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Full-Time Salaried Position: Music Therapist

Job Title: Full-Time Salaried Position: Music Therapist


Job Purpose:

Hands in Harmony is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides Neurologic Music Therapy services throughout Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. Music Therapists facilitate direct clinical sessions to Hands in Harmony’s clients and patients, utilizing proven and evidence-based Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) interventions as a form of healthcare. Music therapists address health outcomes addressing physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs.  


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The majority of services are in-person and virtual, and occur in home and facility-based, with some sessions occurring at our clinic in Kingston, Rhode Island. Music Therapist is responsible for monitoring client progress on a daily basis, as well as other evaluations/progress as needed, and offering workshops and presentations to varying facilities. Music Therapist should be comfortable helping create music therapy programs for a variety of facilities. 


The Clinical Coordinator (Music Therapist) will be responsible for:

  • Providing family, individual, and group therapy for a total of 21-25 direct clinical hours per week

  • Completing music therapy assessments in a variety of settings

  • Providing consistent and ongoing daily quantitative and qualitative documentation

  • Monitoring progress of service delivery to a variety of populations.  

  • Facilitating in-services and workshops

  • Completing light secretarial/administrative duties also required (maintaining own schedule, and clinical documentation, consulting with teams/potential referrals and facilities, answering questions regarding music therapy to administrators). 

  • Traveling to sessions when required. 

  • Collaborating with Hands in Harmony Executive Director (ED) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) developing a comprehensive set of personal- and job-related performance goals.

  • Collaborating closely with client teams, families/caregivers, and Hands in Harmony colleagues

  • Supervising practicum students and interns

Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in music therapy required, Masters in music therapy or related discipline preferred.

  • Experience in the human services field required.

  • Neurologic Music Therapy Certification preferred 

  • Must be able to pass a BCI check and fingerprinting through the state of Rhode Island and federal systems

  • Must be able to obtain licensure through the Rhode Island Department of Health


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Neurologic Music Therapy Certification preferred

  • Masters in music therapy or related discipline preferred.


Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly developed ability in the assessment process and interpretation of data

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated skill in student supervision preferred. 

  • Demonstrated ability in group therapy, group management, individual therapy, and family based services.

  • Demonstrated skills in consultation and the ability to work as part of a team.

  • Clinical experience 

  • Ability to problem solve, make decisions that are appropriate and inline with the organization’s mission and philosophies 


Working Conditions:

  • Work environment includes a variety of different settings including: virtual, home-based, clinic, facility and hospital-based. Daily tasks may include remote work from the employee’s home. 

  • Work environment may include indoor and outdoor sessions

  • Personal Protective Equipment required for in-person services. Additional PPE required for specific facilities

  • Perform activities such as balance, bending, stooping, climbing stairs, crouching, kneeling

  • Physical Requirements: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. 

  • Employees will be required to travel