Job Vacancies

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. Senior Music Therapist/ Music Therapist – REN CI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Full Time/ Part-Time

Position listed: 16 Feb 2023

Location: Novena

Ren Ci Community Hospital is looking for either a Senior or entry-level Music Therapist join the team as
part of expansion plans. Ren Ci has facilities in Novena, Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok and Woodlands.

Being part of the Psychosocial Services Department, you shall collaborate and work closely with the team
of social workers, case-coordinators, art therapists, as well as professionals from other disciplines.

Job Description:

  • Participate in development of new clinical services for music therapy and Psychosocial Services Department.
  • Assess suitability of clients referred for music therapy, and design, implement, manage and evaluate individualised care plans to meet their therapeutic needs.
  • Identify and prioritise therapeutic goals in collaboration with the client/family/caregiver and multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness in developing the music therapy programme and meeting the needs of the clients.
  • Facilitate individual and group interventions for clients and caregivers by employing clinically safe, culturally-informed and evidence-based practice.
  • Providing clinical education and supervision for Music Therapy and other students on clinical attachment as required.
  • Uphold standards of best practice by staying up to date and complying with relevant legislation, organization procedures, policies and professional codes of conduct.

          Additional Requirements for Senior Music Therapist Role:

  • Provide inputs on grant writing and budgeting of funds received for music therapy program.
  • In consultation with the Head of Psychosocial Services Department, support the recruitment and management of Music Therapy staff, operational plans and professional practice to ensure quality and grant targets are met.
  • Providing regular high quality clinical supervision to Music Therapists as appropriate.
  • Lead and engage in regular clinical supervision to facilitate in-depth reflection, understanding and ethical issues in clinical work.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor / Master in Music Therapy from recognised institutions.
  • Registration with the professional body for music therapists and active participation in the Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS).
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in working with older adults of various circumstances during internship or previous work experience.
  • Has relevant post-graduate specialised training in medical music therapy is not necessary but desirable.

       Additional Requirements for Senior Music Therapist Position:

  • Relevant knowledge and experience in working with older adults of various circumstances of at least 5 years.

Job Skills:

  • Demonstrating proficient musicianship and is able to accompany voice appropriately with suitable culturally and age appropriate repertoire is essential.
  • Demonstrating competence or openness in integrating local music history and cultural contexts in therapy, including the use of recorded or live music for major languages and select dialect groups is desirable.
  • Demonstrates use variety of music therapy methods and techniques.
  • Experience in facilitating group and individual music therapy sessions.
  • Demonstrates specialist clinical skill expertise in the areas of assessment and management of music therapy clients and the ability to undertake professional supervision and promote professional competence of music therapy staff.
  • Demonstrates quality improvement skills including planning, process improvement, data analysis and project management.
  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team framework.
  • Experience in training and education.
  • High level communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Commitment to ongoing education and self-directed learning.
  • Self-awareness and ability to use self in facilitating change.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

APPLICATION

Interested and qualified applicants may email Bridget Monica Das, Head of Psychosocial Services at bridget@renci.org.sg

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

Full Time/ Part Time (Permanent)

Position listed: 9 Feb 2022 / 25 Apr 2022

Locations: Choa Chu Kang (0.5 FTE), Woodlands (1 FTE), AMK (1 FTE)

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 – 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.