Work At ACON

Work At ACON

 

 

ACON offers a colourful, nurturing and fun workplace.

Our staff and volunteers are the foundation for our ongoing effectiveness. We are committed to our employee’s professional development and engagement – ensuring we build our capabilities with people that have the right values, attitudes, skills and knowledge.

ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For all job details, download the relevant job pack.

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

Community Health Promotion Officer First Nations Health Programs

This is a great opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to join the First Nations Health Programs team at ACON and support the development, delivery and evaluation of health promotion programs and community initiatives for LGBTQ+SB Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

  • A passion for improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+SB Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities
  • Build meaningful partnerships between ACON and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, community organisations and government agencies
  • Join a highly motivated and enthusiastic team that focuses on community engagement and empowerment across a range of LGBTQ+SB populations. 

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to join the First Nations Health Programs team at ACON. It’s a great opportunity if you are passionate about community engagement and improving health outcomes for LGBTQ+SB Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Programs

The First Nations Health Programs is a state funded team that develops, delivers, and evaluates a range of health promotion programs and initiatives for LGBTQ+SB Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, with a particular focus on sexual health and HIV prevention

We are looking for someone who:

  1. Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  2. Has a drive to support the health of LGBTQ+SB Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities in relation to social, emotional, and cultural well-being.
  3. Has experience and knowledge in community engagement and/or health promotion in relation to ACON’s communities, particularly:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
    • People of diverse sexualities and genders
    • People living with HIV and/or are vulnerable to HIV
    • Sex workers
    • People who use drugs.
  4. Experience in the use of social media and other online tools and how to use these for community engagement
  5. Has a commitment to working from a strength based and empowerment approach to community engagement and health promotion.
  6. Has an interest and commitment in building ACON’s partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations and government agencies.
  7. Has a current NSW driver’s licence and is happy to travel around NSW. Please note that this is not a requirement. 

Working at ACON

ACON provides a colourful, nurturing, and fun workplace. Our employees and volunteers are the foundation for our ongoing effectiveness and for our capacity to deliver innovative community engagement and health promotion programs and initiatives for our communities.

To support the successful candidate in their new role at ACON we are also offering the following:

  • Tailored mentoring opportunities
  • Opportunities for co-location with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous learning and development opportunities.

Location

This position is a 5 day per week role (35 hours) on a full-time permanent basis, at the ACON Sydney or Hunter office. We also have flexible working options with some days in the office and some days at home.

Salary and Entitlements

The Community Health Promotion Officer position will be paid a total remuneration package (TRP) between $72,008 – $80,657 (TRP includes superannuation and leave loading) commensurate with skills and experience.

We offer flexible working arrangements and a generous array of entitlements often above the National Employment Standards (NES) including:

  • Salary Packaging up to $30,000 gross up value (i.e. currently up to $15,899 tax free)
  • Generous pro-rata leave entitlements including up to an extra week of paid leave for full time employees to be taken during our Christmas and New Year’s shutdown period
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – access to a comprehensive counselling service free to employees

For more information about this position, you can text, call, or email:

  1. Jinny-Jane Smith, Team Leader First Nations Health Programs, on 0416 085 616 or JSmith@acon.org.au
  2. Tim Wark, Manager Community Partnerships and Population Programs, on 0421 620 028 or twark@acon.org.au
  3. Call us to arrange a chat at an ACON office or at a local coffee shop.

DOWNLOAD: Job Guide – Community Health Promotion Officer First Nations Health Programs

Applications ongoing.

ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Community Health Promotion Officer (Regional Outreach) Northern Rivers

  • Full-time permanent position available, 70 hours per fortnight
  • Work to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
  • ACON provides a colourful, nurturing, and fun workplace

Position Overview

ACON provides services to people living with HIV (PLHIV) or affected by HIV – and to sexuality and gender diverse people in NSW. Community Health Promotion Officer (CHPO) roles require both a community development focus, community engagement and the implementation of a range of initiatives that build health literacy, encourage recommended health behaviours, and engagement with health services.

