A story of care - 65 years in the making
Baptist Community Services – NSW & ACT has been caring for the aged and people living with disadvantage for the past 65 years.
The organisation, originally known as the NSW Baptist Homes Trust, was formed in 1944; the result of a vision of a group of Baptist men and women who wanted to express the love of Christ in practical ways to people in need, particularly the aged and children.
For the first eight years of its existence, the Trust was run by a faithful team of volunteers, who worked tirelessly to see their dreams become a reality.
In January 1953, our first aged-care home – Yallambi, in Carlingford, was officially opened.
n 1956, the organisation’s first children’s home Karingal opened its doors in Mosman.
Over the next two decades the organisation experienced significant growth with the opening of new facilities and services in Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Parkes and the Central Coast.
This growth continued in the 1980s, with two key focus areas developing – aged care and family and community services, including the development of BCS LifeCare Counselling and Family Services.
In 1986, the name NSW Baptist Homes Trust was changed to Baptist Community Services to capture the organisation’s expanding ministry.
Over the past decade BCS has moved through a period of rapid growth, with the organisation’s staff numbers tripling, along with a huge expansion in services and our operating budget. The organisation has become one of the State’s largest residential and in-home aged-care providers.
In 2008 as part of rebranding of the organisation, our two operating divisions were renamed BCS AgeCare and BCS LifeCare.
In 2009 BCS will celebrate its 65th anniversary. This will be a time of looking back and giving thanks to God for his faithfulness and goodness to us as an organisation. It will also be a time to recommit to our vision as we seek to express Christ’s love to people with unmet physical, emotional and spiritual needs across NSW and the ACT.
For a detailed record of BCS’ history please see the excellent publication Striving For Excellence by G.B. Ball and J.W. Mallice
We offer our employees a range of competitive benefits including:
An attractive salary package
Flexible working conditions
A continuous learning environment
Exciting career possibilities
Flexible work arrangements/hours
Paid parental leave
Up to 18 months maternity leave package
Access to leave for family care and other special circumstances
Competitive remuneration, including salary packaging up to $16,050 of base earnings tax-free
A genuine commitment to the occupational health and safety of all employees
Along with these benefits, all our staff have the privilege of knowing that they are doing more than “just a job.” Rather they are contributing to our vision of bringing life-transforming care to our clients.
Headquarters28A Cambridge St