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19th Passages

What- 19th Annual Passages Student & New Professionals Conference

When – October 27th 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Where- Lesley University, 89 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

Theme- “Navigating the Crossroads of Perspectives”

Free admission, Free lunch, and open to all!

Full time Music Therapist: VA CT Healthcare System, West Haven,CT

Edit: The 40 hour per week Music Therapy position at the VA CT Healthcare in West Haven, CT, has been posted (again). It is an internal posting until Oct 5th. It is then scheduled to be open for 5 days to the General Public. Please look only on USAjobs.  Create an account, read the description, be sure you are thorough with instructions.  If you have any questions, please contact Bobbi Blake, Music Therapist, at VA CT 203-932-5711 ext 5439 or e-mail Roberta.Blake@va.gov

Full time Music Therapist (40 Hours) for VA CT was posted for internal candidates on September 7th but had the wrong closing date and was taken down. It will be re-posted, hopefully very soon. As of Sept 11, it is still not re-posted. However, the part time ART Therapy position HAS been posted for external candidates for Sept 10-14.  This is not the MUSIC Therapy position.

Please keep checking USAjobs only.

Any questions contact Bobbi Blake, MT-BC

at  VA CT 203-932-5711 ext 5439

A full time (40 hours) Music Therapy position at VA CT Healthcare in West Haven, CT offers a wonderful opportunity to work with our Veterans. VA CT is seeking a Board Certified Music Therapist or eligible Board Certified Music Therapist with strong clinical skills in mental health, hospice, palliative care, and pain management. However, a candidate with strong clinical skills in any of these areas will be considered. There are possibilities to expand into NMT, and opportunities for research. There may be an assignment to the Newington Campus (near Hartford) for 4 hours per week. Starting salary is $70,111 with health benefits, dental options, vacation leave, sick leave, federal holidays, retirement/savings plans, and approved leave time for conferences. The position will be posted as Monday through Friday 9am-5:30pm.

The job may be posted in late June but more likely posted in JULY. It is posted internally for 3 weeks and then externally for ONLY 5 DAYS. For this reason, it is recommended that you complete the lengthy online application (this may take at least 3-4 hours) NOW through www.usajobs.gov Your application will be saved and you can apply for the position when it is posted. There may be two other positions posted at the same time from VA CT: a part time Creative Arts Therapist (ART) and a Recreation Therapist. You want to be sure to apply for the Creative Arts Therapist (MUSIC). The application process also requires transcripts and resume. It is recommended that you cut and paste resume into the application form.

Applicants are rated through Human Resources at another VA facility.

Be sure to add all credentials and experience (professional, internship, volunteer, community work, committee work). Be sure to read each question very carefully and answer each question fully and in detail where asked.

The VA is in West Haven, CT which is just outside of New Haven, the home of Yale University School of Music which provides the city with free concerts most of the year. The city also hosts a prestigious International Festival of Arts and Ideas for several weeks each June. New Haven has a strong arts community with many music, art, theater and dance venues. Located on the shoreline of Long Island Sound, West Haven is about 1.5 hours to New York City, 2.5 hours to Boston and 45 minutes to Hartford. It’s on the Amtrak and commuter train lines and is near Tweed Airport in East Haven.

If you have questions, please contact Bobbi Blake, MT-BC at the VA 203-932-5711 ext 5439 or Roberta.Blake@va.gov Between June 28-July16 you can contact Michael Rose, the Chief of Recreation/Creative Arts Therapies at 203-932-5711 ext 2204.

Hands in Harmony Seeks 2 Full Time Music Therapists & 1 Per Diem Music Therapist

Job Title : 2 Full Time Music Therapists & 1 Per Diem Music Therapist

Hours: Full-time and per diem

Salary : Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Facility : Hands in Harmony

City and State : Kingston, RI

Qualifications : We are looking for three board-certified music therapists (MT-BC required) NMT (neurologic music therapy training) preferred. Ability and interest in collaborating across disciplines a must.

