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 – AWWA Ltd 

Part Time (Contract) 

Position listed: 31 May 2022

AWWA is a Singapore based social service agency, serving over 16,000 persons across life-stages yearly. Service include early-intervention for pre-schoolers, education and disability support for children and adult with additional needs, assistance to low income families, caregiver, and health and social assistance for vulnerable seniors.

We are looking for Music Therapist (Part Time) to be a part of our dynamic trans-disciplinary team of Allied Health Professionals which comprises Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapist, Music Therapist and (Associate)/Psychologist. The team provides a range of intervention programmes to support our client’s ability to participate in the home and community.

Job Description:

  • Design and develop overall music therapy programme for adults with disabilities (including but not limited to the following processes: referral, assessment, intake, intervention, evaluation, discharge) based on best practices aligned with overall service’s vision and mission.
  • Assess and identify the individual needs of clients and formulate, develop appropriate individualised music therapy programmes.
  • Plan and conduct individual and group music therapy sessions, utilising relevant approaches to meet the therapeutic needs of the clients.
  • Evaluate and document clients’ progress regularly
  • Contribute to case conferences and team meetings where appropriate
  • Evaluate music therapy services using appropriate outcome measures
  • Work closely with different disciplines involved in the rehabilitative treatment and care process.
  • Conduct in-services and workshops to centre staff on the use of music strategies in the setting based on service needs.
  • Manage and maintain inventory of music resources and equipment.

Job Requirements:

  • Recognised Degree/Master in Music Therapy
  • Valid professional registration from relevant governing body in country of education
  • Membership in Association for Music Therapy (Singapore) or recognised equivalent
  • Adept at applying the clinical skills of Music Therapy to achieve client outcomes
  • Prior working experience in a special education setting or in disability sector preferred
  • Team player with good communications skills to convey thoughts and ideas to various stakeholders, as well as to foster inter-professional collaboration to provide client-centric service and achieve best outcomes.
  • Able to commit 6 months contract

APPLICATION: 

Interested applicant may send a copy of your updated resume to awwahr@awwa.org.sg


2. MUSIC THERAPIST – THYE HUA KWAN EARLY INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN (THK EIPIC CCK & THK EIPIC WOODLANDS) 

Full Time (Permanent) 

Position listed: 9 Feb 2022 / 25 Apr 2022

Locations: Choa Chu Kang & Woodlands

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor / Master of Arts in Music Therapy from recognised institutions                  
  • Registration with relevant Professional Body or Music Therapy Association

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Determining therapy objectives with the client at the outset of the relationship; 
  • Planning, reviewing and assessing therapy sessions to monitor effectiveness and to aid the planning of subsequent sessions; 
  • Taking an active role in sessions by playing, 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; 
  • Recording therapy sessions, with the consent of the client(s); 
  • 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 clients; 
  • Writing up case notes and reports. Music therapists working in a clinical setting may spend a lot of time liaising with professional colleagues engaged in the care and development of their clients.

APPLICATION: 

Interested applicants, please apply via email: career@thkmc.org.sg


3. MUSIC THERAPIST – CHILDREN’S CANCER FOUNDATION

Full-Time (Permanent)

Position listed: 23 Feb 2022

Location: Geylang Bahru

We are a team dedicated to bringing our best to improve the quality of life of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. 

We share a common purpose guided by compassion, kindness and teamwork. We recognise one another’s contributions in providing holistic support on enhancing our beneficiaries’ psycho-social resilience and medical well-being.

We take pride and ownership of our work. Our commitment to personal learning and professional growth goes beyond formal training as we strive towards a culture of excellence in the way we deliver on our mission.

Responsibilities:

  • To assess and identify individual psycho-emotional and relational needs of children, formulate/develop and implement appropriate individualised therapy intervention programmes
  • To plan, implement individual therapy interventions providing guided self-expression experiences to help children recover from or cope with cognitive, emotional, or relational difficulties
  • To participate in the intake assessment session with other professionals when required to assess suitability of client for therapy
  • To contribute to case discussion and parent reviews on the client’s progress and all those involved in the care team
  • To observe and document assessment and provide written reports and recordings of individual sessions and client’s progress
  • Develop therapy-related programmes to address specific issues commonly presented by children and adolescents
  • Collaborate with other disciplines and incorporate therapy concepts in other relevant programmes
  • Keep up-to-date statistics and other relevant documentations
  • To be responsible for ordering materials/equipment
  • To participate in clinical supervision under the guidance of Senior Art or Play therapist

Requirements:

  • A Master degree in Music Therapy
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills, with the ability to show acceptance, empathy and focus on children
  • Ability to gain the trust of children
  • Resilience and insight for working with children in emotional distress
  • Broad knowledge of child development
  • A good understanding of the different ways children communicates their feelings
  • Flexibility in adapting to changes in medical environment and selecting play mediums to support child’s physical and emotional needs

APPLICATION

Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume to hr@ccf.org.sg


4. Music Therapist – RAINBOW CENTRE 

Full-Time (Permanent)

Position listed: 4 Oct 2021 

Location: Queenstown

“Music can change the world.” So make a difference as a Music Therapist!

At Rainbow Centre we envision a world where persons with disabilities are empowered and thriving in inclusive communities. We are always on the lookout for people who share our values, who are passionate about serving persons with disabilities and their families; and who are keen to keep learning so they can bring their best to the people we serve.

Our Accessibility Services aims to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities through effective therapy and psychological services so that they can achieve their highest level of independence and lead thriving lives.

Our Therapy Services team is looking for a Music Therapist to join us at our campus in Margaret Drive. The Music Therapist, working as part of an interdisciplinary team, will be responsible for the delivery of quality music therapy services and may work across a variety of settings at Rainbow Centre (early intervention, schools, out-of-school hours care and community outreach services etc).

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing quality clinical services to our clients
  • Proactively participate in service improvement to provide effective and client-centric service to achieve best client outcomes
  • Develop self and staff, engaging in reflective practice and professional and personal development

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Possess a Degree or Masters in Music Therapy or its equivalent
  • Registered with the respective Certification Board for Music Therapists such as MT-BC (USA), HPC-UK Arts Therapist (UK) and RMT (Australia).
  • Prior working experience in a special education setting will be a definite advantage
  • Good communications skills to convey thoughts and ideas succinctly to various stakeholders, as well as to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to provide client-centric service and achieve best outcomes.
  • Able to handle the physical demands of the role, such as lifting clients and equipment

APPLICATION

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to email your resume, duly completed Job Application Form together with copies of your Educational Certificates and Transcripts to careers@rainbowcentre.org.sg

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


5. Music Therapist – ABILITIES BEYOND LIMITATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS (ABLE) LTD

Contract, 1.5 to 3 hrs per week

Position listed: 20 Sep 2021 

Location: Toa Payoh

ABLE is a social service agency working with adults with physical challenges. Music Therapy is one of the programmes offered as part of our respite services, aiming to improve the quality of life of these adults. 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct group music therapy, utilising relevant approaches to meet the therapeutic needs of the clients referred to the programme.
  • Assess and identify client needs to set relevant goals and objectives with clients
  • Review progress of clients with clear documentation
  • Contribute to case conferences and team meetings where appropriate
  • Ensure safety measures to protect patients during therapy
  • Evaluate music therapy services using relevant outcome measurement tools
  • Develop and implement more appropriate treatment plans and new/modified programmes when necessary

Requirements: 

  • Accredited Bachelor or Master’s degree in Music Therapy
  • Valid professional registration from relevant governing body in country of education
  • Membership in Association for Music Therapy Singapore or recognised equivalent
  • Knowledge of, and proficiency in a wide range of music genres and musical instruments
  • At least 2 years of recent relevant working experience with disability population
  • Creative, energetic
  • Passion for working with adults with physical disability
  • Passion for continual learning
  • Good empathy for clients
  • Good communication, organisational, and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work in a team
  • Ability to converse in major dialects is an advantage

APPLICATION

Interested applicants, please email Stephanie Bracken- Programme Executive at stephanie.bracken@able-sg.org


6. Music Therapist – INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (IMH)

Part-Time (4 hrs per week)

Position listed: 3 Aug 2021 

Location: Buangkok

As a premier healthcare provider, the Institute of Mental Health is Singapore’s only tertiary psychiatric hospital that offers multi-faceted psychiatric treatment services. Our dedicated team of clinicians, allied health professionals, nurses and support staff work together in a unique and caring environment to ensure the mental well-being of the people of Singapore.

As part of our move to transform the mental healthcare system in Singapore, we seek passionate and innovative people to provide quality care and contribute to our evolving community-based network of support services. IMH is committed to help you achieve your potential in your career – join us now to be part of the team that will shape mental health for the nation!

We require part-time Music Therapist in the Mood Disorders Unit to perform the following responsibilities:

The Challenges

The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team to provide quality and professional music therapy to patients in the Mood Disorders unit (MDU).

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Plan and conduct individual and/or group music therapy, utilising relevant approaches to meet the therapeutic needs of the clients referred to the programme.
  • Assess and identify client’s needs to set relevant goals and objectives with clients and/or their caregivers where appropriate.
  • Review progress of clients with clear clinical documentation according to hospital standards.
  • Evaluate music therapy services using relevant outcome measurement tools.
  • Contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other relevant interagency meetings pertaining to the wellbeing of the patient, when possible.
  • Collaborate with other members of the inpatient and/or outpatient team in planning music activities, where appropriate.
  • Coordinate transition and/or termination sessions once goals have been achieved or when music therapy is contraindicated. Where appropriate, recommend other relevant therapies.
  • Carry out plans for the development of new music therapy services where appropriate.
  • Acquire and maintain musical instruments and music therapy equipment.

