Working for us

Working for DCJ

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) was formed on 1 July 2019. The new department was created from the merging of the two former departments of Justice, and Family and Community Services.

By combining Justice and Families and Community Services (FACS), the two former agencies are now able to work together as DCJ to support everyone's right to access justice, to help families, and to promote early intervention and inclusion, in order to provide benefits for the whole community.

Our values

  • Service - We provide high quality services fairly, flexibly and reliably
  • Trust - We communicate clearly, collaborate widely and do what we say we will do
  • Accountability - We take responsibility for our actions and decisions
  • Integrity - We promote leadership and courage by being honest, consistent, and impartial
  • Respect - We welcome diversity and treat everyone with respect

We continue to build a workplace that embraces a balanced and supportive culture where our employees enjoy various benefits and treat everyone with respect.

Competitive pay and conditions

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous leave entitlements including flex leave, annual leave, leave loading, sick leave, paid parental leave and leave options for carers
  • Superannuation employer contribution of 9.5%
  • 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. Flexible work practices offer opportunities where staff can thrive in work, family and community service responsibilities. 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 and management through a wide range of internal training programs covering workplace information, client services, information technology, supervision and management. Participation in training programs of other government agencies and sector-wide development opportunities are also available for our staff to grow in their careers. Training and development is available in various formats:

  • e-learning
  • Performance development plans
  • 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 including:

  • Fitness Passport with a choice of 200+ gyms and pools across NSW
  • Employee assistance program for you and your family
  • Peer support program.

Workforce that values inclusion

The Department of Communities and Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Actively promote the employment of people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace.

Employment support for people with disability

There are many ways in which DCJ provides employment support for people with disability both during 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.
  • Our Talent Acquisition specialists are Disability Confident Recruiters with the Australian Network on Disability (AND) and means they work closely with hiring managers advising on all recruitment and selection processes to ensure they are accessible and inclusive for people with disability. It also means that we offer adjustments in the recruitment and selection process to people with disability so that they can participate fully in the recruitment process.
  • Providing workplace adjustments 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.
  • Established a DCJ Disability Employee Network (DEN) which provides peer support and useful information to their members as well as contribute to organisational decision-making such as policy development.

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.

DCJ is committed to providing workplace adjustments where possible to enable our employees with disability to perform the inherent requirements of the role to their full potential. If you are looking for more information around the workplace adjustment process in DCJ please contact Inclusion and Diversity by phone (02 8799 6312) or email (, and please inform us of your preferred method of communication.

Last updated:

20 Sep 2022

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We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future. 

Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.

You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.

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