Population : Varies! We service a wide range of clientele throughout RI. We offer extensive services in schools (as an IEP based/related service) and in early intervention. We also offer increased neurorehabilitation services and are partnering with local medical facilities (adults and children)

Starting Date : Immediate and ongoing

Description of position : Hands in Harmony is a social enterprise experiencing a period of rapid growth. Music Therapist will be part of an expanding interdisciplinary team and will be responsible for facilitating group and individual music therapy sessions/assessments. Music therapist will have the opportunity to become involved with the growth of music therapy in a developing state. We are looking for an enthusiastic professional who will have the opportunity to grow and establish a position within our company. Services are offered to a variety of clientele and their families.

Majority of sessions are home/facility based but some work may occur in clinic. Music Therapist is responsible for completing progress notes on a daily basis and other evaluations/progress as needed and facilitating in-services and workshops. Music Therapist should be comfortable helping to create music therapy programs for a variety of facilities. Light secretarial/administrative duties also required (maintaining schedule on schedule program, answering questions regarding music therapy to administrators). Travel is essential.

Contact information : Please submit CV/resume and cover letter to Nicole O’Malley MA, MT-BC, NMT/F LPMT

For more information, please contact us (401) 783-4810

Staff Music Therapist

Infinity is looking for a board certified music therapist to join our team immediately. We are looking for a clinician who is passionate about working with individuals with developmental, neurological, and mental health needs. We are looking for a a therapist who is an out of the box thinker who is able to work independently and collaborate as part of a team. We would prefer a clinician with experience working with individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, Anxiety Disorders, Epilepsy, and Reactive Attachment Disorder.

Hours: The total number of hours is to be determined as clients return for the school year but will likely be 20-26hrs a week, growing to 40hrs/ week for the right clinician. Our clinicians who have started at part-time are typically at or above 30hrs/week within 6-months if they are looking for a full-time schedule. (Please note that our part-time staff receive benefits including health insurance reimbursement)

Schedule: This position will include daytime, afternoon, and evening hours based upon the needs of our clients. This position will be a 5-day work week with 2 consecutive days off. The exact days will be determined based upon client need as we move into the school year schedule. We are able to offer some flexibility with scheduling for the right candidate. We are looking for someone with some flexibility as their schedule is being developed. The vast majority of our clients request services between 3:00pm-7:00pm at night during the week or on 9:30am-4:30pm on the weekends. As a member of our team, you will be expected to attend team meetings at our Southington clinic on Tuesday mornings from 9:15am-11:15am

Location: This caseload will be primarily stationed in Fairfield county. We work in a team-based model. You may be asked to work outside of your region during one-time events, to sub for a therapist, or for various other regions. We believe in keeping caseloads condensed, when possible, to minimize driving. 

Salary:  Following a training period at a competitive hourly rate, you will be transitioned to a salaried schedule. Our full-time salary starts at $40k/yr plus benefits; part-time staff are paid a proportionate salary to the schedule. At Infinity, we believe in financial stability for our team. Our team members receive their full salary regardless of inclement weather closings, client cancellations, or holidays impacting their schedule. 

Responsibilities: As a member of our team, you will be expected to provide individual and group music therapy sessions to children and adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, neurological needs, wellness needs, etc. You will be expected to write treatment plans, keep accurate data, write clinical reports, and ensure that client schedules are maintained. You will participate in treatment team meetings, assist with team functions including marketing events, and complete general administrative tasks such as keeping your timesheet and maintaining client budget spreadsheets. In addition, you may be asked to fulfill non-clinical responsibilities such as teaching music lessons or providing music enrichment groups.

Benefits: We are proud to offer our employees a variety of benefits. At Infinity, we believe in opportunities for growth and we look to increase benefits for our staff as their caseload grows and they dedicate time to Infinity. Our benefits include:

• Professional liability insurance

• Comprehensive lending library of materials including guitars, drums, tambourines, shakers, ukuleles, boomwhackers, jingle bells, rhythm sticks, children’s books, clinical books, music books, keyboards, and so much more

• Monthly self-care workshops

• Access to group rates for AFLAC

• Health Insurance Reimbursement

• Stipend for continuing education (typically a VIP subscription to Music Therapy Ed)

• Paid Time Off

• Paid Holidays falling on a regular workday

• Paid leave for continuing education

• Group and individual supervision

• CBMT Maintenance Fees

• CMTE tracking assistance

• Work Cell Phone

• Office and art supplies to create visuals

• Opportunities for growth including merit bonuses, being able to represent Infinity as a presenter at local and national conferences,  assisting in designing programs, supervising interns, pay raises, promotions

This position is for you if….

