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Clinical Music Therapist

The Cleveland Music School Settlement (The Music Settlement) seeks a Clinical Music Therapist who will advance and support the mission of The Music Settlement “To welcome all to our music and arts community to learn, create, inspire, and heal.”


The Music Settlement is a non-profit community music school with three Centers—Music, Early Childhood, and Music Therapy—and Bop Stop, a performance venue. We provide accessible, life-enhancing music and arts experiences to people of all ages and abilities. Our Center for Music Therapy was the first community music therapy program in the United States. Our diverse group of music therapists serve individuals and groups at our two clinic locations as well as partnership agencies throughout the greater Cleveland area.


Reports to: Chair, Center for Music Therapy


Essential duties and responsibilities:
• Professional development

  • Demonstrate active involvement in program and center development.
  • Initiate and/or maintain contact with other professionals, family members, agencies, and colleagues as required by assignment.
  • Demonstrate positive response to supervision, including compliance, follow-through, and feedback.
  • Follow Policies and Procedures guidelines of The Music Settlement and its Center for Music Therapy.
  • Adhere to the Standards of Clinical Practice and the Code of Ethics of the American Music Therapy Association and the Code of Professional Practice of the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
  • Actively engage in continuing education and professional reading.
  • Manage time effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintain files, work, and office areas in orderly manner.

• Direct Service

  • Design and implement effective music therapy program following Music Settlement and agency-specific standards.
  • Coordinate therapy, maintain ongoing relationship(s) and communicate with others involved with client(s).
  • Conduct music therapy interviews/assessments as directed and/or required by assignment.
  • Prepare music therapy session plans, documentation, and materials with detail and quality required.
  • Demonstrate musicality, creativity, and musical knowledge in design and implementation of sessions.
  • Design and apply creative solutions to challenges in therapy, resulting in appropriate and effective therapeutic plans in a timely fashion.
  • Accept other assignments and attend regularly occurring and scheduled events as directed by supervisor and Center for Music Therapy.

• Administration

  • Act as on-site coordinator of music therapy services when assigned to agency.
  • Maintain regular and timely communication with Music Settlement supervisor and agency coordinator, providing current information in areas which fall within jurisdiction of each position.
  • Inform Music Settlement supervisor and secure required agency approval prior to making professional presentations, writing for publications, or being interviewed concerning execution of professional responsibilities.
  • Be knowledgeable concerning and follow agency-specific policies related to the workplace.
  • Supervise other staff members, interns, students, or volunteers as assigned.

Qualifications:
Individual must be a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) or pass the examination within three months of employment; possess excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and musical skills; have access to reliable and insured transportation; personally adhere to all policies and practices of The Music Settlement; and encourage a diverse, respectful, healthy, and productive work environment for the staff and clients with whom he/she works and supervises.

Please submit a resume and statement of interest to:
Amy Rodgers Smith, MMT, MT-BC
Chair, Center for Music Therapy
The Music Settlement
11125 Magnolia Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44106
P: 216.231.5035


The Music Settlement is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate in employment or admission on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law, in the administration of its employment or educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered policies and programs.

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