Organisational chart and business areas

Our responsibilities include:

  • Disability Accommodation Support and Respite Services - providing direct service delivery to Queenslanders with intellectual disabilities who reside in an accommodation or respite service.
  • Disability Connect Queensland - providing strategic leadership and oversight of the State, Ministerial and Departmental accountabilities as it relates to disability services.
  • Community Services - delivering strategies, programs and initiatives that support Queensland communities to thrive and to lead human and social recovery.
  • Seniors – working closely with government and non-government human services organisations to facilitate social and economic participation for seniors focussing on increasing older people’s awareness of healthy lifestyle options, reducing social isolation and strengthening personal and community connectedness.
  • Strategic Policy and Legislation - working across the department, Queensland Government and nationally, to deliver contemporary and evidenced based policy, legislation and intergovernmental relations, including in respect of the NDS, Elder Abuse and the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (lead role across government).
  • Corporate Services – responsible for supporting the department’s program and direct service delivery areas to improve the social and economic wellbeing of Queenslanders, including human resources, finance, property, strategic communications and corporate governance.

Highlights for our department include:

  • A focus on community services through the Thriving Communities Strategy
  • Driving economic participation through All Abilities Queensland State Disability Plan
  • Creating an Age Friendly Queensland
  • Leading social and human recovery assistance to disaster affected individuals and communities.
  • Partnering with relevant authorities to provide safe service environments for NDIS participants.
  • Leading the State’s participation in the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

The structure for DCDSS (PDF, 98 KB) supports this vision. 90% of staff are in frontline positions, working directly with the community to ensure these outcomes are achieved.