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

Safe House - Residential Support Worker

Employment Status: 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 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.

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 and professional development activities
  5. Able to work after-hours shifts
How to apply

Applications close COB Monday 15th June 2020. To apply for this position (or for a copy of the position description) please email your application to recruitment@picc.com.au.

Family Intervention Service Worker

Employment Status: Full 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 this position is to provide practical support and assistance for children and families who are subject to departmental child protection intervention. This service will provide the opportunity to address child protection concerns, building capacity for children to safely remain in or return to their family home. The position has responsibility for confidential case planned interventions with families to ensure ongoing safety and protection of children and young people on Palm Island, this will include supervising contact between parents/carers, children and young people. Support may be delivered through counselling, mentoring, modelling or teaching both in individual settings or group work processes. It may be centre based or delivered through outreach to families in their homes or at another location as appropriate.

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. Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Palm Island residents.
  2. High level communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal when liaising with clients and Departmental representatives
  3. Ability to provide confidential, factual reports or file notes on interactions with children, young people and families
  4. Willingness to undertake training and professional development activities
  5. Knowledge of or the ability to acquire knowledge of the relevant government statutes governing statutory child protection work (i.e. Child Protection Act 1999) and the ability to keep current of the legislative, practice and procedural changes within the system.
How to apply

Applications close COB Monday 15th June 2020. To apply for this position (or for a copy of the position description) please email your application to recruitment@picc.com.au

Family Participation Worker

Employment Status: 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 this position is to work collaboratively with at risk families to assist them in identifying their needs using Family Led Decision Making (FLDM) framework to ensure their children are safe. The FPW will provide support to families through culturally appropriate practices that effectively engage with traditional owners, elders and families across all communities. The FPW position is also expected to build and maintain professional relationships with staff of the Department of Child Safety, Young People and Women.

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. Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Palm Island residents.
  2. High-level communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal when liaising with clients and Departmental representatives
  3. Provided confidential, factual reports or file notes on interactions with children, young people and families
  4. Willingness to undertake training and professional development activities
  5. Knowledge of or the ability to acquire knowledge of the relevant government statutes governing statutory child protection work (i.e. Child Protection Act 1999) and the ability to keep current of the legislative, practice and procedural changes within the system.
How to apply

Applications close COB Monday 15th June 2020. To apply for this position (or for a copy of the position description) please email your application to recruitment@picc.com.au

Support Worker – Family Wellbeing Service

Employment Status: Full 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 Family Wellbeing Centre is to support vulnerable children, young people and their families. The FWC service responds to the needs of children, young people, adults and families and community with a particular focus on prevention and early intervention, promotion, community development and community education in order to develop the capacity of families and the broader community.

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 hold a current “C” Class Drivers Licence
  3. The applicant should have experience in working with children and families.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Palm Island residents.
  2. Ability to develop, run and monitor client service plans (case plans)
  3. Demonstrated ability to provide supported referrals, advice, information and resources to the target groups of both services.
  4. Participate in community based education activities to raise awareness of the Family Well-being Service and its role in making community safe for children, young people and their families.
  5. Ability to maintain accurate, confidential and up-to-date records, client and community files and statistical data.
How to apply

Applications close COB Monday 15th June 2020. To apply for this position (or for a copy of the position description) please email your application to recruitment@picc.com.au.

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.  Please contact HR on (07) 4421 4300 or email recruitment@picc.com.au for further information or an application form.  

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