Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized organization located in Baltimore, Maryland, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and specialized medical conditions through patient care, special education, research and professional training.

Learn about Social Work at Kennedy Krieger

Our Role

Working with an interdisciplinary team of professionals, social workers support individuals and their families by helping them cope with medical, emotional and developmental challenges that affect their functioning and relationships.

Social workers at Kennedy Krieger are active members of inpatient, outpatient, community and school teams providing a range of services:

  • Clinical assessments and diagnostic evaluations
  • Development of individualized treatment plans
  • Individual, family and group therapies
  • Care coordination and discharge planning
  • Education and training of staff members and trainees
  • Parent training and support
  • Research and outcome evaluations
  • Community outreach and technical assistance
  • Advocacy  

Our Benefits

  • Kennedy Krieger offers a great work environment, including:
  • New competitive salary scale
  • Excellent benefits
  • Generous tuition reimbursement
  • Free parking
  • Research opportunities
  • Career mentorship program

Kennedy Krieger Values the Discipline of Social Work

Kennedy Krieger employs nearly 100 social workers in positions across the Institute.

Professional Training

Kennedy Krieger social workers have opportunities to provide field instruction for MSW and BSW students from Baltimore-area universities.

Your Career

A social work career at Kennedy Krieger gives you the supervision opportunities you need to advance your career, and provides regular continuing education offerings for CEUs. With career opportunities in a variety of settings, as well as professional training and research opportunities, Kennedy Krieger—an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medicine—is a unique employer.

A Special Commitment to Diversity

At Kennedy Krieger, we are committed to our patients and students, and their families, as well as to our fellow staff members. We evaluate and treat individuals from the Baltimore area, as well as from across the country and around the world. We respect, celebrate, honor and value the diversity of our employees, patients, students and families in all aspects of our work. We believe this commitment enables us to remain at the forefront of rehabilitation as it relates to research, quality care and education. You are invited to be part of our dynamic team.

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