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Per Diem Music Therapist

Per Diem Music Therapist

Are you looking for a patient-focused, not-for-profit, mission-driven organization that will support your desire for professional growth and provide the opportunity to do meaningful work? Join Good Shepherd Community Care as a per diem Music Therapist.

Job Description:

Our not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization has an opportunity for an organized, compassionate and skilled music therapist to join our dynamic team. The music therapist works as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide compassionate care to a diverse group of patients and families on both our pediatric palliative care and hospice programs.  The music therapist carries a caseload of patients/families and makes visit to them on a regular basis (usually every other week) in whatever setting is home (private residence, nursing home, assisted living facilities, etc.).  The music therapist is responsible for completing initial assessments of new patients/families to determine their music therapy needs and then establishes an individualized care plan that includes interventions, goals and visit frequency.  Candidate must possess a degree from an accredited program and be board-certified in music therapy.  Experience in hospice/palliative care is preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

• Provide regular music therapy visits to restore and maintain mental health and improve overall wellbeing for patients and families in both our hospice and pediatric palliative care programs.

• Create patient-specific care plans including visit frequencies, interventions and goals.

• Participate as part of an interdisciplinary team member.

Education, Skills and Experience:

• Degree in Music Therapy from a recognized school.

• Board-certified in Music Therapy.

• Knowledge of existing music therapy methods, techniques, materials and equipment

• Experience with physical and emotional issues that arise in the context of serious illness and the end of life for patients/families of all ages.

• Comfort working with socioculturally diverse patients/families.

• Ability to take initiative, work independently, multi-task and manage time well.

• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to represent Good Shepherd professionally with our partners and in the community with compassion and integrity.

• PC proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

• A professional and caring demeanor.

Good Shepherd Benefits Package offers:  

• Competitive rates

• 403(b)

• Employee Assistance Program

• Mileage reimbursement

• A collaborative work environment in a welcoming office, easily accessible to I-95, with on-site parking in Newton.

Seniority Level:

Per Diem Associate



Employment Type:

Per Diem

Job Functions:

Complementary Therapies

About Us:

Good Shepherd Community Care is one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Founded as Hospice of the Good Shepherd in 1978, we are the original Massachusetts hospice. After decades of caring for our community, we continue to remain an independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization. Good Shepherd believes in the importance of mutual respect and acceptance and values diversity in our patients, families and caregivers, employees, volunteers, community, and partner organizations. We are committed to these values and honor the dignity of each individual through the care, support and education we provide.

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