Community Health Promotion Officer, LGBTIQ People with Disability Project


Applications Closing: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 00:00

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.

Category: Community Development
Field: Disability, LGBTIQ, Community
Employment basis: Part-time, Contract
Job Location: Inner City Sydney
About us

ACON is a New South Wales based health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health.

Established in 1985, we’re here to end HIV transmission among gay and homosexually active men, and promote the lifelong health of LGBTI people and people with HIV.

Our head office is in Sydney, we have offices in key regional locations and we provide services throughout NSW.

We’re primarily funded by the NSW Government through the NSW Ministry of Health and our work forms an integral part of the NSW Government’s HIV Strategy.


Our mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of our communities by:

  • Ending HIV transmission among gay and other homosexually active men.
  • Promoting the health, throughout life, of LGBTI people and people with HIV.

Our Values

Courage, Empathy, Diversity, Equality, Partnership, Community, Adaptability

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Direct experience of disability and knowledge of the issues that people living with disabilities face.
  • An alignment with the ethos and values of the disability rights movement and disabled people’s organisations. 
  • Understanding of and commitment to sexuality and gender diverse communities.
  • Previous experience in work in one or more of the following areas:
    • project evaluation design and implementation
    • direct client work with people who are living with disability and/or their families/carers
    • delivering training or adult education
  • Demonstrated understanding of the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and community development projects.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability in community consultation and the ability to represent the organisation in a range of forums.
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field (such as community health/support, health promotion social sciences) or equivalent experience.
  • An understanding of the NDIS systems and processes.
Other Information:

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

The salary for this position is $74,724 FTE (pro rata) 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.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Kai Noonan
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 02 9206 2000
How to apply

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 Applications close Sunday, 28 July 2019.


ACON is an EEO employer and encourages LGBTI people and people with HIV, in particular, to apply.

Date posted: 08 July 2019

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