Kennedy Krieger Institute

Assistant Teacher II (K-8/Fairmount Campus)

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


The Assistant Teacher will support the teachers who serve a varied population of students.  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.  This staff member will fulfill all teacher duties and responsibilities in the periodic absence of the teacher.  It is understood that this staff member may be expected to assume all teacher duties during extended absences of a teacher.


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. Assist with the implementation of instruction in accordance with students’ IEPs, in cooperation with a supervising teacher, using effective strategies for academic and behavioral success.
  2. Prepare for, and participate in parent conferences and interdisciplinary team meetings.
  3. Assume responsibilities during after school emergencies including but not limited to student supervision, phone communication, and written documentation.
  4. Provide support and leadership for curricular and extra-curricular activities, special events, and projects that support student-life and promote a positive school experience.
  5. Complete instructional-related duties as assigned by supervising teachers and administrators.
  6. Provide independent instruction, supervision, and classroom management in the absence of the supervising teacher.
  7. Implement behavioral protocols/assignments for students during instructional and non-instructional times.
  8. Utilize instructional and non-instructional times in a professional manner in keeping with administrative guidelines.
  9. Participate in and contribute to in-service training and staff meetings in a professional and collegial manner.
  10. Assist with the implementation of technology in instructional design and delivery in accordance with supervising teacher’s directions.




Bachelor’s degree is required.



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



PCM or CPI training will be provided by the department, according to the individual program requirements.  Employee must achieve and maintain certification (at the “Practitioner” level or higher for PCM) according to the timeline established within the departmental policy.


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.  


We require full COVID vaccination or documentation of medical and/or religious exemption(s) approval for this job as we are a healthcare institution committed to putting health and safety first for our patients, students, employees, and the communities we serve.




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