Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • Speech Language Pathologist I-Feeding/Outpatient (Speech and Language)

    Vacancy ID
    Pos. Category
    Rehab Therapy - Speech Language Pathology
    Job Location : Street
    707 N Broadway
    # of Hours
    Job Locations
    Pos. Type
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    Currently offering a $2,500 hiring incentive for full time, certified SLPs for this vacancy.


    Kennedy Krieger Institute is accepting applications for a certified Speech-Language Pathologist to work as a member of our Feeding and Outpatient Programs.  This person would divide time in both programs in an evenly split position completing evaluations and treatments.  We are seeking an individual who has oral motor/feeding knowledge and experience implementing a wide range of therapeutic techniques.  Experience with implementing behavior strategies would also be helpful especially as related to working with children who have an associated autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis.  This person would become an integral member of the Feeding Program team where there is a focus on interdisciplinary care and team spirit.  Outpatient Program responsibilities would include providing evaluations and treatment to children ranging in age from 18 months to 21 years where there is a wide range of associated diagnoses and functioning levels.  Experience and interest in both young children and literacy would be helpful. 


    1. Offer functional communication (i.e., speech/language), oral motor, and feeding/swallowing assessment, with consideration to patients’ and families’ needs and interests.
    2. Develop and implement treatment programs focused on resolving an identified condition or diminishing its functional impact. With consideration given to patients’ and families’ needs and interests.
    3. Supervise graduate students or clinical fellows (concordant with level of experience and expertise).
    4. Assist senior level staff with one or more departmental and program functions (e.g., continuing education, program development, quality assurance activities).
    5. Maintain documentation consistent with Institute and Department expectations for all activities, as well as guidelines by The Joint Commission, CARF, and ASHA.
    6. Participate in intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities relative to patient care (e.g., team conferences) and professional training (e.g., staff development activities).
    7. Maintain appropriate professional affiliations for state and national licensure/certifications well as following standards set forth by the Institute and the Program.
    8. Participate in departmental activities and outreach activities in the community (e.g., presentations, services on committees).



    • Successful completion of a Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology, with related clinical requirements.
    • Must possess and maintain full licensure from the Maryland Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers & Speech-Language Pathologists.
    • Must possess and maintain Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology granted by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.


    • Completion of the Clinical Fellowship Year in speech –language pathology with experience in pediatric communication and feeding/swallowing and oral motor disorders.
    • Additional course work or training in pediatric feeding/swallowing or communication disorders beneficial.



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