Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • Clinical Specialist I (NBU)

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    Job Location : Street
    707 N Broadway
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    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    The Clinical Specialist I will provide on-site clinical services for Behavioral Psychology Department patients based on principles of applied behavior analysis to reduce child problem behaviors and increase adaptive skills.  Provide parent, teacher and staff training and monitor the effectiveness and implementation of behavioral protocols in community settings.


    1. Assist in the development of individual assessment and treatment plans. Conceptualize assessment and treatment plans and contribute during daily supervision sessions to overall development of the case.
    2. Case Management – conduct sessions, coordination of admission and/or follow-up with inpatient team, time management, data collection, and protocol development, implementation and review.
    3. Parent training – provide training for parent, teachers and/or staff; insure protocols are carried out correctly. Provide diplomatic (appropriate) and corrective feedback.   Demonstrate sensitivity to parent concerns.  Provide timely updates to supervisory staff.
    4. Interdisciplinary skills– initiate and maintain contact with KKI disciplines and outside agencies (schools, social workers). Incorporate feedback from other professionals into assessment and treatment plan.  Provide timely training to other professionals.
    5. Data Management – Develop data collection system for parents, teachers and/or staff. Obtain follow-up data in a timely manner.  Maintain up-to-date graphs.  Organize and present data in ways to facilitate interpretation. 
    6. Documentation – Timely and thorough completion of evaluation reports, progress notes and correspondence.
    7. Problem solving –Anticipate problems and develop alternative strategies for solving problems. Generate solutions independently and in conjunction with case manager.
    8. Public presentation – Alter presentation according to audience. Conceptualize information and succinctly summarize for audience.  Answer questions relating to conceptualization of case (e.g., methodology) or practical issues.



    • Bachelor’s degree required.


    • Experience working with the developmentally disabled population or children with behavioral disorders is required.
    • Previous training in applied behavior analysis and theoretical understanding and philosophical appreciation for behavioral intervention in a clinical setting is required.




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