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Title Music Therapist at St. Jude Hospice
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name St. Jude Hospice
Location Platteville, WI
Job Description

Job Summary: Plans, organizes, and directs music therapy services to address the physical, psychological, cognitive and social needs of patients.

Duties and Responsibilities: Provides complementary music therapy services as a member of the IDT; Creates a safe environment and mode of expression through music; Develops individual treatment plans utilizing principles, theories, and practices of music therapy, including musical activities such as; singing, moving to music, reflective music listening, playing instruments, improvisation, song writing, and other creative activities; Collaborates with IDT members to plan musical activities according to the patient’s interests, physical and psychological needs; Consult with referring staff member(s) to assess patient needs and prioritize caseload; Educates staff on fundamentals of music therapy and benefits specific to hospice patients; Assesses, monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of therapeutic interactions; Reviews patient’s chart and all medical history prior to initiating treatment; Works within the music therapy scope of practice, according to the CBMT guidelines; Considers patient limitations, and precautions when planning activities and treatment sessions; Studies and analyzes patient’s reactions to various experiences and documents all findings according to Saint Jude Hospice charting policies; Communicates as an active member of the interdisciplinary team(s); Safeguards all patient information according to HIPAA regulationss

Skills and Abilities: Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and interruptions; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Demonstrated problem solving and decision making abilities; Ability to develop and maintain rapport with patients and families; Demonstrated ability to work with an interdisciplinary team; Must operate a car in a safe manner and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Travel and Working Conditions: Travel necessary on a daily basis; Exposure to disagreeable conditions including odors, infection, illness, or physical contact from disruptive patients in patient homes/living facilities; Principal contacts include: patients, families, pets, physicians, office staff, field staff and general public; Physical demands include: lifting 25-50 pounds; walking, standing, stooping, reaching, talking, hearing, seeing, smelling, depth perception, color vision.

Qualifications

Required Education, Experience and Licensure: Graduate of an approved college music therapy program; MT-BC designation (or eligibility to obtain certification within 6 months of employment); One year experience in a clinical setting, hospice experience preferred; High level of musical ability including ability to explore, interpret and develop the creative use of sound; Desire to provide compassionate care to a diverse group of patients and their family members; Adheres to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, while performing job duties; Refrains from participation in practices in direct conflict with the Ethical and Religious Directives for the Catholic Health Care Services outlined by the United States of Catholic Bishops, while performing job duties; Respect and uphold the religious mission of the Saint Jude Hospice, while adhering to the directives. Maintains professional standards and promotes the institution commitment to the human dignity and common good; Participates in education in the regards to the Ethical Religious Directives and the mission of Saint Jude Hospice.

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 5/20/14


Title Music Therapist at Cedar Crest
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name Cedar Crest, Inc.
Location Janesville, WI
Job Description

Perform routine and as-needed group and individual Music Therapy sessions utilizing resident-preferred music as a means to promote resident reminiscence, socialization, exercise (when applicable), relaxation, and alleviation of sun-downing symptoms and other forms of anxiety or distress. Demonstrate, promote, and maintain an atmosphere of warmth and dedication resulting in a harmonious relationship between activities department personnel, residents, family members and other departments.

Provide group sessions to various areas of the facility, including Memory Care, Health Care Center, and Assisted Living to provide residents with the following clinical benefits: Reminiscence, Socialization, Exercise, Relaxation, Sun-downing treatment

Provide individualized sessions for various residents throughout all areas of the facility to provide the residents with the following clinical benefits: Live or recorded music based upon resident’s preferences, Emotional expression and management, Goal development and execution/task management, Sun-downing treatment, Reminiscence, Socialization

Organize and lead thematic groups for various musical performances within the facility for performance occasions (holidays, church services, birthdays, dedications, etc). Themed groups include but are not limited to the following: Choir, Chime choir

Ongoing expansion, organization, and maintenance of music equipment, sheet music,and other resources. Ongoing assistance with the establishment and execution of the Music and Memory Initiative. On-call availability during working hours to hold individual sessions with residents on an as-needed basis.

Seek ongoing professional development opportunities. Examples include: attendance at conferences and trainings, and membership in professional organizations for the purpose of further developing job-related skills.

