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.

Youth Development Coach – Transition to Work

Part Time – 4 days per week – 2 days each at Hobart and New Norfolk

Colony 47 is contracted by the Commonwealth Government to deliver TTW in Southern Tasmania until 2020. It is a place where Tasmanians aged 15–21 can work on landing a job, entering training or finishing Year 12. Transition to Work is located in Hobart, Glenorchy, Huonville, New Norfolk and Sorell, with outreach to all other areas of Southern Tasmania.

In this role you will:

  • Support young people on their journey to employment by providing intensive, pre-employment support to improve their work readiness. You will also work with employers to recruit young people to meet their business needs.
  • Run and facilitate workshops and individual and group coaching sessions.
  • Address participation issues as they arise, manage participant dynamics and complex needs.
  • Work with complementary service providers to keep participants focussed on their goals.
  • Adhere to the TTW Operational Plan and associated policies, guidelines and practice guides, and support the development and delivery of professional learning programs for participants.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships within Colony 47 and with a wide range of external stakeholders.
  • Foster a culture of excellence in service delivery.

Previous experience in employment services will be highly regarded. This role will be on a part-time basis, working 30.4 hours (4 days) per week.


Relevant degree with considerable experience in the employment or youth work disciplines would be highly regarded.

A candidate without formal qualifications and/or training or equivalent skills will be required to undertake relevant training.

For further information about this role, please contact Nicole Bates on 0428 512 173 or at An application kit and position description with full details of the selection criteria can be downloaded from our website

Please note that applicants must address the key selection criteria with their application.

Applications close Sunday 26 August 2018 and should be forwarded to Please do not apply through the Seek website.

A career with Colony 47 gives you the opportunity to make a positive change to your community. You will be working with dedicated and passionate people who are committed to providing sustainable and quality outcomes to our clients. We believe in supporting our people to reach their goals.

Colony 47 is an equal opportunity employer and a family friendly workplace.

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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’