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Job Title:
Creative Arts Therapist

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Mental Health & Addictions
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Tuckamore Centre - Youth Treatment Centre

Tuckamore Centre - Youth Treatment Centre
Mental Health and Addictions
Temporary, Part-Time (until June 30, 2021 with possibility of extension)
Hours15 bi-weekly (8-hour days)
SalaryCG-41 ($36.32 - $42.83 per hour)
Competition Number2020002667
Posted Date30 June 2020
Closing Date7 July 2020

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Creative Arts Therapist (Music Therapist) is responsible for assessing clients referred to music therapy using assessment tools; developing, implementing and evaluating treatment plans; and documentation in a pediatric setting. Music Therapy is provided in an inpatient and outpatient settings to clients, including individual and group treatments. This position works closely with the client, interdisciplinary team and family.

This position is also responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating client-centered music therapy services; maintaining professional standards of practice through the use of outcome measures and critical evaluation of results obtained; and collaborative decision making as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team. This position reports to the Program Manager of Tuckamore Centre and maintains accountability to the Regional Professional Practice Consultant responsible for Music Therapy for professional integrity and practice issues.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally lifts up to 25 lbs. and pushes carts of music supplies.
Constantly sitting, regularly walking and occasionally standing and driving.
Regularly requires fine finger skills.
Visual concentration is required to monitor client issues and observe facial/body cues.
Auditory concentration is required to listen to patient commentary during therapy sessions.

Job Qualifications
Graduation with an approved/recognized Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy.
Accreditation with the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT) and has the designation Music Therapist Accredited (MTA).
A member in good standing with CAMT is required.
Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to work independently as well as within an interdisciplinary team setting.
Demonstrated creativity in engaging residents/clients in music therapy interventions.
Knowledge and the ability to demonstrate an understanding of music history, theory, improvisation, music therapy techniques, as well as psychological theories and approaches.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.