Clinical Assistant

  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Nov 11, 2020
Full time Health Care

Job Description

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
  • Elopement
  • Pica
  • Restrictive and repetitive behavior


High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.


  • Six months of previous experience working with the developmentally disabled and/or individuals with severe behavior problems is preferred.   
  • Applicants with knowledge of applied behavioral analysis is preferred.