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Employment Opportunities


Come work with an established private music therapy agency, alongside regional leaders in neuroscience, and join a collaborative, welcoming, and enthusiastic team of Music Therapists serving diverse settings throughout the greater Sacramento, CA area.


Job Title: Neurologic Music Therapist

Start Date: July 1, 2022 - Open until filled.

Hours: 32 hours per week (Wednesday - Saturday) - split between 2 locations.

Locations: Sacramento, CA & Roseville, CA


Position Overview:

McConnell Music Therapy Services, Inc., serving the greater Sacramento, CA area, is looking for a passionate and driven Neurologic Music Therapist to join their growing clinical team. This position will be responsible for providing high-quality Neurologic Music Therapy services for adults in both outpatient and inpatient medical settings. The music therapist will facilitate individual and group sessions, initiate co-treatment sessions with interdisciplinary team (PT/OT/SLP), and be comfortable leading in-services for the interdisciplinary team. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.


General Qualifications:

  • Must hold MT-BC credential and NMT credential (NMT - Fellow Preferred)
  • Master’s Degree preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturdays. (Please do not apply if this is not possible).
  • 2 years experience providing Neurologic Music Therapy treatment preferred.
  • Strong clinical skills in administering NMT interventions.
  • Ability to be flexible and operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-motivated, possessing grit and integrity
  • Current CPR Certification (Healthcare Provider)
  • Recent TB/PPD screening within one year (may be done upon hire)
  • Strong clinical musicianship skills - excellent rhythmic skills, comfortable with improvisation and songwriting, and using a variety of repertoire.
  • Technical skills:  Epic/EHR systems; Google Drive/Workspace applications.
  • Physical Requirements: carrying equipment, sight, mobility, sitting/standing.
  • Able to pass background check and basic health/drug screening upon hire.
  • Must have a vehicle and be willing to drive to locations.
  • Proof of Vaccinations: (Covid-19, annual flu, varicella, MMR, Tdap, Hep B)

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Rate $35.00-$40.00/hour, commensurate with experience.
  • Typical schedule includes 8 hour day at one site (inclusive of 4-5 sessions, documentation, planning, meetings).
  • Medical Benefits effective after 60 days of employment. (50% of premium paid).
  • Dental/Vision/AFLAC plans available.
  • Retirement Plan (Employer matching up to 3% after 1 year of employment)
  • Sick/Wellness leave converts to PTO after 6 months.
  • Eligible to accrue up to 6 Days/48 hours of PTO per year of employment.
  • Select Paid Holidays are added annually based on length of employment.
  • Annual and periodic performance-based raises.
  • AMTA dues reimbursement
  • Continuing Education stipend of $300 OR VIP membership with musictherapyed.com
  • Consistent support from Clinical Director, and NMT/F with 20+yrs experience.
  • Teambuilding social/off-site events (covid recommendations permitting).

Settings/Locations/Schedule:

  • Sutter Rehabilitation Institute (Roseville, CA): Inpatient neuro-rehabilitation hospital Wednesdays & Saturdays (16 hrs).
  • Sutter Neuroscience Institute (Sacramento, CA): Outpatient neuro-rehabilitation setting Thursday & Friday (16 hrs).
  • Growth to pediatric outpatient settings, and in-home services planned within one year. Candidate would have the option to add additional day of work.

Our Ideal Candidate Will Be Able To…

  • Demonstrate knowledge of various diagnoses related to neurological injury or disease (i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, etc.).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various clinical presentations resulting from a neurologic injury or disease (i.e. aphasia, apraxia, left neglect, gait deficits, etc.).
  • Conduct an individual evaluation/assessment and develop a treatment plan using appropriate assessment tools with individualized therapeutic nonmusical goals and objectives.
  • Implement NMT interventions within the sensorimotor, speech and language, and cognitive domains.
  • Evaluate patient/client progress through progress reports and documentation of sessions.
  • Update goals/objectives as needed when met within the treatment plan and complete discharge summaries when appropriate.
  • Develop “in-home” programs and resources for patients/clients to complete individually.
  • Communicate and consult with interdisciplinary teams, parents/guardians, caregivers, other professionals as needed within therapeutic scope about progress.
  • Collaborate within an interdisciplinary team to provide the highest quality of care to our patients/clients.
  • Provide NMT sessions effectively across the healthcare continuum including: telehealth, co-treatments, groups, in-home, outpatient, and inpatient medical settings.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality as mandated by HIPAA.
  • Clean/sanitize instruments and/or equipment with appropriate materials.
  • Attend and participate in supervision as requested and recommended by the Clinical Director/Supervisor.
  • Attend professional development opportunities to maintain credential and advance clinical skills.

TO APPLY:

Prepare current resume, cover letter and 2 videos. Videos should demonstrate musical ability using piano and/or guitar. Please share how you would use your chosen music for therapeutic purposes, what goals you could address and in what setting(s).

Once we receive your documents we will notify you to request an interview. The interview is a 6 part process including initial phone/zoom interview, Official Application written questions, Reference communications, Executive Team interview, All-Team interview; In-person (preferred), Working interview (if requested).

Email documents and video links to:

Tara McConnell, MT-BC, Executive Director, tara@mcconnellmts.com

We are highly motivated to fill this position as soon as possible, and it will remain open until filled.


Contact Information:

Ph: 916-996-1589

PO Box 9026 - Auburn, CA 95604