P/T Music Therapist

Location: Mini Pegasus Creative Arts Summer Intensive Social Skills Program
600 Haverford Rd. Ste G-101 Haverford, PA 19041

Contact: Mike Fogel

Job Description:
— Haverford, PA — Mini Pegasus seeks a creative, highly engaging child Music Therapist to work with neurodiverse 4-8 year-old children at a half day social skills therapy day program. Join Mini Pegasus and become part of a joyous and dynamic team working with children with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning differences, and anxiety. Our staff gain unique work experience as well as cross-training in neuro-developmental disorders, behavior modification, social coaching, and social skills training.

Staff attendance is required on the following dates:
One day of mandatory staff training:
Tuesday, July 20, 2024; 8:30am-4:30pm

Every day of the Mini Pegasus program:
July 8 – August 16, 2024; 8:30am-12:30pm (staying until 1:00 1 day per week)

Salary: $2,880-$3,275, depending on degree and experience earned

Our MT facilitates up to four daily half hour music groups with the help of one undergraduate or graduate student assistant. The groups have five to six participants, and children are assigned to groups of 4-5 year-olds or 6-8 year-olds. Assisted by the therapeutic camp counselors, MTs provide structured music activities that help participants discover emotion-awareness, improve self-regulation and manage energy and impulsivity. Through the use of instruments and music interventions, our MTs provide the structure for successful interactions to help campers achieve non-music goals, such as listening to others, turn-taking, attending to social cues, discovering when to lead and when to follow, adjusting behavior and volume to keep others comfortable, emotion awareness and regulation, teamwork, reciprocal communication, keeping safe bodies, and sensory and emotion regulation. MTs lead the singing of the beloved Camp Pegasus anthem to launch each day and the goodbye song that closes the afternoon community meeting. Essential to the joyous operation of the Mini Peg program, MTs assist in all facets of the program, including break/snack time, carpool, and supervising and mentoring the therapeutic assistants. The MT is a member of the clinical team that guides and supports the Mini Pegasus program. The following are requirements for successful Music Therapy employees:

• Graduated from a clinical program in Music Therapy
• Possess the MT-BC credential
• Experience in providing music therapy groups
• Clinical experience treating neurodiverse children a plus

Opening Date: 3/9/2024

Closing Date: 6/28/2024