Music Therapist- Short-Term

Spring City, PA

Posted: 07/18/2023 Job Number: 23-07816 Pay Rate ($): 23.0

Job Description

Music Therapist- Short-Term

Minimum Qualifications
Music therapists must have a bachelor' s degree or higher in music therapy from one of AMTA' s 72 approved colleges and universities, including 1200 hours of clinical training. Music therapists must hold the MT-BC credential, issued through the Certification Board for Music Therapists, which protects the public by ensuring competent practice and requiring continuing education. Must possess a Current American Music Therapy Certificate.

Role Description:
Work with older adults to lessen the effects of dementia;
Work with children and adults to reduce asthma episodes;
Work with hospitalized patients to reduce pain;
Work with children who have autism to improve communication capabilities;
Work with premature infants to improve sleep patterns and increase weight gain;
Work with people who have Parkinson' s disease to improve motor function.
Complete assessment and formulate treatment goals and objectives based on:

a.Emotional well-being;
b.Physical health;
c.Social functioning;
d.Communication abilities;
e.Cognitive skills through musical responses;
f.Recommendations of the type(s) of therapeutic approaches to be used within the resident' s care plan;
g.Observations and written/verbal reports obtained from SMRC staff relating to the resident.

Design music sessions for individuals and/or groups based on client needs using:

a.Music improvisation;
b.Receptive music listening;
c.Song writing;
d.Lyric discussion;
e.Music and imagery;
f.Music performance;
g.Learning through music;
h.Participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning;
i.Ongoing evaluation;
j.Follow up.

Any additional duties as associated with Music Therapy and music therapy training.

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