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

Pride in Diversity Relationship Manager – Melbourne or Sydney

  • One-year initial contract
  • Help build LGBTQ inclusion in Australian workplaces.
  • Join a diverse and passionate national team who work hard to drive workplace inclusion.

Pride in Diversity is the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTQ workplace inclusion specialising in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity. Pride in Diversity publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for LGBTQ workplace inclusion.

Pride in Diversity has, since its launch in 2010, been providing advice, guidance and expertise to Australian organisations of all sizes, within all sectors, states and territories. Our mission is to support our member organisations in their pursuit of best practice LGBTQ inclusion and the attraction and retention of talent through the adoption of progressive inclusive policy, practice and behaviours.

The Role

Pride in Diversity is offering an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual who has a passion for workplace LGBTQ inclusion.

You will become a trusted adviser to a range of employers, some of whom are Australia’s largest and best known, across all sectors.

The Role:

  • To provide proactive advice, guidance and support to the assigned membership portfolio, including but not limited to membership strategy development, policy and practice reviews, enablement and training, advice and guidance on analysis of member and sector survey data, as well as providing advice and guidance to members completing the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).
  • Proactively seek new membership opportunities, promoting the Pride in Diversity Program at every opportunity, seeking assistance as required to grow membership
  • To contribute to a strategic initiative or key divisional piece of work showcasing best possible strategic design, professional execution and collaboration with both subject matter experts and fellow colleagues; participating in governance meetings and providing progress updates and reports as required
  • Develop skills in the role of trusted advisor; build a strong strategic mindset; develop a consultative engagement mode of working with members alongside the ability to engage effectively with executive at all levels
  • Adhere to all internal operational policies and processes with efficiency; including but not limited to the maintenance of accurate and detailed member contact details and critical commentary in Salesforce, timely provision of all quotes and associated travel requests; awareness of membership expiry dates and active engagement to ensure timely renewal, on-time provision of all required reporting.
  • Role modelling workplace values and respectful behaviours including respectful, effective and positive team collaboration, communication, engagement, and support in divisional events, team meetings, discussions and L&D activity

What you will need to apply

  • Proven experience in and/or understanding of LGBTQ workplace inclusion initiatives.
  • Proven experience in or solid understanding of strategy development; in particular the alignment of activity and plans to strategic D&I goals.
  • Significant experience in a Relationship Manager role or similar, providing support to a diverse range of clients with a strong customer service focus.
  • Proven track record of effective training delivery within a corporate or government setting.
  • Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to diplomatically and effectively liaise with a diverse group of people at varying levels of seniority.
  • Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment where jobs may overlap and team collaboration and engagement is essential.
  • Professional representation of the company and members you represent at all Pride in Diversity events, include celebratory and social.

Location:

This position is based in Melbourne or Sydney.

Salary:

A competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience will be discussed, with the option to salary package a portion of your salary (up to $30,000 gross-up value) tax-free

Hours:

This full-time position is 38 hours per week. The role will require working flexibly including some evenings and occasional weekends.

For more information about the role, please contact Chis Nelson at cnelson@acon.org.au

 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 – Pride in Diversity Relationship Manager – Melbourne or Sydney

Applications close Friday, 26 August 2022  

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.

Deputy Director, Pride in Diversity

  • Two-year initial contract
  • Drive C-Suite Engagement across the Pride in Diversity Programs working with CEO’s, Executive and Government Leaders to embed executive support, engagement and commitment to inclusion. Co-facilitate engagement with Patrons, Advisory Group and Executive Allies
  • Work with the Senior PID Leader for People to deliver on national growth, member engagement, retention and visibility in addition to people development and the identification of value-add initiatives and workstreams
  • Actively participate in the division’s leadership team, providing thought leadership and expertise in terms of strategy, sustainability and diversification.
  • Act up in Director role as required

The Organisation

ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs comprises three national not-for-profit membership-based support programs that drive LGBTQ inclusion:  Australian Workplaces (Pride in Diversity), Australian Sport (Pride in Sport) and Australian Health, Human Services and Wellbeing services (Pride in Health + Wellbeing).  In addition to the provision of subject matter expertise and support, the three programs are equally responsible for assessing and driving best practice in Australia via a comprehensive suite of evidence based benchmarking tools and surveys (AWEI, PSI, HWEI).

