NER-AMTA Bylaws Change

Hello NER-AMTA Members,

Every year, members from the NER-AMTA Board participate in an internal audit of NER’s financial records. This involves verifying each transaction from the corresponding fiscal year and ensuring that the correct record keeping procedures have been followed.

The NER-AMTA board would like to propose one small change to the Article VII. Section 1 of our Bylaws. This section outlines who is eligible to participate in the annual internal audit, and the change broadens this.

The existing (old) language for Article VII. Section 1 reads as follows:

The Auditing Committee shall consist of the Treasurer and at least two Executive Board members, or the Treasurer and an accountant, who shall audit the Treasurer’s books at the end of the fiscal year, July 1 to June 30, and shall report findings to the Executive Board and the region.

The proposed change (new) language for Article VII. Section 1 reads as follows:

The Auditing Committee shall consist of: (a) the Treasurer and at least two professional AMTA members (one Executive Board member and one member at-large, or two Executive Board members); or (b) the Treasurer and an accountant. The Auditing Committee shall audit the Treasurer’s books at the end of the fiscal year, July 1 to June 30, and shall report findings to the Executive Board and the region.

In summary, this change allows members at-large to participate in the annual internal audit, increasing member access to this process, and further providing transparency.

This is the only change being proposed at this time.

The NER-AMTA members will vote on this proposed change on Friday, April 20, 2018 during the Business Luncheon at the NER-AMTA annual conference at Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT. If accepted, the change will become effective on April 21, 2018. Please read this proposed change before the Business Luncheon and send any comments/feedback to presidentelect@musictherapynewengland.org before the Business Luncheon.

Best,
Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC
NER-AMTA President-Elect

 

Current NER AMTA Bylaws

Welcome!

Please welcome our newest Expanded NER Board Leadership appointments:

Joy Allen- Research Committee Representative

Amanda Goff- Muse Newsletter Editor

Caitlin Hyatt- Interprofessional Collaboration Committee Representative

Kate Lamoureux- NER Historian

Wendy Krueger- Standards of Clinical Practice Committee Representative

Sarah Gagnon- Workforce Development and Retention Committee Representative

There are several openings still available please email president@musictherapynewengland.org to inquire about:

– Membership Support Committee member (national conference not required)

-Membership Committee Representative

-Continuing Education Representative

-Diversity and Inclusion Committee Representative

-Clinical Networking Committee Representative

* Please note these Committee Representative are required to attend national conference.

Judy Engel, MM, MT-BC

NER-AMTA, President

MUSIC BLOOMS MUSIC THERAPY, LLC

Nurturing growth and health through music

Music Blooms Music Therapy, LLC, based in Burlington, Vermont, is excited to announce a part time opening for a highly qualified board certified music therapist starting late summer/early fall. We are looking for a dynamic clinician to join our motivated and dedicated clinical team. This part time position has strong potential to grow to a full time position within a few months. The right person for this position will be:

-passionate about the profession of music therapy

-a skilled clinical musician with proficiency in voice, guitar and keyboard

-an energetic team player who is a strong communicator in person, on the phone and in writing

-flexible, energetic, dependable, responsible, organized and self-motivated

-in possession of a reliable vehicle and car insurance and willing to drive to multiple sites within the work day

-willing to work in a variety of clinical settings including schools, homes, nursing homes and community settings

-current with MT-BC status, or ready to become board certified immediately upon hire

Music Blooms Music Therapy, LLC, is an established music therapy practice that serves children and adults in a variety of settings throughout northwestern Vermont. Our practice has experienced rapid growth over the last few years increasing our client base and the populations served. Adding the right person to our team is critical to our continued development. Our music therapy practice provides a supportive work environment which includes clinical supervision, continuing education opportunities, self care opportunities and competitive pay rates. Experience working with school population and serving as an interdisciplinary team member as an IEP related service provider would be a bonus.

This position is not right for somebody who is:

-looking to start their own private practice

-unwilling to drive as part of their work day

-is not self-motivated and willing to work independently

May 14, 2018: Job Posting

Job Title: Board Certified Music Therapist

Hours: Part Time with strong potential for Full Time within a year Salary: Hourly, based on experience

Private Practice: Music Blooms Music Therapy, LLC

Location: Music Therapist will work in a variety of locations within northwestern Vermont. The practice is based in Burlington, Vermont. Burlington, Vermont was ranked #2 Among America’s 10 Great Places to Live by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2013. This job will include work in the Champlain Islands, a highly scenic area of Vermont just north of Burlington.

