Staff Music Therapist
Full Time, Benefits Eligible
Infinity Music Therapy Services
196 Queen Street
Southington, CT 06489
For more information, please contact Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC, Director of Services at (860) 518-5557 (call/text) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a clinician who is passionate about seeing music spark a positive change in others? Are you a creative, out-of the-box thinker, who finds joy in sharing clinical ideas with others? Are you looking for a place to help you grow? If so, Infinity is looking for you! Infinity has been recognized numerous times as a LEADER in healthcare and we would love to have you on our team! We celebrate team collaboration, self-care practices, and continuing education as cornerstones to our practice.
Requirements: This position requires a valid MT-BC or the ability to pass the exam within 90-days of hire. This position is for new and seasoned clinicians. This position requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and a clean driving record. A background working with IEPs, trauma-informed care, AAC devices, or neurologic music therapy will be an asset, but we celebrate continuing education, and we will gladly train the right team member. Having experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, especially Autism Spectrum Disorder, will be an asset in this role. Applicants must live in Connecticut or be willing to relocate to Connecticut.
Hours: We are seeking a team member to begin immediately. This position is a full-time position starting at approximately 30 hours per week growing to 40 hours per week. The work week will be comprised of direct in-person client contact, telehealth sessions, office hours for planning and documentation, team meetings, supervision, office assignments and administrative work, traveling in between clients, creating online content, responding to online referrals, and other related tasks. This position will include daytime, afternoon, and evening hours based upon the needs of our clients. Sessions are generally conducted between the hours of 8:30am-7:30pm. In order to condense the driving schedule, some days may be 10hrs while other days may be as short as about 4hrs. This position is a Sunday-Thursday position but we are open to discussing a Tuesday-Saturday schedule. We do not believe in split shifts unless they are specifically requested by an employee. We try to offer some flexibility to an employee’s schedule. You should be working to live, not living to work!
Location: You will have a primary region in CT for services (to be determined closer to higher). Some of your work can be completed remotely at the location of your choice.
Team-based Model: Infinity works on a team-based model. We believe in collaborating on cases and we utilize internal reporting procedures as well as team meetings in order to prepare to cover cases and engage in continuing education together. We meet together weekly to report on cases, engage in self-care and supervision, and we work together to deepen our clinical skill set. We have a supervisor on-call at all times so you never have to handle the tough calls alone. In addition, you will receive weekly supervision and can access the team for additional supervision sessions on a regular basis. We celebrate the diversity in our team and recognize that each team member brings a unique dynamic to the team.
Salary: Wages are paid based upon experience as it relates to the position. This position starts at $19.80/hour ($41,184/yr) based upon prior clinical experience and related skills. We believe in bonuses and pay raises for dedicated team members and throughout employment, we have an open door policy regarding all aspects of the position, including pay and benefits. This position will be paid an hourly rate during an orientation period starting at $19.50/hr. Once orientation is completed (~90 days), you will be eligible to be transitioned to a salaried status. You will be paid for client contact time, data/documentation, planning, travel time in between clients, office assignments, etc. In addition to your base pay, you will be eligible for productivity quote bonuses and merit bonuses. Most clinicians average approximately $1800.00/yr in bonuses. In addition to your base pay, you will have an extensive benefits package worth over $6000.00/yr.
Responsibilities: As a member of our clinical team, you will be expected to provide individual and group music therapy sessions to children and adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, neurological needs, wellness needs, etc. You will be expected to write treatment plans, keep accurate data, write clinical reports, and ensure that client schedules are maintained. You will participate in treatment team meetings, assist with team functions including marketing events, and complete general administrative tasks such as keeping your time sheet and maintaining client budget spreadsheets. In addition, you may be asked to fulfill non-clinical responsibilities such as teaching music lessons or providing music enrichment groups.
Populations/ Types of Sessions: Our therapists are LEADERS in healthcare, and we strive to provide high quality services for everyone we serve. The biggest populations served at Infinity include children diagnosed with Autism, Down Syndrome, and communication disorders, individuals with mental health needs, and adults with developmental disabilities within a group home or day program setting. We also serve older adults, provide perinatal music therapy, and lead workshops/ professional development within the community. Our services are spread out between in clinic, in home, in school (including IEP services), and in group home settings. We also receive referrals for adults in memory care settings, drug and alcohol rehab, and individuals without a diagnosis looking for music enrichment/ music lessons. Our sessions are evenly divided between group and individual settings. We provide services through the Department of Children and Families (DCF), IEPs, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), private individuals, and businesses.
