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Title Music Therapist at The Milwaukee Center for Independence
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name The Milwaukee Center for Independence
Location Milwaukee, WI
Job Description

The Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) is a nonprofit agency assisting individuals with special needs and other barriers to achievement, and their families, to better live and work in our community. Affiliates include New Health Services, MCFI Home Care, TLS Behavioral Health and the School for Early Development & Achievement. MCFI is a community resource with more than 50 programs and services for children, teens, adults and older adults.

Summary: This is a professional position performing all of the duties of a Clinical Music Therapist position. This position requires professional flexibility to support the consumer’s program needs. Additionally, this position serves as a clinical/therapeutic resource to other music therapists and client coordinators; performs responsibilities in assessing, developing, planning and coordinating music therapy habilitation and rehabilitation programming; implementing individual and small group therapy sessions.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, union position. The typical schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. This position also requires the ability to work 1 evening event per month and 1 weekend event per quarter.

Duties & Responsibilities: Assesses, plans, implements and coordinates individual/group music therapy sessions facilitating each person’s functional participation in these opportunities as indicated in their Individual Rehabilitation Plan and music therapy treatment plan. Responsible for providing direct music therapy and Music Jamboree services, set up and monitor programs and contracts. Collaborates with Inspire L.I.F.E. Services Director in planning, implementing and monitoring billable and contract music therapy services. Works cooperatively with the finance department as it relates to billing issues.


Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and Board Certification by CBMT (Certification Bd. of Music Therapists). Documented experience providing music therapy services to people with developmental, physical and mental health disabilities, TBI and/or older adults, or related applicable experiences transferable to the program. A personal vehicle and valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and insurance in conformity with agency limits are required.

Desired Qualifications: Experience developing innovative community-based programming with a diverse emphasis. Experience providing contract sites with Music Therapy Services. Promote community inclusion for persons with disabilities.

Physical Qualifications: On occasion must be able to push/pull/lift/move objects weighting at least 50 pounds or over 100 pounds. Must be able to safety push a person in a wheelchair on a level floor or on a wheelchair ramp in various weather conditions. Must be able to transfer a person from a wheelchair to the toilet, chair, or van/car with use of a gait belt.


Apply on-line

Date Posted 11/14/14

Title Activity Director and Volunteer Coordinator at Algoma Medical Center
Position Title Activity Director and Volunteer Coordinator
Company Name Algoma Medical Center
Location Algoma, WI
Job Description

Algoma Medical Center is announcing an exciting opportunity for a professional to develop innovative therapeutic recreation programs for our residents. We are looking for a self-starter with excellent relationship building and communication skills. The municipally-owned Algoma Medical Center is a 60-bed Medicare/Medicaid-certified skilled nursing facility. The facility enjoys an excellent reputation for quality and compassionate care. The full-time position is 80 hours in a 2 week pay period and offers competitive wages and benefits including the State of Wisconsin retirement program.

• This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating the therapeutic recreation program.
• Performs individual resident assessment in order to design a leisure-time recreation program based on the needs, interests, and capabilities of each resident.
• Performs group and special population assessment to provide meaningful programming to enrich the lives of residents.
• Develops individual resident care plans based on the resident assessment. Participates in the interdisciplinary care conference.
• Plans the monthly recreational events and prepares the monthly activity calendar.
• Coordinates the volunteer program.
• Plans, prepares, and controls the department budget


• Strong leadership skills are required.
• Bachelor or Associate Degree in recreation, art, music, or occupational therapy, certified occupational therapy assistant, or NCCAP certification preferred.
• Other candidates with any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.



Submit resume and salary requirements by mail to:

Jeanne Brandt, N.H.A.
Algoma Medical Center
1510 Fremont Street
Algoma, WI 54201

or Email to:


Date Posted 11/14/14

Title MT-BC at Life In Harmony Music Therapy, LLC
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name Life In Harmony Music Therapy, LLC
Location West Salem, WI
Job Description

Life In Harmony Music Therapy, LLC (LIH) is seeking a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) who is confident in his/her clinical skills, punctual, organized, resourceful, motivated, and passionate about music therapy to assist with developmental disabilities, mental health needs, and other neurologic impairments.