Population: School based music therapy will be part of this position. In addition, children and young adults with special needs, pediatric palliative care, well elderly and adults with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Starting Date: August, 2018

Description of position: Music Blooms Music Therapy, LLC provides music therapy services to children and adults in a variety of settings including schools, homes, nursing homes and community settings. We are seeking to provide a supportive, team oriented work environment for a highly qualified clinician wishing to be part of a rapidly expanding and exciting private practice in northwestern Vermont. The chosen candidate will join a highly dedicated team working in diverse work environments who are active in promoting and advocating for the profession of music therapy throughout the region and state. Music therapists within the practice are required to design and implement group and individual music therapy sessions, write high quality reports and communicate with families, facilities and agencies to ensure quality of services and set session schedules. Some equipment is provided, along with clinical supervision and continuing education opportunities. Music therapists receive compensation for travel time, planning hours, marketing hours and supervision. A competitive pay rate with initial benefits will be offered and this position will likely transition to full time within six months.

To apply: Send PDF copies of letter of interest and resume to Jen DeBedout, MM, MT-BC at jen@musicbloomsmusictherapy.com Questions may be addressed to the same email.

AMTA’s Stakeholder Committee

Dear NER-AMTA music therapists,

AMTA is seeking a new Executive Director as Dr. Andrea Farbman is retiring after 30 years of service. As part of the search process we want to hear from you about your hopes for the organization and the Executive Director transition. Working with Raffa, a  national search firm that specializes in founder or long-tenured non profit executive transitions, the AMTA Board has developed a search process outlined on the website. A Stakeholder Committee comprised of members elected by their regions, AMTAS, or appointed by the president has worked closely with Raffa staff to generate this  survey.

We invite you to  take the “AMTA Survey to Support Executive Director Transition.” The responses are completely confidential and go directly to Raffa. All professionals and students, regardless of AMTA membership status, are encouraged to participate as we would like maximum input toward this important work. . Most importantly – this survey is open to all music therapists and music therapy students regardless of membership status or level of practice. Feel free to share the survey link with your colleagues and fellow students.

Please complete the survey by Wednesday, May 16th (5:00 pm EST)

You can follow the process of the AMTA Executive Director Search through regular updates posted on the AMTA website at www.musictherapy.org. As the search and transition work progresses, we are following two key principles: 1) Using AMTA’s mission and strategic plan to guide the leadership skills, experience, and attributes that will best serve the organization; and 2) utilizing a process that is tailored to our organization, values, and culture.

The AMTA’s Stakeholder Committee thanks you in advance for taking time to respond and participate.

Amy Furman (Chair), Wendy Woolsey (Vice President Elect), Natalie Generally (Council Coordinator) Piper Laird (Assembly Delegate), Jean Nemeth (New England Region), Joke Bradt (Mid-Atlantic Region), Cathy McKinney (Southeastern Region), Meganne Masko (Great Lakes Region), Blythe LaGasse (Midwestern Region), Robin Edwards (Southwestern Region), Sara Cannon (Western Region), Annette Whitehead-Pleaux (AMTA member representing diversity/multiculturalism), Rachel Quirbach (Undergraduate Student), Garrett Weeks (Graduate Student), and Penny Brill (Community representative/musician)

SURVEY LINK: Here is the link to the survey.

Full Time Board-Certified Music Therapist

Organization: Sing Explore Create, LLC

Location: Rockland, MA and surrounding areas (must be willing to travel throughout South Shore and beyond)

Start Date: June 2018

Job Type: Full-Time, Monday-Friday

Pay: Salaried position

Sing Explore Create, LLC has an immediate opening for a full-time board-certified music therapist. The majority of client hours will take place in the South Shore and surrounding areas south of Boston, including some clinic hours in our studio. Phone and in-person interviews will be conducted as applications are received.

Sing Explore Create, LLC is a music therapy private practice and arts studio. We provide music therapy services in our studios, as well as on-site at a number of schools, day habs, assisted living, hospitals, and other facilities across the South Shore and beyond. In addition, we have a team of teachers who provide music and art lessons and recreational classes in-studio and at other locations. While this position is for a full-time music therapist, teaching private lessons (including adapted lessons) may be an option if the candidate is interested (not required). There is real opportunity for growth in this position, as we are consistently expanding our practice and the list of agencies and facilities we work with. Hired candidate will have the opportunity to continue to mold the position to meet his/her professional goals and work with his/her preferred client population. Although this is a traveling position, every effort is made to minimize travel time and keep therapists working in 1 geographic location each day (some contracts require the therapist to be at one location all day).  Our team of therapists and educators is very supportive of one another and frequently communicates to share ideas, resources, and professional support. This is an exciting time to join our team and we look forward to meeting you!

