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Music Therapist

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

Job Description:

Company OverviewYouth 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 OverviewThe 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.Salary$50000 - $52000 / year based on education and license


    • Bachelor's or Masters degree in Music Therapy
    • Eligible or held board certification (MT-BC) through the certification of behavioral science that includes 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in human development, human behavior, child development, family intervention technique, diagnostic measures or therapeutic techniques will be considered Physical Requirement preferred
    • Two years of related experience is preferred.BenefitsMedical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision401(k)2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days per year11 paid holidaysPaid Parental LeaveMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervisionGrowth & development through continuous trainingClinical and administrative advancement opportunitiesYouth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

Keywords: Youth Villages, Memphis , Music Therapist, Healthcare , Memphis, Tennessee

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