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Title Music Therapist at Northwest Counseling & Guidance Clinic
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name Northwest Counseling & Guidance Clinic
Location Menomonie, WI
Job Description

Be part of one of the premiere child and adolescent mental health systems in the state. NWCGC is a mental health agency that provides intensive, therapeutic Day Treatment services in many locations statewide to children and adolescents who have severe emotional disorders.

The Northwest Journey program is seeking a full or part-time art, music, recreational, or occupational therapist in the Menominee, Hayward, Siren, and Amery area. You will work directly with children and adolescents as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team treating emotional and behavioral disorders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Plan, conduct, document and develop specific therapy group sessions as required by certification, funding source and program standards

Develop appropriate therapy programming and conduct group sessions that meet the individual client needs and overall needs of the program

Modify mental health groups to meet the age and developmental needs of the clientele.

Understand and implement individualized treatment plans. Effectively communicate with team members about treatment plans and strategies.

Provide supervision and treatment of clients in accordance with least restrictive treatment measures

Provide information to the clinical team for use in clinical staffing/discussions. Work as a treatment team member in delivering service to the clients.

Maintain an understanding of mental health concepts, psychotropic medications, and client symptomology which allows for identification of client needs, implementation of the treatment plan and provision of quality mental health services.

Complete mental health interventions as is necessary and appropriate.

Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator or Director/Deputy Director of Day Treatment and Clinical Services.

Qualifications

Must have at least a bachelor’s degree in the specific field of therapy

Must have the appropriate license to perform the specific type of therapy

One year of educational or work experience serving children with mental health disorders

Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.

Have demonstrated positive and proactive problem solving skills.

Ability to receive and implement feedback. Ability to learn and adapt.

Ability to work independently and within a team. Ability to be self-directed.

Ability to generate and maintain a variety of documents — through either proficient use of basic Microsoft Office tools/computer programs and/or dictation.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

May perform or aid in the performance of safety measures that involve physical intervention with clients when necessary and/or appropriate.

Work in various offices, use of personal vehicle for transportation is required. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Contact

Apply on-line or email/send resume to:

Anne Wollan
PO Box 167
1096 Apple Avenue
Amery, WI 54001
Fax #: 715-268-6103

Date Posted 07/08/15


Title Lead Music Therapist at Giant Steps
Position Title Lead Music Therapist
Company Name Giant Steps
Location Lisle, IL
Job Description

Music Therapist for Elementary-Aged Students
www.mygiantsteps.org

Therapeutic Day School for Children with Autism – Work at a highly collaborative, creative therapeutic day school for children with autism spectrum disorders.  Join a team with 6 other Music Therapists school-wide (all NMT trained)! Elementary-aged students are written for 90 minutes/week of MT.  Services are delivered in pull-out services and integrated into the classroom.  Work alongside Special Educators, OTs, Social Workers, and SLPs.

Start Date: Summer (work day is 7:45-3:45 during the regular school year and 7:45-1:15 during summer school – see full calendar online)

Qualifications

MT-BC required, NMT interest/background preferred

Contact

Apply on-line at mygiantsteps.org

Becky Kaufman
bkaufman@mygiantsteps.org

Date Posted 06/25/15


Title Senior Therapist at Lund Van Dyke, LLC Autism & Behavior Specialists
Position Title Senior Therapist
Company Name Lund Van Dyke, LLC Autism & Behavior Specialists
Location Milwaukee, WI
Job Description

Senior Staff are the second level supervisory staff.  Seniors are responsible for assessing the client’s current level of development across the various sections of the curriculum, designing client programs, writing Individual Treatment Plans, and providing hands-on supervision for staff members.  Caseload is typically six to nine clients.  Hours will be first or second shift.  Will consider Senior Intern also.

 

Position Responsibilities:

Oversee individual client therapy progression

Develops and implements treatment plans and therapy programs based on appropriate assessments and developmental guidelines.  Moves targets forward, prepares program materials and makes changes as needed.

Designs and implements behavior observation systems, support plans, and intervention guidelines.

Coordinates the collection, summarization, and analysis of data.  Ensures appropriate progress.

