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, and if this interests you, we are interested in hearing from you.

To view all open positions at PICC, please click on the button below to be taken to our Careers page. 

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Current vacant positions

Safe House - Residential Support Worker

Employment Status: Casual

The purpose of this position is to provide day-to-day care and supervision of the children and young people residing in the Safe House, to ensure they are safe, supported and supervised at all times.

The position key responsibilities are confidential reporting of issues related to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Provide meals, basic cleaning, safe transportation and supervision of outings. Shift work and rostered sleeping within the residence is also a requirement.

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 Selection Criteria

  1. The applicant must be the holder of a current Blue Card Issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (a current Blue Card must be maintained throughout period of employment) or ability to acquire a Blue Card within the probationary period.
  2. The applicant must pass a Child Safety and Personal History Screening Check LCS Form – 2 (Suitability screening check).
  3. The applicant must hold a current “C” Class Drivers Licence
  4. The applicant should have experience in working with children and families.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Communicates well and develops trust with families on Palm Island.
  2. Worked as an active member in a team to provide supervision and day-to-day care of children and young people.
  3. Provided confidential, factual reports or file notes on interactions with children, young people and families
  4. Willingness to undertake training.
  5. Able to work after-hours shifts

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and application form in person, email or via the PICC careers web page (www.picc.com.au).  Please contact HR on 4421 4300 or email cchong@picc.com.au for further information or an application form.  

OUTREACH WORKER (Part time) and PROGRAM WORKER (Full time)

DIVERSIONARY SERVICE

The Palm Island Diversion Service will provide flexible and responsive 24/7 care and appropriate supports to the target group, operating a Diversion Centre and an Assertive Outreach service, diverting people who are intoxicated and/or at risk of Police custody. Clients will be provided with the opportunity to recover in welcoming, non-threatening, culturally safe environment, with supervision and support provided by trained staff.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Outreach Worker and Program Worker positions will be required to work together as part of a team to deliver the objectives of the Diversion Service. The roles will involve the following. A position description with further information is available.

  • Provide information to community members of support services, programs and activities available to them
  • Develop and deliver programs to the target group
  • Develop and deliver community activities and events
  • Provide outreach services and follow up visits to clients in the community
  • Provide transportation of clients to safe places and support services
  • Conduct intake processes for clients
  • Provide referrals to other services

SELECTION CRITERIA

Mandatory Selection Criteria

  1. The applicant must hold a current “C” Class Drivers Licence (Licence must be maintained throughout period of employment)
  2. Ability to work with minimum supervision
  3. Ability to work day and night shifts
  4. Demonstrated computer skills
  5. Current first aid certificate or the ability to acquire
  6. Willingness to undertake training

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and application form in person, email or via the PICC careers web page (www.picc.com.au).  Please contact HR on 4421 4300 or email cchong@picc.com.au for further information or an application form.  

Cleaners – Casual Pool

Employment Status: Casual

ROLE PURPOSE

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 Selection Criteria

  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 Drivers 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, email or via the PICC careers web page (www.picc.com.au).  Please contact HR on 4421 4300 or email cchong@picc.com.au for further information or an application form.  

 

Manager – PICC Community Store

Employment Status: Full time or to be negotiated

ROLE PURPOSE:

The purpose of this position is to manage the operations of the PICC Community Store.

Key responsibilities:

  • Cash handling
  • Retail sales, purchase
  • Replenish stock and stocktake
  • Excellent customer service
  • Staff training

Attributes:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communicator
  • Time management skills and the ability to work within time frames
  • Honest and reliable

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 Selection Criteria

  1. The applicant must hold a current “C” Class Drivers Licence
  2. Work in a supervisor role

Desirable Criteria

  1. Communicates sensitively and effectively with other employees.
  2. Work independently
  3. Time management skills

Conditions of employment negotiable

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and application form in person, email or via the PICC careers web page (www.picc.com.au). Applications close Friday 20th December 2019. Please contact HR on 4421 4300 or email cchong@picc.com.au for further information or an application form.  

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