Work At ACON

Work At ACON

For all job details, download the relevant job pack.

ACON is an EEO employer and encourages people with HIV, in particular, to apply.


How To Apply

How To Apply

1) Download and follow the instructions within the relevant job pack.

2) Download and complete the ACON Employment Application form

3) Address the selection criteria as outlined in the job pack.

4) Submit a copy of your resume (CV) including referees and cover letter.

5) Email your complete application to

Application Checklist

Application Checklist

Before you submit your application, ensure you have the following:

  • Completed ACON Employment Application form
  • Document addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the position description
  • Copy of your resume (CV) including referees
  • Cover letter

Current Vacancies

There are currently two positions available

Alcohol & Other Drugs Counsellors (Various Positions Available)

  • Do you have a passion for supporting clients with alcohol and other drugs use needs?
  • Do you work within harm reduction framework?
  • Do you want to work in a multi-disciplinary team in a community based organisation?
  • Do you want to develop as a counsellor?

We’re offering a great opportunity for alcohol and other drugs counsellors to utilise their counselling skills to assist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community members to manage, cut down or quit.

We are a flexible employer and are offering these positions on a part-time and/or full-time basis on 18 month contracts.

These positions offers the selected candidates an opportunity to work individually with clients to effect change and improve their health and wellbeing.

The service operates within a harm reduction approach, offering short term counselling of up to 12 sessions according to a client’s stage of change and goals.

The substance support service also works closely with other ACON alcohol and other drugs services including the needle and Syringe Program, Rover Program (party safely outreach) and sector partners.

These positions offer additional variety of training and facilitation of peer supervision for those suitably experienced.

The ideal candidates will possess professional qualifications in counselling with at least three years’ experience delivering harm reduction interventions in an alcohol and other drugs service.

Experience working with clients with methamphetamine issues and/or sexual health, and training or facilitation of peer supervision is highly advantageous.

An understanding of and commitment to ACON’s communities is essential.

Various full-time (35 hrs/wk) and part-time positions are available for 18 month contracts based in Sydney.  

Applications close at 5 pm on Monday, 13 March 2017.

For more information about the role, please contact Helen Rowden A/Manager, Community Care Unit on 02 9206 2000

Download: Alcohol & Other Drugs Counsellors job pack (74 kb)

Research & Grants Administrative Officer

This position offers an opportunity to further develop your research skills in a supportive and innovative environment.

You will assist the Manager, Research and Grants Development, with the routine operations of ACON’s research and grants development processes, including the performance of administrative tasks related to ACON’s Research Ethics Committee, support with the implementation of key research activities and the writing of grant applications.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to prioritise and complete multiple tasks within deadlines.

Knowledge of HIV and LGBTI health services and an understanding of research processes are highly advantageous.

This is a part-time position (2 days/week) available on a fixed term contract ending 30 June 2018 and is based in Sydney.

Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 13 March 2017.

For more information about the role, please contact Johann Kolstee, Manager, Research and Grants Development on 02 9206 2000.

Download: Research & Grants Administration Officer job pack (72 kb)


Find Out More

For more information about ACON recruitment, please contact ACON’s Human Resources Team:
(02) 9206 2000