Aug 26, 2022

Music Therapist

  • TrulyHired
  • Newtonville, Newton, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Department:Student ServicesJob Title:Music TherapistFLSA Status:
(Exempt/Non-exempt)NTA-Unit AReports to:Coordinator of Speech, Language and Hearing ServicesIn compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.

The Music Therapist is responsible for planning, organizing, developing and conducting a comprehensive music therapy program for students as outlined in their Individualized Educational Plans and according to state and federal laws.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Appropriate licensure Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC)
  • Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use technology effectively

Desired Qualifications:
  • Self-motivated learner
  • Intuition and creativity
  • The ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • The ability to deal effectively with challenging situations
  • Experience with varied behavior management techniques
  • Comfortable collaborating with other related service providers

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

  • Perform Music Therapy evaluations, consultations and effectively communicate results
  • Prepare and deliver instructional lessons with clear and measurable outcomes
  • Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds
  • Use a wide variety of teaching techniques to support student learning
  • Design and demonstrate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Implement accommodations and curricular modifications as specified in educational plans (IEPs) and as needed to meet the learning needs of students
  • Use a variety of formal and informal assessments to accurately measure student progress toward and to modify further instruction.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on instruction and assessment design
  • Participate actively in faculty, department and team meetings
  • Set professional development goals, develop professional development plans, and participate in professional development activities that improve teaching practice
  • Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents, and the community
  • Follow safety procedures and written and verbal instructions
  • Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work Environment:
  • Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day, however there may be occasions for afterschool meetings (ex: Back to School Night). Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.

Physical Requirements:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.
  • Regularly required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Position Type:Full-time
Job Categories :Career Education > Music
Classroom Teacher > Music Education
Equal Opportunity Employer

Newton Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Contact Information

  • Kendall Sorensen
  • 100 Walnut Street
  • Newton,Massachusetts 02460
  • Phone: 617-559-6005
  • Email: click here

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