Sisters Inside

We have a number of exciting positions available – 6 based in our Brisbane (SEQ) office and one based in Townsville (NQ).  You are welcome to apply for more than one position however you must submit a separate application addressing the Selection Criteria for each job.

Women with relevant lived experience (including lived prison experience) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 4 March 2019.  Please send your application to:  [email protected]

Employment opportunities - South East Queensland

Decarceration Worker

(SEQ – 1 position)
The SIS Decarceration Program aims to reduce the number of women prisoners, in particular, the number of women imprisoned on remand. This new position (part of a team of 4) will primarily work with women throughout SEQ at risk of being imprisoned due to their inability to get bail. Most commonly, this is due to being homeless and/or having unmet mental health or substance use needs. Where possible, workers will engage with women in watch-houses prior to their initial court appearance or, failing this, at the Magistrate’s Court. Much of the work will focus on ensuring that women have access to the services and supports they need to get bail, then supporting these women to meet their bail conditions. For more details, see the Position Description

Anti-Violence Worker

SEQ – 1 position
The SIS Anti-Violence Program aims to address both women’s previous experiences of violence, and the retraumatisation many experience whilst in prison. This position will work with women in prison – either in Gatton or in Brisbane. The position will primarily provide individual counselling and support to women prisoners who have experienced sexual, family and/or domestic violence. Some group support activities may also be conducted inside prison, once the Anti-Violence Team (3 workers) is established. For more details, see the Position Description.

Transition Support Workers

SEQ – 3 positions
The SIS Gatton Transition Support Program aims to reduce the number of women returning to prison. These new positions will work with women being released from the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre (SQCC) in Gatton. Workers will engage with women prisoners up to 3 months prior to release; provide practical support (including transport) on their day of release; and continue to support each woman in the community for up to 6 months post-release. Much of the work will focus on ensuring that women have access to the services and supports they need to avoid returning to prison (e.g. housing, income support, health support, family reunification). For more details, see the Position Description.

Youth Bail Support Worker

SEQ – 1 position
The SIS Yangah Program aims to reduce the number of imprisoned girls and young women (aged 10-18) in SEQ. This position (part of a team of 3) will primarily work with girls both inside and outside the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre. The worker will intervene early in police watch-houses, support girls in the Youth Court and engage with girls in BYDC, to optimise their chance of getting and maintaining bail. Much of the work will focus on ensuring that girls have access to the services and supports they need to stay out of prison, and move forward in their lives. For more details, see the Position Description.

Employment opportunities - North Queensland Townsville

Health Support Worker

NQ – 1 position
The SIS Health Support Program aims to address the health and wellbeing needs of criminalised women and their children – both pre-existing untreated conditions and conditions exacerbated by imprisonment. This position will support women following their release from Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre. It is part of a 2 person NQ team who will work with women released to Townsville, elsewhere in NQ and beyond. This will include supporting women to have their physical and mental health needs met, and to address any wider issues (e.g. housing, family violence and child removal) which impact on their health. For more details, see the Position Description

Become a Volunteer

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Sisters Inside.  We have reached volunteer capacity for 2019 and we are not able to accept volunteers at the moment.