Recruitment – Career Opportunities in Singapore

Are you a professional music therapist with internationally recognized credentials such as MT-BC (USA), HPC (UK), RMT (Australia/Canada), RMTh (NZ) who is interested in opportunities in Singapore?  Please apply directly to the openings posted below. Kindly direct questions or broken links to musictherapy.sg@gmail.com


1. Music Therapist – SINGAPORE GENERAL HOSPITAL

Full-time

Position listed: 2 February 2021

Singapore General Hospital is Singapore’s largest flagship tertiary hospital with an 10,000-strong multi-generation diversified workforce and a rich 190 years history. Every year, the SGH Campus caters to over 1 million patients, providing advanced medical care under its 36 clinical specialties.

As an academic hospital, SGH plays a key role in nurturing doctors, nurses and allied health professionals and is committed to innovative translational and clinical research to provide the best care and outcomes to patients.
We offer a challenging, family-friendly and conducive work environment with enormous scope and opportunities to meet your career aspirations, advancement and personal development.

 

Job Description

You will develop and provide individualised and group music therapy to patients (both in the inpatient and outpatient settings) in various clinical areas such as neurology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, plastic surgery (burns), hematology, and hearing impairment. You will also conduct educational programmes and research on music therapy as appropriate, and collect data outcomes and indicators.

Job Requirements

  • Masters/Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy or the equivalent
  • Applicants with prior relevant working experience will be an added advantage
  • Applicants must hold a valid professional license to practice as a Music Therapist with their affiliated country of training & registered as a professional member with the Association for Music Therapy In Singapore

APPLICATION

Please apply via https://www.jobstreet.com.sg/en/job/music-therapist-8292003


2. Music Therapist – ST. LUKE’S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Part-time (0.5FTE), Permanent

Position listed: 2 February 2021

St Luke’s Hospital is a 243-bedded community hospital of excellence committed to providing compassionate and quality care, with a multi-disciplinary approach including medical, nursing and rehabilitative care.

We strongly encourage and support our staff in continuous education and professional development. Remuneration will be according to experience and market rates. Career opportunities await suitable candidates.

In the current rehabilitation department, you would be joining one current Music Therapist. We are inviting suitably qualified candidates to apply for a full time/part time position of Senior Music Therapist / Music Therapist.

Responsibilities:

Clinical Duties

  • Provide quality and professional Music Therapy services at Inpatient and Outpatient Services. These include but are not limited to individual and group music therapy
  • Plan, review and assess progress with clear documentation
  • Set relevant goals and objectives with the patient and their caregivers (where applicable)
  • Execute music interventions to improve patient care such as expression, attention, mood, participation, reduction of undesirable behaviour, relieve symptoms, enhance spiritual or psychological comfort as well as assist in gross/fine motor and communication deficits
  • Provide clinical reports and records on the following according to hospital standards:
  1. Initial assessment
  2. Review and subsequent assessments
  3. Therapy goals
  4. Weekly review therapy plan
  5. Treatment updates
  6. Discharge planning (with measure outcomes)
  • Participate in case conferences, team meetings and family meetings
  • Carry out proper hand over when required
  • Ensure safety measures to protect patients during therapy
  • Communicate to patient/family member to enhance therapy care, skill application and promote therapeutic carry over after therapy session
  • Discuss cases with multidisciplinary team
  • Develop and implement more appropriate treatment plans and new/modified programs when necessary

Administrative Duties

  • Responsible for daily billing
  • Organize caseload coverage and work distribution
  • Document and report incident when necessary

Education and Training

  • Supervise music therapists (MTs) and newly joined MTs (if needed)
  • Participate in departmental in-service training
  • Conduct in-service education for other professionals and students
  • Teach and supervise volunteers or Music Therapy students in their clinical placements
  • Give talks/lectures when applicable
  • Participate in research activities, if any undertaken
  • Develop new programs to improve care

Requirements:

  • Candidates should possess at least a Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy from an accredited institution with national credentials: e.g. MT-BC(USA), HCPC (UK), RMT (Australia & Canada), RMth (NZ) and IACAT (Ireland)
  • Have prior experience with geriatric rehabilitation and dementia. NMT training an asset.
  • Proficiency with keyboard, guitar, percussion and vocal ability and familiarity with wide range of music genres (familiarity with Asian repertoire and geriatric population is an asset).
  • Respect a wide range of cultural or spiritual practices and beliefs
  • Able to work independently with good communication and documentation skills
  • Must have an interest to work with the elderly in a hospital environment
  • Ability to communicate in vernacular languages is an asset

