Music Therapist

Job Locations US-PA-North Wales
Requisition ID
Position Category
Social Services
Position Type
Per Diem (as needed basis)


Ascend Hospice - is part of the Ascend family of Healthcare Companies. Our mission is to define excellence within the health care community. We are dedicated to inspiring people to live better lives through innovative health and wellness programs, products and services. We treat residents, their families and each other with respect, dignity and compassion. Through a collaborative and consultative approach, we strive to provide a framework of strength and stability for our patients, families and associates. We work to maintain the highest standards of care and service for our patients, families and valued employees.


We are proud to Offer:

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Opportunities to advance and grow your career
  • And More!

If working with people who are dedicated, compassionate, and concerned about their patients is essential to you, then you'll appreciate being a part of our team. We've built a strong reputation on the outstanding level of care that we provide.


Ascend Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Great new Career Opportunity in Hospice!


Now Hiring - Music Therapist - [North Wales, PA]


Hours: M-F 8:30AM to 5:00PM


The Music Therapist will be responsible for:

  1. Demonstrates basic knowledge of the purpose, intent, and function of music therapy for various client populations.
  2. Demonstrates basic knowledge of philosophical, psychological, physiological, and sociological bases for the use of music as therapy.
  3. Demonstrates basic knowledge of the use of current technologies in music therapy assessment, treatment and evaluation.
  4. Help patients to restore and maintain mental health, increase comprehension abilities, improve physical abilities and improve their overall wellbeing.
  5. Instruct patients individually or in groups in prescribed instrumental or vocal music and music projective techniques such as guided imagery, progressive relaxation, or awareness of conscious feelings.
  6. Communicates assessment findings and recommendations in written and verbal forms.
  7. Observes and records accurately the client's responses to assessment.
  8. Selects and implements effective culturally based methods for assessing the client's assets and problems through music.
  9. Identifies the client's therapeutic needs through an analysis and interpretation of music therapy and related assessment data.
  10. Selects or creates music therapy experiences and settings that meet the needs of the client.
  11. Formulates goals and objectives for individuals and group therapy based upon assessment findings.
  12. Provides preliminary estimates of frequency and duration of treatment.
  13. Offers sensory stimulation that allows the client to use visual, auditory, or tactile cues.
  14. Promotes relaxation and/or stress in music therapy sessions.
  15. Utilizes therapeutic verbal skills in music therapy sessions.
  16. Sequences and paces music experiences within a session according to the client's needs and situational factors.
  17. Conducts or facilitates group and individual music therapy with the use of improvisational skills.
  18. Creates a physical environment (e.g. arrangement of space, furniture, equipment, and instruments) that is conducive to effective therapy.
  19. Develops and maintains a repertoire of music for age, culture, and cognitive differences.



Bachelor's Degree Required

Master's Degree preferred


Professional Experience:

  •  2-4 years of related experience
  • Basic instrument-playing ability, moderate vocal skills and considerable knowledge of music styles
  • Ability to develop and use a variety of musical applications to coordinate a treatment plan


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