Sanitize instruments for resident use after they are used by a resident. Sanitize other instruments, carts, and supplies that receive regular usage from the Music Therapist and other Activities Staff.

Document attendance and general participation type (active, passive, etc.) of the residents for group and individual sessions and other activities as assigned.

Report observed resident health concerns, suspicions of abuse or neglect (to be reported to a charge nurse, the nurse manager, VP of Clinical Services, or to the President/CEO), or other concerns about the resident to the nursing staff.

Understand and protect Residents Rights and privacy according to facility regulations as well as HIPAA and other state and federal regulations. Perform other duties as assigned.

Maintain ongoing education by attending in-service trainings and completing continuing education and training courses as assigned.

Qualifications

Cedar Crest, Inc. is looking for the right individual to join our Activities Department.  Qualifications for this position include:

•    Current certification as a Music Therapist and bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy
•    Proficient singing and guitar and/or piano skills and familiarity with music throughout the  1900’s
•    Leadership experience with both individuals and large and small group settings, including performing choir groups preferred
•    Previous Music Therapy experience in a long-term care setting, including individuals with varying degrees of dementia, preferred.

Contact

Interested parties can either fill out an application at or mail a resume to:

Cedar Crest, Inc.
Human Resources
1702 S. River Road
Janesville, WI 53546
EOE

Apply on line at www.cedarcrestnet.com.  Click the “About Us” tab and then the “Employment” tab.

Date Posted 5/14/14


Title Activity Director at Birch Hill Care Center
Position Title Activity Director
Company Name Birch Hill Care Center
Location Shawano, WI
Job Description

Birch Hill Care Center, a Rice Health Care Facility, offers skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services in a compassionate and supportive environment. Birch Hill Care Center is currently seeking an outgoing, energetic, and motivated individual for the Activity Director position.

Birch Hill Care Centeroffers extensive support and training and a full benefit program, including Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance, 401(K), Short Term and Long Term Disability, Holiday, Vacation, Sick, Pre-tax Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending, Wellness Coaching, and an Employee Assistance Program.

Qualifications

This individual will plan develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the activity programs of this facility. This includes participating in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family. This individual will also review and revise care plans, assessments and discharge plans and encourage resident/family participation in developing and reviewing his or her own care plan.

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 5/20/14


Title Music Therapist at Allay Home and Hospice
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name Allay Home and Hospice
Location Mequon, WI
Job Description

Hospice Music Therapists assess the need for per diem Music Therapy for our hospice patients, creating a Music Therapy Plan of Care and executing that Plan of Care by providing appropriate music therapy consultations and services. Our music therapist also consults and provides feedback with other members of the hospice Interdisciplinary Team to support the team’s overall approach and treatment of our patients.

Qualifications

MT-BC; required, excellent communication skills and reliable transportation. Hospice experience is a plus

Contact

Please contact Tonya Vlasik, Director of Human Resources, at 262-787-2980, or visit our online application at milwaukeejobs.com

Date Posted 5/23/14


Title Part Time Music Teacher at Rhapsody Arts Center
Position Title Music Teacher
Company Name Rhapsody Arts Center
Location Verona, WI
Job Description

Rhapsody Arts Center in Verona is looking to fill non-therapy positions teaching piano, piano/voice, guitar, cello and flute. The positions would begin early in September.

Hours: After school during the academic year, days dependent on your availability. More hours are possible depending on demand and availability.

We are a well established music school and were listed in the top 10 Best Places to Work by Madison Magazine! Find out why we are such a great place to work!

Aside from solid teaching and playing skills, the successful candidates will have strong communication skills with both administration and parents. Must be comfortable teaching beginners and intermediate level players. These positions require a 1 year commitment and the pay is commensurate with applicable experience and education.

Qualifications

This is a non-therapy related position, teaching music to typically developing children and adults.

Contact

Please send a cover letter and resume to Leo Van Asten at leo@rhapsodyarts.org

Date Posted 6/26/14


Title Experiential Therapist I at Rodgers Memorial Hospital
Position Title Experiential Therapist I
Company Name Rodgers Memorial Hospital
Location West Allis, WI
Job Description

Rogers Memorial Hospital, the area’s leader in behavioral health services, is looking for a Full time Experiential Therapist to join our West Allis location on the Day/PM shifts.

