Foster Care Case Worker

Welcome to Lutheran Care. We are an energetic, forward thinking and values driven faith based 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.

Our Foster Care Service (FCS) is designed to provide family-based foster care services in the SA Metropolitan North, South, West, and East, the Adelaide Hills, the Barossa and the Murray/Mallee regions. Our Specialist Care Program offers trauma and attachment informed specialist family-based care to children and young people with complex needs, who require a higher level of care than generalist foster care.


This is where you come in!

We are looking for a Foster Care Case Worker to join our growing Specialist Care Team and provide intensive casework support to Specialist Care Households. The Foster Care Case Worker Specialist is responsible for providing, assessment, training, support and advocacy for foster carers to achieve highly successful placements and maximise the well-being of children in care. You will be required to undertake travel for regular home visits with foster carers, travel to other locations for intra and interagency meetings and have the ability to work outside normal office hours.

The role is based at Sefton Park with the option to hot desk at other sites by negotiation.

The duties of this role include:

  • Managing a caseload of carer households.
  • Providing casework through assessment, training, support, placement and advocacy.
  • Assisting with planning and facilitating of special events and support groups for carers and families.
  • Participating in the after-hours on-call rostered support of foster carers.
  • Assisting the placement co-ordinators with the process of matching and placement of children with approved foster carers as required.

What’s in it for you?

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:

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 an employee 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.

If you’re excited to join an innovative and professional team, we want to hear from you! 

Applications close Monday Apr 10 2023 at 5.00pm