Benefits:

• Health Insurance

• Worker’s compensation

• Liability Insurance

• Professional Liability Insurance

• CBMT annual dues

• Assistance in obtaining CMTEs

• Paid time off + certain paid holidays

• Travel Stipend

• Individual and Group Supervision

• Company-owned laptop/instruments distributed upon beginning of employment

• Access to library of music therapy resources and instruments

• Working with a strong team of music therapists and creative arts educators in collaborative environment that emphasizes active participation in supervision and sharing resources with one another!

Requirements:

• Board-certified music therapist (bachelor’s or master’s level)

• Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license. Willingness to travel to clients.

• Strong music skills (especially guitar and voice)

• Ability to plan and provide quality music therapy treatment to a variety of clients

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to work independently and with a team

• Pass a CORI background check

• Follow American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) standards of practice.

• Maintain board certification by CBMT and comply with continuing education requirements. Some assistance will be given by Sing Explore Create, LLC for this.

Job Description:

• Provide a minimum of 18 direct client contact service hours per week in the South Shore and South Coast regions of MA. (Primary population is children/adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, children and adults with anxiety/ADD/ADHD, residents in memory care.  Opportunities to provide perinatal music therapy services may also be available for those candidates that have the proper training/background-not a requirement).

• Provide 1:1 music therapy and group music therapy sessions to clients in accordance with their treatment plans.

• Provide recreational music groups when necessary.

• Complete and document intakes, assessments, and client sessions for music therapy clients.

• Maintain documentation for music therapy clients, utilizing Sing Explore Create, LLC’s documentation system, including weekly session notes, as well as written progress reports as frequently as deemed necessary in individual client’s treatment plans.

• Effectively communicate with parents/clients regarding treatment plans, sessions, scheduling, etc.

• Complete daily timesheets.

• Attend staff meetings and participate in monthly supervision meetings.

• Occasionally assist in developing new music therapy contracts and partnerships between Sing Explore Create, LLC and agencies, hospitals, schools, and related facilities throughout the community.

• Assist in program development needs as they arise.

• Attend open houses, recitals, and other community events as a representative of Sing Explore Create, LLC.

• Document hours and work completed each week.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

Interested candidates should submit the following to Nicole Craven at ncraven@singexplorecreate.com

1 Cover Letter: include why you would be a good fit for our team, your professional goals, and available start time

2 Resume

Board certified Music Therapist

Application Deadline: Posted until Filled

Posted : May 3, 2018

Starting Date: July 16, 2018

Apply Via School Spring :https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2930785&

Job Description

Board Certified Music Therapist.

Reporting to: Principal

Location: Billerica and Tyngsboro, MA

Number of Openings: 1 Full-Time (182 Days)

Valley Collaborative is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved public school entity. We provide high quality academic, therapeutic and vocational services to individuals referred by local school districts and social service agencies. We also provide ongoing professional development and training experiences for educators and educational agencies. Recognizing that the educational environment rapidly changes, Valley Collaborative creates, adapts, and provides flexible programming to address evolving needs. We provide an environment within which students and others can maximize educational and/or occupational skills. By sharing its resources with multiple school districts and social service agencies, its programs maintain superior quality and reasonable costs to those it serves, by meeting or exceeding state standards, and achieving economies of scale.

Qualifications:

• Board Certification in Music Therapy

• Experience providing music therapy services in the special education.

• The desire to make a difference in a student/adults life.

• Experience working with students/adults with special needs.

• Demonstrated ability to approach difficult youngsters in a creative and thoughtful manner.

• Flexibility to meet identified student needs.

• A strong commitment to the goals, mission, and philosophy of the organization.

Responsibilities:

• Assess, plan, and provide group and individual music therapy services across Collaborative programing.

• Consult and Collaborate with the school therapy and education team including,

o Speech Therapy

o Occupational Therapy

o Physical Therapy

o Behaviorists

o Special Education Teachers.

• Participate in team meetings

Additional Related Duties/Responsibilities:

• Selects appropriate music, books and instructional aids to enhance therapy and requisitions musical instruments and instructional supplies as necessary.

• Cooperation with Building Principal and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies, open house, parent meetings and seasonal programs.

• Participate in staff meetings and in-service training as requested.

• All other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

• Constant standing or walking.

• Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

• Bends, reaches, lifts, carries, twists, pushes, pulls, and handles equipment when performing duties.

• Manual and finger dexterity and motor coordination are necessary when on vocational site.

• Able to reach and operate equipment and systems safely and effectively.

