Foster Care Case Worker – Outreach

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. Operating for over 50 years, our current services that we deliver across Lutheran Care include foster care, emergency relief, financial counselling, community programs, family support and education programs, homelessness services, Elcies Disability Care and Op Shops.

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.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a passionate and dynamic Foster Care Case Worker – Outreach to join our Foster Care Services team, providing intensive support to a caseload of Specialist Care households in a caretaking capacity during times of worker absence or vacancy. In this role, you will carry a floating caseload for specialist and also assist when needed in the general support teams.

While this position is primarily office based, travel for regular home visits with foster carers and to other locations for intra and interagency meetings will be required.

In this role, your objectives will be to:

  • Manage a case load of carer households in a caretaking (temporary) capacity during times of staff absence or position vacancy.
  • Maintain regular contact via phone, e-mail, video conferencing and home visits as per agency and contractual guidelines
  • Assist the placement co-ordinators with the process of matching and placement of children with approved foster carers as required.
  • Liaise with DCP and other members of the care team to ensure the needs of children in care are met.
  • Provide input into case planning with DCP, members of the care team and foster carers.

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