Kennedy Krieger Institute

Clinical Assistant-NBU (Part Time-Evening Shift) $1,700 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


PART TIME HOURS: 3pm-11:30 pm, weekend shift required Saturday OR Sunday (7am-3:30pm or 3pm-11:30pm)


**Exciting opportunity for college students-Flexible work schedules that can accommodate student classes


The Clinical Assistant will provide direct care and supervision of patients admitted to the Inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit, implement written behavioral and educational protocols, and collect data on patient-specific target behaviors.


The Clinical Assistants work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities admitted to the inpatient NBU for treatment of severe problem behavior.


The Neurobehavioral Unit primarily serves children, adolescents, and young adults up to age 21; however, we periodically admit individuals over the age of 21.  Patients have a variety of diagnoses, including: autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, intellectual disability, sleep disorders, feeding disorders, stereotypic movement disorder with self-injurious behavior, and various genetic, metabolic and chromosomal disorders.  Patients are admitted for the assessment and treatment of severe behavioral problems.


Common types of behavioral problems treated on the NBU include:

  • Self-injurious behavior (SIB)
  • Aggression
  • Destructive or disruptive behavior

Bilingual (Spanish) candidates welcomed to apply!



Keyword:  Applied Behavioral Analysis, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Clinical, Pediatric, Psychology


  1. Review and implement a variety of patient-specific and general NBU written behavioral and educational protocols.
  2. Accurately collect and clearly report data on specified patient behaviors; provide daily record of patient care activities.
  3. Follow unit safety procedures using safe handling techniques and approved physical management procedures (including physical restraint, patient transport, and self-protection from staff-directed aggressive behavior).
  4. Provide physical care (washing/bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, dressing, feeding, etc.) appropriate to patient level of adaptive skills and needs.
  5. Implement patient’s daily schedule of unit activities and engage patient even during times of unscheduled specific activity; adhere to general unit schedule.
  6. Utilize appropriate prompting sequence, as minimally as needed, to assist the patient to participate in task or activity at the highest level of independence; modify tasks to ensure maximum patient participation and engagement; assist in developing and implementing activities designed to increase target appropriate skills.
  7. Maintain unit cleanliness and organization by replacing materials after use, returning supplies and materials to proper storage locations, ensuring safe, clean and well-supplied programming areas, cleaning up after self and patients and keeping areas free of extraneous materials.
  8. Assist in training activities for newly hired clinical assistants, as needed.
  9. Assist in the assessment of adaptive, leisure and self-help skills, potential reinforcers and problem behaviors, as needed.



  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Some college coursework (minimum of 36 credit hours) or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.


This position is a great job for job seekers with the following background:

    • Nursing
    • Medical Assistant
    • Registered Behavior Technicians
    • Mental Health/Behavioral Health
    • Human Services
    • Psychology
    • Research Assistants
    • Medical Students



  • Six months of previous job experience required, preferably working with individuals that are developmentally disabled and/or have severe behavior problems.   





  • Upon hire, you must be able to attend 2.5 consecutive weeks of FULL TIME This will be a combination of day and evening shift.  


Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to move about and work with children with severe behavioral disorders, including the ability to assume a variety of physical postures sufficient to interact with and manage patient behavior such as standing, walking, squatting, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting of materials, objects, and/or patients.
  • Must be able to lift and carry child, adolescent and adult patients and provide physical restraint according to protocol.



  • Ability to maintain composure in an unpredictable, high stress environment.
  • Must be able to accept constructive feedback.
  • Must be able to organize and manage time and manage multiple tasks.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective communications and working relationships with other employees, patients, and their families as well as the general public, across all age groups, including but not limited to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.


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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