Hunter Commercial Services (HCS) is an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) which gives people living with disability the opportunity to live and work in a community that accepts them as valued individuals. For over 30 years, Hunter Commercial Services has provided employment to people living with disability who live in and around the Hunter Valley.
This Supported Employment Service is a division of Kurri Kurri Community Services Ltd, a well-respected, not-for-profit, community run organisation with a history dating back to the early 80’s.
HCS was established to increase employment options and life skills for its employees while also providing Hunter based businesses with professional quality contracting services.
We boast numerous long-term working relationships that extend for well over a decade including major infrastructure managers, commercial enterprises, property managers and SME’s.
Many of our team members have over 10 years employment. We invest heavily in training and mentoring so our people to ensure they remain engaged, committed, safe and happy in their work - in essence, our crew take great pride in their
HCS is committed to a providing a dynamic learning environment for all employees so they can continue to gain new skills and work experiences. All of our employees have multiple ‘tickets’ with proven competency across a number of different practices including machine operation, handling and spraying of chemicals and application of first aid. Many also have Certificate II, III or IV qualifications in Asset Maintenance and Workplace TAE (Supervision & Training).
We use the latest, up to date and well maintained equipment, meaning we have the ‘right tool for the right job’. We carry all the required insurances and certifications and our crew members are all fully qualified and receive ongoing training.
The services we provide are consistent to our 3rd Party Accreditation of our WHS and Quality Management Systems. Our Accreditations are integrated into our business plan and service deliverables, and monitored through our regular internal site audits. We also recognised the importance to a partnership is open and transparent communication with
regulated reporting and frequency.
We are centrally located in the heart of the Hunter adjacent to the Hunter Expressway and currently service clients across a wide area that includes the Central Coast, Greater Hunter, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and Great Lakes region.
Jason first came to HCS at the age of 14 and has spent the last 27 years working in a number of different roles within the Commercial Services team.
Jason initially started in the ground maintenance team however, for the last eight years he has worked as a supervisor for the cleaning team. In this role he is responsible for managing a small team and monitoring on-site quality control. He also has a number of ‘back of house’ duties including quoting jobs, ordering cleaning products and administrative tasks.
Outside of work Jason enjoys cooking, partying and going on holidays. Through his hard work, he has saved up and bought himself a brand-new Toyota Hilux as well as funded recent holidays to New Zealand and Bali. With a “life’s too short to not have fun” attitude, Jason makes the most of every opportunity he is given. Cessnock born and raised, he still lives locally and really enjoys working with the team at KKCS.
"I’m very happy working in the Commercial Services Team. I’ve learned from every job I’ve done over the years and met some great people along the way."
He says the favourite of his job is assisting with training and mentoring and he loves working with colleagues with varying abilities to ensure they reach their potential.