Music Therapist (Grant Funded), Child Life - Full Time/Days (8hr)

Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
Full Time
Day Job
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Physical Therapist

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Position Summary

The Music Therapist is responsible for the assessment and planning of therapeutic activity needs for all patients in designated units of Miller Children�s Hospital and in other units where pediatric patients receive care. Reports to Clinical Operations Manager, Child Life Department.

Assesses patients to identify psychosocial/developmental needs and implement music therapy interventions accordingly. Also assesses for the emotional well being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities and cognitive skills through musical responses. Plans, supervises and modifies therapeutic and developmental group and bedside activities to support patients as they adjust to and cope with hospitalization.

Works in conjunction and/or collaboration with other members of the treatment team (ST, PT, OT, Child Life, Social Work, Nursing, etc.) to use music activities to help patients and sometimes their family members express feelings about the illness/disease, and to ensure continuum of care by providing opportunities to address patient goals within music therapy sessions.

**This is a grant funded position**


Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience working with children of all ages in the field of music therapy.
  • Collaboration and co-treat experience with other disciplines, i.e. social work, rehab therapies, and child life staff.
  • Experience in a non-profit setting a plus.
  • BA/BS degree required in Music Therapy.
  • Successful completion of music therapy internship as required by CBMT and AMTA.
  • Board Certification required.
  • Maintenance of certification required.
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