Expressions of Interest

Education & Employment Programs

By April 14, 2020No Comments

Colony 47 support young people achieve their education and employment goals, and to work towards family reunification and safe and healthy relationships. These teams are innovating in the current COVID-19 environment to deliver online, virtual and telephone services and to create inspired interactive solutions with young people and their families.

Transition to Work (TTW)

TTW Youth Development Coaches provide intensive one-on-one support to participants, aged between 15 and 24 years, seeking to gain employment or re-engage in education. We work from a strength- and goals-based approach, helping young people identify their strengths and how these can be further developed to enable them find employment or education in their preferred area. Youth Development Coaches integrate skills identification and development with mentoring, positive psychology and their thorough knowledge of Tasmania’s employment market and education opportunities.


The South-East Employment Hub operates from Sorell and works to link job-seekers with industries and employers across Cambridge, Sorell, Triabunna and through the Tasman Peninsula. It is an innovative solution designed by the community, for the community, and its success is built on collaboration between local council, industries seeking staff, local connections and a localised, flexible approach.

About these roles

Both programs are operating remotely to supporting job seekers and those looking to re-engage in education. Demand for support continues to grow and we are developing innovative solutions to ensure young people and job seekers receive tailored, appropriate support. We are focused on achieving long-term, sustainable employment and education.

  • Roles are available from a minimum of 3 days per week
  • Staff work with participants to identify creative, individualised solutions
  • Staff are responsible for maintaining appropriate, timely and confidential case notes
  • Staff provide post-placement support and maintain strong relationships with current and prospective employers
  • Applicants should have some knowledge of
      • The barriers facing job seekers in Southern Tasmania
      • The barriers facing young people seeking to re-engage in education
      • The Southern Tasmanian employment and education landscapes
  • Applicants will ideally hold qualifications and/or experience in at least one of the following areas:
      • Counselling
      • Mental Health
      • Recruitment
      • Career Development and Coaching
      • Working with young people aged 15 and older

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