Job Vacancies

6 Current vacancies are listed below:
Welcome! Thanks for checking out all our current vacancies. ATSILS is expanding its team, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

ATSILS Human Resources Services appreciates your effort to assist us with timely data input and your uploaded Resumé. No cover letter required. Please note all closing dates have an 11:00 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) deadline.

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ATSILS Interviews are usually held within two weeks of the closing date. In some circumstances, due to COVID-19 bio-security measures, some candidates may be required to self-isolate (or even be required to have medically supervised quarantine for Remote Communities) to enter a region. For this reason, many interviews are being conducted using Microsoft Teams/Skype.

Regional Managers, Legal Practitioners and Paralegal/Junior Legal Practitioners

How to apply for multiple roles
Our secure database for applications does not permit the duplication of any job application. This means that you are best to prepare your first preference application, and select the locations in order with 1 being your first preference. It is to your advantage, however, to apply for each Location/vacant role. This is because there will be different panel members for each location, including the Regional Manager role.
Any queries, please write to careers@atsils.org.au, or ring our Human Resources team in Brisbane on 61-7-30253888.

Our Mount Isa Office seeks a skilled Family/Civil Law advocate. This dedicated workplace has expanded by 20% in the past two years, including regularly into remote communities such as Mornington Island, Doomadgee and Normanton with strong services in the youth jurisdiction. The opportunity is ideal for someone wishing to build on hearings experience, and work within a carefully rostered monthly court circuit. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive annual remote allowance to secure service continuity and community relationships.

Your experience with Family Law casework and hopefully success with matters to hearings (Family, Domestic Violence, etc), plus Civil Law casework will be highly regarded. An interest in developing skills in Child Protection matters will be well rewarded. Your commitment to social justice and the occasional support for your peers may also provide minor Criminal Law work opportunity – e.g. Duty Lawyer matters in Domestic Violence/Youth matters.

Our Lawyer’s share-house accommodation is available to facilitate a prompt commencement but may not suit all candidates longer term. Further, possibility for Brisbane Onboarding then onto Mount Isa as negotiated.

ATSILS has not adopted a Mandatory vaccination policy. However, in view of the Queensland Government’s position about entry to its facilities, we in Human Resources surmise it is unlikely that the core duties of the role can be achieved without full COVID-19 vaccination in place.

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD012 Legal Practitioner Family Civil Laws

Please apply now, online, entering your responses, uploading your current Resume. No extra letter is required at this stage. You must be able to upload your Identification and any Certificates/Qualification testamur after interview in order to receive an Offer of Employment.

See the link at the top of this page for help regarding our online application process

Enquiries to careers@atsils.org.au are very welcome. Please also phone Jane, our HR Manager or Rachel, our HR Co-ordinator on (07) 3025 3888 for enquiries in confidence. We welcome your approach.

Our Hervey Bay Office seeks a skilled Family/Civil Law advocate. ATSILS matters are often interesting and complex, so a practitioner with capacity to work unsupervised has a distinct advantage.

Your experience with Family Law casework and hopefully success with matters to hearings (Family, Domestic Violence, etc), plus Civil Law casework will be highly regarded. An interest in developing skills in Child Protection matters will be well rewarded. Your commitment to social justice and the occasional support for your peers may also provide minor Criminal Law work opportunity – e.g. Duty Lawyer matters in Domestic Violence/Youth matters. We anticipate interviews will be held from early-June from our Hervey Bay Office and Online, we look to candidates who can commence promptly.

ATSILS has not adopted a Mandatory vaccination policy. However, in view of the Queensland Government’s position about entry to its facilities, we in Human Resources surmise it is unlikely that the core duties of the role can be achieved without full COVID-19 vaccination in place.

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD012 Legal Practitioner Family Civil Laws

Please apply now, online, entering your responses, uploading your current Resume. No extra letter is required at this stage. You must be able to upload your Identification and any Certificates/Qualification testamur after interview in order to receive an Offer of Employment. Your Offer of Employment is also dependent upon your arriving with your Practising Certificate ready to utilise – Court in your first week.

See the link at the top of this page for help regarding our online application process

Enquiries to careers@atsils.org.au are very welcome. Please also phone Jane, our HR Manager or Rachel, our HR Co-ordinator on (07) 3025 3888 for enquiries in confidence. We welcome your approach.

