Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute is seeking someone to provide group activities as part of the overall therapeutic program offered to individuals receiving treatment for serious mental illness. Some of the duties include providing programming with music therapy interventions focused on improving self-expression, coping and problem solving skills and personal relationships, documenting on programming provided, reviewing effectiveness of programs, and maintaining supplies and materials. The successful candidate will have knowledge of principles, practice, and materials of music therapy, the ability to stimulate and sustain interest of individuals in therapeutic treatment activities, and the ability to work collaboratively with other employees, students and volunteers.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major studies in music therapy or equivalent work experience in MT strongly preferred. Completion of an internship as a music therapist or equivalent work experience strongly preferred. Experience working with individuals with mental/behavioral health issues in a clinical setting as an employee or intern preferred. Certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapist preferred.
The work hours are 8:00am-4:45pm three days a week and 9:30am-6:15pm two days a week with some weekends and holidays required. Starting at salary range begins at $36,000. The position opened on 2/6/13 with a minimum five-day posting. A fingerprint-based criminal history check and pre-employment drug screening will be required of the selected c. A fingerprint-based criminal history check and pre-employment drug screening will be required of the selected candidate.
We offer an excellent benefits package. NVMHI is a
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