Consults regularly with staff, caregivers, and supervisory staff to ensure program adequacy

May collaborate with client’s school staff and attend IEP meetings

Develops and maintains appropriate documentation including progress notes.  Reviews clinical documentation of staff and updates treatment plans.

Communicates regularly with parents, guardians, or other caregivers regarding programs and progress.

Coaches, trains, motivates, and leads staff members.  Provides ongoing performance feedback to enhance skill development.  Orients new staff.

Manages staff performance and proactively handles employee relation issues

Leads team meetings to discuss case progress

Continually develops skills and knowledge in the area of behavior analysis through participation in continuing education, workshops, and required company trainings.

Maintains professional boundaries with clients and their families.

Monitors weekly and monthly service hours to meet funding requirements.

Attends and participates in weekly clinic meetings with Supervisory and Lead staff present.

Follows and abides by all APA ethical guidelines and appropriate policies, regulations, and laws including confidentiality and HIPAA.  Adheres to mandated reporting regulations.  Ensures all staff abide by these as well.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in a human services discipline or documentation of actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in a human services discipline with at least 2,000 hours of training or supervised experience in the use of behaviorally based therapy models consistent with best practice and research on effectiveness for children with autism spectrum disorders who meet all criteria to receive this service, OR

A Bachelor’s Degree in a non-human services discipline and actively pursuing either a BCaBA, BCBA, or a Master’s Degree in a human services discipline with graduation/certification date within six months from initiation of internship, and at least 2,000 hours of training or supervised experience in the use of behaviorally based therapy models consistent with best practice and research on effectiveness for children with autism spectrum disorders who meet all criteria to receive this service, OR

A Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) with a minimum of 400 hours of hands-on training in providing ABA services directly to children and/or adults with autism under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has at least two years of experience in ABA programming for individuals with autism, OR

Legal authorization to perform psychotherapy, with a Master’s Degree in one of the behavioral sciences who has at least 400 hours of training or supervised experience in the use of behaviorally-based therapy models consistent with best practice and research on effectiveness for children with autism spectrum disorders, in addition to, or as part of their 3,000 hours of training/supervision; and have sufficient written evidence of training and/or education in the method of evidence-based therapy being delivered, prior to the provision of services.

Must have at least 2,000 hours of documented experience providing therapy to children and/or adolescents on the autism spectrum, with therapy based on ABA principles.

Solid understanding of autism spectrum disorders and behavioral principles, with previous experience with functional behavior assessments and writing behavior support plans.

 

Requirements:

Must be creative, energetic, playful and have a natural ability in interacting with a variety of children on the autism spectrum at different functioning levels.

Strong work ethic, with the ability to meet scheduling commitments.

Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and develop staff and hold staff accountable for goal achievement.

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships.

Represents self and organization in a professional manner.

Able to follow directions, procedures, and all ethical guidelines.

Strong analytical/critical thinking skills with the ability to monitor and track therapy progress.

Demonstrate the ability to successfully adapt and perform in an ever-changing, fast paced environment.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

Must be self-motivated and goal oriented.

Able to lift up to 35 pounds.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality and abide by ethical guidelines and policies, including compliance with HIPAA laws and regulations.  Able to maintain professional boundaries with clients and their families.

Must be 18 years old or older.

Must pass a Wisconsin Caregiver’s Background Check.

Must have a valid driver’s license and provide proof of auto insurance.

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 06/23/15


Title Activity Therapist at Catholic Health Initiatives
Position Title Activity Therapist
Company Name Catholic Health Initiatives
Location South Milwaukee, WI
Job Description

The Activity Therapist will be responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of therapeutic recreation programs for our residents.

Essential Duties :

·         Plans, leads, and conducts resident activity groups and sensory exercises, and 1:1 programming.

·         Responsible for required documentation including MDS’s, Care Plans, and Progress notes.

·         Documents residents’ attendance and participation in programs.

·         Escorts residents to and from recreational programs.

·         Assists in the planning of activity groups and special events.

·         Reports to Activity Director any unusual behavior or change in resident condition.

·         Sets up areas for activity programs and maintains a safe environment.

·         Responsible for care needs of facility pets as directed.

