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Welcome To Jubilee Community Services

JCS provides services for people residing in the St George Area, in particular the Georges River Council area and neighbouring suburbs depending on the program. The staff and volunteers are available to assist you with information, referral and other matters relating to community development. The service continues to grow as we adapt to the emerging needs of our community through consultation with our community members.

To read our Serving the Community brochure   Click Here

To download a Summary of our Adult Services and Programs  Summary JCS Adult Programs.  For further information on individual programs use the tabs to navigate to the relevant page eg. aged care, mental health, classes etc.

Our Spring 2017 newsletter, which contains our current news on our service and our Outing Schedule for Aged clients can be downloaded here.

Newsletter Spring 2017

 

 

To read our Annual Report for 2014  Click Here

To read our Annual Report for 2015  mcs-annual-report-2014-5

Georges River Community Service Inc. (GRCS) commenced operation on the 5th October 1971, as a result of the local Interchurch Council seeing the need for a Neighbourhood Centre in the area. The name of the service was chosen to reflect the State Elective where it was situated. The service was orginally located at Pasley House, 63 Pitt Street Mortdale. The building was named Pasley House in recognition of the steadfast faith, irrepressible spirit and dynamic energy of Betty and Lesley Pasley in the formation of GRCS.

In 2008 a Community Focus Group was organised to update the corporate image of the Centre and to change its name to better reflect its location in the local community. After community consultation and feedback, the name of the service was changed to Mortdale Community Services Inc. (MCS) and its corporate colour was changed to fuschia pink to highlight MCS’ identity and enhance recognition in the local community.

JCS continues to provide much needed services to the community due to the ongoing commitment and support offered by our volunteers. Our various programs offer opportunities for volunteers to build on personal skills and experience. Due to budget restraints, JCS must depend heavily on volunteers to keep the Centre and its programs running. JCS currently has over 70 volunteers working in a range of areas. Areas of work available include – visiting, shopping and sitting with an older person, helping with social activities for the aged, fundraising, promoting the Centre, assisting in the Occasional Child Care Centre, Adult Leisure Learning tutors, English tutors, office duties or becoming a member of the Management Committee.

VISION STATEMENT

  • To be part of the community and known for the services and assistance provided.
  • To consistently service those in the community who are in need.
  • To run the centre efficiently so that the services can be maintained to the community.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Jubilee  Community Services Inc. is committed to providing high quality, affordable and accessible services to people of all ages in the local community.

 

OUR SERVICE WILL –

  • Adapt to the changing needs of the community through community consultation
  • Encourage community involvement
  • Ensure confidentiality
  • Support people to make the best decision for the themselves and to retain their independence
  • Refer people to other service providers when unable to assist
  • Provide on going support and training to both paid and volunteer staff
  • Provide opportunities for voluntary work both in the Centre and in the community

WE PROVIDE –

  • Information and referral
  • Support for older people, people with dementia, people with disabilities and their carers – English and Chinese groups available
  • English Conversation Classes
  • Adult Leisure Learning Classes
  • Out of School Hours Centre at Lugarno and Peakhurst South Public Schools and Vacation Care
  • Mental Health Drop In Group
  • Occasional Child Care on our premises
  • Social Occasions for Nursing Home residents

THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

JCS is administered by a community-based volunteer Management Board.  JCS is an Incorporated Association, with over 70 members, 36 of these being Life Members. Annual membership fees are $10.00 ($5.00 for pensioners and students and $15 for Organisations). Subscriptions fall due each January. All members are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting held in October.

Our Organisational Chart can be downloaded here New ORG STUCTURE MCS Jubilee

Our General Manager

With an extensive background working in disability services and as a senior manager, Lance Rickards was appointed  General Manager of Jubilee Community Services in 2012.

Lance comes to Jubilee Community Services after having worked in a number of areas throughout Australia.

Lance entered the not-for-profit sector in 2002 after 25 years working for News Limited. At News Limited, he worked in many roles and locations Australia-wide, including journalism, project management, coordination and managed the national training program.

Lance’s first job in the not-for-profit sector was with Disability Services Australia, based in Sydney, where he managed a service which found employment for more than 650 people with disabilities.

From there he moved on to Thorndale, also in Sydney, and then on to Northcott before moving to Wollongong to be Executive Manager of Aged Care and Disability Programs with Catholic Care before his appointment as Chief Executive Officer with Intereach based in Deniliquin.