Title Experiential Therapist – Music Therapy
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name Rogers Behavioral Health
Location 4600 West Schroeder Drive, Brown Deer, WI 53223
Job Description

Develops, plans, implements, facilitates, coordinates and evaluates experiential therapeutic programming based on patient needs in our inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Documents within designated program areas. Coordinates, evaluates, and mentors others within the team. Is able to maintain basic staffing needs and daily functioning of the department in the leader’s absence. Has knowledge, skills, and abilities in a wide variety of expressive and recreational media. The Experiential Therapist II has a thorough working knowledge of psychosocial functioning of patient/resident groups, as well as application of expressive and recreational activities within a psychiatric setting. These include, but are not limited to, adventure-based and environmental activities, sports, group initiatives, arts/crafts, outdoor activities, art media, psychodrama, horticulture, ropes, and challenge course, with a key focus on music or movement therapy.


Complete a treatment plan and evaluation according to Rogers policy.
Complete therapeutic documentation according to Rogers policy.
Patient/resident knowledge.
Demonstrate knowledge of intervention strategies and utilize redirection when necessary to maintain patients’/residents’ safety.
Monitor patient/resident behavior and safely intervene appropriately, using de-escalation techniques and least-restrictive measures possible.
Establish a therapeutic rapport with patient/resident groups, while maintaining appropriate, professional relationships.
Demonstrate knowledge of psychosocial functioning of each patient/resident group. Know the common diagnostic categories and their relationship to patients’/residents’ behavior within the setting. Demonstrate knowledge of treatment procedures/models (behavioral, recovery, etc.) and application within a therapy setting.

Education/Training Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in music therapy from colleges or university programs approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) or a master’s degree in dance or movement therapy from colleges and university programs approved by the American Dance Movement Therapist Association (ADTA) with certification/registration through the appropriate credentialing board required.
Registered Music or Dance Activity Therapist with the state of WI (DHS 6• 75) is required.
Valid Wisconsin driver’s license. Applicable to Oconomowoc and Regional Sites only.
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification or American Red Cross Professional Rescue is required within thirty (30) days of the date of hire, with annual re-certification.
Formal training in management of the aggressive patient is required within sixty (60) days of the date of hire, with annual re-certification, including self-defense training.
Ropes and Challenge Course training by Rogers Behavioral Health, with yearly renewal (where applicable to the position).
Employees at the Child/Adolescent Day Treatment programs licensed under HFS §40 are required to have at least one year of educational or work experience and a licensure or certification when serving children with mental health disorders.
Applicable to Experiential Therapy pool and Experiential Therapy fixed FTE staff dedicated to a residential cost center: Compliance in Residential Care Centers (RCC) and Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) employee training requirements.



Date Posted 3/5/24