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):

Ability to understand and follow both written and oral instructions. Adaptability to perform routine, repetitive tasks within a specific period of time. Prioritizes work assignments to be completed within time requirements.

Must demonstrate a positive and caring attitude toward residents and staff. Must remain flexible and adaptable in order to meet department needs.

Benefits:

• 10 sick, 2 personal days;

• State retirement;

• 403B;

• Tuition assistance;

• Health and dental insurance;

• Life/ADD insurance.

Due to the high volume of response, please do not call to confirm receipt of your resume

Valley Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Valley Collaborative Programs are committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

1 Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment

2 Classroom Teacher > Music Education

3 Classroom Teacher > Music: Chorus

4 Classroom Teacher > Music: Instrumental

5 Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment

6 Special Education > Autism

7 Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities

8 Special Education > Multiple Disabilities

Welcome TO Valley Collaborative!

Valley Collaborative is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved public school entity. We provides high quality academic, therapeutic and vocational services to individuals referred by local school districts and social service agencies. We also provides ongoing professional development and training experiences for educators and educational agencies. Recognizing that the educational environment rapidly changes, Valley Collaborative creates, adapts, and provides flexible programming to address evolving needs. We provides an environment within which students and others can maximize educational and/or occupational skills. By sharing its resources with multiple school districts and social service agencies, its programs maintain superior quality and reasonable costs to those it serves, by meeting or exceeding state standards, and achieving economies of scale. Learn more about us…

Equal Opportunity Employer

Valley Collaborative is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Contact Information

Denise Cook , Human Resources

40 Linnell Circle

Billerica, Massachusetts 01821

Phone: 978-528-7801

Fax: 978-528-7810

Email: dcook@valleycollaborative.org

NER MLE 2018

Updated NER MLE 2018 Regional Conference 04-05-18

Part Time Music Therapy Position – The Sonatina Center

Job Title: Music Therapist

Hours: Part-time with opportunity to grow to full-time.

Salary: Hourly, based on experience

Organization: The Sonatina Center, LLC; 750 Central Ave, STE U, Dover, NH 03820
603-978-4808 www.thesonatinacenter.com

 

Required Education: B.A., B.S., or M.A. in music therapy with completed 1040 hours of clinical training.

Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for board certification and will be given a time requirement to pass MT-BC exam upon hire. Previous experience with several populations including: early childhood, individuals with disabilities, and older adults; Must be able to work evenings and weekends; Must demonstrate proficiency of clinical musicianship on piano, guitar, voice and rhythmic improvisation.

Population: children and adults in a variety of settings including: psychiatric, medical, individuals with disabilities, and older adults.

Job Setting: On site at our center in Dover, NH as well as travel throughout New Hampshire off-site at preschools, hospitals, assisted living facilities, community day programs, and some in-home sessions.

 

Job Description: Seeking a confident, organized and enthusiastic individual to join our team, part-time with opportunity to increase hours as contracts develop. The Music Therapist will provide both home and facility based, individual and group music therapy to children and adults with a wide variety of needs, however candidates must be experienced, comfortable and eager to work with the early childhood population. The Music Therapist may also provide adaptive lessons and facilitate family music enrichment classes. The Music Therapist must be able to effectively communicate with other professionals, conduct assessments, plan, organize, lead music therapy sessions, document and evaluate treatment. Job requires travel, so applicants must have reliable transportation. Compensation for travel and supervision. Allowances for continuing education, supplies and instrument purchases, and mileage reimbursement (in addition to travel pay).  

Start Date: Late Summer/Fall 2018

Contact: Please send (email) resume and cover letter to Marissa Scott, MA, MT-BC, CLD, at: marissa@thesonatinacenter.com 603-978-4808

Director of Music Therapy

Summary of Position

The Director of Music Therapy (DMT) of CMCB will be a visionary leader responsible for supervising and directing all aspects of the department’s strategic vision, public visibility, and managerial operations. Reporting to the Chief Programming Officer, the DMT will be the main spokesperson for the music therapy department and will energize and execute all components of CMCB’s strategic plan that relate to music therapy. Maintaining multi-generational relationships with the board, faculty, staff, parents, students, strategic partners, and donors, the DMT will exude warmth and energy while leading a historic music therapy program focused on access for diverse populations. The DMT will also oversee best practices in hiring, training, mentoring, and supervising music therapists, interns, and practicum students while maximizing earned and contributed revenues.

