Music Therapist at South Shore Conservatory

Brockton, MA
Full Time
Mid Level

About Us: 

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is a community school for the arts on Boston's South Shore, welcoming individuals of all ages and abilities. With campuses in Hingham and Duxbury, SSC’s arts-based educational programs provide a creative path for a lifetime of learning, from childhood through adulthood, through outstanding faculty and nationally-celebrated programming in music instruction, ensembles, dance, early childhood education, creative arts therapy, performance, and community and school partnerships.

About the Opportunity: 

SSC is seeking a dynamic Music Therapist that plays a critical role in the ongoing success and growth of the conservatory. The Music Therapist directly manages a caseload of music therapy clients, providing both individual and group music therapy.

SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies uses music therapy, dance therapy, and accessible yoga to enhance wellness among children and adults with a wide range of health and developmental challenges. Services are provided in individual and group sessions at SSC’s campuses, in client homes, and through partnerships with South Shore community organizations, including schools, long-term care facilities, group homes, and senior centers. 

The ideal candidate is self-directed and passionate about providing quality music therapy services to a variety of clients of all ages and backgrounds. They are a team player and possess an open mind and collaborative spirit. 

Responsibilities  - Essential Functions and Skills

  • Plan, design, and implement goal-directed music therapy sessions for groups and individuals with diverse abilities, skills, and needs, in a variety of settings.
  • Prepare and maintain music therapy session plans, observations, progress reports, attendance, and materials as required. 
  • Communicate with necessary stakeholders to coordinate music therapy services.
  • Collaborate with the CAT team, Community Engagement department, and others to develop and deliver effective and relevant treatment. 
  • Maintain board certification (MT-BC) through continuing education and professional development.
  • Participate in individual and group supervision as scheduled.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, as set forth by the American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapy. 
  • Promote and support SSC programs and activities that align with the organization’s mission.  
  • Participate in required SSC and departmental meetings and professional development. 
  • Provide additional administrative support as needed. 

Education, Experience, Qualification Required

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s in Music Therapy; Master’s preferred. 
  • Board Certification in Music Therapy (CBMT certification)
  • Proficiency of clinical musicianship on piano, guitar, and voice.
  • Ability to improvise using a variety of drums and other rhythm/percussion instruments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team members
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Important Information

  • The salary range for this position is $50-55k annually.
  • This job operates in professional environments. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets. The job will require going out in the field, visiting clients.
  • This position is mostly sedentary outside of travel. This would require the ability to sit at a desk, frequent walking, bending, or standing as necessary. 
  • Designated days and schedule will be primarily Monday-Friday though will also be based on the needs of the operation and business, requiring some weekends, nights and early mornings.
  • Travel is required to clients throughout the South Shore. 
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • SSC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified minorities, women, veterans, sexual orientation and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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