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Organisation : ACON Health Limited

Location : Sydney (SURRY HILLS)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Disabilities, Health – General, LGBTIQ+, Social Enterprise

Salary type : Annual Package + Commission

Salary : $72,707 to $77,758 (Gross FTE per-annum, PLUS Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Application closing date : 18 Feb, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : ACON Health Limited

ACON is Australia’s largest health promotion organisation specialising in community health, inclusion, and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Established in 1985, ACON works to create opportunities for people in our communities to live their healthiest lives.

About the role

  • 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.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Community Health Promotion Officer, LGBTQ+ People with Disability via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #Client_Services, #Community_Services, #Corporate_Social_Responsibility, #Events, #Healthcare_and_Medical, #Project_Management, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Disabilities, #Health_–_General, #LGBTIQ, #Social_Enterprise

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