This position is responsible for planning and delivering health promotion and community development responses for PLHIV and sexuality and gender diverse communities within Regional NSW. There is a requirement for people in these positions to travel frequently within NSW.

Main Activities

With a primary focus on HIV and STI prevention, and a more limited focus on ACONs inclusion and equity initiatives, CHPOs undertake the following:

  • Targeted evidence-based health promotion, community development and engagement activities with PLHIV and sexuality and gender diverse communities and individuals to support informed health decisions and build supportive communities and service systems.
  • Delivery of peer education in partnership with community-based organisations and groups, Local Health Districts and other relevant stakeholders to implement ACON’s state-wide HIV and STI prevention initiatives and other LGBTQ+ health promotion activities.
  • Work in partnership with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander stakeholders to respond to the HIV and sexual health promotion needs of sexuality and gender diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including brotherboys and sistergirls.
  • Maintain and strengthen partnerships between ACON and service providers, community networks/groups, businesses, venues, organisations and events.
  • Coordinate; HIV, STI, and LGBTQ+ education outreach at community events, volunteer participation, and the supply of safe sex equipment and health promotion campaigns.
  • Implement a range of online outreach activities, including maintaining a social media presence and engage in digital and online health promotion across other mediums accessed by ACON’s communities.
  • Represent the needs of ACON’s communities among key stakeholders.
  • As peer workers, support ACONs HIV, STI, and inclusion and equity capacity building work among mainstream and community-based services accessed by ACON’s communities.
  • Maintain accurate records of health promotion activities, including the monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness.
  • Implement assigned activities from ACON’s key strategic plans in line with other priorities, including the Reconciliation Action Plan, Multicultural Engagement Plan, and Trans and Gender Diverse Blueprint.
  • Actively participate in, and contribute to, an ongoing process of supervision, building a positive team culture, information exchange and effective team meetings, quality improvement and professional development.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Manager (or delegate).

Selection Criteria

Essential

    1. Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of community development and health promotion programs within a community organisation context.
    2. Demonstrated understanding of HIV, sexual health, and the general health issues and the information needs of gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with men (GBMSM) and the sexuality and gender diverse community.
    3. Proven ability to plan and undertake peer education and health promotion outreach activities across a wide geographical area and to provide appropriate client referrals as required.
    4. Ability to meet deadlines when working independently or remotely when there are competing demands and timeframes.
    5. High-level interpersonal skills, including excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a team.
    6. Demonstrated high-level skills in the establishment and management of a range of internal and external stakeholder relationships and a proven ability to respond appropriately to competing demands and interests.
    7. Understanding of and commitment to ACON’s rural and regional communities, particularly people with HIV.
    8. Applicants must provide evidence of up-to-date Covid 19 Vaccination, in addition to any other vaccination required to perform the role.
    9. A current NSW driver’s licence and ability to travel frequently.

Desirable

    1. Qualifications or a willingness to obtain qualifications in health promotion, public health, community development, healthcare, adult education, and/or a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training.

Salary:

$64K to $78K  (1.0 FTE Gross Salary) commensurate with skills and experience (Plus superannuation and leave loading). You may also elect to salary package a portion of your salary (up to $30,000 gross-up value) tax-free.

Location:

This position covers the areas of Port Macquarie to Tweed Heads with ACONs Northern Rivers Office in Lismore.

For more information, questions, or if you would like to discuss this role, please contact:

Brad Bower, Regional Manager Northern NSW, bbower@acon.org.au or (02) 6622 1555

Sharyn Marshall, Team Leader Heath Promotions, SMarshall@acon.org.au or (02) 6622 1555

All applications must include:

  1. a completed ACON application form;
  2. a document addressing BOTH the essential and desirable selection criteria; and
  3. your resume.

DOWNLOAD: Job Guide – Community Health Promotion Officer (Regional Outreach) Northern Rivers

DOWNLOAD: Job Ad – Community Health Promotion Officer (Regional Outreach) Northern Rivers

Applications close at 5:00 PM Thursday, 09 February 2023.

ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Find Out More

For more information about ACON recruitment, please contact ACON’s Human Resources Team: