Commission which provides corporate support services and is the employing authority of Advocacy Services Staff.

Position Profile

MHAS is seeking to appoint a skilled and experienced Liaison Officer to provide reception and administrative support functions. The team of Liaison Officers are the first point of contact for the organisation and take calls from mental health consumers, Advocates and the public, and greet visitors. Liaison Officers also handle notification of involuntary treatment and other orders from hospitals via MHAS' database which are allocated to Advocates for follow up. The Liaison Officers are an integral part of the small MHAS office and provides other administrative support to Advocates across the State.

Other Information

MHAS embraces diversity and encourages applicants from a diverse field to apply including indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, youth, older adults, women and people with disabilities. Preference for appointment will be given to Australian permanent residents. The Mental Health Commission (the employing authority) is an equal opportunity employer and strives to break down barriers by eliminating discrimination.


Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Staff are engaged in positions of trust and offers of appointment are subject to criminal record checks as per the Criminal Record Screening Policy. Candidates will also be asked to provide documents to prove their identity and that they are an Australian citizen or hold permanent residency. 

Job Related Inquiries

We encourage you to contact Prav Atchamah on 08 6234 6300 for job related information. 

How to apply

To apply for this position, click Apply Now and follow the below instructions:

1. Submit your current comprehensive resume that clearly demonstrates your experience and transferrable skills, together with the names of two (2) professional referees who can attest to your suitability for this role. The resume should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete this step as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your resume.

If you experience difficulties while uploading your resume, please contact Employment Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours (not to be contacted for enquiries regarding the online assessments, see below).

2. Complete an online assessment process using the following link:


This assessment has three parts and will take approx. 45 minutes to complete. Further information about the assessment is available in the attached PDF. Please read this document carefully before commencing the online assessment process.

Should you have any concerns about your ability to complete these assessments, please contact the Consultant to see whether reasonable adjustments can be made. Applicants are requested to apply online. Please note: You must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with you.

Vacancy Reference Number: 922010 

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