Position Name: Music Therapist
Position Location: Changsha, China
Position Start Date: As soon as possible
Minimum Length of Service: 3 months
Recruitment Priority: High
Funding for Position: Self funded
As Music Therapist, you will use music creatively to encourage non-verbal communication from disabled children at ICC Changsha to ultimately influence positive behavioural and psychological changes. Through teamwork with the multidiscipline staff, you will play a crucial role in helping children develop appropriate social skills and self-awareness, and realize their true potential
You will be reporting to the Expertise team (Therapy Manager).
Areas of Responsibilities:
Develop treatment plans using individualized needs assessment;
Direct and participate in instrumental and vocal music activities designed to meet childrens physical or psychological needs, such as solo or group singing, rhythmic and other creative music activities, and/or music listening;
Collaborate with other staff members in planning music activities in accordance with the childs physical or psychological needs, capabilities, and interests;
Encourage children to use musical instruments including percussion, ethnic instruments and their own voices;
Help the children explore the world of sound and create a musical language of their own;
Improvise music when necessary;
Cover a wide range of musical styles in order to complement the individual needs of each child;
Encourage children to take part in the session by supporting them in responding musically;
Encourage non-verbal communication such as eye contact and listening skills;
Improve childrens comprehension of self, environment and physical abilities;
Study and analyze patients' reactions during each session and prepare reports describing symptoms indicative of progress or regression;
Conduct training sessions to assist staff to incorporate music into lesson plans, therapy sessions and daily life; and
Document childrens progress, submits periodic reports, and revises treatment plans as required.
3 years experience in a Music Therapist capacity working with children and/or disabled individuals;
Demonstrated ability to perform group and individual therapeutic assessments;
Ability to sing and play musical instruments (especially piano and guitar);
Ability to assess individuals musical skills;
Demonstrated ability to observe the environment and pay attention to changes, inappropriate activities, or potential problems;
Knowledge of psychology and education theory, and child development is an asset;
Ability to inspire confidence in individuals;
Demonstrated ability to gain trust and observe what individuals are unable to express;
Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonall communication skills;
Demonstrated cross cultural proficiency;
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people and project areas;
Demonstrated ability to train and support staff members;
Exceptional organizational capabilities and program implementation skills;
Strong code of ethics and professionalism;
Fluency in mandarin is an asset; and
Extensive Uunderstanding of Chinese culture.
Strong walk with God; sound in doctrine and practice;
Upholds and walks out the vision and values of ICC;
Demonstrated Godly character, with integrity, honesty and humility;
Emotional maturity, sSensitivity and patience;
Enjoy music; and
Genuine concern for the holistic well-being and quality of life of children with disabilities.
Education: Undergraduate Bachelor degree in Music Therapy from a professionally accredited program. Professional Music Therapist certification required.
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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International China Concern
International China Concern (ICC) is a Christian development organization changing lives through bringing love, hope and opportunity to China’s abandoned and disabled children and young adults. ICC works in partnership with the Chinese Government in carrying out its mission. ICC acts as a bridge between China and overseas organizations and individuals, channelling finances and people into joint venture projects. More...