Recruitment posting

Mental Health Review Panel Roster

Competition #: 801
Ministry : Mental Health and Addiction
Opening Date : 2024/01/08
closing Date : 2024/01/26
Role : Public member

It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies

Role Required

Public member positions on the Mental Health Review Panel Roster (Roster) will be available in 2024 across all three panels.

Edmonton and North; Central Alberta and Calgary and South regions.
About the Agency

The Roster is established under the Mental Health Act (Act) and plays an important role in protecting the rights of patients in facilities and individuals subject to community treatment orders.

  • The Roster is an adjudicative body that considers applications pertaining to:
  • cancellation of admission and renewal certificates for patients detained in designated facilities;
  • return of a patient to a correctional facility;
  • cancellation of community treatment orders;
  • requests for an order for a hospital to issue a community treatment order in respect of a formal patient;
  • patient competence to make treatment decisions; and
  • administration of treatment to patients who object to it under the Act.

The Roster has three chairs and three vice-chairs appointed. In addition to the chairs and vice-chairs, the Roster includes psychiatrist and public members. Each hearing panel has three members: one chair/vice-chair, one psychiatrist member and one public member. The Roster maintains a large number of members to schedule hearings.

Role Description

This is an excellent part-time opportunity for those wishing to provide a valuable service to their community, and for those interested in helping uphold the rights of people in our province who suffer from serious mental disorder. This unique position provides a multi-faceted insight into Alberta’s mental health care system as well as continued professional development.

The Roster receives applications and conducts hearings regarding formal patients and individuals subject to community treatment orders across the province. The Roster serves three regions: Edmonton and North (North Panel), Central Alberta (Central Panel), and Calgary and South (South Panel).

  • Public members will take part in hearings, meetings and business of the Roster.
  • Members also participate in meetings, both scheduled and ad hoc as deemed appropriate by the chair, to conduct the business of the Roster.
  • Members are required to review the application package prior to the hearing date.
  • Flexibility in scheduling and ability and willingness to travel is required.
  • Willingness to drive a personal/rented vehicle and/or carpool with other panel members to be fiscally responsible may be considered an asset.
  • Competency with video conferencing is an asset.
  • return of a patient to a correctional facility;
Skills and Experience Required

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies and skills:

  • Expertise and experience in board governance in the private, public and/or volunteer/non-profit sector.
  • Prior experience with administrative proceedings, hearing or adjudication processes and group decision-making experience.
  • Ability to consistently apply impartiality, objectiveness and sound judgment in managing challenging and sensitive issues.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills with a strong reputation for fairness and principled decision-making.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information from several sources and varying points of view.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills and be able to listen and review information from multiple sources.
  • Build and maintain relationship with third parties, stakeholders and communities in mental health.
  • Capable of managing workload of preparation and attending hearings in order to meet time deadlines.
  • Experience with videoconferencing services.
Remuneration and Time Commitment

Members are appointed by the Minister of Mental Health and Addiction and may be eligible for reappointment of three-year terms to serve a total of 12 consecutive years.

This is not a salaried position. Public members receive remuneration in accordance with the Mental Health Review Panel Regulation and Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order (O.C. 466/2007), subject to review, which is:

  • $164 for up to and including four hours in any day;
  • $290 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day; or
  • $427 for over eight hours in any day.

Members may also be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the course of performing their duties as members in accordance with the Public Service relocation and Employment Expenses Regulation and the Government of Alberta’s Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expense Policy.

This is a part-time role.

Time commitment varies depending on your availability.

Position Profile
Additional Documentation

Please note: This ad will close on January 26, 2024 or until suitable candidate found. The posting may be used to fill current and future public agency vacancies.

In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click HERE to download the biography form.

Once the forms are completed, save them to your PC. When you click on submit application, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop or upload your completed biography form and others requested into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section.

Contact Information

Executive Search, Alberta Public Service Commission.

Phone: 780-408-8460


How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at

The personal information in ePAAS is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be used to administer and manage recruitment for current and future public agency appointment opportunities. Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to the Public Agency Secretariat, Public Service Commission, 3rd Floor, Peace Hills Trust Tower, 10011 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8 or by calling 780-644-3060. Applicants will be required to identify any real or perceived conflicts of interest and may be required to undergo additional screening.

Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

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