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Per diem Music Therapist Opening

Are you a clinician who is passionate about seeing music spark a positive change in others? Are you a creative, out-of the-box thinker, who finds joy in watching people grow through music? Do you thrive off of having a variety of cases to plan music therapy for? If so, Infinity is looking for you!  We have an opening for a per diem music therapist.

The Details…

*You deserve the honest truth about a position. We welcome any and all questions related to work responsibilities, pay, benefits, workplace culture. Please do not hesitate to contact Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC, Director of Services at (860) 518-5557 or jona@infinitymusictherapy.comwith any questions regarding this position.*

Hours: This position is a per diem position and hours may range from 0-40 hours each week. As a per diem music therapist, you will have opportunities to cover cases during therapist absent/ illness, therapist vacations, short term cases unable to be covered by our clinical staff, and overflow assignments. You may have weeks where you are taking a break from Infinity and weeks where you are working full-time while a therapist is engaging in well-deserved self-care. This position offers flexibility. You may choose to accept cases based upon your availability on any given week. With that being said, we are looking for someone who is able to cover cases on a reliable basis.

Schedule: This position has an open start date. This position will include daytime, afternoon, and evening hours based upon the needs of our clients. You may be asked to cover sessions during any day of the week. You choose the cases that work with your schedule. 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. Days will vary in length.

Location: Our team currently serves the entire state of Connecticut. You may be asked to cover cases in various regions of Connecticut. Your sessions may include sessions in one of our clinics, private homes, schools, nursing home, rehabilitation facilities, and more.

Team-based Model: Infinity works on a team-based model. We believe in coming together to make agency decisions, collaborate on cases, participate in team-trainings, and engage in self-care. As a per diem staff member, we will look for opportunities for you to shadow each of our clinicians. During known absences, we will look for opportunities for you to co-treat on cases. You will receive a treatment plan in advance for sessions you will cover during a planned therapist absence, so you can ensure continuity of services. A supervisor is always on call, so you will never handle tough decisions alone.

Salary:  Following a training period at an hourly rate, you will be transitioned to a pay per visit schedule. Our pay rate for sessions encompasses travel time, planning time, and documentation time. You will receive pay for any session you conduct. Your rate of pay will be provided in an offer letter.

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 maintain data and communicate with the members of our team regarding client performance. You may be asked intermittently to write a treatment plan in the event that you start a case while a therapist is adjusting their schedule. In the event that you will be conducting sessions for an extended period of time (ex. during a therapist maternity leave or medical absence), you will participate in treatment team meetings, write clinical reports, and assist with other events. In addition, you may be asked to fulfill non-clinical responsibilities such as teaching music lessons or providing music enrichment groups.

Populations/ Types of Sessions: The biggest populations served at Infinity include children diagnosed with Autism, Down Syndrome, and communication disorders, children in foster care with and without a mental health diagnosis, and adults with developmental disabilities within a group home or day program setting. Our services are spread out between being in clinic, in home, in school (including IEP services), and in group home settings. We also receive referrals for adults in memory care settings, drug and alcohol rehab, children and adults with problem sexual behaviors, and individuals without a diagnosis looking for music enrichment/ music lessons. Our sessions are evenly divided between group and individual settings.

Benefits: We are proud to offer our per diem staff a variety of benefits including:

  • Professional liability insurance (at hire)
  • Comprehensive lending library of materials including guitars, drums, tambourines, shakers, ukuleles, boomwhackers, jingle bells, rhythm sticks, books, scarves, and so much more (at hire)
  • Access to group rates for AFLAC (after 90 days of employment)
  • Group and individual supervision (at hire)
  • CBMT Maintenance Fees (after 90 days of employment)
  • CMTE tracking assistance (at hire)
  • Office and art supplies to create visuals (at hire)
  • Free coffee/ tea at our clinic (at hire-sometimes it’s the little things!)
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Infinity’s Claim to Fame: We believe we are the future of healthcare and we’d love for you to be part of that journey. Here are some of our team’s accomplishments:

  • Only practice in the state of CT offering Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth (MTACB) and Music Therapy Creative Arts Birth Education (MTCAB)
  • Featured on NBC CT
  • Featured on Forget Dis’ Podcast, The Record Journal (newspaper), The Day (newspaper), MusicTherapyEd.com, and Your Mind Matters Radio Show
  • Presented as a team on self-care in the workplace at the NERAMTA Conference
  • Our team presents 15+ times a year at the local and national level regarding the applications of music in healthcare
  • Our Director of Services has 3 CMTE courses through the Spiegal Academy
  • We have supported 20 interns through 3 different internship/ field study programs

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 have experience working in mental health settings.
  • 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 have flexibility in your schedule.
  • You can effectively communicate in written and spoken English.
  • You are a flexible, go with the flow type of person.
  • You are confident in your skills to work independently.

