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.

We are grounded in the belief that diversity is our strength, our differentiator, and at the core of who we are and what we do. As part of our commitment to inclusion, we encourage applications from people living with HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and LGBTQ people from culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse, migrant and refugee backgrounds, and LGBTQ people of colour.

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. Create a Cover Letter outlining how you meet the Selection Criteria as outlined in the job pack. Tell us how your skills and experience relate to the requirements of this role and how you’d use them to excel in this job. You should use statements with examples that clearly demonstrate your competency in a particular area.
  4. Update your Resume (CV) with the latest information, certifications and employment history. Tell us about your current and previous employment experience and your education. Be sure to include your preferred name, contact details and preferred pronouns.
  5. Email your complete application with these three documents in MS-Word or PDF format to: vacancy@acon.org.au

Application Checklist

Application Checklist

Before you submit your application, ensure you have the following:

  • Completed ACON Employment Application form – ensuring that all questions are answered
  • Cover Letter document outlining how you meet the Selection Criteria – as outlined in the Position Description.
  • Resume (CV) document with your the latest information, certifications, and employment history.

Current Vacancies

Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) Survey Recruiter

ACON is preparing for the 2024 round of the Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey (SWASH), set to run during the Mardi Gras period in February and March.SWASH is the longest running community survey of LGBTQ+ women in Australia and has been collected every 2 years since 1996. This survey investigates the sexual practices, alcohol and drug use, health provider satisfaction. The findings are used to guide ACON’s sexual health resources and services, health promotion, and allow us to better respond to the unique and specific health needs of LGBTQ+ women.We are seeking to employ a number of Survey Participant Recruiters on a casual basis over the survey recruitment period Friday 16 February to Friday 1 March 2024.What’s involved?We need friendly and approachable people to engage community members at a variety of LGBTQ+ venues and events throughout the two weeks, invite them to participate in the study, and complete the survey on paper. Recruiters need to understand the survey and be able to explain it to potential participants. Training will be provided.Selection CriteriaEssential– Strong communication skills– Comfortable approaching community members at LGBTQ+ events– Ability to work evening shifts, if required– Willingness to work at LGBTQ+ events, venues and bars– Strong work ethic Desirable– Experience successfully recruiting for SWASH– Experience in LGBTQ+ community-based research, outreach or similar activities (paid or unpaid)– Interest in research and/or community healthWe strongly encourage First Nations women, as well as culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse women to apply.As a Recruiter you will need to complete a mandatory training session (paid) on Thursday 8 February from 6-8pm and be available for at least one 3-4hr shift on Fair Day 18th February 2024.In line with the ACON’s Privacy Policy, all information provided in this application is confidential to ACON and will not be shared.If shortlisted, you will be invited to a brief 15-20 minute interview.Applications close 10 January 2024.For any questions, please contact Lee Wang, Community Health Promotion Officer of LGBTQ+ Women’s Health Programs, at lwang@acon.org.au who will respond to your enquiries when they return to the office on Monday 8th January 2024.

To submit an application please visit:forms.acon.org.au/form-6562334/2024-swash-recruiter-application-form

We look forward to hearing from you!

Senior Relationship Manager, Pride in Health + Wellbeing

Be a key person of influence in the health sector and drive inclusive service delivery for LGBTQ+ people across Australia.

We are looking for an accomplished individual with experience in LGBTQ+ health and a strong grasp on the health and aged care sectors, to fill a recent vacancy within our Pride in Health + Wellbeing team.

What’s Pride in Health + Wellbeing you say?

Pride in Health + Wellbeing is a national program that provides support to health and human service organisations to improve their LGBTQ+ inclusion and thus remove barriers to care and improve the health and wellbeing of sexuality and gender diverse communities. Pride in Health + Wellbeing sits within ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs alongside Pride in Diversity, Pride in Sport, and Pride Training.

Ok, so what’s the role?

The Senior Relationship Manager, Pride in Health + Wellbeing is a trusted consultant & partner to health and human service organisations, with subject matter expertise in inclusive service delivery for LGBTQ+ people. You will:

  • Provide proactive advice, guidance, and support to a portfolio of member organisations, including strategy development, policy and practice reviews, and staff training.
  • Contribute to the recruitment of new members, promoting the Pride in Health + Wellbeing program at every opportunity.
  • Support organisations participating in the Health + Wellbeing Equality Index (HWEI), including the benchmarking submission and the employee survey.
  • Lead and participate in sector development for LGBTQ+ inclusive service delivery through the development and delivery of resources and events.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the research surrounding LGBTQ+ inclusion (or the lack of) within the health, wellbeing and human service sector, its impact, and the need for visible inclusion initiatives.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on strategic initiatives and emerging projects.

Who are we looking for?

