Music Therapist/ Recreation Assistant - Full Time

Wayne, NJ
Recreation
06-19-2019
The Bristal at Wayne NJ
Depends on Experience 
Full Time
Day Shift

At the present time we are looking for a creative, hands on Music Therapist to facilitate and assist in coordinating recreational programs for our Assisted Living and Alzheimer's/Dementia Memory Care Residents.

Full Time Schedule includes 30hrs, covering the day shift 9am-5pm three days a week and one evening shift a week from 12noon-8pm.

  • Assist Residents in their adjustments to a new concept of lifestyle as well as in the continuation of interests, hobbies and activities they may have previously pursued
  • Assist planning trips to various suitable destinations, i.e.., art galleries, theater, music, racetracks, sports events, religious and cultural programs
  • Help prepare, print and distribute copies of monthly calendar, newsletters and memos to Residents
  • Assists in developing new and stimulating activities and encourage and coordinate Resident involvement
  • Perform planned activities in the absence of the Recreation Director
  • Maintain knowledge of Residents’ backgrounds, hobbies, special interests, and languages spoken, etc., and uses this knowledge to encourage Resident involvement

Experience:

  • One year prior experience working with the geriatric population or patients with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
  • At least 6 months of Music Therapy experience preferably in an Assisted Living, Long Term Care or similar industry setting
  • Experience in facilitating music therapy groups, therapeutic drumming, song writing, composition, choir, music lessons and music education programs.

Qualifications:

  • Music Therapy degree from an accredited program and MT-BC license in current standing
  • Proficient in guitar, piano and ukulele preferred
  • Outgoing, warm and caring personality
  • Ability to create a program to get Residents involved and excited
  • Dependable and able to supervise activities, special events and excursions for the Residents
  • Creative talents in one or more areas such as art, music, readings, dance, etc
  • Well groomed and properly attired, professional attitude
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Proven ability to lead classes/instructional learning sessions and speak in front of a group setting with ease and clarity