Working at the Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission offers a wide range of employment and career opportunities.

The Commission is focused on delivery of support services and programs to help people affected by mental health, drug and alcohol problems and requires an extensive range of skills and professions to achieve our goals and priorities.The major clinical professions are medicine, nursing, social work, occupational therapy and clinical psychology. Other skilled professions include Aboriginal health, youth work and art therapy.

If you would like to work for an organisation that offers great working conditions and is making a difference in the community, then consider a career with the Mental Health Commission. It is a rewarding and challenging career with opportunities in a range of settings throughout Western Australia.

What we offer

  • A competitive, award-based salary and entitlement plus 11% employer contributed superannuation
  • A professional working environment and culture
  • Rewarding and challenging work roles
  • Strong team focus, sharing and improving skills
  • Leadership and professional development programs
  • Experience in a broad range of clinical and non-clinical settings
  • Education and training programs in specialty areas
  • Opportunities for career advancement

The Mental Health Commission is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and ensuring our staff, volunteers, contractors, partners and community feel safe and supported when at work and when visiting us. Find out more in our Commitment to a Safe and Healthy Workplace.

Subject to your position, work area and Industrial Award/Agreement, employees may access a range of other benefits including:

  • Flexible work and leave options
  • Study leave/assistance
  • Salary packaging

Current vacancies

All our current vacancies are advertised on the WA Government Job Board and select 'Mental Health Commission' within the agency selection criteria to view and apply for fixed-term and permanent vacancies.

Careers in alcohol and other drug treatment

Are you a medical practitioner or nurse looking to specialise? If you have an interest in the drug and alcohol field, then we would be keen to discuss career pathways and opportunities available. Please call us on (08) 9219 1919.

Are you interested in a career in mental health?

Learn more about the roles available and the training pathways needed to get there.

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How to apply?

The recruitment and selection process for each position is unique and potential applicants are advised to read all documentation relating to the recruitment process.

The Job Description Form (JDF) is attached to the advert and identifies the core selection criteria which must be competitively demonstrated in your application, within the context of the position-specific details outlined in the advert. Applicants are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the ’Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of the advert.

If you are having difficulties accessing the WA Jobs Board website or applying for a position, please contact MHC Recruitment prior to the closing date and time.

Contact information

You can call the recruitment team on (08) 6553 0600 or email us at 


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