Safeguarding Adults From Abuse (SAFA) Coordinator

  • Anonymous Company
  • Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 28, 2024
Full-Time Community Development Community Services

Job Description

Safeguarding Adults From Abuse (SAFA) Coordinators wanted for 

                                    NATIONAL VIRTUAL ROLES! 

  • 4 x full time positions available, part time opportunities may be considered
  • 12-month fixed term 
  • Competitive salaries 

Mō mātou | About us

Who we are

VISABLE is a newly established, disabled person-led organisation dedicated to ending violence towards tāngata and whānau whaikaha Māori, tangata sa’ilimalo and their āiga-tele, d/Deaf, neurodivergent, disabled people, Adults at Risk, and their families (people). 

Our kaimahi have extensive experience and expertise working with the disabled community, health, police, disability, and family violence and sexual violence sectors. Together, our goal is to create safety and improve the wellbeing and outcomes of people. 

As a new organisation, we are in a learning and growing environment. 


What we do 

At VISABLE, we draw on Enabling Good Lives principles with a specific focus on disability rights, safeguarding, and violence prevention. We have two main streams of supports: 

  1. Working in partnership with organisations who work directly or indirectly with people impacted by violence to equip and enable them to improve inclusivity and accessibility of their services. 
  2. Responding to situations of concern for people experiencing violence, abuse and neglect. 

We work under a Kaitiakitanga approach with a strong rights-based, mana enhancing, person-led and whānau centred practice. 


Mō te tūnga | About the role

There is no ‘one size fits all’ which means every day looks different.

A week in the life of a SAFA Coordinator could include:

  • Contributing to the multi-disciplinary triage hui, sharing your whakaaro to ensure the best supports are put in place for new referrals. 
  • Completing a comprehensive risk assessment with a person and their whānau that encompasses all aspects of Te Whare Tapa Rima (tinana, hinengaro, whānau, wairua and whenua) and balancing each pou with the same importance and significance as other pou.
  • Maintaining a trauma-informed lens to identify and report any possible FVSV in situations of concern or abuse occurring at a systemic level.
  • Engaging in whakawhanaungatanga with people and whānau, with organisations across the health, disability, and social sectors, and more broadly in our community. 
  • Providing psychoeducation to organisations about the abuse and neglect, and impact of this, for disabled people and whānau. 
  • Coordinating and facilitating safeguarding huis that hold people and their whānau at the centre of the kōrero. 
  • Working in collaboration with other kaimahi at VISABLE who are growing capability and capacity of disability and FVSV organisations across the motu. 
  • Ensuring documentation is up to date to maintain safety for all kaimahi working alongside a whānau. 

Ngā pūkenga | What you will need to be successful:

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Actively commits to Te Tiriti O Waitangi principles and practices
  • Relevant tertiary qualification with current annual practicing certificate where appropriate
  • Experienced meeting facilitator with strong relational and mana-enhancing skills
  • Self-driven professional development in Māori models of care, Pasifika and other non-western models of care
  • Excellent critical thinker who actively engages in self-reflective and reflexive practices
  • Understands and demonstrates excellent professional boundaries
  • Flexible 
  • Effective time management, organisational skills, and IT proficiency for an online working environment

Experience and knowledge 

  • Understanding of disability from a rights and Enabling Good Lives perspective
  • Connected and engaged with the disabled community and disability sector
  • Connected and engaged with tāngata and whānau whaikaha Māori and/or tangata sa’ilimalo and their aīga-tele
  • Experienced in family violence and sexual violence (FVSV) with a comprehensive understanding of risk and the way in which FVSV occurs for disabled people and whānau
  • Understanding of the gendered dynamics of violence
  • Experience navigating complex and high-risk situations in a collaborative and trauma-informed way 


We are keen to hear from people who have personal experience of disability and/or identifies as a disabled person. 


Ngā āhuatanga hirahira o te mahi nei   I    Highlights of Working with Us

  • Work from the comfort of your home 
  • Work from home package inc: laptop, cell phone and funds for additional set-up requirements you may need
  • Being part of the development of a new and growing organisation
  • Clinical and cultural supervision and registration costs covered
  • Training allowance
  • Wellbeing leave 
  • Some travel may be required



Job Summary

We are keen to hear from people who have personal experience of disability and/or identifies as a disabled person.


$68,000 – $102,000 per year

How to apply

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply

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Interviews and appointments with suitably experienced candidates may be conducted prior to closing date, so don't delay, apply today!

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?


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