Communities and Justice

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About DCJ

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) aims to create safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities through its services across NSW.

DCJ’s work supports everyone's right to access justice, helps families, and promotes early intervention and inclusion, to provide benefits for the whole community. We do this by working with children, adults, families, and communities to deliver services with a unified and collaborative approach.  

When working at DCJ you are part of the collective objective of achieving vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive communities.  

Why work at DCJ

In NSW, DCJ is one of 10 public sector departments that deliver vital services to our community. As Australia’s largest child protection provider, DCJ directly supports approximately 800,000 people every year and reaches a further million people through local community-based programs.

We collaborate with government, non-government, and community partners to work with children, adults, families and communities to improve lives and realise potential with a focus on breaking rather than managing disadvantage.

DCJ is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and other diversity groups, and are a Disability Confident Recruiter.

DCJ offers a broad range of roles to help build careers based on talent and skills.

Our values

At DCJ we are committed to building a high performing, balanced and supportive culture that is based on our values of:

ServiceWe provide high quality services fairly, flexibly, and reliably.

TrustWe communicate clearly, collaborate widely, and do what we say we will do.

AccountabilityWe take responsibility for our actions and decisions.

IntegrityWe promote leadership and courage by being honest, consistent, and impartial.

RespectWe welcome diversity and treat everyone with respect.


We offer a variety of benefits to encourage our people to develop their skills and career. We strive for a positive culture where everyone can bring their best selves to work. 

Competitive pay and conditions

  • competitive salaries
  • generous leave entitlements including flex leave, annual leave, leave loading, sick leave, parental leave and leave options for carers
  • superannuation employer contribution of 11%
  • most roles are 35 hour working weeks with flexible work arrangements.

Flexible work practices

The Department aims to foster a flexible, responsive, and productive working environment. There are a range of options that may be available (where applicable to the role) where flexible working hours, part-time, job-sharing and working from home arrangements may be utilised.

Training and career development

We encourage the ongoing development of staff through a wide range of internal training programs. This includes workplace information, client services, information technology, supervision and management training. Participation in training programs of other government agencies and sector-wide development opportunities are also available for our staff to grow their careers. Training and development is available via e-learning, performance development plans and internal leadership development.

Health and wellbeing

The Department is committed to providing a safe and supportive working environment. We are continually establishing and improving programs to support physical health, mental health and general wellbeing. The Fitness Passport with a choice of 200+ gyms and pools across NSW, an employee assistance program for you and your family, and a peer support program are available to staff.

Workforce that values inclusion

We are committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We do this by actively promoting the employment of people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Employment support for people with disability

There are many ways in which DCJ provides employment support for people with disability, both during the recruitment process and at work.

These include:

  • designing recruitment materials and tools for everyone (role descriptions, application forms, selection processes) which are available in accessible or alternative formats
  • offering adjustments during the assessment stage to people with disability so that they can participate fully in the recruitment process
  • providing workplace adjustments to enable our employees with disability to perform the inherent requirements of the role to their full potential
  • encouraging staff and managers to undertake disability awareness training
  • facilitating the DCJ Disability Employee Network (DEN) which provides peer support and useful information to members and contributes to organisational decision-making such as policy development.

Disability Confident Recruiters

Our Talent Acquisition specialists are also Disability Confident Recruiters with the Australian Network on Disability (AND). This means they work closely with hiring managers to provide guidance on all recruitment and selection processes to ensure they are accessible and inclusive for people with disability.

We continue to learn new ways to be more inclusive every day and are committed to making improvements in the recruitment process and in the workplace. That is why we are a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability.

We look forward to working alongside you, doing meaningful work, making a difference and having an impact.

Last updated:

17 Apr 2024