Music Therapist Job

Children's Health - Social Work Careers

Job Number: 52562

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 10-29-2017



Provide music therapy to patients for emotional concerns. Responsible for providing music therapy in fulfillment of therapeutic objectives to patients and families at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Ensure children receive the best music therapy possible according to CMC's policy. This is a full time position, day shift.


The following describes the basic position duties that an employee MUST be able to perform for this role. This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below DOES NOT identify all duties performed by any single person in the position.

Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field

Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market

Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Works independently, receives minimal guidance

Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus


Responsible for providing music therapy interventions to address the following needs of the patient and /or patient family: Diagnosis of terminal illness, Psychosocial issues, Grief and Bereavement issues, Group Activity, Developmental concerns, Acute crisis, Withdrawal and/or depression and Psychiatric disorders.

Create and manage patient treatment plans, maintain patient documentation, develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of the health care team.

Educate staff across numerous disciplines regarding psychosocial and emotional concerns and the benefits of music therapy.


Direct - Indicates that the person in the position directly provides care, treatment or services to the patient. Ex: Nurses, Physical/Occupational Therapists, RCPs.


Six months to one year of related experience required

Two to three years of job related experience preferred


Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience preferred


Music Therapist Board Certification required

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.

Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.

Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.

Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.

Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.


Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and may require walking or standing to a significant degree.

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