Benefits: We are proud to offer our employees a variety of benefits. Benefits increase as employees grow with the company with their length of service and position.
Professional liability insurance (at hire)
Paid trainings (some eligible for CMTEs)
Work Cell phone (within 30-days of hire)
Continuing education stipend (after 6-months of hire)
Paid Time Off (after 6-months of hire)
Paid Time Off for continuing education (after 6-months of hire)
Comprehensive lending library of materials (at hire)
Access to group rates for AFLAC (supplemental health insurance, after 90 days of employment)
Health Care Insurance Reimbursement (after 90 days of employment)
Paid holidays on a regular workday (once salaried)
HIPAA compliant email server (at hire)
CBMT Maintenance fees reimbursed at 100% (after 90-days of employment)
CMTE tracking assistance (at hire)
Weekly Individual/ group supervision (at hire)
Free coffee/ tea at our clinic (at hire-sometimes it’s the little things!)
Direct Deposit (at hire)
Microsoft Office Suite (at hire)
$1000.00 sign-on bonus
Retirement Plan with up to 3% matching contribution (after 90 days of employment)
Monthly self-care workshops (at-hire)
Yearly Productivity Quota Bonuses (at hire)
CT Paid Leave (FMLA)
Work Computer (within 30 days of hire)
up to $125.00/month Mileage Reimbursement (at hire)
Protected wages during client cancellations/ inclement weather/ quarantines (once salaried)
***Are you a new professional or getting ready to take your exam? We will reimburse 100% of your exam fees with proof of a passing score and receipt if you begin employment with us within six (6) months of your exam passing date. Employees who take their exam during their orientation phase of employment will also be able to study with members of our team.***
This position is for you if….
You have experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities.
You love getting feedback (how else do we grow?).
You love giving feedback to others and growing as a team.
You are confident in your music skills and counseling skills.
A full inbox is a nightmare! You are quick to respond to emails, texts, and phone calls.
You are comfortable commuting to your sessions, and you have reliable transportation.
You are a safe driver.
You are committed to growing your clinical skills.
You can effectively communicate in written and spoken English.
You are a flexible, go with the flow type of person.
You are a strong clinical writer.
You can work independently and seamlessly transition to a group model.
You can prioritize assignments and delegate your time effectively while recognizing your own limits.
You are able to recognize the needs for changes in the clinical environment and adapt as necessary.
You feel like you can talk to just about anyone!
We definitely want to hear from you if…
You are comfortable using sign language and/or Adaptive Communication Programs/ devices within music therapy.
You have experience teaching adaptive music lessons.
You are interested in getting trained in music therapy assisted childbirth or are already trained.
You speak Spanish.
You are able to balance your work and your personal life and actively utilize self-care strategies.
You have a sense of humor.
You understand the nature of private practice.
You have additional certifications/ training beyond your MT-BC
You can drive a large vehicle.
You have experience in basic video editing.
You understand IDEA and IEPs and are comfortable advocating and explaining music therapy in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
You are a confident public speaker.
This position is NOT for you if…
You constantly have “last minute” things that pop up.
The thought of asking a question to a supervisor makes you nervous.
You are not comfortable with traveling to your appointments.
You are constantly filled with self-doubt.
You are not willing to commit to a minimum of a year of service. (We need someone to grow with us that we can help support professionally and who wants to make a strong difference in our clients’ lives.)
You are disorganized.
You struggle to come up with “next steps” for clinical decisions.
You believe private practice is a “starter job”.
You find it difficult to start new projects and organize your thoughts.
You struggle to identify actions steps within a group discussion.
Please submit the following information to jona@infinitymusictherapy.
1. A cover letter detailing why you think you would be good fit with our practice, your available start date, and what populations you are comfortable serving. Please specify which positions(s) you are interested in.
2. A Resume including information about the clientele you have served at any sites you have worked at
3. A short video demonstrating your vocal and guitar skills (at least two songs) with a verbal explanation as to how you would use the songs in a clinical setting. These can be submitted with a private YouTube link or an associated program.