Develops, plans, implements, facilitates, directs and evaluates Experiential Therapy programming in all specialized treatment areas. Knowledge and experience are applied in an educational role with interdisciplinary staff and community resources. Documents within designated program. Be knowledgeable, skillful and have abilities in a wide variety of expressive media. The Experiential Therapist I will have a working knowledge of a psychosocial functioning of patient/resident groups as well as application of expressive activities within a psychiatric setting. These include, but are not limited to, adventure-based and environmental activities, sports, dance, group initiatives, arts/crafts, music, outdoor activities, art media, psychodrama, ropes and challenge course.

Qualifications

Required Skills
1. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR or American Red Cross Professional Rescue certification is required within 30 days of the date of hire, with annual re-certification.
2. Formal training in management of the aggressive patient is required within 60 days of the date of hire, with annual re-certification, including self-defense training.
3. Ropes and Challenge Course training by Rogers Memorial Hospital, with yearly renewal (where applicable to the position).
4. Employees at the Child/Adolescent Day Treatment programs licensed under HFS -40 are required to have at least one (1) year of educational or work experience serving children with mental health disorders.

Required Experience
1. BS/BA degree is required, preferably in art, music, dance, recreation, or other therapies A Masters degree in these areas is preferred.
2. Certification/registration through appropriate credentialing board desired.
3. Valid Wisconsin drivers license. May be required to have driving record approved by Rogers Memorial Hospital”s insurance carrier.
4. Applicable to Experiential Therapy pool and Experiential Therapy fixed FTE staff dedicated to a residential cost center: Compliance in RCC and CBRF employee training requirements.

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 07/24/14


Title Music Therapist at St. Croix Hospice
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name St. Croix Hospice
Location Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides direct music therapy according to directions of clinical supervisor / clinical director and in accordance with the plan of care.  Assesses referral/patient for appropriate medical indication for services and performs assessment to determine effectiveness of therapy.  Treats patient to relieve symptoms and provide psychological, psychosocial, physical, and spiritual comfort.  Directs and aids patients through music therapy interventions to assist with alleviating symptoms of anxiety, agitation, restlessness, depression, pain, emotional distress (patient and family), spiritual distress, and social isolation.  Assist patient with needs regarding relaxation, communication, family support, anticipatory grief (patient and family), and interest in life legacy/review interventions.  Utilize interventions such as relaxation, imagery, lyric analysis, song writing, reminiscence, entrainment, life review, receptive listening, and life legacy projects.  Observes and reports to the clinical supervisor or clinical director and the organization personnel the patient’s response to treatment and any changes in patient’s condition.  Provides education and awareness to clinical team regarding appropriateness or contraindications for therapy treatment.  Maintains necessary records; clinical notes, problem charting, coordination notes, which will be incorporated into the patient’s clinical record within 24-48 hours of session and modified as needed.  Participates in interdisciplinary group and organization in-service education program as needed.  Participates in the quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities as needed.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate of an accredited music therapy program with Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy.  Meets personnel qualifications stated in §418.114(b)(8).  Current certification from CBMT (MT-BC) or license as required by state law.  Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.  Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.

Contact

Apply On-line

Date Posted 07/21/14


Title Activity Therapist at Mayo Clinic
Position Title Activity Therapist
Company Name Mayo Clinic – Inpatient Behavioral Health
Location Eau Claire, WI
Job Description

Functions as an interdisciplinary team member to meet patient and family needs. Responsible for coordinating, planning, delivery and documentation of quality activity therapy programming services to all patients, as appropriate to the patient’s age and developmental level. Works with patients individually and in groups, on unit, day, evening, weekend and holiday activities.

Hours/Pay Period: 72

Schedule Details: Position works varying Day and Evening shifts: 7:30 am-4:00 pm; 8:00 am-4:30 pm; 11:30 am – 8:00 pm and every other weekend
7:30 am – 4:00 pm or 11:30 am -8:00 pm and two holidays per year 8:00 am – 8:00 pm shift. Weekend Schedule: Rotates every other weekend 7:30 am – 4:00 pm or 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Compensation Detail: Education, experience, and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $18.55 per hour

Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect — and most importantly, a life-changing career. We invite you to join our diverse team as we provide health, hope and healing to people from all walks of life.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in allied health or related field.

Other Qualifications: Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Previous work experience/internship in behavioral health/chemical dependency, preferred. Knowledge of activity therapy skills to include music, recreation, art/creative therapies. Ability to effectively use activity therapy skills with patients. Flexibility of work schedule, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Basic computer skills. Leadership, problem solving, and team building skills. Knowledge of basic improvement concepts and techniques.

 

Contact

Staffing Specialist: Rhonda Wilson
Job Posting Number: 37549BR
Apply on-line

Date Posted 07/03/14


Title Music Therapist at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus
Location Milwaukee, WI
Job Description

Schedule and implement a comprehensive activity program based on tenants desires and needs; Incorporate music programs into monthly schedule; Perform routine and as needed group and individual music therapy sessions utilizing resident preferred music as a means to promote resident reminiscence, socialization, exercise and relaxation; Organize and lead thematic groups for various musical performances within the facility for performance occasions (holidays, church services, etc); Themed groups include but are not limited to the following: Chime choir, drum circle; Willing to work some evenings, weekends and holidays; Willing to drive the facility bus for resident outings

 

Qualifications

Must be MT-BC and have a valid driver licence

Contact

Submit resumes to Lisa Anderson-  landerson@stannessc.org

Date Posted 06/30/14


Title Music Therapist at MJ Care, Inc.
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name MJ Care, Inc.
Location Janesville, WI
Job Description

MJ Care is searching for a licensed Music Therapist at our school contract in Janesville, WI.  This position is part time, 8 hours per week, 2 days per week, Mondays and Wednesday, 9:15am to 1:30pm. Class periods are about 45 minutes in length (3 to 4 children per class).  4 sections/classes of students will be seen during this time.  The children are visually impaired and often doubly disabled.  The school provides all equipment.

Qualifications

Music Therapy Board Certified

Contact

Visit our website www.mjcare.com to learn more about our MJ Care family and to complete our online application or contact Joan Bartmann now at 1-414-329-2428 or joanb@mjcare.com

Date Posted 07/03/14


Title Therapist Supervisor-Activity Program Supervisor at The Wisconsin Veterans Home
Position Title Therapist Supervisor-Activity Program Supervisor
Company Name The Wisconsin Veterans Home
Location Union Grove, WI
Job Description

The Wisconsin Veterans Home located in Union Grove currently is seeking a dedicated individual to serve as our Therapist Supervisor/Activity Therapy Program Supervisor. We are a long-term care facility-Skilled Nursing Facility & Assisted Living (SNF&AL) dedicated to providing services to Wisconsin Veterans and their families; located just a short drive from Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and other key locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin. If you are quality driven and want to make a difference in supporting Veterans, then we’re looking for you to join our team. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties: Under the general supervision of the Veterans Program Supervisor the Therapist Supervisor is responsible for the Veterans Home Activities Therapy Program. S/he ensures that the Veterans Home activities therapy program is in compliance with state, federal, and Veterans Administration rules and regulations for skilled nursing home facilities. Responsibilities include program planning, implementation, and evaluation, supervision of activity program professional therapists, technical activities staff, LTE activity staff, and volunteers who support the activities program. This position develops, implements and evaluates program related policy and procedures; and prepares, implements, and monitors the program’s budget.

Special Notes: Due to nature of this position applicants must pass a background as a condition of appointment. This position needs to be available to work occasional evening, weekend, and holiday hours for special events.

Qualifications

Knowledge of: Federal and State rules and regulations governing long term care and skilled nursing home activities programs; Rules and regulations governing member rights and confidentiality, including HIPPA ;Therapeutic Activities programming processes and procedures; Care planning and patient charting processes and procedures; Principles and practices for program planning and evaluation; Principles use in budget preparation and monitoring ; Principles and practices of personnel management and supervision.

Skilled in: Leading others either individually or in groups; Verbal and written communications; Computer use, including word processing (WORD or comparable), electronic spreadsheets (Excel or comparable), and electronic charting systems (ECS)

Ability to: Communicate effectively with people from a wide range of educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds; Accurately and efficiently prepare, implement, and monitor a program budget; Manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; Work successfully independently and as member of a team.

