Careers at Colony 47

Colony 47 is staffed by dedicated and passionate people who are committed to providing sustainable and quality outcomes for all those who come to us for help. We believe in supporting our employees to reach their goals and offer exciting professional development and training opportunities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and a family friendly workplace. We have also been recognised as an Employer of Choice.We are always interested to hear from people who believe their values and skills align with us.



Colony 47 is a community organisation, operating to support individuals and families in the areas of housing, employment, training and family support.


We have multiple positions available within the Housing and Homelessness Services program. The Housing Connect Front Door is the entry point for all housing and homelessness services in Southern Tasmania and Mara House provides emergency and transitional accommodation for young women aged 13 to 18 who are experiencing homelessness.



Housing Connect Case Facilitators and Concierge

Full time / Part time / Casual

The Case Facilitator role provides direct housing and homelessness intake and assessment. Duties include crisis intervention, allocation of brokerage and emergency accommodation, Social Housing assessment, delivery of Private Rental Assistance (bond) and provision of referral, information and advice to clients. Sound knowledge of, and experience within, the housing support services, supported accommodation and/or residential services is desirable.

The Concierge Worker role is a front of service position, the first point of contact for people phoning Housing Connect or visiting our offices. Duties include handling all forms of client contact, providing initial information and referral, and administrative duties including managing the daily appointment calendar and the waiting room to ensure consumers of services are seen in a timely manner.


Housing Connect Case Facilitator Application Information

Housing Connect Case Facilitator Position Description


Housing Connect Concierge Worker Application Information

Housing Connect Concierge Worker Position Description



Mara House Residential Response Workers

Casual (night time shift work)

The Mara House Residential Response Workers are responsible for crisis intake and assessment, managing house dynamics and supporting residents in the absence of their Case Manager and the Residential Youth Worker. These are night time shift work positions.


Mara House Residential Response Worker Application Information

Mara House Residential Response Worker Position Description


Please note that applicants must address the selection criteria for the application to be considered.


For enquiries relating to the Mara House positions please contact Louise on 0428 736 856 or email

Applications close on Tuesday 28 November 2017 and should be addressed to





Please view our jobs board for current positions or our volunteer opportunities.


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Hear what some of our people have to say about working at Colony



‘I began working for JobNet Tasmania 5 years ago as an administration assistant. I’ve worked in a variety of different areas of the Australian Apprenticeships Centre and am currently in the position of Field Support Officer. With the support of my manager and colleagues I have obtained a Diploma in Business as well as a wealth of knowledge and positive experiences, of which I couldn’t be happier to have achieved’.


‘I have been working at Colony for 2 years. In that time I have been part of a strong team of awesome individuals in the youth and families space, working in an area I am very passionate about. Benefitting from Colony’s commitment to family/work balance, I have the flexibility needed to ensure I don’t miss out on my own family’s moments – both big and small – while contributing to my local and broader community’.


‘Within Colony I have had the pleasure of working with a broad range of people over the past few years. As a Partnership Broker I work with schools, businesses and community members in programs aiming to encourage young people to complete their education. I am also able to support other staff in my role as Contact Officer here at Colony 47.’


‘I started my student placement in housing 4 years ago and then started working full time with Colony when I finished my degree. I get to work with a dedicated, supportive team and love having the opportunity to work with a huge range of people from so many different backgrounds. My role now is in housing support, working with young people’.


‘Having come from an extensive teaching and artistic career, I have now been at Colony for 3 years working in Youth Connections. I enjoy this program because it enables me to bring value to a child’s life and gives them a place in their community. I get to meet and work with people from all walks of life and learn through this’