Location: Eight Ash Green, Colchester

Basic Salary: £20,585 to £22,469

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week, term time only plus 3 training days

Reference: D204

Autism Anglia’s Doucecroft School is a vibrant, dynamic and highly supportive independent day and boarding school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition.

Our school provides a bespoke, individualised education to children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition and has a proven track record of dramatically raising the outcomes for the students who have completed their education with us.

The Family Liaison Officer will work closely with students and their families providing support and promoting independence and school attendance.  This role will include supporting transitions both into school and to other provisions.

Main duties:

  • To liaise with parents, carers and other professionals over matters regarding school attendance
  • To ensure student attendance records, manual and data base are completed appropriately and maintained
  • To record the outcomes of planning with parents/pupils and school staff to improve attendance, maintaining efficient and contemporaneous notes and records.
  • To liaise with new students, their families and schools to support a smooth transition into Doucecroft alongside managers and administration staff.


As Family Liaison Officer you will be responsible for administrative aspects of student welfare This will involve communicating with key people to the students and recording and ensuring relevant information is kept up to date and liaising with other professionals.  You will be expected to work at a fast pace in a busy environment in the school.


  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Comprehensive Autism training package

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving licence. 

If no response is received within 3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions. 

In the first instance please send your CV to [email protected] or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 577678. 

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