Careers at the Department of Communities

The Department of Communities (Communities) is committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well-equipped, highly motivated, diverse and inclusive to provide responsive, quality services to all Western Australians.

We respectfully refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as ‘Aboriginal’.

We welcome applications from people from a diverse range of backgrounds and lived experiences, including Aboriginal Australians, people with disability, people with diverse sexualities and genders, youth, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Our areas of responsibility include child protection, community services, disability services, housing, prevention of family and domestic violence, seniors and ageing, veterans, volunteering and women’s interests.

We support many Western Australians, with a focus on some of the most vulnerable people in our state.

‘People. Place. Home.’ is at the core of everything we do and why we do it.

We work for the people who make up our communities across Western Australia. We focus our efforts on building places that are inclusive and connected and offer everyone the opportunity to prosper. And we support children and families so that they can have a physically and emotionally secure place to call home.

Our roles

We offer a wide range of career opportunities including, but not limited to, frontline careers working in social housing and child protection, and support positions in administration, operations, policy and service design. We also offer corporate positions within our finance, human resources, governance, information technology and communications teams. If you join us, you will be making a valuable contribution to helping WA communities.

Our locations

Our offices are spread across metropolitan and regional WA: the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid West, Goldfields, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Perth metro and South West regions.

Our benefits

Communities offers a range of benefits to support work life balance, working parents and carers, cultural appreciation and ceremony leave. We also have a range of salary options and allowances, as well as training, personal development and higher duties opportunities. Some regional staff may benefit from district allowances, subsidised utilities and housing.

How to apply

Visit our How to Apply page to learn about our recruitment process.

Go to the WA Government Jobs Board to access our current vacancies.

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