The California Mental Health Planning Council is encouraging applications from persons who might be interested in filling one of several upcoming vacancies on the Council in the following categories:
1 Parent of SED Child position
1 Family Member position
1 Client position
3 Provider/Professional positions
Although there is no specific vacancy at this time for a Transition-Age Youth, anyone age 18-25 is encouraged to apply for the Client position.
The Council meets four times a year for two and a half days, including committee and full council meetings. There can be occasional conference calls between meetings, but the work is not overly burdensome. And it is a wonderful opportunity to work toward improving the mental health system. Appointments are for three years.
Applications can be downloaded from the Council's website, as well as a membership list and information about the Council's duties, committees, projects, meeting dates, and minutes. Search for California Mental Health Planning Council or go directly to their website at www.dmh.ca.gov/Mental_Health_Planning_Council/default.asp
California Director of Mental Health Dr. Stephen Mayberg usually makes appointments to the Council in December, so if you are interested please do apply soon.