Music Therapist (Part-Time)

Summary of Position:  The Music Therapy Department at the Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB) is seeking a motivated, creative, passionate and community-oriented music therapist.  The music therapist will provide quality music therapy services at various community outreach sites and at CMCB.  For the foreseeable future, these services will be provided online.  The Music Therapy Department serves individuals from a variety of populations and age groups.  The current available work includes adults with developmental disabilities as well as work with school-age children with developmental and behavioral needs.  Experience with one of these populations is preferred.  

Status: Part-time (10+ hours, weekdays)

Potential to increase hours in the near future   

Start date: August

Reports to: Director of Music Therapy

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

Responsibilities

  • Provide weekly music therapy services in individual and group settings
  • Facilitate sessions online and in person
  • Provide supervision for Music Therapy Interns and Berklee College of Music practicum students
  • Complete documentation including assessments, weekly progress notes, quarterly progress reports, and annual agency profiles
  • Participate in weekly supervision with the Director of Music Therapy, complete professional development opportunities and onboarding tasks, attend quarterly Music Therapy Department staff meetings, present in-services and attend community events as a representative of CMCB
  • Communicate with direct service staff and administrative teams at community outreach sites.  Communicate with caregivers regarding client progress
  • Use Community Music Center of Boston email address to stay in communication with Music Therapy Department team

Essential Qualifications

  • MT-BC required 
  • Two years of professional experience, which will allow the music therapist to supervise interns
  • Ability to facilitate music therapy sessions remotely
  • Experience with a variety of populations and age groups
  • Ability to adapt clinical work to different agency, group and individual client needs
  • Flexible and comfortable in different clinical settings, work environments and community spaces
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with hip hop music production, engineering and songwriting
  • Proficiency in clinical musicianship and clinical improvisation.  Proficiency in voice and accompanying instrument.
  • Understanding of the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion practices and their application to the field of music therapy
  • Ability to effectively plan, facilitate and document music therapy sessions

Physical Demands

  • Requires physical stamina to transport, lift and distribute instruments

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Christopher Perry, Director of Music Therapy at cperry@cmcb.org

Please, no phone calls.

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