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Chief Executive – Child and Adolescent Health Service

Chief Executive – Child and Adolescent Health Service

Company: Child and Adolescent Health Service
Location: Perth, WA
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 06/10/2022
Job Contact:

Jennifer Grove

+61 438 066 013


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Perth,WA
Application Close Date: 25/10/2022

Where you’ll be working

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

About the Role

The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) is seeking an exceptional, driven and passionate individual with a track record of successful healthcare leadership and a reputation for building and supporting a dynamic, respectful organisational culture to take on the position of Chief Executive.

CAHS provides world-class public health services for the children of Western Australia including Neonatology, Community Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Perth Children’s Hospital.

Based in Perth, the successful candidate will be accountable for developing and the strategic plan to ensure the achievement of quality outcomes, financial performance, people and organisational sustainability measures, creating trust, transparency and building consensus to realise the CAHS vision of healthy kids and healthy communities.

An inclusive and collaborative leader, you are skilled in developing and leveraging partnerships across WA to deliver an integrated healthcare service offering for all Western Australian children.

The Chief Executive contributes to the overall strategic leadership of the WA health system through participation as a member the Health Executive Committee.

The CAHS Board are responsible for:

  • Overseeing the delivery of hospital and health services, teaching, research and other services.
  • Ensuring that services continue to be safe and of high quality, and are delivered efficiently, effectively and economically.
  • Monitoring and improving the quality of hospital and health services.
  • Consulting with and engaging clinicians, consumers and members of the community in health service planning and delivery.
  • Cooperating with other stakeholders, including local primary health care services, in the planning and delivery of health care services to the communities they serve.

Contributing to and implementing state-wide plans for clinical services, workforce, infrastructure and other system enablers

The Chief Executive will also contribute to achieving WA health system outcomes, including the Sustainable Health Review (SHR). The SHR was undertaken to guide the direction of the WA health system to deliver patient-first innovative and financially sustainable care.

The SHR provides an ambitious blueprint for rebalancing the health system over the next 10 years to ensure that Western Australians receive quality health care that can be sustained for future generations.

The Chief Executive is employed by the Director General, Department of Health.

The Chief Executive reports to the Director General and the Child and Adolescent Health Service Board.

About You

Key Competencies Include:

  • Demonstrable track record in leadership of a complex public sector health service.
  • Demonstrable achievement in ensuring optimal patient outcomes, organisational wide governance and policy standards.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with a track record successfully working with non-government and not for profit relationships.
  • Strong operational and financial management skills within an organisation of similar complexity.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to inspire and drive a high-performing team.
  • Demonstrable analytical, strategic skills and problem-solving skills.


More information

Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online at gd@gerard-daniels.com quoting ref S52067

  • Please note that an executive search will also be conducted, and this may extend beyond the closing date.
  • Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria in the JDF and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you can meet the position requirements.
  • The names and contact details of two (2) professional referees must also be provided.

These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying.


The closing date is 4pm AWST Tuesday 25 October 2022.





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