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 have a sense of humor.
  • You understand the nature of private practice.

This position is NOT for you if…

  • 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 minimum of a year of service. (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 looking for consistent hours or a consistent schedule.
  • You are not willing to work at least 5hrs/ month

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, and what populations you are comfortable serving
  • Current Resume: 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 (2) goals with two (2) 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 (2) goals with two (2) objectives each.
  • A video demonstrating your vocal and guitar skills.

Infinity music therapy services

Music Therapist Opening

Are you a clinician who is passionate about seeing music spark a positive change in others? Are you a creative, out-of the-box thinker, who finds joy in sharing clinical ideas with others? Are you looking for a place to help you grow professionally and musically? If so, Infinity is looking for you!  We have an immediate need for a board-certified music therapist to join our team. We want your ideas, your energy, and passion!

*You deserve the honest truth about a position. We welcome any and all questions related to work responsibilities, pay, benefits, workplace culture etc. Please do not hesitate to contact Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC, Director of Services at (860) 518-5557or jona@infinitymusictherapy.com with any questions regarding this position.*

The Details…

Hours: This position will start at part-time. This position will start at approximately ten (10) hours per week and will grow to full-time. The work week is comprised of direct client contact, office hours for planning and documentation, team meetings, traveling in between clients, and may include some paid commute time to and from work (based upon client location in relation to your home address). 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. We are open to keeping a clinician at part-time if they are looking for only part-time work for the right candidate.

Schedule:

Location: This caseload will have a include clients in Hartford County and clients in New Haven County. Cases will be scheduled based upon location to keep you in one main area on a given day. As you grow with us, your caseload will condense into one primary county. You will be expected to report to our Southington clinic each Tuesday for team meetings and you may assume cases around our main clinic on Tuesdays as well to condense driving. You may be asked to work outside of your region during one-time events, to sub for a therapist, or for various other reasons. 

Team-based Model: Infinity works in a team-based model. We believe in coming together to make agency decisions, collaborate on cases, participate in team-trainings, and engage in self-care. This means that we co-treat on cases, any member of our team may provide supervision as requested by another member of our team, and we work collaboratively to cover cases to ensure that when a member of our team is off, they can focus 100% on self-care. A supervisor is always on call, so you will never handle tough decisions alone. Every member of our clinical team is provided a work cellphone so even if you are “alone” in the field, you are never really alone.

Salary:

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. (As you grow with us, we will work hard to build your caseload with your desired populations). 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 time sheet 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. We have two (2) music instructors on staff but sometimes we schedule these services with our clinicians to condense their driving time or to get them to full-time while they are waiting on music therapy sessions. Your caseload will predominately be music therapy sessions.

Populations/ Types of Sessions: The biggest populations served at Infinity include children diagnosed with Autism, Down Syndrome, and communication disorders, children in foster care with and without a mental health diagnosis, and adults with developmental disabilities within a group home or day program setting. Our services are spread out between being in clinic, in home, in school, and in group home settings. We also receive referrals for adults in memory care settings, drug and alcohol rehab, children and adults with problem sexual behaviors, and individuals without a diagnosis looking for music enrichment/ music lessons. Our sessions are evenly divided between group and individual settings.

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 packages typically run from $3k-$7k based upon whether an employee is part-time or full-time and the number of years they have dedicated to Infinity.

Our benefits for our part-time staff include:

  • Professional liability insurance (at hire)
  • Comprehensive lending library of materials including guitars, drums, tambourines, shakers, ukuleles, boomwhackers, jingle bells, rhythm sticks, books, scarves, and so much more (at hire)
  • Monthly self-care workshops (at hire)
  • Access to group rates for AFLAC (after 90 days of employment)
  • Health Insurance Reimbursement (with a minimum work week of 20hrs and after 90 days of employment)
  • Stipend for CMTEs (after 90 days of employment)
  • Paid Time Off (after 6-months of employment)
  • Paid Holidays falling on a regular workday (after orientation is completed)
  • Paid leave for continuing education (after 6-months of employment)
  • Group and individual supervision (at hire)
  • CBMT Maintenance Fees (after 90 days of employment)
  • CMTE tracking assistance (at hire)
  • Work Cell Phone (within 30 days of hire)
  • Office and art supplies to create visuals (at hire)
  • Free coffee/ tea at our clinic (at hire-sometimes it’s the little things!)
  • Opportunities for growth including being able to represent Infinity as a presenter at local and national conferences, assisting in designing programs, supervising interns, assisting with marketing, etc.