Administration, Human Resources, Finance and Information Technology

Our Ipswich Team offers a unique and interesting role with a dynamic blend of client contact, teamwork, data entry, and intensive court preparation. You will need at least three years’ experience in a professional services environment, with talent in criminal law administration using Microsoft Office. Those with strong legal secretarial skills will have an advantage, as will the organised, flexible candidate with strong community service skills.

We look to interview candidates promptly, for full-time commencement as soon as practicable.

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD034 Legal Secretary Admin Reception

Please apply now, online, entering your responses, uploading your current Resume. No extra letter is required at this stage. You must be able to upload your Identification and any Certificates/Qualifications after interview in order to receive an Offer of Employment.

See the link at the top of this page for help regarding our online application process

Enquiries to careers@atsils.org.au are very welcome. Please also phone Jane, our HR Manager or Rachel, our HR Co-ordinator on (07) 3025 3888 for enquiries in confidence. We welcome your approach.

Court Support/Field Officer/Community Law Clerk roles

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for these identified roles only please

Essential to our service is the Court Support Officer role. Across Queensland we have around 50 Court Support Officers including our amazing Field Officers (Remote locations) who are the crucial link between our clients and the legal practitioner. You can create a career journey with ATSILS in any of our current vacant roles. Being a steady role model to community members is an ideal quality, as is an understanding of our clients’ rights in seeking justice. Our services are exclusively in Criminal Law for these roles. Whether you are applying in a small, medium or large-sized team, your written application is really welcome.

Please do your best to give examples of your strengths at Step 4. Write it out first in Microsoft Word, save it, and then copy your replies into the website. This will save your work and make the online process easier.

Call us for help on 07 3025 3888. We welcome your approach.

Our Townsville Team offers an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidate full-time social justice court and teamwork. You must be a steady computer user, good driver, reliable and resilient. We offer opportunity to make a difference for our people within the criminal justice system, case by case. You do not need to be studying law or justice to do a great job with us. ATSILS claims exemption under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act in identifying this role for an Indigenous candidate.

While you are not required to carry a current Queensland Government Blue Card to work with ATSILS as a Court Support Officer, you are required to have a current National Police Criminal Record check prior to commencing work with our people or accessing any client file, database record or attend Court. We look to candidates who can commence promptly.

ATSILS has not adopted a Mandatory vaccination policy. However, in view of the Queensland Government’s position about entry to its facilities, we in Human Resources surmise it is unlikely that the core duties of the role can be achieved without full COVID-19 vaccination in place.

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD022 Court Support Officer Regional Remote

Please apply now, online, entering your responses, uploading your current Resume. No extra letter is required at this stage. You must be able to upload your Identification and any Certificates/Qualification testamur after interview in order to receive an Offer of Employment.

See the link at the top of this page for help regarding our online application process

Enquiries to careers@atsils.org.au are very welcome. Please also phone Jane, our HR Manager or Rachel, our HR Co-ordinator on (07) 3025 3888 for enquiries in confidence. We welcome your approach.

Our Brisbane Team offers an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidate full-time social justice court and teamwork for a Parenting Leave Contract until 30 June 2023. Being a steady role model to community members is an ideal quality, as is an understanding of our clients’ rights in seeking justice.

You need to be a steady driver, reliable and resilient. Computer skills are essential. We offer a strong opportunity to make a different for our people entering the criminal justice system. You do not need to be studying law or justice to do a great job here with us.

While you are not required to carry a current Queensland Government Blue Card to work with ATSILS as a Court Support Officer, you are required to have a current National Police Criminal Record check prior to commencing work with our people or accessing any client file, database record or attend Court. We look to candidates who can commence promptly.

ATSILS claims exemption under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act in identifying this role for an Indigenous candidate.

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD019 Court Support Officer BNE

Please apply now, online, entering your responses, uploading your current Resume. No extra letter is required at this stage. You must be able to upload your Identification and any Certificates/Qualification testamur after interview in order to receive an Offer of Employment.

See the link at the top of this page for help regarding our online application process

Enquiries to careers@atsils.org.au are very welcome. Please also phone Jane, our HR Manager or Rachel, our HR Co-ordinator on (07) 3025 3888 for enquiries in confidence. We welcome your approach.