The Requirements

  • Bachelor/Masters in Music Therapy from an accredited institution.
  • Holds valid professional registration from relevant governing body in country of education. Holds membership in the Association for Music Therapy Singapore or a recognised equivalent.
  • Knowledge of, and proficiency with a wide range of music genres and musical instruments
  • At least 2 years of working experience.
  • Preferably 1-2 years of relevant experience in the field of mental health.
  • Creative, energetic, passion for learning and growing.
  • Possess good empathic skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to work in a team.

Remuneration will commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION

To apply, please send/email your detailed resume stating current and expected salary to:

The Human Resource Department, Institute of Mental Health / Woodbridge Hospital, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747

Email: Careers@imh.com.sg


7. Music Therapist – ST. ANDREW ‘S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (SACH)

Part-Time (0.6FTE)

Position listed: 1 Aug 2021 

Location: Simei

St. Andrew’s Community Hospital is a service of St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH). SAMH was founded in 1913 by Dr Charlotte Ferguson-Davie, wife of the Bishop of Singapore, to meet the medical needs of poor women and children with no access to health care.

Today, St. Andrew’s Community Hospital (SACH) continues that mission of shining Christ’s light into the darkness of disease, pain and suffering by providing rehabilitative, post-acute and palliative inpatient care, as well as community care (outpatient clinic, centre-based rehabilitation and daycare and homecare).

Located in Simei and partnered with Changi General Hospital (CGH), the hospital is expanding its services to meet growing needs of the community. 

Requirements

  • Degree in Music therapy from an accredited institution with current national credentials
  • Minimum 3 years of clinical experience preferably in a healthcare setting
  • Advanced Specialised post graduate training is an asset
  • Professional registration with Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS) or professional organisation of country of training, preferably both
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills and willing to impart professional knowledge to colleagues, patients and care givers
  • Ability to converse in major dialects or Malay is an advantage

Responsibilities

  • Implement music therapy programmes that meets patient’s needs based on best practices
  • Organise and implement daily workflow to ensure optimal utilisation of resources
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary team, offering co-treatment where appropriate

APPLICATION

Interested applicants, please email to applyto@sach.org.sg


8. Music Therapist – MEDLEY MUSIC SCHOOL

Part-time (weekdays between 3pm – 8pm)

Position listed: 16 April 2021

Medley Music School is a private music school located within SAFRA Toa Payoh and we have been operational since 2011.  We would like to expand our special needs department to allow more access to children who require music therapy.

Job Description

You will develop and provide individualised and group music therapy to children and youths with special needs.  You will improve on our system of assessing, monitoring and documenting students’ progress, and communication to parents/caregivers.  You are also required to conduct training to other therapists/teachers, parents/caregivers, organisations to enhance their knowledge of music therapy.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy or the equivalent.
  • Applicants with prior relevant working experience with children and youths with special needs will be an added advantage
  • A team player with a good attitude and who seeks excellence in all that he/she does.

APPLICATION

Please apply via info@medleymusic.com.sg


9. Music Therapist – EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE LTD

Full-time

Position listed: 29 March 2021

Extra•Ordinary People is a charity and Institute of Public Character (IPC) striving to enable
and support persons with special needs. We adopt an ecosystem approach towards enabling
and empowering children and youth with special needs to live independently, be work ready,
work able and sustain employment. We strongly believe in providing a holistic support,
including and involving parents/caregivers in the process.


Working in close collaboration with other professionals (therapists from other domains, job
coaches, counsellors etc.), we are looking for dynamic and passionate Music Therapists to join
our team in journeying with these youths and their families through their lives.

Responsibilities

  • Assess and identify client’s needs with respect to music therapy issues in home/school/work contexts
  • Deliver in-person and virtual music therapy services both in individual and group settings
  • Monitor, evaluate and document the clients’ progress
  • Conduct meetings/webinars with parents/caregivers regularly and work with them to enhance learning
  • Work with caregivers and the integrated team to design Individualised Educational Plans (IEPs)
  • Work with members of the integrated team in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Company-curated programmes relating to enabling clients to be work ready, work able and live independently
  • Conduct talks, webinars and/or workshops for parents/caregivers and members of the public
  • Provide consultation and training services for other professionals, educators and organizations
  • Work closely with members of the integrated team to ensure best practice and high quality care
  • Provide professional input to integrated team and case discussions
  • Provide supervision to Junior Therapists where applicable

Job Requirements

  • Recognised Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Music Therapy
  • Registration with relevant Professional Body or Music Therapy Association
  • Preferred 1 year experience in working with children, youth and young adults with special needs
  • Proficient in music and music technology, including but not limited to piano/keyboard, guitar, voice, and/or GarageBand
  • Able to work well with other professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

APPLICATION

Send your resume and cover letter to recruit@extraodinarypeople.sg to apply!