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.

Reconnect – Youth and Family Worker

Join our experienced team assisting young people aged 12 – 18 experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness, and their families

The position objectives are to:

  • reduce the risk of homelessness and early home leaving through the effective delivery of a range of services e.g. counselling, mediation, practical support and case management to young people aged between 12 and 18, (12 to 21 for newly arrived clients) and/or their families;
  • support coordination and collaboration with other service providers for education, mental health, housing and family support

To discuss the role requirements please call the Reconnect Coordinator, Toby on 0409 867 637 or 6214 1337 (Mon – Thurs).

Application kits, including a position description and full details of the selection criteria may be downloaded from our website or by contacting Human Resources on 6222 1550.

For your application to be considered please ensure you address the selection criteria.

Applications close on 5 July 2017. Please email your application to

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.


Position Description

Application Information



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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’



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