North Ridge Health and Rehab in New Hope, Minnesota is hiring for a Music Therapist.
TITLE: MUSIC THERAPIST
DEPARTMENT: THERAPEUTIC RECREATION
RESPONSIBLE TO: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THERAPEUTIC RECREATION
Work involves performing and implementing Music Therapy programs and assisting in the planning and implementation of a therapeutic recreation program which meets the physical, mental psycho-social and spiritual needs of the resident. Follows established regulations mandated by the State of Minnesota, OBRA and policies and procedures of North Ridge Care Center. Works under direct supervision, consulting with supervisor on departmental functions. Must be pleasant, respectful and courteous to residents, families, visitors and fellow employees at all times.
MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:
Therapeutic Recreation programming:
Responsible for planning and coordinating the Music Therapy program.
Plans and conducts daily therapeutic recreation programs under direction of Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor and Director of Therapeutic Recreation/Beauty Shop.
Responsible for planning and implementing resident music performances, both within and outside of the facility. Escorts residents to music related events/program within facility and in the community.
Communicates upcoming programs/special events to staff and residents.
Performs tasks and duties related to specific programming.
Participates in planning special events and monthly varieties.
Responsible for recruiting and transporting residents to and from groups.
Conducts one-to-one Music Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation visits.
Responsible for case load of residents as assigned.
Records daily therapeutic recreation attendance.
Participates in or gives written input for Care/Family conferences.
Communicates pertinent information to staff.
Updates resident Recreational Therapy assessment annually.
Reports and records departmental information:
Responsible for developing music department policies and procedures and keeping procedure manuals updated.
Coordinates music policies and procedures therapeutic recreation manuals.
Maintain communication with appropriate departmental personnel.
Compile monthly request needs and submit to Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor.
Submit special event report to Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor.
Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned:
Responsible for supervising a music therapy practicum program under the direction of the National Association for Music Therapy, Inc.
Responsible for maintenance of music therapy equipment and supplies.
Recommends necessary music therapy equipment and supplies on a regular basis to Director of Therapeutic Recreation/Beauty Shop.
Maintains safe and orderly environment.
Assists with preparation and posing of decorations, poster, etc. for Therapeutic Recreation department and/or facility events.
Performs related work as assigned.
JOB SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Must have a Bachelors degree in Music Therapy from an accredited school.
Must be a registered or eligible for registration as Music Therapist.
Must be proficient on keyboard and accompaniment instruments, such as voice and guitar.
Must have good group dynamics and leadership skills.
Must have ability to make decisions and the ability to initiate and develop new programs and policies.
Must have a special interest in working with geriatrics.
Must assume responsibility for learning and following therapeutic recreational techniques and documentation procedures.
Must have ability to write and follow oral and written instructions.
Have ability to generate enthusiasm during programs and be willing to participate in special events.
Be willing to have flexible working hours to meet the needs for adequate staffing. Music Therapists work 1 (one) Sunday a month, with the Friday off after the Sunday.
Have the ability to work with all health care team members.
Email Blair Shepherd, Director of Human Resources, if interested.
Phone: 763.592.2802 | firstname.lastname@example.org