I see. So i think you would be perfect to take a hard job that everybody hate to be able to build cash and asset. You may be interested in all kind of fly in fly out jobs in the north like this one for example: https://nana.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=340441&src=JB-10064
they often do not ask for much diploma and the salary are a lot above average.
If you want local job, you must try every place that pay good even if they don't post any job right now. It is a lottery but how many loterry do you know that have free ticket? :)
The first thing to do it to get a job, even if it does not pay much just to act as a platform to be able to search for a better one (ideally a job that will not put the owner into a bad position when you quit as there is never a good reason to burn bridge and possible good referal).
I know how you feel about that teamwork mentality that invaded most companies. This is something promoted by human ressources department. Try to deal directly with owners and not with those department or manager as much as you can because the laters mostly are in conflict of interest and will always want to hire someone more stupid than them to not risk their advancement chance. Also owners know that "social" worker are mainly unproductive and always talk with co-worker about their weekend instead of getting the job done (getting the job done is a key phrase you need to use btw, that often seal the deal).
I think that being adventurous is your biggest asset to put in front of your resume. Many boss want someone that will accept great responsabilities but the unknown usually freak out most employees these days, they just want cozy jobs without too much action.
You must not only take job posting board as a good enough strategy. You need to go in the field and talk to folk that seem to be in position to hire or influence in that matter. Sometime in a week you can go where the wealthy are hanging (expensive car dealership, bar etc... you may even talk to them at their house if they are on the front yard and let them a business card.
Finding a job is a job, you need a certain dicipline to go anywhere, have a shedule and be organized about it like a military campaign.
Don't diss part time jobs, two jobs sure involve more traveling in the day but it also double the chance of advancement, so keep your eyes on those also.
I hope this help you a bit and i will be there if you want to talk more about this.