• You have experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities.

• You love getting feedback (how else do we grow?)

• You love giving feedback to others and growing as a team

• You are confident in your music skills and counseling skills

• A full inbox is a nightmare! You are quick to respond to emails, texts, and phone calls

• You are comfortable commuting to your sessions and you have reliable transportation

• You are committed to growing your clinical skills

• You can effectively communicate in written and spoken English

• You are a flexible, go with the flow type of person

• You’re not afraid to ask questions

• You are a strong clinical writer

We definitely want to hear from you if…

• You are comfortable using sign language within music therapy

• You have experience teaching adaptive music lessons

• You speak Spanish

• You have been trained in music therapy assisted childbirth or are interested in pursuing the training

• You are able to balance your work and your personal life and actively utilize self-care strategies

• You have a sense of humor

• You understand the demands of private practice

This position is NOT for you if…

• You constantly have “last minute” things that pop up

• The thought of asking a question to a supervisor makes you nervous

• You are not comfortable with traveling to your appointments

• You are not willing to commit to a year of service. (Honestly, we need someone to grow with us that we can help support professionally and who wants to make a strong difference in our clients lives)

• You are disorganized

• You are frequently late and struggle with time management

• You are at a loss for words when confrontation occurs

• You believe private practice is a “starter job”.

To Apply: To be considered for this position, please submit the following information to Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC, Director of Services at jona@infinitymusictherapy.com. Questions regarding the position can also be directed to the same email account or you can contact her at (860) 518-5557.

• Cover Letter: Please include why you think you would be good fit with our practice, your available start date, your availability for sessions, and what populations you are comfortable serving

• Current Resume: please include information about the clientele you have served at any sites you have worked at

• A paragraph of what you expect from a supervisor

• A typed sample 45-min session plan for an 8-year-old with Autism who loves Disney with a focus on verbal communication skills. Please include two goals with two objectives each.

• A typed sample 45-min session plan for a group of 15-year old adolescents in therapy for anger management. Please include two goals with two objectives each.

• A video demonstrating your vocal and guitar skills.

Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,

We are so excited to announce the call for papers for next year’s annual NER-AMTA conference: 42,000: Embracing Our Impact, at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, March 28th – 30th, 2019.  Last year we had an amazing turnout of 213 attendees. We compared this information with the results for AMTA’s 2017 workforce survey and surmised that the average NER music therapist sees an estimated 196 clients per year. From this we can estimate that information shared at last years conference has the potential to reach 41,748 clients over the course of the year! This year we are setting a goal to impact the lives of 42,000 clients with the brilliance of our community. Over the next few months, leading up to the 2019 conference, we will be sharing some facts and information about our small but mighty region.

We invite you to submit your papers, posters, and CMTE’s, to share your practice and your specialties with your community; empowering each other in creation and education to change the lives of our clients.

All proposals will be reviewed using a double-blind review model.  Reviewers will base their considerations on content, clarity, and completeness of the abstract (50%), if the proposal fits within the scope of practice and professional competencies of AMTA and CBMT (25%), and how the proposal meets the needs of our region based upon the 2017 conference evaluations (25%).

You may find the links on our website at:

http://www.musictherapynewengland.org/2019-conference/

The last day for submissions is Sunday December 2nd 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at vicepresident@musictherapynewengland.org

or vicepresidentelect@musictherapynewengland.org

We look forward to seeing you March 28th – 30th, 2019 as we focused on expanding our and embracing our impact.

