LOCATION OF POSITION
Eastern Shore Hospital Center
5262 Woods Road
Main Purpose of Job
A Music Therapist II is responsible for the full performance level of work performing music therapy in the treatment of mentally ill, aged, physically ill or physically disabled patients, or developmentally disabled clients who are residents of State treatment facilities or community-based programs. Work includes the responsibility for assessment, planning and implementation of clients'/patients' music therapy treatment. Employees may oversee the work of Activity Therapy Associates, Direct Care Assistants, students and volunteers assigned to the music therapy program. Employees receive general supervision from a Music Therapist Supervisor, Director of Activity Therapy or other health care professional. Employees may be assigned to day, evening or rotating shifts which may include holidays and weekends. Employees are subject to call-in and overtime based on staffing needs. Employees are required to observe infection control precautions in order to prevent contamination and spread of disease. Employees may be required to physically restrain patients/clients displaying violent aggressive behavior. The work may require lifting and positioning of non-ambulatory patients/clients and lifting of wheelchairs and other heavy equipment. May require periods of long standing, bending and reaching.
MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music therapy from an accredited college or university.
Experience: One year of experience performing music therapy work in the treatment of mentally ill, aged, physically ill or physically disabled patients or developmentally disabled clients.
Notes: 1. Current certification as a Music Therapist from the American Music Therapy Association or the Certification Board for Music Therapists may be substituted for the required education.
2. Four years of experience as a professional music therapist, under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist, licensed Physical Therapist or certified Activity Therapist, which included the responsibility for clients’ assessments and the planning, implementation and evaluation of clients’ music therapy treatment in a mental health or developmental disability setting may be substituted for the required education. Experience assisting in these responsibilities will not be accepted as qualifying experience.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.
2. Employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and maintain current certification. 3. Employees in positions at facilities with a swimming pool may be required to obtain Red Cross instruction and certification in Life Saving and Water Safety.
Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a phone number at which they can be reached.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.
Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period. For Recorded Job Information, call: 410-767-6018.
Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.
Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS
The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.
STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS
As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.
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