Music Therapist

Location: Central State Hospital
26317 W Washington St, Petersburg VA 23803

Contact: Brittney Nyce

Job Description:

Central State Hospital is a 277 bed, Joint Commission accredited public psychiatric facility. The hospital serves individuals who are civilly committed and in need of treatment, and/or individuals involved in the criminal justice system who need treatment and/or pre-trial evaluation. We are seeking a Music Therapist to work with patients and to be part of a dynamic treatment team and Rehab Department. This position will be responsible for developing, planning, organizing, and implementing music therapy treatment groups, as well as occasional scheduled evening/weekend treatment programming and holiday leisure activities with adults who have serious mental illness. This position will work in settings with adults who have serious mental illnesses. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: representing the Rehab Department as a member of a Treatment Team, completing treatment plans, and conducting assessments. The Music Therapist will also be responsible for medical records documentation and data. The incumbent in this position is a Music Therapist whose responsibilities include, but are not limited to, client functional evaluations using modality specific assessments and observations, and quality music therapy services via groups and 1:1 intervention to adults with serious mental illness, 18 to 65 years of age who have serious mental illness, addiction issues, physical and intellectual deficits and who have experienced trauma. Planning, facilitating and co-facilitating of therapeutic interventions that are functionally based, promote hope and recovery, and that assist our client’s return to his/her highest level of functioning. Documentation of client’s attendance and progress according to hospital and departmental policy. Will serve as an active member of the Interdisciplinary treatment team and provide information regarding client’s response to treatment and revise approaches accordingly based on current functional level. Will provide cross coverage as needed to all service areas.

Opening date: 2/12/2024
Closing date: 3/29/2024