Someone with:

  • A thorough level of understanding of gender and sexuality inclusive care practices and frameworks, and the existing barriers to implementing these.
  • Superior verbal, written, communication and presentation skills with high attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in strategy development, consulting or project management, with the ability to partner with stakeholders across all levels of an organisation.
  • Proven ability to work independently, proactively, and remotely while maintaining high levels of engagement and productivity.
  • Experience in the strategic development or delivery of LGBTQ inclusion initiatives.
  • Exceptional people and service delivery skills with the ability to deal with difficult situations diplomatically as required.
  • A high level of experience in or understanding of the Australian health and wellbeing industry, including sectors such as hospitals, aged care, primary care, mental health, drug and alcohol, and disability would be highly valued.
  • Professional qualifications or equivalent experience in public health, health management, or health policy would be highly valued.
  • The ability to travel nationally on a semi-regular basis to assist member organisations or to attend relevant events, sometimes a week at a time.

What else can we tell you?

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 offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Generous learning and development opportunities.
  • Potential for tailored mentoring opportunities.
  • Supportive working environment with a knowledgeable and friendly team.

You’ll be part of a dynamic team of individuals within ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs, who support organisations Australia-wide to create inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ people.

What’s the remuneration and working details?

Salary:                 Commensurate with skills, qualifications, and experience.

Location:            ACON’s Surry Hills (Sydney) office, or ACON’s Abbotsford (Melbourne) office, with some regional and interstate travel required.

Hours:                Part-Time (up to 60.8 hours per fortnight) on a 2-year fixed term contract (with the possibility of extension).

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.

How can I find out more details and apply?

If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply to join our team and help us make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve. By joining us, you will be part of a mission to create a healthier and more inclusive community.

We’d love someone who has experience already in this area but people at all levels of experience are absolutely welcome to apply. We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from CALD backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people of all genders to apply.

For more information on the role, please contact Francisco Lopez, National Health Lead – Pride Inclusion Programs, via email at flopez@acon.org.au or 0482 163 606.

All applications must include:

  1. Your completed ACON Employment Application Form – with all the details filled in where requested;
  2. Your Cover Letter outlining how you meet the Selection Criteria (max. 5 pages); and
  3. Your Resume (max. 5 pages).

DOWNLOAD: Job Pack – Senior Relationship Manager, Pride in Health + Wellbeing

Applications close: Sunday 18 February 2024

We are grounded in the belief that diversity is our strength, our differentiator, and at the core of who we are and what we do. As part of our commitment to inclusion, we encourage applications from people living with HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and LGBTQ people from culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse, migrant and refugee backgrounds, and LGBTQ people of colour.

Community Health Promotion Officer, LGBTQ+ People with Disability

This is a unique opportunity to join ACON and support the establishment, implementation and evaluation of social groups for LGBTQ+ people with disability, both in person and online, as well as to deliver community social events for LGBTQ+ people with disability.

  • Help contribute to the wellbeing and active engagement of LGBTQ+ people with disability in work, education and community, by engaging LGBTQ+ people with disability in fortnightly social groups.
  • Join a highly motivated and enthusiastic team in ACON’s Community Health Division focused on LGBTQ+ health and safety.

What’s ACON’s Community Health Division you say?

The Community Health Division seeks to address the social determinates of health and enhance the justice, empowerment, autonomy, capacity, community connection and self-determination of LGBTQ+ people and population groups, rightly united by a rainbow.

Ok, so what’s the role?

ACON is seeking a committed and vibrant person to establish, implement and evaluate of ACON’s new program of social groups for LGBTQ+ people with disability. This role will involve consulting with community members to design a group program with topics including finding community and self-advocacy. You will facilitate the fortnightly group program with both in person (in Sydney, NSW) and online sessions. You will also design and deliver at least two community social events for LGBTQ+ people with disability.

You will be working as part of a supportive and committed team within ACON’s Community Health Division, including another CHPO – People with Disability, who primarily works on a project supporting LGBTQ+ people with disability to navigate the NDIS.

Who are we looking for?

Someone with:

  • Lived experience of disability and/or experience working with people with disability and knowledge of the issues that LGBTQ+ people living with disabilities face.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the development, implementation, and evaluation of health and community development projects through experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • delivering training or adult education or project evaluation design and implementation
    • direct client work with people who are living with disability and/or their families/carers.
    • group facilitation and consultation experience.
  • Strong administration and organisational skills including computer literacy and social media capability.
  • High level written and oral communication skills including the ability to negotiate with a range of stakeholders and demonstrated ability to produce professional documents, briefings, and reports.
  • An understanding of and commitment to ACON’s communities, particularly Aboriginal people, people living HIV, people from sexuality and gender diverse communities, sex workers, and people who use drugs.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of Covid 19 Vaccination, in addition to any other vaccination required to perform the role.

What else can we tell you?

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 offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Generous learning and development opportunities.
  • Potential for tailored mentoring opportunities.
  • Supportive working environment with a knowledgeable and friendly team.

What’s the remuneration and working details?

Salary:              $72,707 to $77,758 (Gross FTE per-annum, PLUS Superannuation and Leave Loading) – commensurate with skills, qualifications, and experience.

Location:         ACON’s Gadigal, Surry Hills, Office, with flexible working options a possibility (away from the office).

                           Please Note: We are looking for a person that can attend and deliver in-person social group sessions and community events, and work from ACON’s Gadigal (Surry Hills) office as required.

Hours:             Part-Time (42 hours per fortnight) on a 1-year fixed term contract (with the possibility of extension).

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.

Still reading?