The division has staff members in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Queensland and seeks to expand representation in other states.  It sits within Australia’s largest LGBTQ health organisation supported by extensive expertise in all aspects of community health and wellbeing.

The Role

We require an experienced executive with a passion for growth and executive engagement to expand the program’s membership nationally, increase profile and visibility, provide governance for all strategic initiatives and work with the Director to engage & retain high levels of communication with C-suite leaders, executive, patrons, and key stakeholders.

As a member of the Division’s leadership team, the incumbent will also have an opportunity to provide thought leadership and expertise in matters pertaining to divisional growth, sustainability, and strategy.  This role works closely with the Senior Leader for People, Pride in Diversity to deliver against program outcomes, grow the program and its people.

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This is a full time position (38 hours/week) on a 2 year contract and based in Surry Hills.

For more information about the role, please contact Director, ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs, Dawn Emsen-Hough, on 0409 887 212.

Application Process

All applications must include:

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

DOWNLOAD: Job Pack – Deputy Director, Pride in Diversity

Applications for this position close 5pm Saturday, 27 August 2022.

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.

The Role

ACON provides services to people living with or affected by HIV (PLHIV), and to sexuality and gender diverse people. This position is responsible for:

Planning and delivering health promotion and community development responses for people with HIV (PWH) and sexuality and gender diverse communities in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW.  This position involves frequent travel within NSW.

ACONs Regional Health Promotion Services:

ACON provides outreach to regional areas of NSW to extend the reach of our services, campaigns and health messages.  We seek to provide a regular connection and build relationships with regional LGBTQ+ communities and people with HIV. Our outreach teams are based in Lismore, Newcastle, and Sydney and visit regional NSW towns and sites regularly to undertake peer education, health promotion, and community development.

The role’s tasks and responsibilities:

  • Targeted evidence-based health promotion, community development and engagement activities with PWH and LGBTQ+ communities and individuals
  • Delivery of peer education in partnership with community-based organisations, Local Health Districts and other relevant stakeholders
  • Support the regional implementation of ACON’s state-wide HIV prevention strategy and other Key LGBTQ+ health promotion initiatives.
  • Work in partnership with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and services to meet the HIV and sexual health promotion needs of LGBTQ+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including brotherboys and sistergirls.
  • Maintain and strengthen partnerships.
  • Coordinate LGBTQ+ inclusion and HIV and sexual health outreach at community events.
  • Implement a range of online outreach activities, including maintaining a social media presence, and engage in health promotion across other mediums accessed by ACON’s communities.
  • Act as a gateway by engaging with community members, informing and facilitate referrals to ACON state-wide services, Local Health Districts, or other service providers.
  • Support local ACON health and wellbeing services, including volunteering, education, group activities and HIV/STI testing, as peer workers
  • Amplify the voice of the Northern Rivers LGBTQ+ communities in research; partnering and promoting local research initiatives to inform Health Sector planning.  Assess relevant results and communicate to LGBTQ+ communities.
  • Advocacy and capacity building to build inclusive local services and professional practice with mainstream and community-based services accessed by ACON’s communities.
  • Contribute to administrative and team activities to ensure the smooth operation of ACON Northern Rivers.
  • Maintain accurate records of health promotion project activities including monitoring effectiveness.
  • Set priorities, plan and organise work and contribute to strategic planning.
  • Implement assigned activities from ACON’s Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Actively participate in and contribute to an ongoing process of supervision, team meetings, quality improvement and professional development.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Manager (or designate).

Job Requirements (Skills and Experience):

  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 sexual and general health issues and the information needs of gay men and the sexuality and gender diverse community.
  3. Proven ability to plan and undertake 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 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 double 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.

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 is located at the ACON Northern Rivers Office in Lismore.

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

Daniel McCarthy, Associate Director of Regional Services, dmccarthy@acon.org.au or (02) 4962 7700

Application Process

All applications must include:

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

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

Applications open Friday 29 July 2022

Applications for this position close 5pm Thursday, 1 September 2022.

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.

