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Glengariff Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

Glen Cove, NY

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LocationGlen Cove, New York 11542
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-01-31
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Valid Through2023-12-24

Job Description:

Creative Arts and Music Therapist

The main responsibility of the Create Arts and Music Therapist position is ensuring they help patients/residents maximize overall function and well-being. The art and music therapist will show understanding of the patients’/residents’ needs and interests and will create and facilitate programs that are meaningful and stimulating to patients/residents. The Therapist will be responsible for facilitating group programs, as well as one-to-one activities. The Therapist will also need to be comfortable with using a computer and other forms of devices, as they are responsible for documentation and accurate record-keeping. A strong commitment to the safety of patients/residents is also required. Ideal candidates will bring innovative ideas, enthusiasm, and clear understanding of the Creative Arts and Music Therapist role.

Creative Arts and Music Therapist Position Description:

Interventions to provide the clinical assessment and treatment of patients in a Skilled Nursing Facility.

  • Resident participates in the clinical training and supervision of creative arts therapy interns; and supports special programming, research, and education.

  • Assesses the clinical needs of each subacute patient, as well as, those needs of our long-term residents, whether they have additional neurodivergent diagnoses, patients with neurocognitive disorders, psychiatric diagnoses, or additional physical limitations.

  • Identify and implement appropriate music and art therapy techniques and interventions to address targeted goals.

  • Effectively document the observations and results of the creative music and art therapy interventions

  • Selects, adapts, and/or adjusts to creative music and art therapy techniques and interventions in accordance with resident’s abilities and rehabilitation goals.

  • Collaborates with an interdisciplinary care team regarding patient/resident care.

  • Plans, implements, and creates weekly creative music and art therapy programs.

  • Facilitates psychosocial activities as a therapeutic tool in order to normalize life in an skilled nursing facility setting and while under COVID-19 DOH guidelines.

  • Utilize reminiscence and validation therapy as an intervention in appropriate situations during creative arts therapy programming.

  • Assists in facilitating interactions between residents and their peers during programs, as well as in gathering areas.

  • Coordinates and supervises the transportation of residents to & from all programs and activities as established by facility policy on socially distant programs in specific areas.

  • Participates in and adheres to employee health and safety in-services & trainings.

  • Conducts all activities within established safety and infection control procedures and guidelines, being flexible to the changing DOH guidelines for COVID-19 protocols.

  • Utilizes required personal protective equipment as needed and as per facility policies.

  • Operates equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturer’s directions and facility procedures.

  • Receives annual health assessment including appropriate screening for tuberculosis.

  • Corrects unsafe or hazardous conditions encountered, if unable to correct, report condition to supervisor upon discovery.

  • Responds appropriately to Codes called during drills and emergencies.

  • Reports all accidents and incidents to supervisor immediately upon occurrence.

  • Ensures safety of patient/resident at all times and that equipment is secure at all times.

  • Ensures the proper disinfection of equipment after each use.

  • Ensures that waste containing blood and other potentially infectious bodily fluids is disposed of properly.

  • Ensures adherence to facility and Department of Health infection control protocol specifically for COVID-19.

    Creative Arts and Music Therapist Population Served: As both a nursing home and subacute rehab center, we serve a wide range of age groups, mainly within the geriatric category, and physical, neurocognitive, personality, developmental, and emotional disabilities and diagnoses.

    Creative Arts and Music Therapist Job Requirements/Qualifications/Competencies:

    Evidence of exposure and experience in working with the geriatric population for at least 1 year and/or working in the field for 1 year. Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, or related recreation experience, preferably with one of the following certifications:

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

  • Music Therapist (MT-BC)

  • Registered Art Therapist (ATR)

  • Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT)

  • Creative Art Therapist (LCAT or LP-CAT)

    Shift Needs:


    Some weekends/holidays required

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID: 8041102342773909828

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