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

Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Worker – Family Wellbeing Service

Full Time – Temporary

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 specialist advice and assistance to Family Wellbeing Staff to ensure interventions are domestic and family violence proficient.

Undertake risk assessments and assist with safety planning and strategies to minimise risk to family members and worker. Develop and maintain appropriate referrals to specialist domestic & family violence, sexual violence and Women’s support services on Palm Island.

Selection Criteria

Mandatory

  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).
  2. Relevant certificate/diploma or degree in Human Services/Community Development.
  3. Demonstrated ability to provide support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and clients.
  4. Understanding of relevant legislation as it relates to domestic, family and sexual violence and information sharing guidelines.
  5. The applicant must hold a current C-class Driver's Licence.

Desirable

  1. Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Palm Island residents.
  2. High level communication skills, written, verbal and interpersonal.
How to apply

Applications close 21 August 2020. To apply for this position, or for a copy of the position description, please email recruitment@picc.com.au

Youth Support Worker – Safe Haven

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 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 Youth Support Worker is to support Safe Haven activities of operating the Night Café, Youth Patrol, Breakfast Program and School Tuckshop.

Selection Criteria

Mandatory

  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 9am)
How to apply

Applications close 21 August 2020. To apply for this position, or for a copy of the position description, please email recruitment@picc.com.au

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

  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 a.m.)
How to apply

Applications close 21 August 2020. To apply for this position, or for a copy of the position description, please email recruitment@picc.com.au

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 or an application form.

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