This is a professional position performing all of the duties of a Clinical Music Therapist position. This position requires professional flexibility to support the consumer’s program needs. Additionally, this position serves as a clinical/therapeutic resource to other music therapists and client coordinators; performs responsibilities in assessing, developing, planning and coordinating music therapy habilitation and rehabilitation programming; implementing individual and small group therapy sessions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assesses, plans, implements and coordinates individual/group music therapy sessions facilitating each person’s functional participation in these opportunities as indicated in their Individual Rehabilitation Plan and music therapy treatment plan.
- Responsible for providing direct music therapy, set up and monitor programs and contracts.
- Collaborates with supervisor and L.I.F.E. Services Director in planning, implementing and monitoring billable and contract music therapy services; works cooperatively with the finance department as it relates to billing issues.
- Documents consumer units of service as required in compliance with funding, licensing and departmental goals; record consumer progress as required by insurance requirements.
- Serves as a liaison to establish collaborative music therapy opportunities that provide innovative, intergenerational or multicultural experiences within the program and at alternate sites.
- Serve as a resource to other client coordinators providing case management to consumers and serve as an additional resource for clinical/therapeutic techniques/issues related to consumer support.
- Provides accurate and timely documentation in EHR which could include evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, monthly review and other related reports.
- Purchase, inventory, maintain & care for equipment.
- Confers with supervisor and Director regarding ideas for new programs and funding sources.
- Participate in community marketing and provide public presentations to promote awareness of the benefits of music therapy services.
- Collaborates and supports the Express L.I.F.E. programs
- Coordinates and confers with supervisor and L.I.F.E. Services Director regarding state-of-the-art clinical music therapy services and supports for persons with developmental, physical, mental health, TBI or other disabilities.
- Distributes procedural/ information memos to interdepartmental team as necessary.
- Serves as a consultant and/or provider for consumers with behavior challenges.
- Explores opportunities for research of music therapy modalities and their effect on neurological and physiological functioning of persons with developmental, physical, mental health, TBI or other disabilities.
Required to use Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Techniques. This position may work in a variety of indoor and outdoor work environments which may include, various outdoor weather conditions, loud noises, and fluctuating temperatures. Must be able to move to various locations during their shift. On occasion must be able to move, transport, position, push/pull and/ or lift objects and/or equipment weighting at least up to 20 pounds a distance of 450 feet. Must be able to continuously cope effectively with stress created by consumers with complex health and mental health care problems, multiple tasks, noises, interruptions, and work cooperatively as part of a team while maintaining a pleasant demeanor.
This position is required to instruct others in complex tasks and must be able to successfully communicate with a variety of individuals to accomplish this. This position is responsible for the supervision and safety of consumers in both normal program settings as well as a variety of settings in the community. As such, this position must be able to observe consumer activities, detect areas of danger, distinguish when consumers who are non-communicative are in need of personal cares, assist consumers in performing tasks that require fine motor skills and converse clearly with consumers and other people in the community on a frequent basis.
This is a general outline of the essential functions of this position and shall not be construed as an all-inclusive description of all work requirements and responsibilities that may be inherent in this position. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the designated work leader(s). All requirements are subject to change over time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
A Bachelor’s degree in music therapy, board certification by CBMT (Certification Bd. of Music Therapists), and state licensure. Documented experience providing music therapy services to people with developmental, physical and mental health disabilities, TBI and/or older adults, or related applicable experiences transferable to the program. Ability to observe individual consumers behavior and reactions, to observe response to clinical intervention, to prepare reports clearly and to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to function independently when supporting consumers in community activities. Applies the appropriate skills and methodology used in Music Therapy to enhance the consumers’ functioning in the community. Ability to relate effectively and sensitively to a widely diverse population which may include consumers exhibiting behavioral challenges. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and with consumers in order to secure their understanding, cooperation and participation in program activities. Works professionally, effectively and cooperatively as a member of a team; serve as a resource and mentor to other Music Therapists, and team members. Must complete nonviolent crisis prevention and intervention (CPI) training within one year of the start of employment and recertify annually thereafter. Must either be CPR certified at the start of employment or complete CPR certification course within one year of the start of employment. Must maintain active CPR certification through periodic renewal as dictated by the certification. Current Wisconsin Driver License, without limitations that are incompatible with duties & responsibilities, and automobile insurance with minimum limits of $50,000/$100,000 bodily injury and $10,000 property damage. Access to a personal vehicle is required. Current negative TB test.