Music Therapy Per Diem (LSP)

Queens, NY
Part Time
Adolescent Residential Care

 Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs. 

Job Summary: The music therapist will provide individual music therapy sessions to youth in the 18 bed boys SED (serious emotional disturbance) Limited Secure Program that are interested in participating in this service. In the event that group sessions are needed, the music therapist will provide groups as well. The music therapist will also help prepare youth for events where youth will have the opportunity to perform and share their music with others. 

Essential Functions 

  • Responsible for assuring the delivery of music therapy to adjudicated youth ages 13-18
  • Prepares youth for assigned shows and events 
  • Submits weekly progress notes and invoices for each session delivered 
  • Reports to the creative arts clinical coordinator on a weekly basis and attends clinical supervision once per month. 
  • Models and promotes dependable, responsible, professional and accountable behavior including positive program norms, enthusiasm, and teamwork primacy 
  • Addresses and discourages negative behaviors in youth while promoting positive behaviors
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Creative Arts Clinical Coordinator 


  • Master’s in Music Therapy required.



It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. 

Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms  



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