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Director of Music Therapy: Sherrill House Boston

Title: Director of Music Therapy
Location: Sherrill House, Boston, MA
Type: Full time – 40 hours with benefits
Pay: Salaried, based on experience
Benefits include:
§ Health insurance
§ Dental insurance
§ Life insurance
§ Short-term disability insurance and long-term disability options
§ Earned time for vacations, illness and personal use
§ Nine holidays/year
§ Retirement program
§ Credit Union

Start Date: January 2016 (could be flexible)
Overview of Sherrill House:
Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, has been providing innovative services and excellent care for more than one hundred years. We are proud to offer three specialized care programs, including short-term rehabilitation through our acclaimed Return to Home™ program, traditional long-term care, and our Special Care Program for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
www.sherrillhouse.org

Description Summary:
We are seeking a motivated, creative individual to direct an established, comprehensive music therapy program in our skilled nursing facility. The Director of Music Therapy will be responsible for assessing individuals and groups, writing progress notes, developing and implementing sessions, and working with an interdisciplinary team. The Director of Music Therapy will also be responsible for supervising practicum students as well as interns from Berklee College of Music.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy
Board certified and in good standing
Minimum of 5 years clinical experience
Extensive experience with elders, including those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias
Proficient in use of guitar, piano and voice
Experience in supervising interns and practicum students highly preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work closely with an interdisciplinary team including clinical and pastoral care staff

Please fax or email your cover letter and resume to:
Fax: 617-735-1713
E-mail: Jobs@sherrillhouse.org or HR@sherrillhouse.org

Dianne Wegiel, MT-BC
Director of Music Therapy