Sincerely,

Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC

Conference Co-Chair

Vice President-Elect NER-AMTA

Courtney R. Biddle, MMT, MT-BC

Conference Chair

Vice President NER-AMTA

Community music center of Boston opening

Title:     Music Therapist (Part-Time)

Summary of Position:

 

The music therapist will provide quality music therapy services in the Greater Boston area to individual clients of all ages and groups.  Populations served include individuals experiencing autism spectrum disorder, mental health challenges, Alzheimer’s and dementia disorders, emotional/intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, physical challenges, medical illness, social and learning challenges.

Status:                                   Part-time (8-15 hours, week days).

There is the potential to increase hours.

Start date:                             Immediately

Reports to:                           Director of Music Therapy

Works Closely With:          Director of Music Therapy, Music Therapists,

Registrar and Assistant Registrar

 

Responsibilities

·         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

·         Communicate with front office staff about intake schedules and room usage

·         Complete client intake documents, weekly progress notes, quarterly progress reports, and annual agency profiles

·         Attend department staff meetings, participate in supervision, presenting in-services and attending community events as a representative of CMCB

·         Provide supervision for Berklee College of Music – Music Therapy students

 

 

 

Essential Qualifications

·         Clinical experience with children and adults with developmental disabilities is preferred

·         Experience with a variety of populations including autism, behavioral needs, intellectual disabilities and geriatric service.

·         Proficiency of clinical musicianship on guitar, piano, and vocal skills are important

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Valid driver’s license  (dependable vehicle strongly suggested)

·         Must be able to effectively communicate with other professionals, conduct assessments, plan, organize, lead music therapy sessions, document, and evaluate treatment

·         Works well and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment

·         Ability to create a culturally competent and inclusive environment

·         Flexible and comfortable in different clinical settings and work environments

·         Ability to adapt clinical work to different agency, group and individual client needs

·         Ability to recognize a problem or potential challenge.

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy

·         MT-BC required through CBMT

·         Must have received music therapy accreditation prior to September 1st, 2017

·         Complies with rules and regulations of the Certification Board for Music Therapists

·         Maintains MT-BC status by completing 100 hours of continuing music therapy education credits or taking the Board Certification Examination once every 5 years

Physical Demands

·         Requires physical stamina to transport, lift and distribute instruments

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Christopher Perry, Director of Music Therapy at http://cmcb.mytribehr.com/careers/view/61

Please no calls, walk-ins, or emails.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

ABOUT COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER OF BOSTON

Founded in 1910, 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.

Neurologic Music Therapy Training

MedRhythms, Inc. is partnering with Spaulding Rehabilitation Network to bring The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy to Boston for the International Training Institute in Neurologic Music Therapy. This is only the second time that it has ever been offered in Boston – it will fill up quickly, so register today!

Dates: November 29th – December 2nd

Address: 1st Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-training-institute-in-neurologic-music-therapy-tickets-46772601109

