Expression of Interest for
Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre Steering Committee: Carer Representative
Carers with experience or interest in child and youth mental health are invited to submit expressions of interest for a representative position on the Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre Steering Committee.
About the Project
The Department of Health is committed to ongoing engagement and participation of health consumers following the Government’s response to the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry report.
As part of the 2017-18 State Budget, the Government committed to deliver a new Statewide Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre (AETC) on The Prince Charles Hospital Campus, to be owned and operated by Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ).
CHQ, in collaboration with the Department of Health, other key Government agencies, and health consumers, has established an AETC Steering Committee to ensure effective governance of the AETC commissioning process. A carer position on the committee has recently become vacant.
The Committee is to ensure advice and direction is provided to support timely and successful delivery of the AETC, and the necessary systems and processes to deliver a quality, safe, and inclusive mental health service. The Committee is chaired by Frank Tracey, Chief Executive, Children’s Health Queensland, and meetings are held on a monthly basis.
There are currently two consumer and two carer representative positions on this committee. This EOI is for a vacant carer representative position.
Role of the consumer
Health Consumers Queensland is working closely with Queensland Health, the Barrett community of former patients, family, friends, young mental health consumers, and carers in Queensland to make sure consumer and community needs are considered during the establishment of the new AETC.
In addition to sharing experiences from a carer or family member perspective, carer representatives will:
- Provide information and feedback to the group
- Provide direct advice to inform developing solutions/decision making
- Provide feedback to be considered and influence future solutions or decision making
Who is it for?
Carers with experience or interest in child and youth mental health
Time and location
Times and location – meeting is held monthly in the Brisbane area.
Remuneration and Support
Remuneration costs will be consistent with Health Consumers Queensland Remuneration and Reimbursement of Consumers Position Statement which can be found here.
Please call Leonie on 0437 637 033 if you are interested in applying but are unable to by this date.