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 vacancy@acon.org.au

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 five positions available

Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity

  • Do you have extensive experience in workplace diversity at a strategic level with hands-on experience in LGBTI* workplace inclusion initiatives?
  • Are you an experienced relationship manager (or similar) with the passion and drive to succeed in a fast paced not-for-profit environment with limited funding and resources?
  • Do you have exceptional training and consulting skills and a passion and flair for customer service?

If you enjoy a fast paced, busy role, with a strong team focus, this job could be for you.

We’re looking for an experienced, self-motivated, highly efficient relationship manager (or equivalent) with a significant understanding of LGBTI workplace inclusion initiatives.  Sitting within ACON’s Pride Inclusion Program division, you will work closely with the Associate Director and other relationship managers to provide consulting, training and support services to members within your designated portfolio.

Pride in Diversity sits within the ACON suite of programs and is Australia’s national not-for-profit employer support program specifically designed to assist employers with all aspects of LGBTI inclusion.  Pride in Diversity is also the publisher of the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national LGBTI workplace inclusion benchmarking instrument from which the Prestigious Top Employers for LGBTI Employees are announced.

This role relies heavily on exceptional training and consulting skills, with a passion for customer service and a thorough understanding of, or experience working with, LGBTI workplace inclusion initiatives.  It requires accurate and timely record keeping, the ability to travel, flexibility and a significant passion for service delivery.

This is a busy role that requires energy and commitment to meeting outcomes while juggling multiple tasks and competing priorities. Experience in strategic diversity initiatives and LGBTI Workplace Inclusion is essential.  Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are required along with a professional presentation and sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. The ideal candidate must be able to travel nationally occasionally and participate in evening events as required.

This is a full time position offered on a two year contract and based in Surry Hills.  Applicants must be comfortable working in an LGBTI community organisation.
Applications for this position close 5pm Sunday, 30 July 2017

All applications must include a completed application form, a document addressing the Selection Criteria and a copy of your resume.

For more information about the role, contact Dawn Hough, Director of ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs, on (02) 9206 2000

Download: Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity job pack (71kb)

Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity (Melbourne Office)

  • Do you have extensive experience in workplace diversity at a strategic level with hands-on experience in LGBTI workplace inclusion initiatives?
  • Are you an experienced relationship manager (or similar) with the passion and drive to succeed in a fast paced not-for-profit environment with limited funding and resources?
  • Do you have exceptional training and consulting skills and a passion and flair for customer service?

If you enjoy a fast paced, busy role, with a strong team focus, this job could be for you.

We’re looking for an experienced, self-motivated, highly efficient relationship manager (or equivalent) with a significant understanding of LGBTI workplace inclusion initiatives.

Sitting within ACON’s Pride Inclusion Program division, you will work closely with Pride in Diversity Program Manager in Melbourne, Associate Director Pride Inclusion Programs (Sydney) and other relationship managers to provide consulting, training and support services to members within your designated portfolio.

Pride in Diversity sits within the ACON suite of programs and is Australia’s national not-for-profit employer support program specifically designed to assist employers with all aspects of LGBTI inclusion.

Pride in Diversity is also the publisher of the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national LGBTI workplace inclusion benchmarking instrument from which the Prestigious Top Employers for LGBTI Employees are announced.

This role relies heavily on exceptional training and consulting skills, with a passion for customer service and a thorough understanding of, or experience working with, LGBTI workplace inclusion initiatives.

It requires accurate and timely record keeping, the ability to travel, flexibility and a significant passion for service delivery.

This is a busy role that requires energy and commitment to meeting outcomes while juggling multiple tasks and competing priorities.

Experience in strategic diversity initiatives and LGBTI Workplace Inclusion is essential.

Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are required along with a professional presentation and sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

The ideal candidate must be able to travel nationally occasionally and participate in evening events as required.

This is a full time position offered on a two year contract and based in Melbourne.
Applicants must be comfortable working in an LGBTI community organisation.
Applications for this position close 5pm Sunday, 6 August 2017

All applications must include a completed application form, a document addressing the Selection Criteria and a copy of your resume.

For more information about the role, contact Ishwar Singh, Melbourne Program Manager, on 0439 378 951

Download: Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity (Melbourne Office) job pack (72kb)

Community Health Promotion Officer, Regional Outreach

We are looking for someone to join our Regional Outreach team.

You will enhance the delivery of ACON’s services, campaigns and health messages across regional, rural and outer-metro NSW by using your skills in health promotion and adult education to develop appropriate responses to the identified needs of local LGBTI communities and people with HIV.

Your excellent interpersonal skills and understanding of community development will be essential to the establishment, implementation and evaluation of projects, programs and initiatives – with an emphasis on the health and wellbeing of people with HIV and LGBTI communities in regional, rural and outer-metro areas across Southern, Far West and the Blue Mountains. You will work in partnership with local services, networks and groups, and other ACON projects to ensure effective program delivery to our communities through an outreach model of service delivery.

You must be willing and able to frequently travel state-wide and participate in the occasional evening and/or weekend event.

This is a full time position (35 hrs/week) offered on a two year contract and based in Surry Hills.  Applicants must be comfortable working in an LGBTI community organisation.
Applications for this position close 5pm Monday, 31 July 2017

All applications must include a completed application form, a document addressing the Selection Criteria and a copy of your resume.

For more information about the role, contact Teddy Cook, Manager of Regional Outreach Development , on (02) 9206 2000

Download: Community Health Promotion Officer, Regional Outreach job pack (71kb)

Community Health Promotion Officer, Safety and Inclusion

We’re seeking an enthusiastic and organised person to work as part of a team implementing ACON’s LGBTIQ Safety and Inclusion Project.

You will support a variety of innovative community projects and take the lead on the recently reviewed Safe Place project that focusses on creating welcoming and inclusive urban spaces for the LGBTI community.

This position will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to implement the revised Safe Place project and support other safety and inclusion projects.

The successful applicant will refine and implement Safe Place administration processes, including membership application and renewal processes, as well support the development of promotional resources in line with new branding guidelines.

As the driving force behind the implementation of the project, you will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the project.

This is a part time position (21 hrs/week) offered on a six month contract and based in Surry Hills.
Applicants must be comfortable working in an LGBTI community organisation.
Applications for this position close 5pm Monday, 31 July 2017

All applications must include a completed application form, a document addressing the Selection Criteria and a copy of your resume.

For more information about the role, contact Michael Atkinson, Program Manager of Safety, Inclusion and Historical Justice Programs, on (02) 9206 2000.

Download: Community Health Promotion Officer, Safety & Inclusion job pack (72kb)

Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellor (Hunter Office)

  • 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 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.

This position offers the selected candidate an opportunity to work individually with clients in the Hunter Valley Region 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.

The position offers additional variety of training and facilitation of peer supervision for those suitably experienced.

The ideal candidate 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.

This is a full time position (35 hrs/week) offered on a 2 year fixed-term contract based in Newcastle.
Applicants must be comfortable working in an LGBTI community organisation.
Applications for this position close 5pm Wednesday, 2 August 2017

All applications must include a completed application form, a document addressing the Selection Criteria and a copy of your resume.

For more information about the role, contact Sarah Lambert, Director of COmmunity Health & Regional Services, on (02) 9206 2000.

Download: Alcohol & Other Drugs Counsellor (Hunter Office) job pack (62kb)

 

Find Out More

For more information about ACON recruitment, please contact ACON’s Human Resources Team:
vacancy@acon.org.au
(02) 9206 2000