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If you are passionate, reliable, self motivated, interested in working within a music psychotherapy framework and love to work with seniors who are striving for personal development then New Song is looking for you.
Who We Are
New Song Music Therapy is a music psychotherapy company based in Ontario, Canada serving the community since 2009. We are a creative company that cares about seniors and senior living. Over the past 10 years, we have developed a transformative music therapy program for the needs of seniors, and we are happy to see just how much of a difference it has made in their lives. We could not have achieved this without our team – the skilled, compassionate and committed people that are key to our success.
What We Offer to Our Therapists
Team Meetings and Socials (which often includes Ice Cream Cake)
Continued Education Opportunities
Ongoing training, support and development
A growing company with various opportunities
What We Do
New Song provides services at long term care homes in various locations. At each location we provide full day services (9am to 5pm), or half day services (mornings or afternoons), on a weekly basis. Session time, documentation and meaningful interactions all happen onsite and is supported by our cloud-based system. Caseload and groups are pre-established, as per the New Song model. Each location has its own set of instruments. Our team of music therapists and interns have access to peer supervision and support, team meetings, professional development, and company events.
What Else We Do
Here is what residents and staff are saying when asked what music therapy means to them:
“One word: Release. Its a good release, we get together and release our emotions. Sometimes it can turn into a necessary gripe session, and when it doesn’t, we take out our emotions and frustrations on the drums. The music therapy group helps build camaraderie with each other, which continues on at our meal times because some of us sit together.” – Steve, Men and Music
“They are emotionally in the moment”; “It’s so well worth it, I never want to let it go”; ” She’s in a totally different light after the session”; I personally love New Song – Jennifer, Program Manager
Qualities We Look For
Ability to work within the new song model which includes a music psychotherapy framework
Music Therapy Degree
Music Therapist Accredited status or seeking Accreditation
A Member in Good standing with the CAMT
The ability to work as part of an inter-professional team and independently
Passionate about music therapy
Willing to engage in ongoing training
Strong music skills
Ability to assess, observe and document a patient’s mood, affect, behavior and responses to music interventions
Desire to develop Psychotherapeutic techniques
Experience in Geriatrics is an asset
Maintaining Professional Behaviour
Ability to play basic chord progressions (I, IV, V) in various keys on the guitar
Ability to accompany yourself on the guitar while singing and engaging clients in the music
Ability to improvise, using percussion instruments, voice and/or guitar
Ability to quickly learn music and apply it in different interventions
Preference is given to the Individuals who can demonstrate the following:
Understanding of a music therapy model that includes counselling
Access to a vehicle.
Meets or working towards requirements for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario.