Music Therapist
No VA Mental Health Institute - Fairfax, VA

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Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute is seeking someone to provide group activities as part of the overall therapeutic program offered to individuals receiving treatment for serious mental illness. Some of the duties include providing programming with music therapy interventions focused on improving self-expression, coping and problem solving skills and personal relationships, documenting on programming provided, reviewing effectiveness of programs, and maintaining supplies and materials. The successful candidate will have knowledge of principles, practice, and materials of music therapy, the ability to stimulate and sustain interest of individuals in therapeutic treatment activities, and the ability to work collaboratively with other employees, students and volunteers.

The work hours are 8:00am-4:45pm three days a week and 9:30am-6:15pm two days a week with some weekends and holidays required.

The position opened on 2/6/13 with a minimum five-day posting.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major studies in music therapy required or equivalent work experience in MT.

Completion of an internship as a music therapist or equivalent work experience strongly preferred.

Experience working with individuals with mental/behavioral health issues in a clinical setting as an employee or intern preferred.

Certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapist preferred.

Special Requirements
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory fingerprint-based background check and negative results in the pre-employment and other drug screenings that may occur during your employment.

A full and complete on-line application is required for all positions; the application should include all work history beginning after the completion of high school or the equivalent (GED). It should include all work and volunteer experience regardless of type of work or location of work (state/country). The application must be completed in its entirety; please do not leave any section blank. You may attach a resume but please do not say "see resume" in lieu of providing required information on the application.

NVMHI does not accept paper applications.