NOW HIRING: Music Therapist

Harmony Garden Music Therapy Services
1001 Laurence Ave, Suite D
Jackson, MI 49202

Posting Date: December 2016
Name of Position: Music Therapist – Maternity Leave and Possible Long-Term Contract Position

Music Therapy Direct Client Service:

  • Individual and Group Music Therapy for individuals with special needs.
    • Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates music therapy interventions as part of the treatment of individuals of varying ages and ability levels to influence physical, cognitive, psychological and social changes leading to the achievement of maximum independence.
  • Early Childhood (EC) Music Classes for ALL children
    • Will complete and follow HGMTS training for EC classes and learn some of the curriculum and how to adapt and add your own repertoire to our established and successful Harmony Garden Sprouts program.
    • Creatively continues to develop music interventions, which are effective in helping each person to succeed
  • Hospice Music Therapy
    • Provides music therapy in assisted living and occasional home settings for individuals with music therapy referral from hospice.
    • Develops and maintains effective patient, family and facility relationships.


  • Compiles and maintains an updated file for each individual, which includes attendance sheets, treatment plans, progress reports and other information pertinent to the individual’s music therapy services.
  • Completes ALL required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Learns any and all online billing systems involved with billing and documenting Medicaid Waiver clients and Hospice patients.

Collaborative Participation:

  • Effectively acts as a Harmony Garden MTS team member
  • Collaborates with HGMTS staff
  • Effectively communicates with HGMTS colleagues, students and families
  • Is reliable and dependable
  • Complies with HGMTS Policies and Procedures, which may involve outside trainings for contracts
  • Complies with American Music Therapy Association Code of Ethics

Desired Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy or Music Therapy equivalency required


  • MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified):
    • Complies with rules and regulations of the Certification Board for Music Therapists
    • Maintains MT-BC status by completing 100 hours of continuing music therapy education credits or taking the Board Certification Examination, once every 5 years

Experience (teaching, performing, presenting, therapy):

  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience in music therapy preferred but not required. *Current MT interns may apply.
  • Possesses competencies listed on the American Music Therapy Association’s Professional Competencies.
  • MUST have a desire to learn private practice music therapy and MUST commit to the full time of maternity leave as full contract!

Hours and Wage:

  • Maternity leave coverage (8 months) – with possibility of staying on indefinitely as a contract therapist. Maternity leave coverage (April-August 2017 solid with flexibility September-December 2017).
  • MAY have the desire to open the contract early (January/February 2017) for any new referrals that come in that will not fit in the current MT’s caseloads.
  • Currently seeking an individual to work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from approximately 9:00am to 7:30pm offsite and onsite at HGMTS in a contract position (maternity leave).
  • Must be willing to work with individuals of all ages and ability levels, including early childhood music classes, music therapy with early childhood, school age, and adults as well as hospice music therapy.
  • Rate of pay: $30 per hour 

To Apply:
Mail or email cover letter, resume, and copy of certification(s) to the following no later than January 25th, 2017 to:

Harmony Garden Music Therapy Services
1001 Laurence Ave, Suite D
Jackson, MI 49202

For questions, please call Jaime Lawrence at 517-416-1088

Thank you!



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