Department of Family and Community Services Careers and Employment
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Family and Community Services (FACS) supports vulnerable people and families to participate in social and economic life and build stronger communities. The people at the heart of our work are: children and young people; families; people who are homeless or need help to afford somewhere to live; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; older people; and people with disability, their families and carers.
Our objectives are:
Children and young people are protected from abuse and neglect
People with a disability are supported to realise their potential
Social housing assistance is used to break disadvantage
People are assisted to participate in social and economic life
People at risk of, and experiencing, domestic and family violence are safer
Aboriginal people, families and communities have better outcomes.
Enjoyed working with various areas and meeting people, solving problems that were solvable. Helping and directing people to different areas. Opportunity to learn new things every day
There is a lot of bullying from management throughout the department. I hope for new employees they have cleaned up their act. I had to leave after 12 years because of a breakdown, which many have done.
Wouldn’t recommend working for that sector. Well at least at my old workplace. Such a negative environment. Two faced colleges. Overall was a cruisey job
I really enjoyed working for DCJ (FACS) If the government had not transferred housing to community housing, i would definitely still be working with them and was really sad to see the team i was working with split. Great support from management and seen many good outcomes with clients. Flexible working hours. I looked forward and loved going to work every day.
No job security and no management accountabilities for make amy decisions or seeking an optimum outcome for families and our community. A government agency wasting enourmous amount of money fighting amongst them selves. Management and director level shakeup is needed to cleanse bad habbits and poisonous culture.
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