Normal Work Schedule: Varies; some nights and weekends required
Job Summary: The Music Therapy Clinical Supervisor will supervise the junior and senior music therapy students in their clinical course, MUS 382, Music Therapy Practicum, and also coordinate freshmen and sophomore students’ clinical observation placements and assist with direct observation of freshmen clinical practicum, MUS 181, and sophomore clinical practicum, MUS 282.
Additional Department Summary: The Music Therapy Clinical Supervisor will supervise the junior and senior music therapy students in their clinical course, MUS 382, Music Therapy Practicum. This position would include direct music therapy supervision of all junior and senior music therapy students, with the supervisor attending sessions with the students and providing feedback, verbal and written, to each student. The supervisor position would also entail reading students preplanning reports and post-session reports, providing feedback and advice on written work. The supervisor will also track the students’ completion of clinical hours and corresponding paperwork, including the scheduling of make-up sessions and assignments throughout the semester. There is also a class meeting time, in which the supervisor would attend, along with the other music therapy faculty members, and provide assistance in coaching students in issues related to clinical fieldwork. Based on the enrollment in MUS 382 across the past several years, a clinical supervisor would be observing at least 15-25 clinical placements each week throughout the fall and spring semester. These placements occur all over the Tuscaloosa County area, typically away from campus.
The supervisor will also coordinate freshmen and sophomore students’ clinical observation placements and assist with direct observation of freshmen clinical practicum, MUS 181, and sophomore clinical practicum, MUS 282. Supervisor will also assist with providing feedback, verbal and written, to each student regarding clinical skills and implementation of sessions, read students’ preplanning and post-session reports and provide written feedback, and provide feedback on other clinical and written assignments associated with MUS 181 and MUS 282. The supervisor will track the freshmen and sophomore students’ completion of clinical hours and corresponding paperwork, which includes scheduling make-up sessions and assignments throughout the semester.
In addition, the supervisor will assist with MUA 220, Beginning Class Guitar, since this course provides freshmen students’ foundational skills during fall semester in order for them to have success in clinical work in the spring semester of freshmen year. Responsibilities involve teaching basic guitar skills, including chords, strumming, fingerpicking, barre chords, etc., as well as providing verbal and written feedback to the students on their guitar and clinical skills.
Furthermore, this position would involve having the supervisor be a representative of the music therapy program and liaison between the program and the community.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree and three (3) years of clinical field work. Music Therapy Board Certification (MT-BC).
Skills and Knowledge: Candidate must have experience in a variety of clinical settings, such as medical, educational, early childhood, psychiatric, adults with disabilities, end-of-life care as well as knowledge of unique infection control policies for each of these settings. Also of importance is the ability to utilize appropriate clinical language and terminology according to each clinical site as well as the ability to plan clinical services based on goals/objectives, implement clinical services according to client strength and needs, and document clinical outcomes according to agency policies. Ability to organize and attend to detail is pertinent to job retention.
Preferred Qualifications: NICU music therapy certification is preferred but not required.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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