Title:                                    Director of Music Therapy

Status:                                    Full-Time – 32 hours/week

(Initial schedule will be 50% direct service and 50% administrative duties)

Start Date:                        August 2018

Reports to:                        Chief Programming Officer

Oversees:                        Music Therapy Staff

Works Closely With:            Music Therapy Staff, Registrar, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Programming Officer, and CEO/Executive Director

 

 

 

Roles & Responsibilities

Program Development, Diversity, and Inclusion

 

  • Foster and leverage CMCB’s strong reputation as an extraordinary community music school to sustain current programming and to develop future opportunities for expansion and growth in the music therapy department.
  • Develop new partnership agreements with schools and community organizations to advance the music therapy footprint throughout the Greater Boston area.
  • Ensure the highest level of programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse community.
  • Identify and promote programming that challenges the status quo and pushes the organization to consider choices which may be outside its traditional comfort zone.
  • Determine program goals and develop strategies to meet them.
  • Oversee all music therapy in-house and outreach contracts and implementation of contracts
  • Maintain compliance with Code of Ethics & Standards – HIPAA and AMTA

Direct Clinical Service

  • Provide music therapy services to in-house clients and to outreach agency groups. Sessions are provided in individual and group settings.
  • Communicate with client families and other interdisciplinary team members regarding client progress
  • Coordinate with front office on intake schedules and room usage
  • Complete client intake documents, weekly progress notes, quarterly progress reports, and annual agency profiles

Stakeholder Cultivation and Community Engagement

  • Listen carefully, speak persuasively, and anticipate concerns of parents, students, faculty, staff, external partners, and the public.
  • Assist with mobilizing the talents, connections, and resources of the board to stimulate their continued active involvement.
  • Refine, monitor, and implement the 2017-2019 strategic plan with the board, enabling the music therapy department to gain market visibility and achieve greater organizational impact.
  • Work collaboratively with Advancement Department on marketing, branding, and public relations programs that highlight the music therapy department’s impacts and reputation.
  • Attend staff meetings, participate in supervision, and community events as a representative of CMCB.

Department and Budget Management

  • Spearhead innovation and creativity to allow the music therapy department to become more structured, prescriptive, and data-driven.
  • Lead efforts to increase diversity of department to reflect student diversity.
  • Provide leadership in the recruitment and retention of students and clients.
  • Lead department to ensure that faculty, staff, students, and parents have a memorable experience that leaves a legacy on their future growth and personal development.
  • Empower and build camaraderie among music therapists to recognize and leverage individual strengths that contribute to organizational success.
  • Monitor and report financial performance and design an organizational and financial accountability structure that is effective, efficient, and exceeds industry standards.
  • Work with COO and CPO to evaluate and determine program rates and fees
  • Manage all accounts and contracts with the participation of registrar, COO, and CPO including preparing and sending invoices to agencies
  • Assist Advancement department in grant application and reporting process
  • Maintain music therapy equipment and instruments

Key competencies include the following:

Qualifications

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in music therapy. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of music therapy.
  • Board certification in music therapy is required.
  • Must have the ability to plan and execute department initiatives. Expertise in planning, organizational development, and team building in a collegial environment of mutual respect is needed.
  • A successful track record in best practices within the music therapy field and a high level of leadership experience is expected.
  • Passion for music therapy as well as enthusiasm for CMCB’s dual mission of excellence and access.
  • A minimum of 5 years in clinical experience is preferred.

 

Compensation & Benefits

Salary range is $40K – 45K. Commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical insurance (group health and flexible spending account) paid time off, non-contributory 403(b) retirement plan, and discounts on music instruction at CMCB.

Application Instructions

Interested Candidates should upload a cover letter (ATTN: Marie Tai, Associate Director) and resume to:

https://cmcb.mytribehr.com/careers/view/54

Application Deadline is Friday, May 18, 2018.

Please no calls, walk-ins or emails.

ABOUT COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER OF BOSTON

Community Music Center of Boston (www.cmcb.org) is an accredited non-profit music school in Boston’s South End. Our mission to transform lives throughout Greater Boston, by providing equitable access to excellent music education and powerful arts experiences. The Music Center serves more than 5,000 students each week, on-site at our South End facility in the Boston Center for the Arts and in more than 40 outreach locations, including public schools, community/senior centers, and medical facilities. We are the largest external provider of arts education in the Boston Public Schools. Core Music Center programs include individual and group instruction in more than 25 instruments; outreach instruction in Boston Public Schools; an Intensive Study Project providing private instruction, theory and performances to prepare students for college-level study; early childhood programs; and music therapy for individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social life needs.

Community Music Center of Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NER General Membership Meeting AMTA National Conference St. Louis, MO November 18, 2017

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