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Music Therapist

Danvers, MA | Full Time
7 Days Ago

Job Description

Danvers, MA or Waltham, MA  

Flexible Hours:  five 8 hour days or four 10 hour days

Full Time  


Reporting to the Coordinator of Creative Arts Therapies, the Music Therapist is responsible for providing services to Care Dimensions patients and families/caregivers through engagement in a variety of creative art modalities, specifically music, to enhance quality of life.  The Music Therapist, with discretion and independent judgement, offers visual music to foster relaxation, stress reduction, self-expression, and memory making.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from an accredited program; master’s degree and licensure in mental health counseling preferred.
  • Current music therapy board certification or eligibility for music therapy board certification within 3 months of hire.
  • Must obtain and maintain any applicable certification and licensure required for the performance of this functional role as defined by Care Dimensions.
  • Proficient in the use of a wide variety of music therapy, verbal counseling, and creative arts techniques and interventions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in acute care and/or home care settings preferred.
  • Previous experience with adults in chronic/terminal health preferred.
  • Knowledge and skills utilizing music as a therapeutic modality with adults and families.
  • Knowledge of grief/loss theory and its interaction with individual development and family systems.
  • Ability to work with patients and their families/caregivers in their place of residence (home, hospital, assisted living facility, nursing home, Care Dimensions Hospice house, or Kaplan Family Hospice House).
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent skills in listening and communicating with patients and their families/ caregivers to assist in processing memories and emotions evoked through the creative experience.
  • Licensed driver with reliable transportation and automobile insurance.