Infinity’s Claim to Fame: We believe we are the future of healthcare and we’d love for you to be part of that journey. Here are some of our team’s accomplishments:

  • Only practice in the state of CT offering Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth (MTACB) and Music Therapy Creative Arts Birth Education (MTCAB)
  • Featured on NBC CT
  • Featured on Forget Dis’ Podcast, The Record Journal (local newspaper), The Day (local newspaper), MusicTherapyEd.com, and Your Mind Matters Radio Show
  • Presented as a team on self-care in the workplace at the NERAMTA Conference
  • Our team presents 15+ times a year at the local and national level regarding the applications of music in healthcare
  • Our Director of Services has 3 CMTE courses through the Spiegal Academy
  • We have supported 20 interns through 3 different internship/ field study programs

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 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 nature 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 minimum of a year of service. (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 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, and what populations you are comfortable serving
  • Current Resume: 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 (2) goals with two (2) 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 (2) goals with two (2) objectives each.
  • A video demonstrating your vocal and guitar skills.

Granite state music therapy

Job Title: Music Therapist, independent contractor, 4 hours to start, start date in February 2019
Location: Southern, central, southwest, New Hampshire and Northern Mass
Description: A well established music therapy practice is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic music therapist to hire as soon as possible. The music therapist will provide music therapy services in homes, schools, and communities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Therapy will be provided within the guidelines and standards of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
Qualifications: Minimum undergraduate degree in Music Therapy attained from an approved program by the AMTA in conjunction with being Board Certified. As an independent contractor you will need to provide your own professional liability insurance, instruments and reliable transportation.
This job may be for you if:
• You are passionate about working with individuals with developmental
disabilities
• Your experience and training is mostly with individuals with special needs
• You are comfortable working in private homes and working hand in hand
with families
• You are confident about your skills and can convey your expertise and
passion to others in a professional way
• You are open to feedback from others and enjoy expanding and improving
your therapy skills
• You have reliable transportation and are comfortable traveling to clients in
the southern, central and Seacoast regions of NH
• You enjoy working on your own, but appreciate having someone to
brainstorm ideas with
• You enjoy collaborating with other related professionals
• You are quick to communicate by email, text, and phone
This job is not for you if:
• You are not receptive to feedback
• You are not willing to travel to see clients
• You are not familiar with the Code of Ethics or do not agree with its
importance
• You are not flexible with scheduling
• You have plans of starting your own private practice
Pay: Base rate of $48.00 per hour
Email resume Elizabeth Ferguson at GraniteStateMusicTherapy@gmail.com  

AMTA scholarships

Hello NER-AMTA Members, 
 
Tawna Grasty, AMTA  Scholarship & Grants Coordinator is looking for some willing Scholarship Reviewers (5-6 volunteers) that will be part of the AMTA Scholarship Review Committee.  This is a great opportunity for NER-AMTA members who do not have the ability to be involved in large, year round projects, but DO have the ability to work from home for short periods of time.  
 
By agreeing to be a Scholarship Reviewer, you must be a current AMTA member and a professional member.  Those selected should be available to serve as reviewers for at least three AMTA scholarships offered within the calendar year (January 2019 – December 2019). As you remember, reviewers are provided with applications and rubric sheets to assist with the review of required documents. Reviewers typically have 7-10 days to review applications and return results to the Scholarship Chair. 
If you are interested, please send your name and email address to president@musictherapynewengland.org before 2/1/19 
Please note: this is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, you will be notified if your name is submitted to AMTA.  
Judy Engel, MM, MT-BC

Neonatal Music Therapist- Fellow
NER-AMTA President

Membership support deadline extended.

The Application for the Pay It Forward Scholarship is being EXTENDED to January 11, 2019. The link to the application is listed below. Questions about the scholarship can be directed to membershipsupport@musictherapynewengland.org.
Scholarship applications due by January 11, 2019.
Recipients will be notified by January 18, 2019.
Share this application with your friends and colleagues in the New England region – we hope to award as many scholarships as possible!
Sincerely,
The Membership Support Committee.

Call for papers

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 is the last day to submit your concurrent session and CMTE proposals for the NER-AMTA conference.
Please visit
to submit those proposals!
In service,
Courtney R. Biddle, MMT, MT-BC
Vice President NER-AMTA
Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC
Vice President Elect NER-AMTA

Email server is down!

Due to some exciting website-related work, our @musictherapynewengland.org email addresses are temporarily down. To contact NER, please use Facebook Messenger. 
Thank you, 
NER Board

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Sonatina center opening

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. Music therapy students in their final year of school may also apply for this position. Primary experience with infants, toddlers, young children and families required. Additional previous experience with several populations including: early childhood, individuals with disabilities, and older adults a plus; Candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends; Candidates must demonstrate proficiency of clinical musicianship on piano, guitar, voice and rhythmic improvisation.

Population: infants, toddlers, young children & families is the primary caseload; Additional opportunities for a variety of populations as caseload grows.

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. Seeking music therapy candidates who enjoy working with infants, toddlers, young children and families as the primary caseload will include early childhood aged clients and families and preschool work. 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: January 2019

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

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