Kennedy Krieger Institute

Educational Technical Assistance Specialist (Center for Autism-Greenspring Campus)

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Job Location : Street
3901 Greenspring Avenue
# of Hours
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Pos. Type
Regular Full Time
Department : Name
CASSI (Center for Autism Services Science and Innovation)


The Education Technical Assistance Specialist will provide high quality training and technical assistance to early childhood care and education providers and teachers enrolled as participants in CARD community programs and research studies.


The incumbent will conduct classroom observations, identify professional development goals in collaboration with early childhood teachers, identify and deliver evidence-based strategies and interventions, provide consultation and coaching to teachers, deliver trainings and workshops, and evaluate program outcomes through assessment and progress monitoring.


This position may take on additional responsibilities such as project coordination, material and resource development/preparation, and data coding and/or analysis.


  1. Collaborate with early childhood teachers and providers to identify professional development goals.
  2. Recruit early childhood educators and early childhood education and care centers for participation in CARD professional development and research programs.
  3. Conduct classroom observations in early childhood settings to gather baseline and progress data and to inform the delivery of training and technical assistance.
  4. Identify evidence-based early childhood strategies and practices to target areas of need, both reported and observed, in classrooms.
  5. Deliver synchronous and asynchronous coaching/consultation to teachers in both classroom-based and virtual formats.
  6. Gather quantitative and qualitative data according to protocol and track completion of data collection. Complete data entry as needed.
  7. Conduct professional development trainings and workshops for early childhood educators.
  8. Facilitate and/or participate in communities of practice for teacher participants.
  9. Assist in the development and implementation of instructional kits for teachers and families.
  10. Maintain appropriate coaching logs and progress monitoring data.
  11. Participate in weekly team meetings with project staff to report on progress and barriers.



  • Possession of field-appropriate educational certification or clinical licensure is preferred.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation as needed to fulfil job duties.



Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, Psychology, or a related education, allied health, or human services field required.



  • Minimum of five years of experience in early childhood teaching, coaching, and/or mentoring of teachers required.
  • Experience working with families of young children to support engagement and involvement across home and school environments highly preferred.
  • Experience in educational leadership or supervision highly preferred.



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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