This is a part-time, salaried, position with flexible hours; hours will be scheduled by the MT-BC.  This position will require daytime hours as well as sessions to occur after 3:00 PM (M-F) and Saturdays (based upon client needs).  Position will begin with 12 – 18 hrs/wk and is expected to expand to full-time (30 – 35+ hrs/wk) in the next six to twelve moths.  Travel time and mileage ($.30) will be included for travel to/from sessions.  This position will require driving LIH’s mobile studio (small bus) to rural locations.  This position may include the following services:  individual sessions, group sessions, school assessments, in-services, music enrichment programs, adaptive lessons, and other tasks.  Timely documentation is required following all visits.  There will be allowed amount of time per visit for documentation and preparation of interventions; however, it is expected that the therapist be comfortable with various improvisational techniques.   Teamwork is a valued asset at LIH and the position will include time for team meetings, collaboration of ideas, discussion of challenging cases, and supervision.  Salary and benefits will be determined based upon a six-tier framework which is reflective of anticipated caseload.  Benefits outlined below are negotiated based upon the tier-level of each employee.

Start date: immediately

Hours:  Part-time (12 – 18 hrs) with intent to move to full-time (30+ hrs) within 6-12 months.

Schedule:  Flexible schedule – must be willing to work 3:00 – 7:00 PM and Saturdays.

Wages/Benefits:  Negotiable salary with paid driving time and milage ($.30), documentation, preparation, meetings, and supervision.  HPSO insurance will be covered by LIH but the therapist may wish to have additional insurance.  A large lending library of instruments will be available as well as space to provide sessions.  The following benefits may be included (depending on size of caseload/employment status (i.e. 25 hrs+/wk)): PTO, instrument stipend, CMTE stipend, and insurance stipend/possible group plan.

- All applying candidates must have the credential Music Therapist – Board Certified (MT-BC).  All applicants to be considered must have a current WI Department of Safety and Professional Services Licensure (WMTR) or have an application pending.  Special consideration will be made for individuals with Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) certification.
- The appropriate candidate will have experience and/or high interest working with children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, and other neurologic impairments.
- The candidate must demonstrate confident music skills, effective communication skills (written and verbal), and strong executive functioning skills (organization, problem solving, flexible thinking, etc.)
- Dependable transportation to the LIH facility and to clients’ homes is a must.  He/she must provide LIH with a valid driver’s license and must have a good driving record.
- The appropriate candidate will be a self-starter who is able to take direction (verbal and written) and act upon it appropriately, timely, and independently.
- Prior to employment being finalized, a background check will be completed with no areas of concern.


If you would like to join our team, please send your cover letter and CV (with references) to:

Amy Schaack, MT-BC
Fax: 414-377-3353
Mail: Amy Schaack
N1665 Servais Collern Road
La Crosse, WI 54601

If you would like more information about the position available, please contact Amy by email ( or by phone (608-391-1230).

Date Posted 10/29/14

Title Director of Lifestyle at Tudor Oaks
Position Title Director of Lifestyle
Company Name Tudor Oaks
Location Muskego, WI
Job Description

Tudor Oaks Retirement Community, a progressive faith based CCRC, nestled on a beautiful 110 acre campus in Muskego, Wisconsin, is looking for a full time director of the activities program known as lifestyle.  Qualified candidates must be creative, visionary, talented and energetic.  The director reports to the Director of Resident Services.


Ideal candidates will have at least five years’ experience managing a lifestyle program in a CCRC or equivalent.  Candidates will possess strong organizational skills, be proficient in all MS Office programs and MDS.  CBRF certification or the ability to obtain certification is also preferred.  The perfect candidate will enjoy working with independent, assisted, memory, long term skilled and rehab residents.  A bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Art or Music Therapy as well as Activity Director certification preferred.


Apply on-line

Date Posted 10/23/14

Title Piano Teacher in Madison
Position Title Piano Teacher
Company Name In-home Lessons
Location Madison, WI
Job Description

Looking for once a week piano lessons for a 73-year old with early stage Lewy Body dementia (who is highly motivated to learn to play the piano).




For more information, please contact:

John Cannarella

Date Posted 10/23/14