Recreation/Music Therapist

General summary

This is a professional position accountable for planning, directing, and coordinating complex recreation-based or music-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses.  Responsible for assessing clients, performing treatment planning, facilitating activities, using and maintaining therapy equipment, and maintaining documentation.  Supervises lower-level vocational positions and functions as a lead professional worker.  Employee supervision includes hire recommendations, training, planning and assigning work, performance assessment, coaching, and progressive discipline.  Supervision at this level also requires these employees to have the knowledge and skills to perform and review the work overseen.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreational and/or music therapy.  Ability to observe clients’ progress and prepare reports.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade