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

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 Wednesday, 14 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.

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 18 September 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.

Manager, Policy Strategy and Research

  • Full-time permanent position available, 38 hours per week
  • Work to improve the health and well-being of our communities.
  • ACON provides a colourful, nurturing, and fun workplace.

ACON is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Manager, Policy Strategy and Research, to join our Policy Strategy and Research team!

The Manager, Policy Strategy and Research, is responsible for developing and managing ACON’s policy, strategy, research and grants processes. This important role leads a small team delivering ACON’s s key policy, advocacy and research programs through engagement with the community, key stakeholders, researchers, government, and key decision-makers.

The occupant of the position must have a well-developed understanding of HIV and LGBT Health, the populations ACON serves, and the strategic context within which ACON operates – being NSW’s largest and leading HIV and LGBT health promotion organisation

The role is full-time and is located at the ACON Sydney Surry Hills Office, with the option to work some days from home.

Salary:

The salary range for this position is negotiable commensurate with skills and experience per annum 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 Sydney Office.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Brent Mackie, Associate Director of Policy, Strategy and Research, on 02 9206 2000.

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 – Manager, Policy Strategy and Research

Applications close midnight, 5pm Monday, 19 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.

Counsellor / Care Coordinator – Northern Rivers

  • Part-time position available, 56 hours per fortnight
  • Fixed-term contract until June 30th, 2024
  • Work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.
  • ACON provides a colourful, nurturing, and fun workplace.

The Role

We’re looking for an experienced Allied Health professional to use their clinical expertise in counselling and care coordination to support people of diverse sexualities and/or genders who are experiencing mental health difficulties, suicidal crises, sexual, domestic, and family violence, and people living and/or affected by HIV. This position is suited to Allied Health professionals with experience working in the mental health sector and multidisciplinary teams.  

ACONs Client Services:

We provide a range of confidential short-term counselling and care coordination services (up to 12 sessions) for LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV seeking support for their mental health and wellbeing. Our counsellors and care coordinators use a range of short-term, evidence-based therapeutic interventions, care planning, advocacy, and building referral pathways to better equip people to deal with life’s challenges. 

The role’s key responsibilities:

  • Conduct suicide risk assessments and safety management planning with clients and provide evidence-based psychological counselling and care coordination for people who have recently made a suicide attempt or are at high risk of suicide.
  • Conduct psycho-social assessments and identify the need for immediate short-term solution-focused assistance for clients and make referrals for longer-term support in relevant cases.
  • Maintain a caseload of clients providing care coordination and/or psychological counselling services using a range of evidence-based strategies and interventions
  • Work with clients presenting with multiple and complex needs to develop care plans, navigate health, medical and community services, and develop self-management skills.
  • Support people who have been newly diagnosed with HIV, are living longer term with HIV or are at risk of HIV.
  • Assess, manage, safety plan and deliver therapeutic interventions for people who have or are experiencing sexual, domestic, or family violence.
  • Work in collaboration with crisis services and mental health services to ensure appropriate levels of care and support for the individual.
  • Work collaboratively with Mental Health LGBTQ+ Peer Workers.

Salary:

$92K to $101K (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:

AJ Jensen, Team Leader Client Services, Northern Rivers ajensen@acon.org.au or (02) 6622 1555

OR

Brad 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 – Counsellor / Care Coordinator – Northern Rivers

Applications close at Midnight Sunday, 19 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

Volunteer Counsellors, LGBTQ+ Counselling Team

ACON is here for community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.

We’re looking for committed and experienced Volunteer Counsellors to join our LGBTQ Counselling Team to help us to continue providing accessible, inclusive and high-quality counselling to our communities.

  • The ACON Volunteer Counselling Program was established in 2006 and has been successful in providing much needed counselling to people who are otherwise unable to access affordable counselling support
  • The counselling service operates during certain weekday evenings between 5.30-8.30 pm

You’ll be joining an established team and benefit from a supportive work environment, manageable caseload, excellent clinical supervision arrangements, and opportunities for development.

This is an immensely rewarding opportunity for experienced counsellors to apply clinical expertise in a truly values led organisation.

“Working as a volunteer with ACON provided me space to develop my counselling skills and knowledge in a supportive environment. It also allowed me to connect and give back to my community in a really meaningful way. The team of volunteers I worked with made it so much fun. I always looked forward to my shifts.  The experience still informs my practice today.  I use the skills, knowledge and understanding of those client issues every day in my current professional role.  The experience was invaluable to me” (Former volunteer)

ACON’s staff and volunteers are the foundation for our ongoing effectiveness. We are committed to our employees’ professional development and engagement. Apart from monthly group supervision, ACON will provide at least two professional development workshops each year for volunteer counsellors who actively participate in this program.

To apply, please review the Job Pack and submit an Expression of Interest containing the ACON Employment Application Form, a current CV and a Statement Addressing the Essential Criteria.

For further information regarding this position contact Deb Broughton, Coordinator of the LGBTQ Counselling Program on 02 9206 2000 or email dbroughton@acon.org.au.

DOWNLOAD: ACON Volunteer Counselling Program Application Pack

DOWNLOAD: Job Guide – ACON Volunteer Counsellors

Applications close 5pm Sunday 9 October 2022.

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

Find Out More

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