Date Posted: March 2, 2022
Job Title: Music Therapist
Job Description: As a culturally-centered and social justice oriented practice, we are seeking a music therapy candidate who is reflexive, confident, organized, self-starting, and committed to social justice. The current position requires experience working with young children through a strengths-based and contextually aware lens. Although current clinical hours are with young children, the candidate must have flexibility and experience with other ages and settings as we work with many community facilities and have referrals for all ages and needs. The candidate is expected to participate in critical reflexivity of their position as a music therapist, their clinical work, and develop personal development goals through weekly supervision. As a community centered practice, we provide individual and group therapy, while also engaging in community music therapy such as child enrichment groups, community choirs, music lessons, and other events. Clinical work takes place at the center, in community facilities, and client homes, therefore the candidate must have reliable transportation. The candidate must be able to effectively communicate with other professionals, conduct assessments, plan, organize, lead music therapy sessions, document and evaluate progress toward individualized, co-created goals. Compensation alloted for travel and weekly supervision. Allowances for continuing education, supplies and instrument purchases, and mileage reimbursement (in addition to travel pay).
Required Education: B.A., B.S., or M.A. in Music Therapy with 1200 hours of clinical training.
Qualifications: Candidates must be board-certified or be eligible to sit for board certification exam and will be given a time requirement to pass MT-BC exam upon hire. Primary experience in early childhood and with elementary school-aged children, with the ability to adapt to a variety of settings and clients in caseload. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency of clinical musicianship on piano, guitar, voice and rhythmic improvisation.
Expected Caseload: This position comes with a 15 hour caseload working primarily with children under the age of eight in a variety of settings including: preschool music enrichment, caregiver-child music enrichment, and individual and group sessions with children under 8. Candidates may also be asked to work with older clients and clients in behavioral health settings. Although current clinical hours are with young children, the candidate must have flexibility and experience with other ages and settings as we work with many community facilities and have referrals for all ages and needs.
Workplace: The Sonatina Center is a culturally centered practice that holistically supports each individual through a culturally and contextually-aware lens. We are an anti-racist and affirming workplace. We openly accomodate disabled applicants and would love to hear about how we can support you in your application. Employees participate in both individual and group supervision with other creative arts therapists at the center.
Work takes place through Individual and group sessions on-site at our center in Dover, NH as well as travel throughout New Hampshire off-site at schools, community centers, and some in-home sessions.
Hours: 15-25 hours to start; expected to grow to 35 hours within 6 months;
Salary: Hourly, based on experience (Salary range $30-40/hour)
Benefits: Professional Liability Insurance, Paid Travel Time, Mileage Reimbursement, PTO (at 35+ hours), Professional Membership Reimbursement, Certification Dues, Professional Development Reimbursement, Instrument Budget.
Organization: The Sonatina Center, LLC; 750 Central Ave, STE U, Dover, NH 03820
Start Date: April or later (flexible)
How to Apply: Please send (email) resume and cover letter to Marissa Scott, MA, MT-BC, CLD, at: firstname.lastname@example.org 603-978-4808. Your cover letter must outline how you align and embody our mission statement and why you feel you would be a good fit for this position. Resume and cover letter should be attached as a PDF document. Applications without these requirements will not be considered.