Music Therapist

Education Albany, New York


Description

The Center for Disability Services offers hope, innovation and achievement to the people we support. 

For 80 years, we have been one of upstate New York’s largest providers of programs and services for individuals who have disabilities.  Many of the innovative programs and vital services that we offer are not available elsewhere.

We are looking for an Music Therapist to join our agency.


Provides quality music therapy services:

  • Provides individual and group music therapy IEP services to students in Cloverpatch and Langan programs, in accordance with each student’s IEP.
  • Supplements students’ program through 30-minute classroom music sessions, focusing on large group activities.

In support of these services:

  • Develops and implements an appropriate treatment plan based upon goals, physician’s diagnosis, order or referrals, and the IEP of each student. Evaluates treatment outcomes and modifies treatment plans as needed.
  • Provides Parent Progress notes as required by IEP. Develop formal IEP annual review for assigned students according to Cloverpatch/Langan policies and procedures.
  • Develops formal evaluations, including goals, upon request of school district CPSE and County EI
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation of each session as required by the program. Maintains schedules and statistics as related to NY State requirements.
  • Communicates and cooperates with physicians, program administrators, classroom team, parents, caregivers, school districts, and county service providers
  • Attends multi-disciplinary and IFSP, CPSE and CSE meetings when directed.
  • Maintains clinical and professional knowledge base
  • Plans and conducts in-service educational programs.
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in field of Music Therapy or Graduate degree of Music Therapy
    • Minimum of 1 year experience specifically in: working with developmentally and/or physically disabled individuals or those with neurological disorders.
    • Specialized training, license, certification, skills - Music Therapist Board Certification (MT-BC)
  • At The Center for Disability Services, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees and the people we support.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any protected class of job applicant or employee in our employment practices.