If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply to join our team and help us make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve. By joining us, you will be part of a mission to create a healthier and more inclusive community.

We’d love someone who has experience already in this area but people at all levels of experience are absolutely welcome to apply. We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from CALD backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people of all genders to apply.

For more information on the role, please contact Eloise Layard at elayard@acon.org.au or (02) 7252 2952.

All applications must include:

  1. Your completed ACON Employment Application Form – with all the details filled in where requested;
  2. Your Cover Letter outlining how you meet the Selection Criteria; and
  3. Your Resume.

DOWNLOAD: Job Pack – Community Health Promotion Officer, LGBTQ+ People with Disability

Applications close: Sunday 18 February 2024

We are grounded in the belief that diversity is our strength, our differentiator, and at the core of who we are and what we do. As part of our commitment to inclusion, we encourage applications from people living with HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and LGBTQ people from culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse, migrant and refugee backgrounds, and LGBTQ people of colour.

Care Coordinator/Counsellor – Sexual, Domestic & Family Violence Service

An opportunity to join a newly formed team of specialist workers responding to the needs of the LGBTQ+ community:

  • 1 x Newcastle Based Role: Part-Time (3 days / week) 
  • 1 x Sydney Based Role: Full-Time

What’s the Sexual, Family and Domestic Violence (SDFV) Service?   

The SFDV service is a project operating from our Surry Hills, Newcastle and Lismore offices, providing specialist care coordination and counselling services to LGBTQ+ people experiencing sexual, family and/or domestic violence. 

Ok, so what’s the role? 

The Care Coordinator / Counsellor roles are essentially a combination of case management and brief counselling in response to clients with experience of SDFV. This service is only for LGBTQ+ folk and recognises the unique contexts in which SDFV occurs for people of diverse sexualities and genders, and its impacts. You will: 

  • Maintain a caseload of LGBTQ+ clients who have experienced sexual, domestic and/or family violence. Some clients may also be seeking support in relation to gender and/or sexuality, mental health, substance support, ageing, housing, and/or be newly diagnosed or living longer-term with HIV. 
  • Collaborate with clients, other services, supervisors and managers to assess, manage and mitigate risk in a victim / survivor focused and trauma-informed manner.

Who are we looking for?

  • Someone who has an understanding of ACON’s communities and the unique complexities of working with LGBTQ+ clients who have experienced SDFV. 
  • Someone with real enthusiasm for working with victim / survivors of SDFV and can bring energy, optimism along with an organised, collaborative working style to the role.

What else can we tell you? 

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 offer: 

  • Flexible working arrangements. 
  • Generous learning and development opportunities. 
  • Potential for tailored mentoring opportunities. 
  • Supportive working environment with a knowledgeable and friendly team. 

You will be part of the Community Health team which delivers Care Coordination, counselling, substance support counselling, peer mental health support, trans mental health and trans peer support across NSW. It’s an energetic team of people with a dedicated focus on improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people.

 

What’s the remuneration and working details?

Sydney Role (Full-Time): 

Salary (F-Time): $88,721.00 (Gross per-annum, PLUS Superannuation and Leave Loading) – commensurate with skills, qualifications, and experience. 

Location: ACON’s Surry Hills (Sydney) Office, with some flexible working from home arrangements possible. 

Hours: Full-Time (70 hours per fortnight) on a 2-year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension. 

 

Newcastle Role (Part-Time): 

Salary (P-Time): $53,232.60 (Gross per-annum for 3 days / week, PLUS Superannuation and Leave Loading) – commensurate with skills, qualifications, and experience. 

Location: ACON’s Islington (Newcastle) Office, with some flexible working from home arrangements possible. 

Hours: Part-Time (42 hours per fortnight) on a 2-year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension. 

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.

How can I find out more details and apply?

If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply to join our team and help us make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve. By joining us, you will be part of a mission to create a healthier and more inclusive community. 

We’d love someone who has experience already in this area but people at all levels of experience are absolutely welcome to apply. We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from CALD backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people of all genders to apply. 

For more information on the roles, please contact Maddy Liiv at mliiv@acon.org.au or (02) 9206 2000, or specifically for the Sydney position: Lila Rhodes at lrhodes@acon.org.au, and for the Newcastle position: Louise Dunne at ldunne@acon.org.au. 

If this sounds like the position and organisation you’ve been looking for, find out how to apply at www.acon.org.au/jobs. 

All applications must include: 

  1. Your completed ACON Employment Application Form – with all the details filled in where requested; 
  1. Your Cover Letter outlining how you meet the Selection Criteria (max. 4 pages); and 
  1. Your Resume (max. 4 pages).

DOWNLOAD: Job Pack – Care Coordinator/Counsellor – Sexual, Domestic & Family Violence Service

Applications close: Sunday 9 March 2024 

We are grounded in the belief that diversity is our strength, our differentiator, and at the core of who we are and what we do. As part of our commitment to inclusion, we encourage applications from people living with HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and LGBTQ people from culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse, migrant and refugee backgrounds, and LGBTQ people of colour. 

Find Out More

For more information about ACON recruitment, please contact ACON’s People and Culture Team: