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Certified Music Therapist - Lakeland, TN

Company: Youth Villages
Location: Evanston
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:


Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Position Overview

The Music Therapist (MT-BC) will be responsible for developing and implementing group music therapy sessions. Using music activities and interventions maintain youth's physical and emotional well-being. In doing this they also help youth integrate into their program and community via group activities. Work collaboratively with the clinical therapist to co-lead week to meet the cognitive, emotional, behavioral and physical goals of the youth in the group. In addition, the music therapist will have the opportunity to implement additional musical activities within the residential campus working with program staff to create positive experiences for youth.

Responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Oversees the use of instruments and music equipment and youth participation.
  • Promotes music therapy program, including music, dance, writing, arts and crafts, cultural arts.
  • Promotes life skills training through therapeutic activities using music therapy.
  • Adapts music therapy programs to meet needs youth in their program.
  • Promotes and coordinates participation in clubs and organizations as may be helpful to the development of each individual youth.
  • Works with team in the program and other professionals in the programs as well as professional personnel such as the youth's treatment team.
  • Ensures that relevant information is conveyed to the treatment team. Ensures that required notes and documentation are completed in a timely manner. Maintains recreation/ music equipment and consults with appropriate staff for replacement of depleted equipment.
  • Assess youth's needs by considering medical records, personal observations, and communication with youth.
  • Execute a therapeutic program targeted toward therapeutic treatment.
  • Keep current on collective and therapeutic resources available.
  • Displays a high level of concern for various safety factors when using equipment.

    $50000 - $52000 / year based on education and license

Keywords: Youth Villages, Evanston , Certified Music Therapist - Lakeland, TN, Healthcare , Evanston, Illinois

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