Careers

Since 2007 PICC has helped make Palm Island a better place to live. We are a not-for-profit company dedicated to creating a safer, stronger and more prosperous community.

Our workforce is over 100 strong and serves nearly all local residents of Palm Island, making PICC the second-largest employer on Palm Island.

We have a diverse range of roles available in allied health, medical, retail, hospitality, horticulture, social and community services, automotive repairs, business and administration. The skills and experience required to work for PICC is as diverse as our services, which means we may have a role for you regardless of your level of qualifications.

PICC employees have access to many opportunities for training, career development and gaining experience across the broad spectrum of roles on offer. We also offer a competitive salary and other employment benefits.

By working for PICC, you will be making a genuine difference to the Palm Island Community. If this interests you, we are interested in hearing from you.

Current vacant positions

Mechanical Tradesperson – Palm Automotive

Townsville/Palm Island

PICC is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the wellbeing and prosperity of the Palm Island Community through the provision of a range of social services and enterprises. PICC has been in operation since 2007 and is the second largest employer on Palm Island.

We are currently seeking a skilled and qualified Mechanic to work at our workshops in Townsville and Palm Island in a full-time capacity with the ability to work unsupervised. As part of the role, you will be required to assemble, maintain and repair vehicles and responsible for the functionality and reliability of the vehicles.

If you have attention to details, excellent listening skills and work ethics, good eye-hand coordination, diagnostic fault-finding and problem-solving, including excellent communication skills and customer service, then you are the Mechanical Tradesperson we are looking for!

  • Inspect vehicle engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately
  • Inspect vehicle computer and electronic systems to repair, maintain and upgrade
  • Conduct routine maintenance work (replacing fluids, lubricating parts etc.) aiming to vehicle functionality and longevity
  • Schedule future maintenance sessions and advise motorists on good vehicle use
  • Repair or replace broken or dysfunctional parts and fix issues (e.g. leaks)
  • Provide accurate estimates (cost, time, effort) for a repair or maintenance job
  • Keep logs on work and issues
  • Maintain equipment and tools in good condition
Mandatory selection criteria
  • Must possess a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade and/or additional qualifications
  • Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their
    components
  • Ability to follow established procedures and practices and read instruction, blueprints, etc.
  • Strong commitment to all health and safety guidelines
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Proven experience and knowledge of mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles
  • Must hold a current C-class driver’s licence
  • Ability to travel to Palm Island as required
How to Apply

Applications close at 5·00 p.m. on Wednesday 3 March 2021. To apply for this position, please email your cover letter, résumé and qualifications to recruitment@picc.com.au. For further information, please contact HR on 4421 4300.

Patrol Worker – Safe Haven

Part Time

PICC is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the welfare and prosperity of the Palm Island community through the provision of a range of social services and enterprises. PICC has been in operation since 2007 and is the second largest employer on Palm Island.

The purpose of the Creating Safe Communities (Safe Haven) initiative is to provide culturally appropriate services to respond to the safety needs of children, young people and their families who are witnessing or experiencing domestic and family violence. The Safe Haven provides family support and counselling, youth work, community patrol, brokerage, coordination and community capacity building.

The role of the Patrol Worker is to provide escort for children, either with the consent of the parents or with the approval of authorised officers as defined by the Child Protection Act 1999, to ensure their safety by transporting them to a safe place if they are found wandering the street.

Selection Criteria

Mandatory Selection Criteria

  1. Must hold, or be eligible to hold, a Working with Children Check (Blue Card).
  2. Hold a current C-class Driver’s Licence.
  3. Possess a first aid certificate or ability to acquire a first aid certificate.

Desirable

  1. Communicates well and develops trust with young people and their families on Palm Island.
  2. Ability to put together and deliver programs or activities for young people which help them to address the issues that impact on them.
  3. Basic computer literacy or ability to acquire (Microsoft Office, email and other programs).
  4. Willingness to participate in training and development.
  5. Able to work after-hours shifts (evenings and before 9·00 a.m.)
How to apply

Applications close at 5·00 p.m. on Wednesday 3 March 2021. To apply for this position, please email your application to recruitment@picc.com.au

Youth Support Worker - Safe Haven

Part time/casual

PICC is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the welfare and prosperity of the Palm Island community through the provision of a range of social services and enterprises. PICC has been in operation since 2007 and is the second largest employer on Palm Island.

The role of the Youth Support Worker is to support children and young people attending Safe Haven activities, including the Night Café, Youth Patrol, Breakfast Program and School Tuckshop.

Selection Criteria

Mandatory Selection Criteria

  1. Must hold, or be eligible to hold, a Working with Children Check (Blue Card).
  2. Hold a current C-class driver’s licence.
  3. Possess a first aid certificate or ability to acquire a first aid certificate.

Desirable

  1. Communicates well and develops trust with young people and their families on Palm Island.
  2. Ability to put together and deliver programs or activities for young people which help them to address the issues that impact on them.
  3. Basic computer literacy or ability to acquire (Microsoft Office, email and other programs).
  4. Willingness to participate in training and development.
  5. Able to work after-hours shifts (evenings and before 9·00 a.m.)
How to apply

Applications close at 5·00 p.m., Wednesday 3 March 2020. To apply for this position, please email your application to recruitment@picc.com.au

Casual Transport Officer (Palm Island)

PICC is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the wellbeing and prosperity of the Palm Island Community through the provision of a range of social services and enterprises. PICC has been in operation since 2007 and is the second largest employer on Palm Island. We are currently seeking expression of interests from community members who are available to commence working on a casual basis immediately to competently and safely drive PICC’s bus.

As the Transport Officer, you are responsible for providing a safe, reliable transportation service to assist with a range of activities and services provided by the Palm Island Community Company Limited (PICC).

  • Collecting staff from and to the Airport
  • Support the transportation needs of:
    • CFC patients
    • Palm Island community Elders
    • Young people with a disability and their carers
  • Maintain transportation equipment in good condition
Mandatory criteria
  • Must hold a current Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • Must hold a current C-Class Drivers Licence
  • Must have current accommodation on Palm Island
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate or willing to obtain
How to Apply

If you meet all the mandatory requirements, please email your colour copy of your current driver’s licence (front and back) and Blue Card (signed by a JP) along with your résumé and employment application form (a copy can be downloaded below) to recruitment@picc.com.au. For further information, please contact HR on 4421 4300.

Cleaners – Casual Pool

The purpose of this position is to provide assistance and support to PICC employees and clients by maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene in facilities of the Palm Island Community Company. These services are designed to meet the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Palm Island, in particular, the safety of children, young people and their families.

PICC is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the welfare and prosperity of the Palm Island Community through the provision of a range of social services and enterprises. PICC has been in operation since 2007 and is the second largest employer on Palm Island.

Selection Criteria

Mandatory

  1. The applicant must hold a current Blue Card by the Commissions for Children and Young People and Child Guardian or be eligible to obtain a Blue Card (a current Blue Card must be maintained throughout period of employment).
  2. The applicant must hold a current “C” Class Driver's Licence
  3. Ability to work with minimum supervision

Desirable Criteria

  1. Communicates sensitively and effectively with other employees
  2. Willingness to undertake training
  3. Able to work after-hours shifts
How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and application form in person, by fax (07 4422 0022) or by email (recruitment@picc.com.au). Please contact HR on 4421 4300 or email recruitment@picc.com.au for further information.

Position Descriptions and Application Forms

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