Kennedy Krieger Institute

A.C.T. Specialist (ADMISSIONS, COMPLIANCE AND TRANSITION) Powder Mill Campus-Beltsville, MD

Vacancy ID
Pos. Category
Special Education
Job Location : Street
4600 Powder Mill Rd Suite 500
# of Hours
Job Locations
Pos. Type
Regular Full Time
Department : Name
Special Education- Powder Mill Campus


The A.C.T. Specialist will coordinate admissions, monitor compliance with COMAR Regulations, and coordinate transitions for a varied population of students in a private separate day school for students with disabilities. 


  1. Maintain documentation of all contacts with parents/guardians, agency representatives, administration and colleagues regarding student progress and concerns as needed.
  2. Serve as liaison with State and Local Education Agencies.
  3. Assemble new student records and assist in the coordination of student records.
  4. Facilitate IEP Team Meetings.
  5. Facilitate the Referral/Intake/Acceptance-Rejection process for prospective school candidates.
  6. Facilitate student transitions to prospective schools for students who are leaving our program.
  7. Facilitate the communication of new student data and changes in student status to the business office.
  8. Coordinate and/or conduct student transition interviews for the campus school programs.
  9. Facilitate the processing of requests for student information by outside agencies and family members.
  10. Maintain communication with clinical department regarding all transition-related issues pertaining to students.
  11. Participate in and contribute to in-services in a professional and collegial manner.



Bachelors Degree in Special Education or appropriate content area is required.



Minimum of two years experience in position-related field is required.



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


Kennedy Krieger offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits, including child care subsidies, free parking, 401(k) with employer match, tuition reimbursement and a student loan repayment assistance program.


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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