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 - ST LUKE'S HOSPITALlogo_hospital

Position listed: Ongoing

St Luke’s Hospital is a 233-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. Competitive remuneration and career opportunities await suitable candidates.

Responsibilities:

Clinical Duties

  • Provide quality and professional Music Therapy services in assigned caseloads
  • Plan, review and assess progress with clear documentation
  • Set relevant goals and objectives with the client and their caregivers
  • Make use of musical instruments, music and other forms of musical art to improve patient care such as expression, attention, mood, participation, reduction of undesirable behaviour, relieve symptoms, enhance spiritual or psychological comfort
  • Conduct or assist in group music therapy and diversional music therapy
  • Provide clinical report and record according to hospital standard
  • Develop music therapy referral pathway
  • Develop clinical guideline with evidence based practices to improve care
  • Provide and carry out regular audit
  • Develop new program to improve care

Administrative Duties

  • Provide daily service entry
  • Organize caseload coverage and work distribution
  • Document and report an incident when necessary
  • Maintain a neat and tidy workplace
  • Write an incident report when necessary

Education and Training

  • Training of therapy aides and other staff to assist in music therapy activities, preparation of music materials and resources, cleaning up, disinfecting and storage of music instruments
  • Participate in departmental in-service training.
  • Involve in in-service education for other professionals and students.
  • Give talks/ lectures when necessary
  • Involve in research / QA activities

Requirements:

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy from an accredited institution with national credentials: e.g. MT-BC(USA), HPC (UK), RMT (Australia & Canada), RMth (NZ) etc.
  • At least 2 years’ full time 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).
  • Fluency in Asian languages an asset, or a strong inclination to learn conversational dialects.
  • Adapt music interventions through a basic understanding of family systems dynamics
  • Respect a wide range of cultural or spiritual practices and beliefs
  • Able to work independently with good communication and documentation skills

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.

 2. Music Therapist - THYE HUA KWAN MORAL CHARITIES LIMITED
Full-time, Contract

Position listed: Ongoing

Requirements :

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

Job Description: Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Determining therapy objectives with the client at the outset of the relationship;
  2. Planning, reviewing and assessing therapy sessions to monitor effectiveness and to aid the planning of subsequent sessions;
  3. Taking an active role in sessions by playing, singing and listening;
  4. Encouraging clients to take part in the session, and supporting them by responding musically;
  5. Encouraging clients to use a range of accessible musical instruments (such as percussion) and their own voice to express themselves;
  6. Helping clients explore the world of sound and to create a musical language of their own;
  7. Improvising with music as a reaction to what the client is communicating in order to enhance the individual nature of the relationship;
  8. Recording therapy sessions, with the consent of the client(s);
  9. Supporting the client's creative development and facilitating positive changes in their behaviour and well-being;
  10. Helping the client develop an increased self-awareness;
  11. Assessing the musical and non-musical behaviours of the client;
  12. 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.

Sector : Children/Youth
Location : North
Email Address: career@thkmc.org.sg
Office Address:

Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities
Human Resource Department
1 North Bridge Road #03-33
High Street Centre
Singapore 179094

3. Music Therapist - Assisi Hospice 
Part-time

Position listed April 4, 2018.

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, song-writing, 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

Requirements

  • Masters in Music Therapy from an accredited institution with HCPC registration, MT-BC or relevant license.
  • At least 1 year of experience in a hospice or palliative care setting
  • 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 wide range of music genre and musical instruments


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