Job Vacancies

3 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 Cairns Office seeks a skilled Legal Practitioner in Family Law. A flexible and supportive work environment with dedicated team members allows diverse case work including general Family Law matters and some case work in the Domestic Violence jurisdiction. Despite the growing portfolio of Child Protection casework and a dedicated Legal Practitioner in that role, you may also have some Child Protection clients; experience in the Child Protection jurisdiction is not essential to succeed.  Some circuit work is regularly scheduled amongst the Family and Civil Law team for Cooktown and other communities. We will interview from mid-October and look to candidates who can commence promptly.

Our Salary Package is well-structured to maximise tax benefits given our non-billable hours of service. Ideally, you will have at least two years’ full-time PAE, but those with less are welcome to apply if you have demonstrated advocacy skills and Hearings acumen (salary negotiated upon experience). We welcome those with capacity to work in an organised, team-spirited manner.

Our Workforce Development Strategy will enable you to undertake independent learning, advocacy development with expert feedback, and partake of our regular, free Continuing Professional Development seminars.

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD010 Legal Practitioner Family Law

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.

Our Murgon Office seeks a skilled Legal Practitioner in Criminal Law. Our dedicated workplace supports many communities including Cherbourg, Murgon, Gayndah, Gympie, Kingaroy, Nanango, Wondai with strong services in the youth jurisdiction. The opportunity is ideal for someone wishing to build on hearings experience, and work within a rostered court circuit.

Murgon is a picturesque town less than 3 hours’ drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, and 2 hours’ from Toowoomba. It is less than 10km from the large Aboriginal community of Cherbourg and one of our busier service regions.

Ideally you will have at least two years’ PAE full-time experience. Those with less experience are welcome to apply if you hold demonstrated advocacy skills and court acumen. Your experience with both Duty Lawyer type responsibilities and hearings will be a distinct advantage. Court Support Officers, a specialist Through Care Officer and our Administration Staff provide support service to this role and know our communities well.

Our Workforce Development Strategy will enable you to undertake both team and formal training to succeed. We will interview promptly and look to candidates who can commence within seven weeks. Queenslanders and those in the Queensland Green Zones (Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia) will be given priority preference given the current border restrictions, however interstate candidates are welcome to apply in case we are unable to attract a suitable candidate in the Queensland sector.

An attractive annual allowance for this role is available at $5,000 on the anniversary of your appointment and for some candidates, extremely affordable housing is available next to our office in our Lawyers Share House which may ensure a prompt start.

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD009R Legal Practitioner Criminal Law Regional

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.

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 Rockhampton Team offers an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidate full-time social justice court and teamwork. Being a steady role model to community members is an ideal quality, as is an understanding of our clients’ rights in seeking justice. Regular circuit travel may be required to areas outside of Rockhampton to communities including Woorabinda, Emerald and other locations.

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. Prompt start is ideal.

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 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/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.

Administration, Human Resources, Finance and Information Technology

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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.

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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