Kennedy Krieger Institute


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Direct Care
Job Location : Street
3901 Greenspring Avenue
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Job Locations
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Regular Full Time
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The Autism Specialist II provides consultative services and technical assistance related to the educational and behavioral programming for students with disabilities to local school district personnel, state, and private agencies; the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD); and international organizations. Develop coursework for behavior specialists and allied health service providers and develop short and long-range plans and materials for staff professional development programming. The incumbent will represent CARD on committees and advisory boards and actively participate in activities related to outreach and training, including professional development workshops and parent trainings. This position will have supervision responsibilities and assist the Director of Outreach and Training, Project Director, and the CARD Executive Director with grant writing, preparation of progress reports, execution and monitoring of grant-related activities, and planning the growth of CARD’s education-related and clinical/behavioral programming.




  1. Provide consultative services, professional development, and technical assistance to school district personnel and parents, as well as state, local, and international agencies related to intervention strategies and behavioral and educational programming for students with disabilities. Services include workshops, courses, webinars, treatment planning, and job-embedded coaching.
  2. Utilize an evidence-based collaborative coaching model, with high fidelity, to deliver evidence-based intervention strategies to providers to enhance their capacity to provide effective intervention and behavioral services.
  3. Assess staff; develop instructional tools and resources related to evidence-based practices and intervention strategies; provide guidance, tailored training, and support regarding diverse learners with diverse cultural representation to school districts, state, international, and private agencies.
  4. Assess the implementation context to determine existing supports, resources, and barriers to the implementation of evidence-based practices.
  5. Interpret and accurately apply institutional, international, federal and state statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures related to diverse learners.
  6. Develop and disseminate project information through publications, national, and state conferences, and other vehicles.
  7. Identify and prepare grant and contract proposals under the guidance of the Outreach and Training Director, Project Director, and CARD Executive Director.
  8. Gather data from various sources; interpret patterns and trends; and prepare ad hoc and scheduled reports.
  9. Maintain records of trainings, consultations, and other relevant activities as necessary to meet the requirements of funding sources under the guidance of the Director of Outreach and Training and CARD Executive Director.
  10. Monitor project timelines and ensure adherence to deadlines.
  11. Participate in intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities related to patient care (e.g., team conferences and professional development training). Visit, attend, and/or present at relevant community activities or venues to educate the broader community about Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) activities and projects.
  12. Hire, train, and supervise assigned staff working on specified projects/intervention protocols to ensure progress.



  • Must possess and maintain certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation with personal vehicle liability insurance in amounts not less than $15,000/30,000 for bodily injury and $5,000 for property damage.
  • Specialty certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis preferred.


Must have a graduate degree (Master’s or doctoral degree) in Education, Education Administration, Psychology, Speech Language Pathology, or related field.



  • A minimum of five years of experience providing effective training, support, school programming, and implementation of strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays, allied health professionals, and internal/external agencies required.
  • Experience providing and/or coordinating professional development activities required.
  • Experience teaching or providing clinical services to children or youth required.
  • Experience in grant writing preferred.
  • Experience working in school or clinical settings required.


Kennedy Krieger Institute offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K with match, tuition reimbursement, free parking and child care subsidies!  In addition, we offer rich professional development opportunities.  


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