·         Assists in decorations for special events.

·         Informs Activity Director of needed supplies.

·         Attends staff meetings and in-services as appropriate.

·         Completes activity documentation as assigned by Activity Director to include Activity Assessments and quarterly progress notes.

·         Communicates requests to appropriate departments for services that may be needed to plan and conduct activity programs.

·         Maintains reliable attendance in accordance with the facilities attendance policy.

·         Must be responsible for knowledge and safe use of equipment used to do essential job functions and must request further orientation/instruction if needed.

·         Must report any inappropriate or unsafe activity noted by coworkers, residents, clients and/or visitors.

Maintains strict code of confidentiality regarding residents/ clients, resident families, and private employee matters.

Qualifications

Education : Graduate of an accredited school of Art, Music or Recreation Therapy.

Experience :  Prefer at least one year experience in geriatric recreation therapy programming.

License/Certification :  NCAAP or NAAPCC preferred

Additional Responsibilities :

·         Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

·         Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

·         Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

·         Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

·         Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

·         Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 06/22/15


Title ​Music Therapist at at Camelot Therapeutic Day School
Position Title ​Music Therapist
Company Name at Camelot Therapeutic Day School
Location Chicago, IL
Job Description

It is the belief of the Expressive Therapies Program at Camelot Therapeutic Day School that the creative processes involved in the visual and performing arts are healing and life enhancing. Our mission is to serve the students of Camelot by prodding standards of professional competence, thereby developing the social and emotional good health necessary to promote academic and social growth in our students. Simultaneously, our mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of the field of expressive therapies to the communities which we serve.

Summary: Provides individual, dyad, and group music therapy, while participating in interdisciplinary treatment planning by developing an music therapy treatment plan, and collaborating with students’ treatment team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties as assigned:
● Observes, assesses, and places students in appropriate expressive therapy service
● Provides individual, dyad, and group music therapy
● Develops expressive therapy treatment plan
● Documents in students’ files according to requirements of regulatory agencies
● Collaborates with treatment team as necessary
● Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning
● Provides in-­service treating to team members as appropriate, and in conjunction with expressive therapy team and/or clinical teams
● Actively participates in supervision for music therapist
● Maintains licensure according to state and federal regulations

Qualifications

● Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Music Therapy from AMTA accredited/approved program
● License or license eligible:
● Board Certified Music Therapist (MT­BC) and/or
● Master of Music Therapy (MMT)
● Strong clinical musicianship and theoretical framework
● Ability to work independently at multiple sites within the agency
● Ability to communicate effectively with professionals/students/families

Contact

lrossmiller@cameloteducation.org

Date Posted 07/11/15


Title Recreational, Art or Music Therapist at VMP Manor Park
Position Title Recreational, Art or Music Therapist
Company Name VMP Manor Park
Location Milwaukee, WI
Job Description

VMP is an independent, non-profit, faith-based Long Term Care facility that has provided comprehensive services for seniors for over 85 years. We are a 5 star facility!

SUMMARY:
Currently seeking a Recreational, Art or Music Therapist to provide therapeutic groups and individual sessions that utilize “activity-oriented” therapeutic modalities. Coordinates, implements, facilitates, and evaluates progressive programs for meeting the needs of residents. Responsible of all clinical documentation for their assigned caseloads and is expected to have a thorough working knowledge of functioning of the geriatric population as well as knowledge of the application of therapeutic activities in a long-term care facility.
• Develop and direct programs that improve the participant’s cognitive, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and functional abilities.

• Effectively communicate both orally and in writing with other staff in all levels of organization and for all types of issues. Effectively handle issues through conscientious, honest and sensitive communication with staff, residents and family. Assure programs are carefully coordinated with other department members, as well as other departments within the facility.

• Utilize volunteer services in activity programs.

• Serve on Strategic Planning Committees as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Art, or Music Therapy required. Ability to analyze, direct, delegate, and problem solve.

Certificates and/or Licenses:
Requires valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and independent transportation to each facility location. Appropriate board certification and/or registration corresponding to degree.

Contact

Apply Online or contact Jennifer Collins at 414-607-4176 or jennifer.collins@vmp.org

Date Posted 07/11/15


Title Music Therapist at Horizon Home Care & Hospice Inc.
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name Horizon Home Care & Hospice Inc.
Location Milwaukee, WI
Job Description

You became a music therapist to touch peoples lives and demonstrate the power of music Those skills are never more important than during a human beings end-of-life By sharing your love of music you can create a positive hospice experience for our terminal patients and provide much-needed respite for their families.  Music Therapy is a brand-new enhancement that Horizon is excited to add to our Hospice program And you would be the charter member This position works full-time Monday-Friday (8am-430pm or similar).

Responsibilities include:
Travel to patient homes facilities or hospital units to plan organize and direct medically prescribed music therapy activities as part of mental and physical treatment to influence behavioral and psychological well being.   Direct and participate in instrumental and vocal music activities designed to meet patients physical or psychological needs such as solo or group singing rhythmic and other creative music activities music listening or attending concerts. Instruct patients individually or in groups in prescribed instrumental or vocal music and music projective techniques such as guided imagery progressive relaxation awareness of conscious feelings.  Collaborate with other members of Hospice team in planning music activities in accordance with patients physical or psychological needs capabilities and interests
Submit periodic reports to treatment team or physician to provide clinical data for evaluation Document completely and accurately within 24 hours of each patient visit. Clinical expertise and competency in the practice of standard precautions and Agency infection control practices. Help bring quality of life to end of life.

Qualifications

Qualifications include Bachelors degree or higher in music therapy from a college or university program approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) State of WI Music Therapy license and computer proficiency Home care or hospice experience a huge plus.

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 07/30/15


Title Hospice Music Therapist at St. Croix Hospice
Position Title Hospice Music Therapist
Company Name St. Croix Hospice
Location Delavan, WI
Job Description

The music therapist, provides music therapy services under the direction of the clinical supervisor or clinical director and according to the individualized plan of care.

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, entertainment, 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

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 07/20/15


Title Music Therapist Senior at Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
Position Title Music Therapist Senior
Company Name State of Minnesota
Location Faribault, MN
Job Description

This is a full-time position; work schedule follows the Minnesota State Academies school calendar or approximately 10 months per year

This position exists to plan, direct and provide a music therapy program for blind/visually impaired students attending the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind. Work involves using music therapeutically to address students’ physical, psychological, cognitive, behavior and/or social functioning. The position is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team that coordinates programming designed to meet the specific needs of the student. This position is open for bid and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. This job is first open to employees of this agency who are in the Music Therapist Senior classification and are eligible to bid. Other qualified applicants will be considered if there are no eligible bidders.

Qualifications

Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy or related field OR at least two years of experience providing music therapy. Must possess a strong knowledge of relevant music and materials and early childhood development; must have knowledge of goals and objectives of music therapy; must be accomplished in the use of instruments and voice; must have the ability to adapt strategies to a variety of settings and be able to individualize music therapy interventions to meet students’ specific needs. Employee must be able to be physically active with students as part of the therapeutic work with students.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge/experience working with blind/visually impaired.

Contact

Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you. If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another. How to

 

Apply: Bidders should e-mail martina.hagen@msa.state.mn.us to submit a bid. All bids should be received by 11:59 p.m. on June 28, 2015 to receive consideration. Please include the announcement #15MSA000009. Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. Apply on-line

 

More Information: Martina Hagen, martina.hagen@msa.state.mn.us.

Date Posted 07/20/15


Title Life Enrichment and Activities Assistant at Artisan Assisted Living and Memory Care
Position Title Life Enrichment and Activities Assistant
Company Name Artisan Assisted Living and Memory Care
Location Middleton, WI
Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Resident Engagement, the Life Enrichment & Activities Assistant is responsible for facilitating a calendar of life enrichment programs, events, musical performances, art engagement, and learning how to implement the music and memory program.  This is a FULL TIME position.

Qualifications

* High School or equivalent required. A Bachelor’s degree preferred.

* Experience working in programming, activities engagement, as a housefellow/resident assistant in a residence hall, art or music therapy desired.

* A desire to make a difference and to do something meaningful every day, a desire to learn new approaches and concepts for success, and the ability to bring a smile to the faces of older adults – a must!

* One year or more in a leadership position with demonstrated skills in motivating, encouraging, creating engaging programs and events, promoting positive culture and teamwork, and organizing.

* Must have a valid drivers license, good driving record, and auto insurance. * Must be comfortable working in a community with pets.
* Must have a passion for helping people.

Contact

Apply on-line or to apply in person, please bring your resume and cover letter to Artisan Senior Living located at 5340 Century Avenue, Middleton, WI.

Date Posted 06/18/15


Title Activity Director at HCR ManorCare
Position Title Activity Director
Company Name HCR ManorCare
Location Waukesha, WI
Job Description

HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. The Activity Director is responsible to plan, organize, and implement a program of therapeutic activities designed to meet the social, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, educational and physical needs and interest of residents in accordance with the comprehensive resident care plan. In return for your expertise, you’ll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.

Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Must meet one of the following criteria:
* 10% Completion of a state approved training course
* Qualification as Occupational Therapist, Therapist Assistant, Activity Professional, Recreational Therapist who is: licensed or registered eithe

Position Requirements: Two years of experience conducting social/recreational programs within the past five years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting.

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 06/11/15


Title Music Therapist / Program Specialist at North Shore Senior Center
Position Title Music Therapist / Program Specialist
Company Name North Shore Senior Center
Location Northfield, IL
Job Description

Summary: Responsible for Music Therapy and participant care for House of Welcome Adult Day Services (HOW).

Essential Functions: Plans and implements Music Therapy activities for adult day services programs; Responsible for care and safety of program participants, physically assisting them with activities of daily living, monitoring their whereabouts and needs, and monitoring the
environment; Communicates with family caregivers about relevant participant issues; Responsible for record keeping; Communicates regularly and effectively with HOW team and works effectively as a team member; Demonstrates knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; Demonstrates proficiency in person-centered dementia care; Attends staff meetings; Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Requirements
* Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy
* Interest in and ability to work with older, impaired population
* Prefer knowledge of the aging process and chronic disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
* Prefer skills/experience in working with persons with dementia
* Maturity, reliability, flexibility
* Ability to work on a team in a group setting

Contact

https://www.nssc.org

If you are interested, please send your resume and salary requirements to HR@nssc.org

Date Posted 05/26/15


Title Music Therapist at AccessAbilities, Inc.
Position Title Board Certified Music Therapist
Company Name AccessAbilities, Inc.
Location Northwest Indiana (Merrillville, IN) and Indianapolis, Indiana
Job Description

NOTE- We have positions open in our Northwest Indiana Office (Merillville, IN), and Indianapolis, IN Office.   The position in Indianapolis is part time (but will quickly build to full-time), while the position in Merrillville (Northwest Indiana) is full-time.

AccessAbilities, Inc. is seeking board-certified music therapists to provide services to clients with developmental disabilities to address their communication, physical, cognitive (i.e. including educational/academic), and social needs.

The music therapist will provide services through the Medicaid Waiver program to individuals with developmental disabilities. Music therapy services will be provided in a one-on-one setting. The therapist will also have the opportunity to be a part of the development of new programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Music Therapist is directly responsible to the Music Therapy Supervisor and/or the Executive Director.

Qualifications

-Board Certified Music Therapist
-Bachelor’s/Master’s in Music Therapy
-One or more years of clinical experience
-Knowledge/Understanding of the developmentally disabled population
-Ability to perform independently
-Strong organization and communication skills
-Be able to pass a criminal background check

Contact

Please send cover letter and resume to sarah@accessabilitiesinc.com

Date Posted 05/11/15


Title Experiential Therapist at Rogers Memorial Hospital
Position Title Experiential Therapist
Company Name Rogers Memorial Hospital
Location Appleton, WI
Job Description

Rogers Memorial Hospital– Appleton is seeking a full-time Experiential Therapist for a variety of programs at our new clinic in the Fox Valley.

Bring your expertise in art, music, sport, and recreation therapy as Rogers expands PTSD, Eating Disorder, Depression/Anxiety, and Obsessive-compulsive treatment services to Appleton, WI! Develop and facilitate experiential therapy programming in areas including but not limited to art, music, sport, dance, etc. Tailor and apply experiential therapy techniques to patient groups and educate them on the benefit of such activities. ETs will encourage participation in such activities and document patient expressions through such forms. Our ETs will be a continuous advocate for our patients and uphold the best standards of care at all times.

Rogers Memorial Hospital is a non-profit comprehensive behavioral health hospital, offering in-patient, day and residential treatment for children, teens and adults with OCD & anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression and mood disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and addiction. For more information visit our website at rogershospital.org

Qualifications

-A Bachelor’s degree in art, music, dance, recreation, or other therapies is required. A Master’s degree in these areas is preferred.
-Certification/registration through appropriate credentialing board is desired.
-Minimum 2 years of experience working in a clinical setting is preferred.
-Previous psychiatric experience with children, adolescents, or adults will heavily be sought-after in the selection process.

Contact

If you are passionate about working with the mental health patient population, then apply now as Rogers expands an already stellar reputation to another region!

Apply On-line

Date Posted 05/11/15


Title Music Therapist at Generations Home and Hospice
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name Generations Home and Hospice
Location Fon du Lac, WI
Job Description

Job Purpose: Restores health and promotes personal growth by proving music therapies; planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting treatments.

Duties: Assesses patient condition by taking patient history, including development, abilities, personality, interests, concerns, conflicts, strengths, weaknesses, and social, emotional, cognitive, and physical problems; observing patient; interpreting findings; diagnosing problems and causes; Develops treatment plans by analyzing treatment options, including singing, rhythmic movement, improvisation, playing instruments, etc.; defining goals; identifying likely obstacles; outlining steps to achieve goals; Implements treatments by building relationship with patient; engaging patient in therapies; examining and interpreting patient’s responses to therapies, including thoughts, feelings, actions, and interactions, as well as life choices, desires, self-acceptance, behaviors, and growth in relationships; exploring new emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses; Evaluates changes by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress; analyzing patient’s insights and growth; making treatment adjustments and modifications; Documents patient services by charting in records; Maintains patient confidence and protects organization reputation by keeping information confidential; Maintains safe treatment environment by complying with procedures, rules, regulations, and laws; Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations; Enhances clinic reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Qualifications

Psychosocial Therapy, Discretion, Emotional Control, Patience, Professionalism, Creativity, Judgment, Verbal Communication, Listening, Customer Focus, Job Knowledge

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 05/11/15


Title Activities Director at Central Desert Behavioral Health
Position Title Activities Director
Company Name Central Desert Behavioral Health
Location Slinger, WI
Job Description

The Pavilion at Glacier Valley is searching for a talented Activity Director to lead our Activities Department and enrich the lives of our residents! Our Vision: To show dignity and compassion to those we serve. To promote teamwork and accountability among our employees and earn the respect of our peers in the healthcare community. We not only aspire to the highest standard of excellence, we measure it. Through the initiation of performance improvement efforts, and outcomes measurement, we continually analyze our own performance so that we can be sure we’re living up to our ideals – and our promise – every day. Position Summary: Can you do the hokey pokey? Arrange for a group of active seniors to take a trip to the ball park or maybe bowling? We have a huge singing group coming in on Wednesday that has no place to set up – what are we going to do? All in a day’s work for an Activity Director! The Pavilion at Glacier Valley has a population of residents who are accustomed to creative and entertaining activities. Our Activity Calendar is filled with programs that encourage socialization, provide entertainment, relaxation, fulfillment, and improve daily living skills. If you are an Activity Director that is looking for a home that believes in team work, give us a call today!

Benefits Comprehensive benefit package which includes medical/dental insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, PTO, 401 (k), tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, in-facility education programs and so much more. Salary Commensurate with Experience.

Qualifications

Qualifications Qualifications Ideal candidate must be a skilled communicator, director and motivator. Able to organize and prioritize many tasks effectively and accomplish goals. Two plus years experience in an Activity Assistant or Director position in long term care or assisted living Requires an Activities Director certification (Certified Recreational Therapist) Must be detail oriented and have excellent customer service skills. Able to react to emergency situations appropriately when required.

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 05/26/15


Title Rehabilitation Therapist at Department of State Hospitals Salinas Valley
Position Title Rehabilitation Therapist
Company Name Department of State Hospitals Salinas Valley
Location Soledad, CA
Job Description

The Department of State Hospitals Salinas Valley utilizes the rehabilitation therapist classes for diagnostic, rehabilitative, and treatment services. These services are provided through appropriate forensic inmate assessment, treatment, service planning, therapeutic activities, discharge planning, and community reintegration by using the principles and practices of these disciples to develop, maintain, or restore physical, emotional, and social competencies.

Assesses, plans, schedules, implements, conducts individual and group therapy sessions and rehabilitative activities/services based on patients’ emotional, cognitive, physical and social level of functioning. Provides rehabilitative services utilizing music media and activities to provide a non-threatening self-motivating experience to assist an individual relating to the immediate environment, the self, and the community, provides an atmosphere compatible to behavioral change, self-expression, and nonverbal and verbal communications.

Provides initial and periodic rehabilitation therapy assessments and formulates rehabilitation treatment objectives and plans. Evaluates and documents forensic client/patient/inmate response and progress. Writes progress notes in accordance with licensing and Clinical Record Documentation System requirements. Notes should be reflective of attendance, behavior and progress in meeting established therapeutic objectives and goals. Prepare team conference reports and other documents as required. Participates in program and service meetings, conferences and committees to reinforce other treatment modalities. Participates in professional development programs and keeps current on trends and developments in related fields, participates in the service quality assurance program. Completes peer audits as assigned.

Qualifications

Music Therapy-Board Certified

Contact

State applications (STD 678) can be downloaded from www.jobs.ca.gov

Position # 488 – 321 – 8321 – VAR

Date Posted 06/04/15


Title Senior Mental Health Counselor at Waukesha County
Position Title Senior Mental Health Counselor
Company Name Waukesha County Department of Human Services Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinic
Location Waukesha, WI
Job Description

Under supervision, to perform senior level professional work involving the delivery of mental health services to individuals in need of counseling and/or case management services; and to perform other duties as required.

  1. Receives referrals of clients in need of mental health services (performs intake) and monitors client’s behavior in relation to treatment plan goals and client’s needs.
  2. Maintains a caseload of individuals with personal social behavior problems including severe mental illness.
  3. Responds appropriately to mental health emergency situations and utilizes crisis intervention techniques and procedures.
  4. May screen requests for mental health services, determine appropriate services for client, and refer as necessary.
  5. Provides counseling and supportive therapy to clients individually and/or in a group setting.
  6. Provides case management services, coordinating services with various agencies in order to ensure on-going assessment and follow-through of treatment plans.
  7. Maintains appropriate documentation of all client contacts, consultation with other professionals, and documents any changes on treatment plan.  Intervenes when appropriate in response to changes.
  8. Participates in various meetings, staffings, and in-services; and may provide consultation to other professionals and paraprofessionals.
  9. Conducts assessments of client needs through interviews, collateral contacts and other investigations and develops a casework plan with clients.
  10. Acts as a departmental liaison, providing casework direction and supervision to providers of contracted services.
  11. Provides recommendations and testimony in court as to clients’ mental health status and submits appropriate documentation.
  12. Establishes and maintains effective public and working relationships and collateral contact.
  13. Prepares and presents detailed oral and written reports.
  14. Documents case assessment, treatment planning and progress notes in the written record.
  15. Complies with State and Federal Program requirements.
  16. Performs emergency government duties as assigned in event of Waukesha County Emergency Government declaration.
  17. Performs other duties as required.

