Music Therapist/Lifestyle Coordinator – Part-Time

New York, NY
The Bristal at York Avenue
20.00 Hourly
18.00  Hourly
Part Time

Looking for a career where you can make a difference in someone else's life? Where opportunities abound to advance your future, both personally and professionally? The Bristal Assisted Living is the place for you. You'll thrive in a premier senior care organization that values you as an individual — not just your experience and skillsets, but your unique talents and energy. You'll enrich the community in which you work, and that community will enrich you. We call what we do at The Bristal "hospitality with a higher purpose." We know you'll make an impactful difference. Because the difference is you. Come join us!

We are seeking a creative, compassionate, hands-on Music Therapist/Lifestyle Coordinator to assist in presenting and coordinating recreational programs for our assisted living residents, as well as residents with Alzheimer's disease or dementia in our dedicated Reflections Memory Care Neighborhood. You will assist residents in making the adjustment to a new concept of living at our luxury assisted living community, not only encouraging them to continue pursuing their interests, hobbies and lifestyle activities, but also to develop new and stimulating interests, as well. You will help plan fun and safe trips to suitable destinations, such as art galleries, theaters, music venues, racetracks, sports events as well as religious and cultural programs. You will also help prepare, print and distribute copies of our monthly calendar, newsletters and memos to residents. You will also be expected to perform planned activities in the absence of the Director of Recreation. In this role you will maintain a knowledge of resident backgrounds, hobbies, special interests, and spoken languages, etc., and use this knowledge to encourage resident engagement and participation. The loving attention you bring to the assistance you provide is fundamental to the quality of life and the general wellbeing of our residents every day.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills/qualifications:

  • One year's prior experience working with a senior population, and those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia a plus
  • At least 6 months of Recreation activity experience (art therapy, music therapy) or event leadership experience, and preferably in assisted living, long-term care or a similar industry setting
  • Be outgoing, warm and have a genuine caring personality
  • Able to create programs that get residents involved and excited
  • Be dependable and able to supervise activities, special events and safe excursions for the residents
  • Has creative talents in one or more areas, such as art, music, readings, dance, etc.
  • Always maintaining oneself well-groomed and properly attired
  • Demonstrates good listening and communication skills and always presents a positive spirit and professional attitude
  • Possesses a proven ability to lead classes and other instructional learning sessions and speak in front of a group setting with ease, confidence and clarity
  • Holds a high school diploma or equivalent at a minimum

New Jersey locations: Must have or be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, subject to legal accommodations