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.


Employment Engagement Officer

Transition to Work

Colony 47 is a place in our community where people go for support to achieve their housing, education, employment and mental health goals.

Our vision is about creating thriving, connected and diverse communities where no-one is left behind. Our values are how we want to work with people to make a difference. We want the people who work with us to be about – People First; Engaging; Leading and Creating a Legacy; Learning and Growing; Grounded and Real; and Happy, Healthy & Having Fun.

About the Role

Transition to Work makes a difference in the lives of young people aged 15 – 21 years who are seeking support to gain sustained employment or complete Year 12 / a Certificate IV.

Our Employment Engagement Officers work with young people to seek suitable employment and/or education opportunities. They develop and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of employers, seeking to understand future staffing needs and trends in order to place job-ready participants in long-term employment. They build strong relationships with the team’s Youth Development Coaches to understand the strengths and goals of our participants and to advocate on their behalf. The Employment Engagement Officers understand the challenges young people face when seeking employment; they enjoy working with a diverse range of community members; they drive and exceed targets set by our funding body.

Transition to Work is located in Hobart, Glenorchy, Huonville, New Norfolk and Sorell, with outreach to all other areas of Southern Tasmania.

Previous experience working with young people and in employment services will be beneficial. This role is available on full-time or 0.8FTE basis.

How to Apply

Please send the following documents to Please note that applications submitted via Seek will not be considered.

  1. Your Resume
  2. Response to the Selection Criteria – maximum of 2 pages
  3. A Cover Letter (optional)

Download a copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria from the link below. For any queries please contact Nicole at

Applications close Wednesday 12th December however short-listing activity may commence prior to the closing date.

> Position Description



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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’