RhythmWORKS Music Therapy, LLC is looking for an Independent Contractor. Located in Dupage County in Chicago’s western suburbs, we are dedicated to providing exceptional services to our clients.
We are looking for a responsible, independent, self-motivated and creative music therapist! Your caseload entails working in special education, Pre-K thru Middle School with moderate, severe and profound groups with developmental disabilities, autism and/or behavioral disorders. There may also be opportunities to work with adults with developmental disabilities. This position is for MT’s with experience with these populations.
Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy or Music Therapy Equivalency
Ability to demonstrate strong clinical musicianship on guitar and vocal skills
At lease 1 year experience working with groups who have Autism or internship with strong focus in Autism.
Experience with severe and profound multi-needs and/or BD/LD populations
Professional Liability Insurance (active by hire date)
Illinois Substitute Teacher License
Pass Background Check
Reliable transportation and up to date auto insurance
Have your own guitar and rhythm instruments
Follow American Music Therapy Association and Certification Board for Music Therapists standards of practice
Position begins in August, for 2017-2018 school year (with option for contract renewal)
School based, group sessions (up to 20+ per week)
Competitive pay based on experience and credentials
Create your own schedule
Team meetings/Intervention exchange option
Access to additional instruments/movement props
Caseload includes travel to different locations in Dupage county (could include: Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream)
Links to video demonstrating vocal and guitar skills. Please demonstrate songs that would be appropriate when working with children or teens with special needs. If using well-known songs like Old MacDonald, please explain how you would use with population. (If possible, a video of you facilitating a music therapy session is preferred)