Our Foster Care Service (FCS) is funded through the Department for Child Protection (DCP) 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.
The 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 includes children living with complex medical conditions, disability, learning and communication difficulties, and/or pervasive emotional and behaviour regulation challenges. Through comprehensive training, assessment and intensive support tailored to the child’s care needs, the Specialist Care Program equips carer families with the knowledge and skills to care for children with complex needs, alongside maintaining their own wellbeing.
The Foster Care Case Worker role in the Specialist Care Team involves providing intensive case work support to a caseload of Specialist Care Households. The Foster Care team are from diverse backgrounds and experiences, with a shared passion for strengths-based, trauma-responsive practice. They strive to provide carer families with compassionate, meaningful and empowering support to have their voices heard, their needs met, and achieve best outcomes for children in their care.
While the position is office based, travel for regular support visits with carers and to other locations for intra and interagency meetings is required as well as some work outside normal office hours. You must hold a current and unrestricted South Australian Drivers Licence and possess a registered roadworthy vehicle available for work use (employees reimbursed for work travel).
Please refer to the attached Job Description for all the duties and responsibilities.
Lutheran Community Care is committed to providing a child safe environment therefore you will require a valid DHS Working With Children Check and a current Safe Environments for Children & Young People certificate.
Foster Care Case Worker
LCC Level 4
For further information:
Contact: Jessica Wagner, Team Leader, Specialist Care
Tel: 08 8337 8787
To apply please provide a Cover Letter, Selection Criteria Response and a current Resume to Jessica Wagner by 27 November 2020.
Applications close Friday Nov 27 2020 at 5pm