About Us

Kurri Kurri Community Services Ltd (KKCS) has been helping the township of Kurri Kurri and surrounds in various ways for over 30 years.

We are here to empower individuals, groups and families through the provision of meaningful, high quality services and programs.

The Centre itself facilitates a number of services to meet the needs of everyone from the very youngest to the most senior members in our community whilst our specialist services provide care and support to those who cannot attend Centre-based activities and require one-on-one assistance.

We continually seek to be a relevant and helpful organisation. If we can help you, we will and if we can’t assist with your specific inquiry, we certainly know someone who can!

Vision, Mission & Values

At Kurri Kurri Community Services (KKCS) we believe that a strong and resilient community is one where everyone can actively participate. Our vision is a community where all members come together and participate to empower and support one another – creating a diverse and inclusive community that offers people of all abilities the opportunity to live, work, learn and socialise in the ways they choose.

History

Many services offered by Kurri Kurri Community Services (KKCS) including our administration are located in what was previously ‘The Co-op Store’. The Store was a traditional co-operative store that was essentially owned and managed by members who were typically people who lived and worked in the area. Any profits were returned to the members or re-invested in the business.  It operated from 1904 to 1978 and, like KKCS is now, was at the heart of the local community. Following its closure, the building was vacant for a period of time before it was purchased by Cessnock City Council.

Board & Management

KKCS is supported by a Board of Directors who provide strong, independent advice and assistance to the organisation. Our directors come from a range of different backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience to the management and governance of KKCS.

Policies & Reports

As an organisation that provides services for people in need, young people and those with a disability we are required to  collect personal information and manage  significant budgets. We take this responsibility extremely seriously. Your privacy, your standard or care and the accountability for any money we spend  is very important to us. Given we are also rely heavily on government funding and specific grants we are bound by strict sourcing, spending and reporting criteria. We have detailed and robust policies covering Privacy, Governance, Customer Care and Complaints, Employment and Reporting and they can all be found here.

Volunteering

When Kurri Kurri Community Services first started out in 1983 we relied entirely on volunteers and, while the organisation has grown significantly and now runs multiple teams across numerous locations, even today we could not provide the level of service we do without those valued members of the community who give of their time to help. We really appreciate all our volunteers and the time and effort they give to selflessly support our clients and assist us in various projects.

Positions Vacant

We are always looking for passionate and committed individuals to join our team. We have a wide variety of roles including casual, part-time and permanent covering a very broad range of skills from personal care through to tradespeople and administrative staff. All positions are advertised internally and also listed in this site. Details of all current vacancies including information on how to apply can be found here.