Job Vacancies

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

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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.

Regional Managers, Legal Practitioners, Paralegal/Junior Legal Practitioners, Community Legal Educators

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 Charleville Office seeks a skilled Family/Civil Law advocate. This dedicated workplace supports remote communities from Cunnamulla in the Southwest to Roma in the East. This role presents genuine opportunity to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and their families across much of outback Queensland, working within a team and using a distinct degree of discretion and autonomy. 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. Newcomers with less than 2 years PAE with sufficient experience in advocacy and case work are welcome to apply if they have consistent Family Law outcomes to demonstrate in writing.

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 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.

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 Mount Isa Regional Office provides an extraordinary opportunity to lead a busy, resilient regional team while practising Criminal Law. It also presents an interesting Court Circuit with a variety of remote Courts operating on Mornington Island, smaller towns such as Cloncurry and Doomadgee, and other locations in Queensland’s outback.

You will have the support of a dedicated team of 14, including three Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Court Support Officers and eight Legal Practitioners in both our Mount Isa and Normanton Offices. We have two full-time Administrative staff members and a Youth Through Care Officer focusing on reducing recidivism and incarceration rates of our youth clients.

You will require five years’ post-admission experience to apply for the role, but formal Practice Management qualifications are not essential. This role reports directly to our Chief Executive Officer and our Principal Legal Officer and is a key leadership position for Queensland. Ideally, you would be able to commence by December 2022.

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD004 Regional Manager Criminal Law

Please apply now, online, entering your responses, uploading your current Resume. No cover letter required.

See the link at the top of this page for more information in regard to the online application process

Enquiries to careers@atsils.org.au are very welcome. Please also phone our HR Team on (07) 3025 3888 for confidential enquiries. We welcome your approach.

Our Southport Office seeks a skilled Family/Civil Law advocate for a part-time 50% job-share arrangement, commencing in January 2023. ATSILS matters are often interesting and complex, so a practitioner with capacity to work unsupervised has a distinct advantage; someone with less than 2 years’ post-admission experience in Family and Civil Law matters would be welcome to apply outlining specific casework that had successful advocacy outcomes with minimal mentoring or case supervision.

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 Southeast Queensland Family and Civil Law team have the support of a Paralegal/Junior Legal Practitioner.

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.

Administration, Human Resources, Finance and Information Technology

Our Administration staff provide essential in-person services across Queensland. Whether you are applying in a small, medium or large-sized team, your written application is really appreciated.

  • Show us your writing skills, responding to our questions.
  • Roles in this unit include information technology, financial, Human Resources support, and reception services.
  • Atop this is the all-rounder Administration/Legal Secretary roles, that provide steady, essential co-ordinating services for every ATSILS team.

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 Office looks to hire a skilled, confident and experienced Administration Officer to join the team. The vacancy has arisen due to an internal transfer of a long-standing staff member. This position seeks a reliable and culturally sensitive Secretary or Legal Secretary for full-time work. You will enjoy assisting our Legal staff, clients and their families with a wide range of Admin duties including data entry of case files. Our Admin team recently expanded and has three staff. This role reports directly to our new Regional Manager/Legal Practitioner, Mr. Pierre Lammersdorf.

Please review our position description (4 pages): ATSILS PD034 Legal Secretary Admin Reception

Please apply now, online, entering your responses, uploading your current Resumé. No Cover letter is required at this stage.

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.

Purpose of this dynamic State-wide role

Our Coaching Specialist is a key driver of the ATSILS Workforce Development Strategy objectives which aim to engage and strengthen management capability across Queensland.

Three interesting aspects are to:

  • Support managers in planning and addressing their staff members’ performance;
  • Increase manager interpersonal skills, coaching managers on team wellbeing;
  • Contribute to the development of a diverse mentoring and coaching work culture.

A significant part of this unique role contributes to emerging projects with senior management such as:

  • Developing and rolling out communications learning programs State-wide (to include mentoring materials, resources to support managers in staff engagement and performance feedback training);
  • Increasing capacity in our managers to identify and address wellbeing risks in their teams;
  • Improving ability to develop their team members’ career aspirations, promoting psychosocial safety and positive experiences.

Opportunity

You will have at least five years’ professional coaching experience, relevant tertiary qualifications, and proven expertise in performance management. Your ability to research, design and deliver individual, group and team-based workplace training will be well rewarded. A keen interest in working within a policy-driven framework will ensure your success.

Consultancy-styled projects will also be considered.

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD060 Coaching Specialist Leading Legal Teams People

Please apply now, online, entering your responses, uploading your current Resume. No cover letter required.

See the link at the top of this page for more information in regard to the online application process

Enquiries to careers@atsils.org.au are very welcome. Please also phone Jane, our HR Manager (07) 3025 3888 for confidential enquiries. 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 Wacol Office offers a full-time role in our Through Care Team with a direct focus on female youth clients. 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, high-quality 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 young people and children. Current funding provides a minimum full-time contract until 30 June 2024 and a work vehicle.

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 through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Please review our position description (4 pages) for more information, particularly page two: ATSILS PD028FY Youth Through Care Officer Female

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.

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 Normanton Satellite Office offers an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidate full-time social justice court and teamwork. Our dedicated workplace supports many communities including Burketown, Doomadgee and Mornington Island, servicing both adult and youth jurisdictions.

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. 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.

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 Toowoomba 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 by mid-December 2022.

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.

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

“ATSILS aims to provide a safe, respectful and caring workplace for vulnerable people, Children and Young People.”