Music Therapists

General Summary

A Music Therapist works under the supervision of the Director of Music Therapy Services.  The Music Therapist is responsible to provide Music Therapy to all cases assigned to him/her within his/her catchment area as well as provide support for other cases on an as needed basis.  In addition, other consulting opportunities and expectations may include workshops, training, and research. 

Educational Expectations

The Music Therapist must have a minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and hold a current board certificate from the Certification Board of Music Therapy.  The degree must be in Music Therapy. In addition the candidate should have:

  1. Ongoing experience in the field of developmental disabilities,
  2. Previous and ongoing experience developing and implementing music therapy,
  3. Experience working as a team member within a residential and/or educational setting.

Skill Expectations

A Music Therapist must have the following qualities:

  1. Extensive education and training in all related areas of music therapy.
  2. Ability to write therapy plans, reports and other documents as needed to be legible and understandable to all persons involved in the care of the individual.
  3. Designs, implements and interprets mathematical data, such as graphs and data summaries.
  4. Problem solves situations and makes reasonable decisions based on the individual’s best interest and therapy needs.
  5. Drives and has a valid driver’s license as well as automotive insurance.
  6. Able to work with any individual assigned as well as the ability to train others.   This may include lifting, transferring and physical management in some instances.
  7. Works cooperatively with the individual’s team and provides needed information to better the individual’s life.

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