Job Description: 18 hours/week position funded by The Michael Bolton Charities (The MBC) for a music therapist in an alternative public high school in New Haven, CT. The music therapist meets with individuals and small groups to work on social emotional goals, such as self-awareness and expression, self-regulation, relationship skills, empowerment and initiative. The ideal candidate understands and can successfully incorporate the elements of appropriate and meaningful connection with students to ensure their trust and comfort during a session. This program is the first of The MBC’s “Beyond Trauma-Youth Music Therapy-Andie Koplik Residency in Music Therapy” programs. The initiative was created in 2016.
Detailed Job Description: Provide individual and small group music therapy sessions for high school students. Recruit, assess and develop appropriate goals for students for music therapy sessions, Provide documentation, treatment planning and tracking of statistics for reporting, Write detailed notes and evaluation progress of program to the program evaluator who will write up bi-annual reports to be used for further replication funding, Communicate with staff and participate in staff meetings, Order and maintain instruments.
Requirements: MT-BC (Music Therapist, Board Certified). At least 5 years experience is preferred. At least 3 years experience preferred working with individuals with significant trauma and experience working with adolescents. Experience in improvisation with individuals and small groups. Advanced skills in guitar or piano. Able to give basic lessons in guitar and piano. Experience facilitating songwriting/writing raps in music therapy sessions. Experience with Garageband or similar software, either current or willing to learn. Flexible with initiative and being able to be proactive.
Contact Information: The Michael Bolton Charities, Attn: Andrena Gagliardi
Facility Name/Location Name: Riverside Academy
Location Address: New Haven, CT