Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Second Steps Program
Field of Law
Stage of Career
Description of Organisation
The Toll Group Second Step Program is a specialised employment program designed to provide employment opportunities to people who experience barriers to employment resulting from prior criminal histories, lengthy period of unemployment, substances abuse issues or other marginalizing factors.
The Second Step Program assists the transition from unemployment to regular employment by providing necessary understanding within the work environment, internal and external support options and access to additional training or time off to address specific imposts like parole or community service appointments. The combination of supports is designed to enable the development or re-establishment of routines, habits and relationships required to succeed in the world of employment.
Number of legal positions within organisation: None
Does your organisation have a human rights officer?
Toll has a Second Step Program Manager, Chaplaincy Manager and Indigenous Engagement Manager.
Information for secondary schools
Do you host school trips or send speakers to schools?
Contact person for school trip and/or speakers:
Information for university students/graduates/practising lawyers
What are you looking for in an applicant?
A person who is compassionate and empathetic towards people from disadvantaged backgrounds experiencing a multitude of personal, social and economic challenges.
A degree or diploma in social work, drug and alcohol issues, psychology, mental health.
What electives/areas of study are viewed favourably?
What prior work/volunteer work is viewed favourably?
Experience working with people from disadvantaged backgrounds experiencing a multitude of personal, social and economic challenges.
Do you have a graduate clerkship program? (involving practical legal training and admission to practise)
Where do you advertise your positions?
Through seek.com and on the Toll website
Do you use a recruitment agency?