APPLICATION

Interested applicants, please email your application with a detailed CV and academic transcripts directly to hr@stluke.org.sg.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


3. Music Therapist – THYE HUA KUAN THK HOMES FOR THE DISABLED 

Full-time, Permanent

Position listed: 30 January 2021

Location: Jalan Eunos

THK Home for Disabled @ Eunos (formerly known as Moral Home for Disabled) was established on 1 June 1989.  It aims to develop residents and assist them in finding sustained employment in the community and receive a regular income. With its barrier-free access facilities, THK Home for The Disabled @ Eunos is able to introduce new initiatives and innovative programmes for all residents in the areas of training and developmental growth, social recreational activities, as well as employment or career opportunities. The Home also facilitates programmes to meet various development needs for children with special needs (7-16 years old) who are neglected or have limited caregiver support.

Job scope:

As a Music Therapist, you will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team in the rehabilitation and habilitation of residents and clients with intellectual disabilities and co-morbidities. You seek to establish a connection – a shared musical experience – with residents/clients in the pursuit of therapeutic goals based on the resident/client’s behavioural profile and needs. You work with residents and clients either in groups or on a one-to-one basis.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor/Master of Arts in Music Therapy from an accredited institution
  • Registration with relevant professional body or music therapy association
  • Able to work well with other professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with the guitar or keyboard and in vocal skills
  • Teamwork and passion to serve the intellectual disabilities

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Assess the resident/client’s needs
  • Plan, conduct, review and assess therapy sessions to monitor effectiveness and to aid the planning of subsequent sessions
  • Encourage residents/clients to take part in the session and support them by responding musically
  • Encourage residents/clients to use a range of accessible musical instruments and their own voice to express themselves
  • Help residents/clients to explore the world of sound and create a musical language of their own
  • Support residents/clients’ creative development and facilitate positive changes in their behaviour and well-being
  • Help residents/clients to develop an increased self-awareness
  • Write and maintain case notes and reports
  • Maintain musical instruments and music therapy equipment

Job Grade: T III 1

First Level Reports to: Assistant Senior Social Worker

Second Level Reports to: Divisional Director

Division/Department: THK Homes Division

APPLICATION

Interested applicants, please email your detailed CV and academic transcripts to career@thkmc.org.sg


 4. Music Therapist – THYE HUA KUAN MORAL CHARITIES LIMITED (THK EIPIC)

Full-time, Contract

Position listed: 21 December 2020

Location: Central/North

THK Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) Centres provide early intervention for children with developmental needs below 7 years of age. We focus on functional outcomes for both the children and their families. Our music therapy programme increases engagement and learning of the children through music-making and also provides an added platform for emotional regulation and self-expression.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor / Master of Arts in Music Therapy from an accredited institution
  • Registration with relevant Professional Body or Music Therapy Association
  • Able to work well with other professionals as part of a transdisciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with the guitar or keyboard, and in vocal skills

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Providing music therapy sessions;
  • Assessing the client’s needs;
  • Planning, reviewing and assessing therapy sessions to monitor effectiveness and to aid the planning of subsequent sessions;
  • Actively participating in sessions through music-making, singing and listening;
  • Encouraging clients to take part in the session, and supporting them by responding musically;
  • Encouraging clients to use a range of accessible musical instruments (such as percussion) and their own voice to express themselves;
  • Helping clients explore the world of sound and to create a musical language of their own;
  • Improvising with music as a reaction to what the client is communicating in order to enhance the individual nature of the relationship;
  • Supporting the client’s creative development and facilitating positive changes in their behaviour and well-being;
  • Helping the client develop an increased self-awareness;
  • Assessing the musical and non-musical behaviours of the client;
  • Writing and maintaining case notes and reports;
  • Collaborating with the transdisciplinary team to better support the client’s needs;
  • Reporting progress to families, carers, relevant agencies or professional staff;

APPLICATION

Interested applicants, please email your detailed CV and academic transcripts to patriciasue@thkmc.org.sg