Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

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.

Lutheran Care provides community services in South Australia and Northern Territory through a range of programs. We support communities through responding to the needs of individuals and families, community development, learning opportunities, accommodation and disability support. Current programs include emergency relief, financial counselling, family support and education, foster care, homelessness and housing and, NDIS disability services.

We are looking for a passionate and dynamic Recruitment and Retention Coordinator to join our Foster Care Services. Reporting to the Engagement Coordinator– Foster Care Services, and working closely with the Family Engagement Worker, the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing recruitment and retention strategies that attract foster carer applicants and retain foster carers across the service regions.

And this is where you come in! 

You will be a passionate and experienced communications / marketing extraordinaire. You have a heart for families and children, and the skillset to connect with people, lead and shape compelling marketing and engagement strategies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work in conjunction with leadership, foster carers, foster care services staff, Lutheran Care Communications team and Department for Child Protection to ensure a coordinated approach to recruitment and retention of foster carers
  • Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies that attract foster carer applicants and retain foster carers across the service regions
  • Engage the use of multimedia platforms to connect with new demographic pools
  • Plan and execute meaningful events for prospective carers and for our established carer community
  • Research best practice recruitment and retention strategies
  • Work in collaboration with stakeholders to meet recruitment standards and targets
  • Respond appropriately to all foster care enquiries, providing timely and clear information and assistance

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, a National Police clearance as well as a current Safe Environments for Children & Young People certificate (we can help you access these). 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 May 28 2023 at 5.00pm