Contact

How To Apply: To be considered for this position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For instructions, refer to the How do I apply on-line and take an on-line exam? page on WiscJobs. You will be required to upload a current resume and complete a civil service examination. Resumes are for supplemental purposes only and will not be reviewed at this time.

If you are unable to complete the materials due to a disability or have questions regarding the examination, contact Kathy Lemkuhl Pedersen using the phone number or email address noted above. If you encounter technical issues or need assistance using the WiscJobs system, please contact the Office of State Employment Relations at wiscjobs@wisconsin.gov or 608-267-1012.

The application deadline is August 1, 2014. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Date Posted 07/15/14


Title Therapist – Senior at Wisconsin Veteran’s Home
Position Title Therapist – Senior
Company Name Wisconsin Veteran’s Home
Location King, WI
Job Description

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is currently seeking to fill two Therapist – Senior positions at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King in King, WI.  Both of these positions are appropriated as 50% part-time positions, however the hired applicants will be scheduled for 40 hours per week.

Under the general supervision of the Activities Supervisor and Veterans Program Supervisor, this position provides therapeutic programming consistent with professional standards in activity therapy, using knowledge of recreation therapy and other professionally recognized creative arts therapeutic treatments as appropriate for members of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King which includes a mostly disabled and/or geriatric population.

The position also participates in the overall design, coordination, implementation and evaluation of the Activity Therapy Program. Additionally it recommends appropriate therapeutic activities as part of a multidisciplinary treatment approach for members and coordinates the transition to nursing home living.

Specific responsibilities include the: evaluation and assessment of new members, documentation of findings, development of a Total Plan of Care (TPOC), and completion of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process.

Additionally this position monitors and adjusts as appropriate individualized treatment objectives, and directs the activities of Therapy Assistants, other ancillary staff, and volunteers involved with the Activity Therapy Program.

 

Qualifications

Applicant must meet one of the four statements below:
1) Is a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who:
2) Is licensed or registered, if applicable, by the State of Wisconsin or is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body on or after October 1, 1990.
3) Has 2 years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting.
4) Is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in the State of Wisconsin.

Knowledge of:
• clinical record keeping practices, members charting and maintenance of medical records.
• instructional, counseling, leadership, and/or coaching techniques.
• multidisciplinary treatment plans.
• occupational safety standards.
• resident/member assessment procedures and evaluation methods.
• recreational treatment activities and modifications specific to individuals.
• therapeutic treatment modalities and theory.

 Skill in:
• developing interpersonal relations with residents/members, families and other staff.
• the operation of computerized information sharing systems.
• organization and planning.
• verbal and written communication.
• the use and/or adaptation of various assistive devices.

Ability to:
• perform activity therapy for disabled and/or geriatric populations.
• converse with physically and/or mentally impaired individuals using special adaptive devices.

 

 

Contact

Apply on-line here

More Info on How To Apply:

To be considered for this position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For instructions, refer to the following link: How do I apply on-line and take an on-line exam?

You will be required to complete a civil service examination. Your responses to the exam will be used to determine your eligibility for this vacancy. Resumes may not be substituted for answering these questions. Resumes are for supplemental purposes only and will not be reviewed at this time.

If you are unable to complete the materials due to a disability or have questions regarding the examination, please contact Paul Stahmer at 608-267-7297 or paul.stahmer@dva.wisconsin.gov. If you encounter technical issues or need assistance using the WiscJobs system, please contact the Office of State Employment Relations at wiscjobs@wisconsin.gov or 608-267-1012.

Date Posted 07/21/14


Title Activity Director/Dementia Unit Coordinator at Kenosha Estates Living & Care Center
Position Title Activity Director/Dementia Unit Coordinator
Company Name Kenosha Estates Living & Care Center
Location Kenosha, WI
Job Description

Kenosha Estates Living & Care Center currently has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Activities Director/Dementia Unit Coordinator. This full-time position will be responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating medically-approved recreation programs for facility residents and overseeing the active programming on our early to middle stage memory care unit and will play a critical role in the overall interdisciplinary team.

Qualifications

See on-line description for more information.

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 06/16/14