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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.
We continue to build a workplace that embraces a balanced and supportive culture where our employees enjoy various benefits and treat everyone with respect.
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.
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:
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:
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.
There are many ways in which DCJ provides employment support for people with disability both during recruitment process and at work.
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 (InclusionandDiversity@dcj.nsw.gov.au), and please inform us of your preferred method of communication.
20 Sep 2022
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.