Kennedy Krieger Institute

Behavior Team Associate (NBU Inpatient)-$2,500 Hiring Incentive

Vacancy ID
Pos. Category
Behavioral Health/Neurobehavioral Unit
Job Location : Street
707 N Broadway
# of Hours
Job Locations
Pos. Type
Regular Full Time
Department : Name
Behav Psych - Neurobehavioral Unit Inpatient Therapy


The Behavior Team Associate works with diverse populations of individuals including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, participating as a team member that assists in the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior or feeding disorders guided by behavior analytic principles. The incumbent will participate in the process under the supervision of a faculty-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), Licensed Psychologist, and/or BCBA.


Behavior Data Specialist


  1. Actively apply principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to assess and treat severe problem behavior and/or feeding disorders including:
    1. Identify function of problem behavior via functional behavioral assessment, including functional analysis
    2. Develop and generalize function-based treatment for problem behavior
    3. Conduct parent, staff, and school training
    4. Collect, graph, and analyze behavioral data
    5. Safely and effectively implement behavior management techniques
  2. Assist primary therapist in the setup and breakdown of session-related activities (preparing patient, room, computers, recording equipment, patient materials, etc.).
  3. Provide direct patient care following the prescribed behavioral protocols.
  4. Assume primary therapist responsibilities in the temporary absence of the primary therapist.
  5. Completes assigned administrative duties as needed to assist with overall program operations.
  6. Assist with protocol monitoring as needed.




  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, or allied discipline is required.
  • In very select circumstances, very specific and significant training, experience, and knowledge of applied behavioral analysis and implementing behavioral protocols with pediatric patients will be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree. This exception will only be made at the Program Director’s discretion with approval from the head of the department.



  • Previous experience in the implementation of behavioral assessment and treatment procedures with persons with severe problem behavior, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or autism spectrum disorder is highly preferred.


Kennedy Krieger Institute offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K with match, tuition reimbursement, free parking and childcare 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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