Team Leader – Foster Care Specialist

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.

This where you come in! 

We are thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity as a Team Leader in our Foster Care Specialist team, based in Warradale.

The Team Leader position entails portfolio responsibility for supporting approved foster families and assumes a crucial role within Foster Care Services. The primary objectives of this role are to provide effective leadership, support, input and guidance to our team of dedicated professionals, ensuring the provision of exceptional care to children and families in the foster care system.

The Team Leader is responsible for overseeing the integration of specialist services into the program, with a focus on building a skilled workforce capable of providing therapeutic support to families and children with complex needs. This includes collaborating with various stakeholders and facilitating communication between Foster Care Services and the disability sector. By establishing connections with the disability sector, assisting the organisation in providing services to children through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Key Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: 

  • Setting direction priorities, goals and KPI accountability
  • Contributing to strategy and strategic and business planning.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Maintain continuous quality improvement.
  • Identify trends and facilitate strategies that achieve LC outcomes.
  • Provide day-to-day management of work functions across the team including the approval of timesheets and leave applications
  • Encourage high performance and to work in alignment with contractual requirements and HR policy and principles

Staff Benefits:

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 Jul 23 2023 at 5.00pm