Medicare Eligible Mental Health Clinician

Medicare Eligible Mental Health Clinician (including: Clinical or Registered Psychologist/Mental Health Accredited Social Worker/Mental Health Accredited Occupational Therapist)

ACON is here for community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. We provide a range of counselling and care coordination services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We’re looking for a committed and experienced individual to join our Pride Counselling Service: a fee-for-service social enterprise offering affordable, accessible counselling to our communities.

ACON provides a nurturing, learning-oriented and fun workplace. We’re offering a rewarding opportunity for an experienced allied health professional to apply their clinical expertise in a truly values-led organisation. You’ll be joining a multi-disciplinary team providing counselling services to people of diverse sexualities and genders who are seeking support for a broad range of issues. You’ll benefit from a supportive work environment, manageable caseload, excellent clinical supervision arrangements, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

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

This is a part-time (6 days per fortnight) role on a 12-month contract with the possibility to extend.

The starting annual Total Remuneration Package (TRP) is $92K to $101K FTE commensurate with skills and experience. We also offer flexible working arrangements and tax-free benefits that will increase your take home pay.

For more information about the role please contact, Gen Whitlam Associate Director for Clinical and Client Services at gwhitlam@acon.org.au or (02) 9206 2000.

Application Process

All applications must include:

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

DOWNLOAD: Job Pack – Medicare Eligible Mental Health Clinician

Applications for this position close Sunday, 14 August 2022.

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.

First Nations Voice Project Consultant

We are seeking to appoint a consultant (or team of consultants) to help us deliver ACON’s First Nations Voice Project. Located within the Policy, Strategy and Research team, the First Nations Voice Project will oversee the development of high-level strategic dialogues between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and ACON’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Board, and staff.

Expressions of interest are to be submitted 31 August 2022 COB to policy@acon.org.au

Expressions of interest should include:

  • A resume outlining the consultant(s) skills and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW (max. 4 pages). A good understanding of       LGBTQ+ communities is essential.
  • An outline of the proposed approach to deliver the Project aims (max. 4 pages)
  • A proposed budget, including a statement of fees based on the intended approach, distinguishing between consultancy fees and other costs (e.g., travel costs). The    person-day effort represented by the consultancy fees should be stated.
  • The names and contact details of two referees for whom the consultant has conducted similar projects.

DOWNLOAD: First Nations Voice ACON Consultant Brief

DOWNLOAD: ACON First Nations Voice Project Description

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

Administration and Needle Syringe Program (NSP) Officer Northern Rivers

  • Part-time permanent position available, 56 hours per fortnight
  • Work to improve the health and well-being of our communities.
  • ACON provides a colourful, nurturing, and fun workplace.

The Role

We’re looking for an experienced Administration Officer to use their expertise and skills in coordinating reception and administration services at ACONs Northern Rivers office, including operating the Needle Syringe Program (NSP) outlet. This position is suited to people with administrative experience working within community services, community health, harm minimisation, health promotion, mental health, or the drug and alcohol sector.

ACON Northern Rivers:

We provide a range of community health and well-being services for LGBTQ+ people, people living with HIV, and people who use drugs. Services include short-term counselling and care coordination, health promotion and community development, sexual health including HIV and STI prevention, LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion training, trans and gender diverse health equity and peer support, and NSP/harm minimisation services for people who inject drugs.

The role’s key responsibilities:

  • Provide general reception and professional front-of-house (FoH) services
  • Undertake and coordinate administrative tasks
  • Receive and manage referrals
  • Deliver and coordinate Needle Syringe Program services
  • Support administration of the weekly a[TEST] sexual health clinic
  • Coordinate and supervise volunteers.

Salary:

$72K to $87K  (total remuneration package [TRP], pro-rata for 0.8 FTE, including superannuation and leave loading) commensurate with skills and experience. You may also elect to salary package a portion of your salary (up to $30,000 gross-up value) tax-free.

Location:

This position is located at the ACON Northern Rivers Office in Lismore.

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

Bradley Bower, Regional Manager Northern Rivers bbower@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 – Administration and Needle Syringe Program (NSP) Officer Northern Rivers

Applications close midnight, Monday 05 September 2022.

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: