Intensive Rehabilitation Officer - Advertised on behalf of Essex CRC

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South East
Colchester, Essex
£23,039 to £27,784 per annum
Salary Description:
Band 3 salary commencing at £23,039
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Are you interested in working directly with service users?  Are you interested in playing an important part in changing lives for a safer Essex?

Essex CRC are currently recruiting for an Intensive Rehabilitation Officer based in Colchester on a 12 months fixed term contract.

If you want to join an innovative, creative and high performing organisation, we offer challenging and rewarding roles and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to reducing reoffending in Essex. We offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional development and are committed to supportive induction, appraisal and supervision.
Package descriptionStarting salary £23,039 per annum

37 hours per week, 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays, defined contribution pension scheme, company sick pay, group discount scheme.

12 months fixed term contract 

There is an expectation that operational staff work some evenings and weekends to enable service users to be supervised without jeopardising their employment.
Main responsibilities
Liaise with CRC teams, partner agencies and educational establishments to promote CRC Reducing Re-Offending Strategy
Hold a caseload of service users defined as a priority by the MSD/SLT
Improve links with local agencies and providers to ensure we high standard of delivery is provided
Contribute to the development of the pilot and future development of the scheme if successful
Co-ordinate referrals with Manager Service Delivery from other Responsible Officers
Develop Allocation and Referral Processes.
Review data relating to the cohort and provide updates/analysis of progress.
Facilitate 3-way meetings between service users and Responsible Officers.
Provide a clear exit strategy from the CRC when a service user’s time with the CRC is ending.
Maintain good organisation of workload and administration and coordinate the work of and delegate tasks to relevant administration support as appropriate.
Use the relevant information systems and technology effectively, including for example, Delius, Word, Excel, E-Mail systems as needed.
Participate in supervision and appraisal with the line manager, including performance and development reviews. Engage in relevant training and development.
Ensure all activities are conducted in a non-discriminatory way in accordance with Service policies on equality of treatment and opportunity.

Ideal candidateEssential 

Good understanding of risk assessment and management.
Good understanding of counselling practice.
Good understanding of Essex CRC Operating Model and Minimum Standards
Operates to deadlines
Good organisational skills
Good problem solving skills and sound judgement
Good attention and commitment to detailed & accurate work products and record keeping
Good IT skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to engage, motivate and support colleagues
Appropriate use of authority
Ability to work with multiple teams/individuals in a productive way
High level literacy skills
Self-motivated, performance & outcome orientated
Innovative and ability to adapt and deliver learning in a variety of methods
Capable of individual and defensible decision-making


Good understanding of HMIP and industry standards.
Management of complex cases
Experience of liaison with external agencies and providers.

About the companyThe role of Essex CRC is to rehabilitate service users, reduce reoffending and protect the public and we are one of six CRCs operated by Sodexo Justice Services in the UK.  We work with service users both in the community and in custody to deliver the sentence of the court, to rehabilitate them and to provide a range of programmes and interventions to turn their lives around.  We deliver effective offender management and rehabilitation services to low and medium risk service users and our highly skilled staff work in a range of disciplines to make a real difference.  Our aim is to create a better future for the people we work  with – service users, victims and their families and local communities.  We are proud to have strong relationships with other criminal justice agencies, local authorities, health trusts, employment and training providers, and work with contracted partners to enhance delivery to our service users. 

We serve the county from the 6 major towns: Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Thurrock, Basildon, Southend. Essex CRC is  an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants are considered on the basis of suitability for the post, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Mellor

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