Director of Music Therapy

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Location: Kensington Park Senior Living
3620 Littledale Rd, Kensington, MD 20895

Contact: Jennine Thwaites

Job Description:

The Director of Music Therapy is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the creative arts therapies to include Music Therapy, Brain Wellness, and any other ancillary therapy offered at KP. They are responsible for planning, organizing, developing, directing, and evaluating services and programs in a manner that meets the needs and interests of KP residents.

The Director of Music Therapy leads the development, organization, and coordination of available community and area resources to provide the highest quality Music Therapy program. The program will be designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident participating in the Music Therapy program.

Salary: $63-68,000/year + full benefits

Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan, develop, and implement one-on-one, dyad, or group music therapy activities which are specifically designed to enrich the lives of the participating residents with varying degrees of impairment.
Maintain a case load that generates sufficient revenue to support position.
Plan, review, and assess therapy sessions to monitor their effectiveness and help plan following sessions.
Prepare case notes and reports for other team members and family members.
Contribute to residents’ care planning by participating in assessments, developing service plan goals and approaches, and maintaining progress notes.
Participate in Health Maintenance Meetings as requested to review resident Individual Service Plans, notes changes in residents’ condition, and recommends changes in care plans and activities to meet resident requirements.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within all department of the community. Cooperate with medical colleagues and other professionals engaged in the care of their clients to agree on therapy objectives and meet the needs of the residents.
Assist the Director of Memory Care, Assisted Living, and Independent Living in identifying residents who may need added support and may benefit from these services, and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to provide such support.
Attend training courses and participate in other professional development activities as required.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in music therapy and valid board certification REQUIRED.
MUST be licensed in the state of Maryland.
At least 2 years clinical experience REQUIRED.
Proficiency in and extensive knowledge of music therapy. Ability to work in diverse settings.
Experience with ageing population and dementia elderly preferable.
Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Personal maturity and emotional stability to deal with sad and stressful situations.
Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages, while maintaining an energetic and positive attitude.
Physical Demands – Frequent walking, sitting, climbing stairs, stopping, bending, kneeling.

Kensington Senior Living requires our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to receive a booster dose on or before their first date of employment. Fully vaccinated means that at least two weeks has passed since an individual received the final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief unless it would impose an undue hardship or pose a direct threat of substantial harm to the employee or others.

Open Date: 3/15/2023
Close Date: 4/30/2023