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 – REN CI

Part-time/ Locum (0.5 FTE, 20 hours per week)

Position listed: 3 September 2020

Location: Central

Starting date: Immediate

Application closing date: 30 Sept 2020

Salary/Rate of Pay: $3300 – $4000 (salary will be prorated according to work hours)

Requirements:

  • Professional registration with the respective certification board for music therapists such as MT-BC (USA), HPC-UK Arts Therapist (UK), RMTh (New Zealand) and RMT (Australia).
  • Professional member in good standing with Association for Music Therapy Singapore.
  • Fluency in Asian languages and dialects will be an asset
  • Recognized degree in Music Therapy with full-time or supervised clinical experience with medical and hospice populations/advanced specialized post-graduate training with medical populations, e.g. NICU-MT, NMT, HPMT
  • Fresh graduates with full-time internship experience with medical/hospice populations will be considered
  • At least 1 year of experience in a hospice or palliative care setting will be preferred
  • Able to work well with a multidisciplinary team in ensuring the delivery of quality palliative care to patients and their families
  • A good team player who possesses drive, initiative and ability to work independently
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of, and proficiency with a wide range of music genres and musical instruments

Responsibilities

  • Provide music therapy services through evaluation of the patient’s cognitive and motor skills and response to music stimuli, utilization of various music techniques and materials such as playing instruments, singing, songwriting, music composition and improvisation.
  • Responsible for the planning and implementation of on-going programme of music activities and interventions designed to meet the interest and physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and families

APPLICATION

Interested applicants, please email your application with a detailed CV and all relevant academic transcripts to rencihr@renci.org.sg

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


2. Music Therapist – THYE HUA KWAN MORAL CHARITIES LIMITED (THK EIPIC)

Full-time, Contract

Position listed: 18 Aug 2020

Sector: Early Intervention/Children

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
  • Maintaining musical instruments and music therapy equipment.

APPLICATION

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

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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

Part-time, Permanent

Position listed: 26 May 2020, updated 19 Aug 2020

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.