Jobs MA

Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston

We currently are seeking two Music Therapists. One of the positions is 15 hours per week and will work out of our Danvers location to service the North Shore. Our other position is 10 hours per week to service the Greater Boston area. The job summary follows:


Reporting to the Manager of Psycho-Social Support Services, the Music Therapist is responsible for providing services to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston patients and families/caregivers through engagement in a variety of creative art modalities, specifically music, to enhance quality of life. The Music Therapist offers visual music to foster relaxation, stress reduction, self-expression, and memory making.


Essential Functions:


Conducts initial assessment and reassessments of patient/caregiver needs relative to music therapy.

Develops plan of care incorporating music modalities and addressing individual patient/ caregiver needs.

Implements ongoing music therapy interventions with patients and/or family/caregivers.

Adapts techniques, interventions, and materials to accommodate physical and cognitive limitations.

Educates patients and families/caregivers regarding music therapy techniques and promotion of these techniques for self-implementation.

Evaluates plan of care and music therapy interventions on an ongoing basis.

Assists with memorial services as requested by agencies or families by providing expressive music.

Completes required documentation for all assessments and ongoing music therapy services.

Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, staff meetings, and in-services as appropriate.

Trains and consults with team members, including volunteers, to provide access to creative experiences for patients and their families/caregivers.

Provides educational in-services to staff and volunteers to maintain awareness of the role of music therapy in addressing patient/caregiver needs.

Provides supervision to volunteers and music therapy student interns.



Bachelor’s degree in Music from an accredited program.

Current board certification, or eligibility for registration or board certification within one year of hire.

Must obtain and maintain any applicable certification required for the performance of this functional role as defined by HNSGB.

Proficient in the use of a wide variety of art media and creative techniques and interventions.

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.

Minimum of one year of experience in both acute care and home care settings preferred.

Previous experience with adults in chronic/terminal health preferred.

Knowledge and skills in utilizing music as therapeutic modalities with adults and families.

Knowledge of grief/loss theory and its interaction with individual and family development.

Ability to work with patients and their families/caregivers in their place of residence (home, hospital, assisted living facility, nursing home, or Kaplan Family Hospice House).

Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with members of the interdisciplinary team.

Excellent skills in listening and communicating with patients and their families/ caregivers to assist in processing memories and emotions evoked through the creative experience.

Licensed driver with reliable transportation and automobile insurance