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Music Therapist


Department: Integrative Therapies
Reports to: Director of Supportive Care
Salary: $25.50/hr.

You can make a difference every day as part of Angela Hospice’s exceptional team. Angela Hospice was founded 39 years ago, rooted on values of respect, dignity, and compassion – and that caring vision extends not only to the patients and families we care for, but to our team members, colleagues, and the community.

We’re looking for a Music Therapist who shares this vision.

Your Opportunities

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of the purpose, intent, and function of music therapy for hospice patients
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of philosophical, psychological, physiological, and sociological bases for the use of music as therapy
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of the use of current technologies in music therapy assessment, treatment and evaluation
  • Instructs patients individually in prescribed instrumental or vocal music and music projective techniques such as guided imagery, progressive relaxation, or awareness of conscious feelings
  • Communicates assessment findings and recommendations in written and verbal forms by communicating with the interdisciplinary team and documenting in the EMR
  • Observes and records accurately the client’s responses to assessment
  • Selects and implements effective culturally based methods for assessing the client’s assets and problems through music
  • Identifies the client’s therapeutic needs through an analysis and interpretation of music therapy and related assessment data
  • Selects or creates music therapy experiences and settings that meet the needs of the client
  • Formulates goals and objectives for individuals based upon assessment findings
  • Provides preliminary estimates of frequency and duration of treatment
  • Offers sensory stimulation that allows the client to use visual, auditory, or tactile cues
  • Promotes relaxation and/or stress management in music therapy sessions
  • Utilizes therapeutic verbal skills in music therapy sessions
  • Sequences and paces music experiences within a session according to the client’s needs and situational factors
  • Creates a physical environment (e.g. arrangement of space, furniture, equipment, and instruments) that is conducive to effective therapy
  • Develops and maintains a repertoire of music for age, culture, and cognitive differences

    What You Bring

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from an AMTA accredited university
    • Board Certified as a Music Therapist by the Certification Board for Music Therapy
    • Minimum of 1 year experience in a health care setting preferred
    • Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapist preferred
    • Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills
    • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements