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.
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, 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.