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Music Therapist

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*LIST ALL PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE.* State application must be filled out completely. There should be no unexplained gaps of employment. Please include all previous employers along with their telephone numbers. Resumes and other documents may accompany the application, but will not serve as a substitute for an application. Please call 804-524-7111 for any assistance needed. To be considered for this position, you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. State application must be filled out completely. There should be no unexplained gaps of employment. Please include all previous employers along with their telephone numbers. CSH only accepts online applications Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted. Central State Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit package to include your choice of four health insurance plans, paid life insurance and retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave. Central State Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Employment opportunities are open to all regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability. If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify the Human Resources Office at 804-524-7111 during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CSH is a tobacco-free campus.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Music Therapist
Role Title Therapy Assistant/Therapist I - 49231
Job Open Date 12/22/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range to commensurate with experience
Agency Central State Hospital (703)
Agency Website www.csh.dbhds.virginia.gov
Location Petersburg - 730
Sublocation
Position Number 01781
Job Posting Number 1032772
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 03
Job Description

Central State Hospital has openings for Music Therapists in 2 of our civil programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: completion of treatment team functions including completion of client assessments, formulation of treatment plans including treatment objectives and interventions, the development and implementation of quality music therapy services foradult patients, ranging in age from 18 to 65 years old as well as conducting evening, weekend and holiday leisure services. Services provided are therapeutic, goal oriented and directed toward (re)habilitation and/or modification of specific mental, physical or social behaviors, as directed by the treatment plan. Additional duties will include (but are not limited to): operating a state vehicle, participating in special unit activities , department and hospital activities, and utilizing Recovery and TOVA techniques with clients.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have a Music Therapy Degree (graduate or undergraduate) from an accredited school; Work/internship in Music Therapy under a Board Certified Music Therapist, Some experience dealing with various types of mental and physical disorders. Experience in evaluating, establishing treatment intervention and assessing effectiveness of treatment interventions is also required. Candidates should also be Board certified or complete certification within 1 year of hire.

Valid driver’s license is required.

Candidates must be able to work irregular work week and hours when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements

An extensive criminal history background investigation, reference checks, and drug testing will be conducted.

Special Instructions to Applicants

LIST ALL PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE.
State application must be filled out completely. There should be no unexplained gaps of employment. Please include all previous employers along with their telephone numbers. Resumes and other documents may accompany the application, but will not serve as a substitute for an application. Please call 804-524-7111 for any assistance needed.

To be considered for this position, you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. State application must be filled out completely. There should be no unexplained gaps of employment. Please include all previous employers along with their telephone numbers. CSH only accepts online applications Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.

Central State Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit package to include your choice of four health insurance plans, paid life insurance and retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave.

Central State Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Employment opportunities are open to all regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability.

If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify the Human Resources Office at 804-524-7111 during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CSH is a tobacco-free campus.

Contact Information

Name Human Resources
Phone 804-524-7111
Fax 804-524-7562
Email employment@csh.dbhds.virginia.gov
Address

26317 West Washington Street
P.O. Box 4030
Building#113
Petersburg, Virginia 23803

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a degree in Music Therapy?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you a Board Certified Music Therapist or eligible to sit for the certification exam within 1 year of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working on a treatment team and experience with the development of treatment plans?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe the groups that you have conducted while treating patients with mental illness symptoms?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your work experience and/or internship in Music Therapy under a Board Certified Music Therapist.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  8. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  9. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  10. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript