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CNY Music Therapy LLC is hiring!

We are a company of music therapists who are client-centered and music-centered, culturally-centered and community-based. Our practices are inspired by the Community Music Therapy approaches from Northern Europe. 

We are an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer and we work as a team to provide the best practice for our clients and to support one another to thrive. This includes education and team discussions around issues of inclusion and diversity and developing best music therapy practices; weekly reflective supervision; weekly peer meetings; comprehensive documentation training and support; shared session resources; and developing our work in line with one another’s strengths.

Job Details

Job Title: Board-Certified Music Therapist - 37.5 hrs/week salaried

You will be hired on a salaried basis, so the work is guaranteed at 37.5 hours per week.

We are a young, small business, developing our benefits and employment practices.

Salaries start at $35k plus generous holiday time and PTO, payments towards healthcare / student loan contributions, travel reimbursement, and reflective supervision fees; plus a $200 annual stipend towards maintenance of your MT-BC (your CMTE training opportunities) and a modest relocation allowance.

 

Our Work:

Our current work primarily includes contracts with schools and preschools, with opportunities to introduce and engage in new work. We also have a current contract with a healthcare setting and we are preparing to establish local work with the elderly.  

We have been building community connections over the past 5 years, and have launched an innovative new singing program which supports health and wellness, called ‘Singing Soulutions’. We are in an exciting phase of developing and refining this singing movement, including the piloting of training programs for singing leaders in the local community. www.cnymusictherapy.com/singing-soulutions

 

Education, experience & applicant requirements: 

Education minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy, with MT-BC board certification (or ready to complete following an internship).

The applicant will demonstrate knowledge from their working experience of cultural humility in action.

The applicant will demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively and engage thoughtfully with diverse clients and in a variety of settings.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and their own vehicle.

This position requires the applicant to live in the wider Syracuse, NY area.

    

Job responsibilities: 

  • School and preschool music therapy in Onondaga and Oswego counties, mainly with individual clients but including some groups and co-treat sessions.

  • Managing caseload admin required by School Districts.

  • Additional admin shared by the team, working with your strengths.

  • Creating new work and advocating for music therapy in a variety of ways with team support.

  • Participating in regular team meetings, supervision, and project-based work. 

  • Passion for local community; for proactively preparing inclusive, brave space; and for music and all it offers!

Our values:

We are an equal opportunities employer and all music therapists are welcome to apply.

We are queer affirming and gender affirming and are against ableism and racism in all its forms. In our practices, we continually make adaptations to open up increasingly inclusive spaces. Music has many cultural forms, and an expansion of cultural awareness and experience in our team will support us to provide a service that is more responsive and inclusive to all our clients. In the recent national census, Syracuse’s population was reported to be more than 50% non-white, and currently there are no music therapists of color in the Syracuse area. For this reason, we strongly encourage black, latinx, asian and indigenous music therapists to apply. You will have the opportunity to shape a new business and join a team of therapists who are better equipped as we work together to fulfill our vision: to encourage growth and nurture community in Central New York.

Applications

Application details: Send an email to kath@cnymusictherapy.com, with a resume and a cover letter, including 200 words describing how your practice as a music therapist is informed by cultural humility.

 

Post to start September 2023. Application Deadline: 8/7/2023. 

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to an initial interview via Zoom w/c 8/14/23.

Questions?

Any further questions: Email our Director, Kath Fathers: kath@cnymusictherapy.com

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