Community Partner

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. Our organisation offers a wide range of programs and services and we support communities through responding to the needs of individuals and families, community development, learning opportunities, accommodation and disability support. Current programs include Homelessness and Housing, Community Connections, Community Hubs, Community Visitors Scheme, Elcies Disability Care, Emergency Relief, Financial Counselling, Family Support and Education and Foster Care.

Through innovative approaches, we strive to enhance the well-being of individuals and make a positive impact on their lives.

We are looking for a passionate and dynamic Community Partner to join our Community Connections Program (the CCP) at our Barossa Valley office.

The Community Connections Program is funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS). The CCP supports people aged 18 to 64 years, living in South Australia whose independence and quality of life is at risk because they are disconnected from necessary support and face heightened vulnerability due to social isolation.

Individuals who meet the criteria will engage in a short to medium term supported program that will work with CCP participants to overcome their identified challenges and increase their independence through social inclusion activities, as well as through building social and support networks.

The aims and objectives of the Community Partner role will be to utilise your extensive knowledge of the local community and case coordination skills to achieve program outcomes; assisting participants to identify barriers to forming social connections and provide support to engage in inclusion and capacity building activities.

The duties of this role include;

  • Deliver client centred, strengths based Case Coordination
  • Write goal plans in consultation with participants and support participants to achieve these goals.
  • Regularly complete assessments and monitor and review goal plans with participants.
  • Meet regularly with participants and address relevant issues as they arise.
  • Assist and advocate for participants to address life-controlling issues that have contributed to their isolation through relevant referrals.
  • Accurate data entry to support the service in achieving Key Performance Indicators.
  • Complete comprehensive, professional case notes finalised within allocated timeframes on the relevant database/s.
  • Identify and develop key relationships and networks to achieve goals, and improve outcomes for participants and service delivery methods.


Lutheran Care values all its staff by ensuring they are well supported through paid maternity and paternity leave, an Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service, access to internal and external training opportunities, an annual staff conference and professional development days, annual staff/volunteer celebrations and an innovative and caring culture.

Salary Packaging:

We offer a competitive remuneration plus salary packaging. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows Public Benevolent Institutions (PBI), such as Lutheran Care, to offer special tax concessions. Through salary packaging, these concessions allow employees to increase their take-home pay.

To Apply:

For details about Lutheran Care, please browse our website.  You can also check us out on our Lutheran Care Facebook page. To access our Job Description please click on the above link.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join a great team environment, within a progressive, customer-focused organisation.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a NDIS Workers Screening Check, a DHS Working With Children Check, as well as a current Safe Environments for Children & Young People certificate. You must hold a current and unrestricted South Australian Driver’s 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 Jun 25 2023 at 5.00pm