Connecticut Music Therapy Services Opening

Recipient’s name Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC is happy to announce that we are looking to add a board certified music therapist to our clinical team! The start date of this position will be immediate. This is a new .5/half time position anticipated to move to a full time/benefits within 6 months. This position is right for you if: -You are passionate about working with children and adults with special needs, as well as with older adults within a relationship-centered, music-centered framework. -You are a skilled clinical musician, strong in voice, guitar and piano -You live in, or are willing to live in and travel within Connecticut -You enjoy a variety of clientele and enjoy a variety of clinical settings- private homes, schools, clinic, nursing homes, community settings. -You are flexible and willing to work afternoon/evening hours and potentially on Saturdays -You are dependable, responsible and a team player. -You hold current MT-BC status. We are looking for a responsible and dynamic therapist to join our team, therefore this might not be the right position for you if you are looking to establish your own private practice right now, if you are not a good communicator via writing, email and phone, if you are not able to provide transportation between clients or willing to travel throughout your day or if you are not willing grow as a person or clinician. Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC is an established private practice that serves children and adults with developmental and brain health needs in home, school, community, and nursing home settings throughout the state of Connecticut as well as in our Watertown and Fairfield offices. We are seeking to provide an exciting and supportive work experience for a flexible, motivated, energetic, and talented clinician. Some equipment and instruments, clinical supervision and continuing education experiences will be provided. Along with a competitive pay rate, heath insurance reimbursement and other additional benefits are available to our full time employees. For more details, please see below for job posting and application details. August 1, 2018: Job Posting Job Title: Staff Music Therapist Hours: .5 Part Time moving to Full Time Salary: Hourly, based upon experience Facility: Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC City and State: Music Therapist will work in various settings in CT based on geography and availability. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in music therapy or its equivalent, MT-BC required. Clinical experience with individuals with special needs and older adults preferred. In addition to excellent musicianship, the successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and a strong desire to work with children and adults in a variety of settings. Reliable transportation and a working cell phone are required. Population: Children and adults with special needs, well elderly, adults with Alzheimers/ Dementia. Starting date: Immediate Description of position: Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC is a private practice that serves children and adults with developmental and brain health needs in home, school, clinic, community, and nursing home settings in Connecticut. We are seeking to provide an exciting and supportive work experience for a motivated, energetic, and talented clinician. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of settings with a fantastic group of clients. Some equipment and instruments, clinical supervision and continuing education experiences will be provided. Along with a competitive pay rate, heath insurance reimbursment and other additional benefits are available to our full time employees. To apply: Send PDF copies of letter of interest and resume to Emily Bevelaqua, MMT, MT-BC at emily@ctmusictherapy.com. Questions may be addressed to the same email.

Capital Music Therapy Services Opening

Capital Music Therapy Services, LLC (www.capitalmts.com) is seeking a full-time clinical music therapist to join our fabulous team. Our practice is innovative, fast-growing, and proudly serves the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We offer very competitive compensation and a ton of professional growth opportunity. The deadline for application submission is 6:00 pm on Friday, August 10th, 2018. Interested applicants should email their resume along with a list of references to joshua.schrader@capitalmts.com and then fill out the online application form by clicking here.

Music Therapist (Part-Time)

Title: Music Therapist (Part-Time) Summary of Position: The music therapist will provide quality music therapy services in the Greater Boston area to individual clients of all ages and groups. Populations served include individuals experiencing autism spectrum disorder, mental health challenges, Alzheimer’s and dementia disorders, emotional/intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, physical challenges, medical illness, social and learning challenges. Status: Part-time (8-15 hours, week days). There is the potential to increase hours. Start date: Immediately Reports to: Director of Music Therapy Works Closely With: Director of Music Therapy, Music Therapists, Registrar and Assistant Registrar Responsibilities ● 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 ● Communicate with front office staff about intake schedules and room usage ● Complete client intake documents, weekly progress notes, quarterly progress reports, and annual agency profiles ● Attend department staff meetings, participate in supervision, presenting in-services and attending community events as a representative of CMCB ● Provide supervision for Berklee College of Music – Music Therapy students Essential Qualifications ● Clinical experience with children and adults with developmental disabilities is preferred ● Experience with a variety of populations including autism, behavioral needs, intellectual disabilities and geriatric service. ● Proficiency of clinical musicianship on guitar, piano, and vocal skills are important ● Excellent written and verbal communication skills ● Valid driver’s license (dependable vehicle strongly suggested) ● Must be able to effectively communicate with other professionals, conduct assessments, plan, organize, lead music therapy sessions, document, and evaluate treatment ● Works well and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment ● Ability to create a culturally competent and inclusive environment ● Flexible and comfortable in different clinical settings and work environments ● Ability to adapt clinical work to different agency, group and individual client needs ● Ability to recognize a problem or potential challenge. ● Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy ● MT-BC required through CBMT ● Must have received music therapy accreditation prior to September 1st , 2017 ● Complies with rules and regulations of the Certification Board for Music Therapists ● Maintains MT-BC status by completing 100 hours of continuing music therapy education credits or taking the Board Certification Examination once every 5 years Physical Demands ● Requires physical stamina to transport, lift and distribute instruments Application Instructions To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Christopher Perry, Director of Music Therapy at http://cmcb.mytribehr.com/careers/view/61 Application Deadline:​ August 31, 2018 ABOUT COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER OF BOSTON Founded in 1910, 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.