 

Qualifications
  1. Considerable knowledge of mental health disorders and treatment methods.
  2. Considerable knowledge of case management principles and methods.
  3. Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in the treatment of mental health disorders.
  4. Considerable knowledge of human services and health resources in the community.
  5. Considerable knowledge of Wisconsin State Statutes Chapters 51.
  6. Working knowledge of techniques to identify clients with alcohol or drug problems.
  7. Working knowledge of computerized department program software, internet access, and database, spreadsheet and word processing programs.
  8. Working knowledge of confidentiality statutes and requirements, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
  9. Ability to utilize word processing, database and spreadsheet programs.
  10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and clients, their families, service providers, colleagues, and the general public.
  11. Ability to respond appropriately to mental health emergency situations and procedures.
  12. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  13. Ability to communicate with clients who have mental health disorders.
  14. Ability to interpret mental illness and its diagnosis and treatment to clients and families.
  15. Ability to provide skilled treatment to clients with social and behavioral problems.
  16. Considerable knowledge with regard to assessing client risk.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. a.Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major in sociology, social work, psychology or a closely-related field.
  2. Two (2) years of professional experience in the field of mental health including one thousand (1000) hours of experience delivering services to the chronically mentally ill and their families.

 OR

A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with at least four (4) courses in sociology, social work, or psychology, plus three (3) years of professional experience in the field of mental health including one thousand (1000) hours of experience delivering services to the chronically mentally ill and their families.

  1. A master’s degree from a recognized college or university in sociology, social work, psychology, or a closely related field may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 06/10/15


Title Experiential Group Therapist/Counselor at Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin Inc.
Position Title Experiential Group Therapist/Counselor
Company Name Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin Inc.
Location Green Bay, WI
Job Description

Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin has an opening for an Experiential Group Therapist/Counselor for our Day Treatment program for Children and Adolescents. This position is responsible for the development and delivery of the Experiential Group component of Day Treatment for all age groups (7 through 18). The primary focus of these therapeutic groups is to engage the children and adolescents in a hands-on, active group to allow alternate methods to express emotions with additional focus on psycho-education. These groups pertain to mental and emotional health through interventions based in cognitive-behavioral and strength-based therapies. This individual also collaborates with case managers, parents, and other service providers to help address behavioral and transitional issues for the children with the goal of helping clients function well enough to return to and succeed in a more community-based setting. Other responsibilities include: crisis intervention services for the program and meeting with clients individually when needed. This opening is full-time, Monday through Friday. No evenings, no weekends, no on-call.

Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor Degree in the areas of Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Vocational Counseling, or a related field and experience. Master’s degree preferred. Qualified applicants will have the ability to work in a group setting with a variety of age ranges and abilities. This is a full time position requiring 40 hours per week. Clinical supervision is provided and position is able to earn 3000 hours toward LCSW or LPC licensure.

Contact

Please apply by Friday, June 19th
Apply on-line

Date Posted 06/10/15


Title Resident Engagement Assistant at Silverado Senior Living
Position Title Resident Engagement Assistant
Company Name Silverado Senior Living
Location Menomonee Falls, WI
Job Description

Reports to Director of Resident Engagement.  Assists the Director of Resident Engagement with planning and implementation of resident activity programs on a daily basis.

Qualifications

High school diploma, GED or educational equivalent required.  Previous experience working older adults and/or persons with memory-impairing diseases is desirable.  Must have a valid driver license, good driving record, and current auto insurance.  Ability to read, write and speak English.  Must be comfortable working in an environment with pets and assisting in the care of community pets.  Willing to demonstrate passion and ability to work with people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related diseases.

Contact

Apply on-line

Date Posted 06/10/15


Title Music Therapist at Music Therapy Services of Central Wisconsin
Position Title Music Therapist
Company Name Music Therapy Services of Central Wisconsin
Location Wausau, WI and Surrounding Areas
Job Description

Music Therapy Services of Central Wisconsin, LLC is looking for a full-time and part-time board certified music therapist to provide quality music therapy services to Wausau and the surrounding areas.  We are a growing private music therapy agency providing services to schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and home-based settings.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in music therapy and have passed the board certification exam. Applicants must also have excellent organizational skills, be skilled at using music to address functional outcomes, have strong improvisational skills, and be diverse in their knowledge of populations and treatment strategies.  Neurologic Music Therapy trained therapists are preferred, but therapists who are interested in receiving the training within one year of employment will be considered.

Contact

Please send resume to:

Richelle Kroening MT-BC, WMTR
Music Therapy Services of Central Wisconsin
P.O. Box 86, Mosinee, WI  54455-0086
or email torichelle@mtscw.com

Date Posted 05/11/15