Through Care

We operate a specialist Through Care service to complement our legal services across seven sites in Queensland. The goal of the Through Care Program is to support prisoners and youth detainees (both before and after release from prison/detention) in addressing their offending behaviour – and therefore reduce the prospects of them returning to prison/detention after their release. We achieve this by supporting both our clients as well as our communities through a community-based culturally strong casework service.

To join us you must be capable of attending to an array of agreed client needs, service system developments, and work confidentially with a variety of releasing prisoners/detainees and their kin. We offer a flexible learning and development project over the next two years, and the opportunity to strengthen your cultural competence. Your interest in trauma-informed practice, and reliable case-work goal reporting will be highly valued.

All Through Care Officers at ATSILS are required to work within the Child Protection system to ensure safety of children and young people, even if hired as an Adult ThroughCare Officer. The Queensland Government’s Working with Children Check is a mandatory process to complete, renew or update prior to commencing work with us. For further information visit the Blue Card Eligibility webpage of Blue Card Services, and review our Working with Vulnerable People Including Children policy.

Our Townsville Office offers a newly funded, full-time role in our Through Care Team with a direct focus on adult female clients who are considered to be of a high-risk of reoffending and are identified as having mental health conditions. The goal of the Through Care service is to reduce recidivism and incarceration rates by supporting our clients (both pre and post release) through the delivery of intensive, culturally safe case management services.

Ideally you will have a Degree in Social Work or Behavioural Sciences from a recognised tertiary institution (or a minimum five (5) years’ demonstrated work experience with equivalent competencies relating to the case management of clients in the Criminal Justice System). Your experience with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities will also be highly regarded, as is experience working with female clients related to casework with Mental Health diagnoses.

Current funding provides a full-time contract and a work vehicle until 30 June 2025. ATSILS is anticipating the arrival of new fleet vehicles for these new roles, the delivery of which may require some private vehicle use to carry out core duties.

ATSILS claims exemption under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act (Section 25) in identifying this role for a female candidate; it is a genuine occupational requirement to be female.

ATSILS acknowledges with appreciation that this position is funded by the Australian Government via the Department of Justice & Attorney General (Queensland).

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD028MHF Adult Through Care Officer Females Mental Health focus

Please apply now, online, entering your responses, uploading your current Resume. No extra letter is required at this stage. You must be able to upload your Identification and any Certificates/Qualification testamur after interview in order to receive an Offer of Employment.

See the link at the top of this page for help regarding our online application process

Enquiries to careers@atsils.org.au are very welcome. Please also phone Jane, our HR Manager or Rachel, our HR Co-ordinator on (07) 3025 3888 for enquiries in confidence. We welcome your approach.

National Criminal Record Check Requirements:

If you are invited to an Interview, please note you will be required to please bring (or show us via Teams/Skype) your current:

  • Commonwealth (Australian) Identification documents with you (eg. one of the following: Full Australian Birth Certificate or Australian Citizenship Certificate, or Passport or Australian Certificate of Identity), or other formal Australian Government Immigration Certificate, plus
  • Driver Licence or other State-government based photo-ID, plus
  • Two of the following ID: Medicare Card or Centrelink Health or Concession Card, or Security Guard Crowd Control ID,  Aviation or Maritime Security ID Card, Electoral Role registration,  International Driver Licence,  Consular Identity DFAT Card, Bank/EFTPOS Debit or Credit Card, or Australian tertiary student photo identity card.

Without these documents, both employer and candidate will not be able to proceed with formal verifications promptly, and an Offer of Employment will not be issued. This is because ATSILS has strict security and safety policy as a normal part of service at ATSILS. We use the services of CV Check for online merit checking. The requirements for providing identification and proving your residential address(es) for the past five years, are more strict than those for applying for a Practising Certificate or a Blue Card Working with Children Check. We will issue a “merit check” procedure to you after interview if you are the top candidate. We appreciate that you may have limited Commonwealth documents easily available, and that Passports are expensive and slow in production. We ask that you urgently approach a Government agency for immediate assistance to obtain a full Birth Certificate. For example: https://www.qld.gov.au/atsi/family-social-support/birth-certificates