Access Worker

Welcome to Lutheran Care. We are an energetic, forward thinking and values driven, not for profit organisation, providing support to people who need it most. Current programs include emergency relief, financial counselling, family support and education, foster care, housing and family shelter, homelessness services, and refugee services.

In 2020, The South Australian Government announced a significant reform agenda for the homelessness sector. In response, the Toward Home Alliance was formed and in collaboration with the South Australian Housing Authority (SAHA), it was identified that there was a need for transformational change in the way services support people affected by homelessness.

The Toward Home Alliance strategy focuses on shifting homelessness services from crisis management to early intervention and prevention. We recognise that every position within the Toward Home Alliance has a vital role to play in ending homelessness.

And this is where you come in!

We are looking for Access Workers who will work across the alliance partners via outreach and fixed locations. In this role, you will be the first point of contact for new and existing clients into specialist homelessness support services. You will be trained to apply the VI SPDAT screening tool to assess clients presenting needs and commence the development of case plans and referral pathways.

It is hands on, diverse and dynamic, you will be predominately based in Adelaide South however being  part of a rotating roster, you may also be working from Kent Town or in the Adelaide CBD.

In addition to your advanced assessment and crisis intervention experience, you will have a high level of interpersonal skills. Knowledge of the homelessness sector and the challenges faced by people who are experiencing homelessness is critical for this role.

In addition, you:

  • Have a Tertiary Level Qualification in Community Services, Social Work, Psychology or similar field (this will be highly regarded but not essential)
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check, National Police Clearance and Safe Environments for Children & Young People Certificate (or willingness obtain)
  • Hold a current South Australian Driver’s License
  • Possess a registered roadworthy vehicle available for work use (employees reimbursed for work travel)

This is a unique opportunity and as such, your hard work, enthusiasm and commitment will be rewarded with a competitive salary package and the support of a passionate team.

To Apply:

For details about Lutheran Care and to access a copy of the Job Description, please visit our website at You can also check us out on our Lutheran Care Facebook page.

For any queries regarding this position, please email


All applications must include a Cover Letter and current Resume. Only applications submitted Via Seek, will be accepted.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a NDIS Workers Screening Check, a DHS Working With Children Check, a Criminal History Check as well as a current Safe Environments for Children & Young People certificate. You must hold a current and unrestricted South Australian Drivers License and possess a registered roadworthy vehicle available for work use (employees reimbursed for work travel). In addition, the successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical exemption. 

Lutheran Care is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and those from culturally diverse communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications close Sunday Feb 19 2023 at 5.00pm