Music Therapist- Short-Term

Health Advocates Network, Spring City, Pennsylvania, United States, 19475

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Music Therapist- Short-Term

Minimum Qualifications

Music therapists must have a bachelor's degree or higher in music therapy from one of AMTA's 72 approved colleges and universities, including 1200 hours of clinical training. Music therapists must hold the MT-BC credential, issued through the Certification Board for Music Therapists, which protects the public by ensuring competent practice and requiring continuing education. Must possess a Current American Music Therapy Certificate.

Role Description:

Work with older adults to lessen the effects of dementia;

Work with children and adults to reduce asthma episodes;

Work with hospitalized patients to reduce pain;

Work with children who have autism to improve communication capabilities;

Work with premature infants to improve sleep patterns and increase weight gain;

Work with people who have Parkinson's disease to improve motor function.

Complete assessment and formulate treatment goals and objectives based on:

a.Emotional well-being;

b.Physical health;

c.Social functioning;

d.Communication abilities;

e.Cognitive skills through musical responses;

f.Recommendations of the type(s) of therapeutic approaches to be used within the resident's care plan;

g.Observations and written/verbal reports obtained from SMRC staff relating to the resident.

Design music sessions for individuals and/or groups based on client needs using:

a.Music improvisation;

b.Receptive music listening;

c.Song writing;

d.Lyric discussion;

e.Music and imagery;

f.Music performance;

g.Learning through music;

h.Participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning;

i.Ongoing evaluation;

j.Follow up.

Any additional duties as associated with Music Therapy and music therapy training.


Health Advocates Network, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected basis under applicable federal, state or local law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. EOE including Veterans/Disability