Working at CAHS

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The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) recognise that our employees are our greatest asset. Whatever their role, all employees play a vital role in the care that is delivered to our patients, clients and our community. 

CAHS aims to ensure that the children and young people of Western Australia get the best start in life through health promotion, early identification and intervention and patient-centred, family-focused care by providing a comprehensive service. 

We employ over 4,000 people across a range of disciplines including: 

  • Nursing
  • Medical
  • Allied health and health science
  • IT and communications
  • Executive
  • Administration / Corporate
  • Support services
  • Research. 

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Why work for us?

CAHS promotes a workplace that is inclusive, innovative and service driven. CAHS is on a journey to become a values based organisation over the next 5 to 10 years. A values based organisation is defined as a living, breathing culture of shared core values among all employees. It sets a solid foundation of core principles guiding decision-making, actions and establishing a sense of community within the organisation. 

To make us a great place to work we aim to live and breathe our values of compassion, collaboration, equity, respect, excellence and accountability and:

  • Offer a variety of flexible employment arrangements
  • Offer a competitive salary with attractive salary packaging
  • Promote safety, innovation and service improvement 
  • Promote career growth and development
  • Recognise and reward our employees
  • Encourage and embrace diversity
  • Provide additional benefits through corporate discounts and the CAHS social club.

Job opportunities

All current vacancies are listed on the WA Health jobs board (external site).

We are committed to ensuring an open and inclusive workplace culture where diversity is valued and the cultural backgrounds of all employees are respected. A diverse workforce can broaden workplace knowledge and experience, generate new ideas and enhance service delivery. For all employees, it means supporting the endeavours of CAHS in promoting equity and diversity as both a responsibility and an opportunity to show respect and support for our colleagues and the community. Our recruitment processes aim to encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. 

If you are an international job seeker, further information about visa requirements and registration can be found on the WA Health International Recruitment page. We strongly advise job seekers from overseas who are considering applying to read this page prior to submitting an application.