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 reach a further million people through local community-based programs.

Read about the benefits of working for NSW Government.

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.

We provide services to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • children and young people
  • families
  • people who are homeless
  • people with a disability and their families and carers
  • seniors and older people.

Our work aims to:

  • enable each child in NSW to have the best possible start to life
  • help vulnerable young people build their capacity for a good future
  • improve social and economic outcomes for Aboriginal people
  • provide support to vulnerable adults and families so that they can participate fully in community life
  • build strong and inclusive communities.

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 group and are a Disability Confident Recruiter.

Visit Inclusion and diversity to learn more.

We encourage applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

Visit Recruitment adjustments to learn more about accessibility adjustments.

Enjoy the benefits of a professional organisation while making a real difference to vulnerable people in our community who need your help.

Sound like you? Visit Your recruitment journey.

Our vision is to enable vulnerable people to participate fully in NSW social and economic life and build stronger, more sustainable and inclusive communities.

Last updated:

30 May 2023

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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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