Title Music Therapist, FT, West Salem/La Crosse
Position Title Music Therapist-Board Certified
Company Name Life in Harmony Music Therapy, LLC
Location La Crosse, WI
Job Description

We are eager to add additional qualified board certified music therapists to our team!

LIH provides services at our main facility (West Salem – Near La Crosse) as well as at our outreach facilities (Tomah, Viroqua, Black River Falls). Our agency operates a mobile music therapy studio (The Songbird Express) which was created to increase access to clinic-based music therapy services in rural communities.

LIH embodies a team-approach and employees can look forward to having a supportive team atmosphere with opportunities for professional development, coaching & supervision, and collaboration. The team approach has allowed LIH to expand music therapy services to more rural areas and is vital in covering services when a client’s primary music therapist is unavailable. As a team, we greatly value transparency, communication, willingness to be flexible, and a desire to learn. If you are looking to be part of a caring team of passionate music therapists, we invite you to read more below.

While we welcome candidates with diverse clinical experiences and theoretical orientations, please note that our team practices within the Neurologic Music Therapy model. NMT is an integral part of our communication, treatment planning, and team inner workings, thus, candidates must have a desire to complete the Neurologic Music Therapy training as soon as possible after hire (if not already completed prior). LIH offers CMTE stipends to assist with attending the NMT training(s) so this is a great opportunity to expand your professional development, earn credits towards recertification, and have assistance through the process!

Our team services various populations; however, experience and a passion working with youth is essential. Especially individuals who have needs related to cognitive, communication, social, or emotional/behavioral needs.

JOB DUTIES: Assess functional needs and implement appropriate interventions to target functional needs, provide 1:1 & small group sessions at our facility or travel to sessions within the community, document progress from sessions, communicate professionally with social workers/family members/coworkers/clients, engage in team meetings and care planning meetings, accurately report units from sessions for billing purposes, maintain clean equipment, expand repertoire to meet needs of primary caseload (young children, teens, young adults, some adults), participate in team supervision and professional development opportunities, assist with shared team tasks such light cleaning, instrument repair, etc. This job requires participation in LIH’s special events such as LIH’s annual recital, annual caroling event, annual agency birthday party, and LIH’s annual staff retreat, etc. Please contact for additional information about regular job tasks.

Please note: This is not a contracted position. All supplies are provided and all hours are paid a consistent hourly wage for all work tasks (i.e. travel, doc, sessions, prep, etc.)


  • Start date: Immediate
  • Title: Music Therapist – Board Certified
  • Location: La Crosse, WI/West Salem, WI (and surrounding areas)
  • Status: Full-time (40 hrs per week)
  • Anticipated Schedule: TBD upon hired/start date
  • Wage: Negotiable, based on applicable clinical experience
  • Populations/Setting: Various (primarily ages 3 – 25+ with various needs)


  • Group Health Insurance, Vision, and Dental insurance
  • Mileage reimbursment (standard mileage rate)
  • Paid Time Off (separate illness, holiday, personal, CMTE, etc.)
  • Simple IRA
  • Continuing Music Therapy Education Stipend
  • Instrument Stipend (in addition to all equipment provided)
  • American Music Therapy Association Annual Membership
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional resources available: Assigned work phone, professional supervision, shared company vehicles, clinic space for sessions, various instruments, web-based applications for scheduling and documentation, a wonderful office assistant, and being part of a passionate team with over 40 years of collective experience!


  • MT-BC credential (upon start date)
  • Wisconsin Music Therapist – Registry (WMTR) (LIH assists with this cost and process)
  • Completed Background Check(s)
  • Reliable transportation & good driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and transition easily from the floor to standing.
  • Desired two years of appropriate experience in related populations and/or NMT
  • A minimum of three professional references:

Professional references must be able to provide feedback regarding the applicant’s clinical experience as an MT-BC or music therapy student/intern – specifically in the settings/populations serviced at LIH such as mental health or children.


TO APPLY: Do not apply on Indeed.com. Please visit our website (lihmt.com) and click on “Contact Us” to find the “Opportunities” tab. Here you will find an online application to complete and instructions for sending your resume, cover letter, and references.

Date Posted 10/13/19