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

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.

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