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Date:  Jan 28, 2023


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Requisition No: 714141 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60005188 

Salary:  $35,214.24 

Posting Closing Date: 01/30/2023 

This position is specific for a Music Therapist who is board-certified or board eligible.


The applicant selected to fill this position shall be required to submit to a pre-employment medical examination. This position requires lifting, pulling, and squatting. Duties of this position require the incumbent to be knowledgeable of and utilize the principles of Total Quality Management.


This is skilled professional work involved in planning and providing direct resident services through a variety of therapeutic activities in a large mental health facility. Work involves evaluating programmatic and therapeutic needs, planning appropriate therapeutic services, implementing direct resident services through scheduled sessions, and ongoing evaluation of services delivered.


Provides direct resident services including, but not limited to Psychiatric Rehabilitation (developing a trusting relationship with residents, assisting residents in choosing desired roles and acquiring skills and supports needed for goal achievement), Treatment (Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Competency Restoration), and Enrichment (services aimed at increasing knowledge, skills, and abilities for improving overall quality of life and promoting successful community integration).


Provides support and supervision to Music Therapy Interns through our AMTA National Roster Internship Program.


Documents progress and resident reactions/perspective of individual progress by completing progress notes according to the mental health facility procedures and policies.

Conducts interviews and assessments, performs record reviews and consults with recovery team members to identify resident service needs (strengths, needs, abilities and preferences).

Coordinates frequent program evaluations, evaluates intended outcomes, and identifies improvement processes.  Participates in performance improvement initiatives individually and by working with teams and revises/develops programs as directed by supervisor.

Maintains current training required by the facility and increases knowledge of best practices and new techniques for service delivery.  Provides learning opportunities, supervision, and mentorship for trainees including interns, volunteers and community visitors.  Provides role modeling and training for other staff as directed by supervisor.

Provides support for hospital-wide activities and initiatives as directed by supervisor.  Escorts residents to activities as directed by supervisor and maintains a safe environment.

Performs other related work as required.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of Role Recovery. Ability to independently conduct assessments and interview residents to identify strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.  Ability to prepare reports.  Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to write evaluation and progress reports/notes. Ability to communicate effectively.

Knowledge, skills, and ability to use active listening and de-escalation techniques with residents in various settings. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Knowledge, skills and ability to plan and conduct Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Treatment, and Enrichment groups/activities. Knowledge, skills and ability to monitor and evaluate program effectiveness. Knowledge, skills and ability to develop/revise programs. Ability to use computer, i.e., word processing.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee