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

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

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 Position Vacancies

There is currently three positions available.

Workplace Education & Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity

  • Are you a business professional passionate about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) workplace inclusion?
  • Do you have significant experience in developing workplace diversity strategies, LGBTI employee networks and/or inclusion initiatives?
  • Do you have experience in learning & development facilitation, organisational development and/or human resources?

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

Pride in Diversity sits within the our 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 20 Employers for LGBTI Employees are announced annually.

We’re looking for a self-motivated, highly efficient and passionate individual with corporate experience in LGBTI inclusion. Available due significant program growth, this position is one of four responsible for managing member organisation portfolios across all major industries and sectors.

This role incorporates a variety of tasks including relationship management, training & facilitation, strategy development, HR consulting and public events in addition to cross team support and hands-on assistance with all aspects of the program.

The successful applicant will need to be comfortable working in a fast paced, ever-changing environment with limited resources and funding.  You must be comfortable working in a small team where roles overlap and a positive collaborative team player who’s willing to assist other team members when required.

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 and participate in the occasional evening event.


This position is full-time (35 hrs/wk) and based in Surry Hills.
Applications close 5pm, Monday 27 June 2016.

Download: Workplace Education & Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity job pack (73kb)

For more information about this position, please contact:
Ross Wetherbee, Senior Program Manager on 02 9206 2000


Care Coordinator (Occupational Therapist/Social Work/Psychologist)

  • Do you want to work in a multi-disciplinary team with clinical variety?
  • Are you looking for a position that takes you outside the usual boxes?
  • Challenges you to think differently?

This is a perfect role for an occupational therapist, social worker or psychologist to utilise their care coordination and excellent counselling skills and work in a role that provides real clinical variety.

This position offers something for everyone in allied health. As an OT you can practice your skills in functional assessments and person centred interventions to empower clients to achieve their goals, for the psychologist we offer a setting to practice affirmative psychology and exposure to population based initiatives and the social worker will have the opportunity to make a difference applying their skills of advocacy and navigation of service systems.

The position incorporates care coordination and counselling service delivery to clients presenting with HIV, domestic and family violence, mental health and other health concerns.  The role is placed within the context of a multi-disciplinary team of allied health professionals working within a chronic disease self-management model delivering short-term support.

Skills and Experience

  • Professional qualifications in social work, occupational therapy or psychology
  • Experience in psychosocial assessment, care planning and care coordination sexual health/mental health/AOD.
  • Registered with the relevant professional body (provisional registration combined with experience may be considered)
  • Possess skills in one or more of the following behavioural interventions; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Behavioural approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience in care coordination; psychosocial assessment and care planning
  • New graduates are encouraged to apply

The successful applicant will have an understanding of and commitment to ACON’s communities.

This position is full-time (35 hrs/wk) and based in Sydney.
Applications close 5pm, Monday 30 May 2016.

Download: Care Coordinator (Occupational Therapist/Social Work/Psychologist) job pack (73kb)

Coordinator, Home-Based Support Services

  • Do you want to work in a community based organisation and make a real difference?
  • Are you passionate about supporting people’s quality life?
  • Enjoy working with volunteers?

This is a perfect role for someone with a background in welfare, disability or ageing support services. Through its vibrant volunteer network ACON’s Community Support Network provides practical in-home support to people living with HIV and the Community Visitors Scheme is all about reducing social isolation of older LGBTI people by providing company and friendship of volunteer visitors.

ACON is a Health Promotion Organisation based in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community, with a central focus on HIV.  ACON has built on its history as a HIV/AIDS organisation by applying our skills in health promotion, advocacy and in provision of care and support services to focus on a broader range of health issues for our communities.

This position supervisors a small number of staff and an extensive network of volunteers to oversee the day to day delivery of support to clients. This includes promotion, facilitation of referrals and the recruitment and support of volunteers. Home Based support works closely with care coordination and counselling services to provide holistic client support.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in delivering client support services in health/disability/ageing/welfare.
  • Experience in managing unpaid workforces.
  • Knowledge of HIV and psychosocial needs of people living with HIV and older LGBTI people including social isolation.
  • Good network and communication skills

This position is full-time (35 hrs/wk) and based in Sydney.
Applications close 5pm, Monday 6 June 2016.

Download: Coordinator, Home-based Support Services May 2016_Job Pack (72kb)


Find Out More

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