Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 14 May 2021

Are you a consumer or carer with a lived experience of accessing a child and youth mental health service within Queensland Health, and some committee experience?

The Department of Health is seeking one mental health consumer representative and one carer representative to participate as members on the Jacaranda Place – The Queensland Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre (Jacaranda Place) Stakeholder Committee.

Jacaranda Place is a purpose-built facility providing a 12-bed statewide inpatient service for adolescents aged 13-18 years (with consideration of extension to 21 years of age) with severe and complex mental health needs who will likely benefit from an extended treatment and rehabilitation model (up to six months depending on clinical need) that fully integrates mental health and educational and vocational training components.

Co-located at Jacaranda Place is a 10 place Adolescent Day Program for adolescents aged 13 to 18 years residing in the local geographical area. Inpatients at the Jacaranda Place Adolescent Unit may access the Adolescent Day Program as clinically indicated.

A Model of Service (MOS), Treatment Framework and Evaluation Framework are in place for this new, state-wide service element. This Committee is being established to support the effective and efficient delivery of this state-wide service element bringing together combined expertise and advice from members inclusive of consumers and carers.

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