Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • Therapeutic Assistant I (Center for Autism and Related Disorders)

    Vacancy ID
    Pos. Category
    Entry Level Patient Care
    Job Location : Street
    3901 Greenspring Avenue
    # of Hours
    Job Locations
    Pos. Type
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    The Achievements Therapeutic Day Program offers four different intervention options, enabling us to provide individualized treatment in small-group settings to children under age six. Our comprehensive approach focuses on the most challenging areas for these children: communication, social, emotional, and self-regulatory development. Using best-practice approaches, including Applied Behavior Analysis and others anchored in developmental sciences, we make the classroom not only a place of learning, but also a place to form friendships. 


    The Therapeutic AssistantI will implement evidence-based treatment protocols in a group, dyad, and 1:1 setting under the direction of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. This staff member will interact daily with children, encourage language, social, and self-regulatory development. The incumbent will collect progress and treatment response data; organize the classroom; prepare teaching materials; and assist with parent communication and training.



    1. Carry out instructional programs as outlined by Speech-Language Pathologist
    2. Effectively implement behavior management strategies according to trained procedures.
    3. Assist in data management functions to include data collection and data entry.
    4. Assist in the development of therapeutic materials.
    5. Prepare and lead specified activities during groups.
    6. Provide for basic care needs of children during groups.
    7. Clean, organize, and maintain the classroom.
    8. Support planning, preparation and staffing for supplemental programming
    9. Complete medical, behavioral, and other in-service training as needed.



    • High School diploma or equivalent required.
    • College equivalent coursework in Communication Disorders, Education, or related field preferred.



    • Experience providing child care in an approved setting preferred.
    • Experience as a paraprofessional in a classroom or with special needs population desirable.


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