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 and encourages people with HIV, in particular, 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

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, LGBTIQ People with Disability Project

We’re offering a great opportunity for an exceptional individual to use their background experience in the disability sector and an excellent understanding of the sexuality and gender diverse communities to implement our project to assist LGBTIQ people with disability to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

You will work in cooperation with People With Disability Australia (PWDA) and other ACON staff members to allow LGBTIQ people with disability to better understand the NDIS by giving them the skills, confidence and information to make informed decisions and choices about their own health needs.

This is a part time position (21 hours/week) offered on a one year contract.

 Applications close Sunday, 28 July 2019.

Download: LGBTIQ People with Disability Project job pack (52kb)



Care Coordination and Counselling Roles, Hunter Region

We’re here to help LGBTQ people and people with HIV take control of their health by providing a range of direct client services. ACON is looking for committed and inspiring social workers, psychologists or occupational therapists to join our client services team in Newcastle.

A rare opportunity has arisen for one or more allied health professionals to join our Client Services Team in Newcastle to deliver care coordination and/or counselling services, referrals and advocacy. Full time or part time appointments will be considered and there is some flexibility to negotiate the specific deliverables with the right applicants.

We have a diverse clientele presenting with a range of health needs relating to HIV, gender, sexuality, mental health and substance support, as well as ageing, domestic and family violence and housing. ACON’s client services staff operate in the context of a multi-disciplinary team working within a chronic disease self-management model.

The Care Coordination responsibilities will comprise short-term care and support strategies including psychosocial assessment, care coordination, advocacy and empowerment. Longer term care coordination and case management will be required for a small number of complex clients living with or impacted by HIV.

The Counselling responsibilities include psychosocial assessment and short-term, solution-focused interventions to improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing of our clients.

These are varied and challenging roles. The successful applicant(s) will need to be proactive and resourceful and committed to developing their skills and knowledge in HIV, sexual health and gender diversity. Applicants must be comfortable working in an LGBTQ community organisation.

As an employer, ACON offers a professional, rewarding workplace and the opportunity to deliver work that empowers our communities. ACON is committed to providing staff with opportunities for professional development and growth, a safe and flexible work environment, and the scope to deliver innovative, community-targeted health services.

For further information on the role(s), or a confidential discussion, call Lisa McFayden, Regional Manager, Hunter on 02 4962 7700.

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

While there is no fixed closing date for this position, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Download: Care Coordinator-Counsellor Hunter job pack (53kb)



Find Out More

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