Kennedy Krieger Institute


    Special Education - Lower/Middle School
    Vacancy ID
    Pos. Category
    Special Education
    Job Location : Street
    1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
    # of Hours
    Job Locations
    Pos. Type
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    JOB ID:  3460

    The Progam Aide staff support the teachers who serve a varied population of students with disabilities.  The staff member assists with the implementation of the program as outlined in the IEP of each student.  This staff member assists with adapting instruction that meets the individual academic, medical, developmental, and technological needs of the students. In accordance with the classroom assignment, this individual will provide 1:1 supervision and instruction to students in the classroom and during off-campus community-based instruction.


    At the Fairmount Campus, we are committed to providing special education program in which the uniqueness of each student is valued and understood. We want to enable students to reach their potential in all aspects of life – academically, socially and behaviorally – and help lead them toward the ultimate goal of nurturing their independence now and in the future.


    Our curriculum focuses on building essential skills based on standards and curricula identified by the Maryland State Department of Education. Students receive ongoing instruction in reading/English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, health, music, fine arts and career development.


    We are a nonpublic special education day program approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. We operate on an 11-month program schedule.




    1. Carry out instructional programs for all students in accordance with the IEP.
    2. Complete instructional related duties as assigned, including preparing, organizing, and utilizing materials to develop skills in academic and behavioral areas for all students.
    3. Assist with the implementation of instruction and assessment in relation to the Maryland VSC, Core Learning Goals, SFS, Content Standards, and/or Industry Standards.
    4. Will implement all specified procedures for completion of data forms in an accurate and timely manner. 
    5. Create and modify tasks to reflect student needs/abilities.
    6. Follow classroom routines as outlined by teacher.
    7. Attend and actively participate in all supervision meetings and in-service trainings as assigned.
    8. Implement all protocols, behavioral plans and crisis procedures according to trained procedures. 
    9. Maintain a safe environment for students and staff, utilizing safe and effective behavior management strategies.
    10. Participate in team and classroom meetings as assigned.  Assist with the implementation of technology in instructional design and delivery.



    By the end of the employee’s initial evaluation period, every individual must meet “No Child Left Behind” Legislation standards for highly qualified staff as defined as any one of the following:  1.) possession of an AA Degree, or 2.) completion of two years of college equivalence (minimum 48 credits), or 3.)  a passing score on the state exam for highly qualified staff. 



    Previous experience working with children with developmental disabilities is highly preferred.


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