This is a 14 week position (LTE), starting late November or early December.
The Music Therapist is responsible for assisting residents in achieving the highest possible functioning level through planning, implementing, and evaluating a music therapy program designed to meet the individual needs of the resident.
• Maintain music therapy services at both of Oakwood’s campuses, primarily in assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. This includes medium large groups (tone chimes choir, drum circle, music features) small groups (sensory, social and cognitive stimulation and collaborative songwriting) and some 1:1’s.
• Based on assessment of residents’ strengths and needs, design and implement music therapy interventions, including but not limited to: anxiety or stress reduction, mood modulation, end of life review, sensory and/or cognitive stimulation, motor maintenance and meaningful social interaction.
• Set up location with necessary materials/equipment, in order to implement music therapy programs. Gather residents as needed or work with other staff to assist in gathering. Maintain music therapy inventory including instruments, songbooks, and music recordings. Complete scheduled music therapy sessions and other duties in a timely manner. Maintain a record of attendance and light progress notes. Oversee music therapy and music & memory volunteers.