The Music Therapist/Program Specialist works with the House of Welcome (HOW) Adult Day Services, a specialized dementia adult day program that offers participants structured, therapeutic, small-group activities in a comfortable, homelike setting. This role is responsible for activity programming and participant care for House of Welcome Adult Day Services. If you are passionate about providing high quality of life for older adults with dementia, this could the opportunity for you!
Plans and implements daily music therapy and activities in group settings for adult day services programs
Responsible for care and safety of program participants , physically assisting them with activities of daily living, monitoring their whereabouts and needs, and monitoring the environment.
Communicates with family caregivers about relevant participant issues.
Responsible for record keeping.
Communicates regularly and effectively with HOW team and works effectively as a team member.
Demonstrates knowledge of Alzheimer;s disease and other dementias.
Demonstrates proficiency in person-centered dementia care.
Attends staff meetings
Other duties as assigned
Position available immediately. Monday through Friday schedule, 7 hour straight shift. This is a full-time opportunity and is benefits-eligible. More detail may be provided upon request.
Bachelor's degree in music therapy
Music Therapy-Board Certified
Interest in and ability to work with older, impaired population
Prefer knowledge of the aging process and chronic disorders including Alzheimer;s disease and other dementias
Prefer skills/experience in working with persons with dementia
Maturity, reliability, flexibility
Ability to work on a team in a group setting.
As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, our highest priority is you. Our work is driven by our love of serving seniors and not by monetary profit.
We Dreamed It
Since our founding in 1956, North Shore Senior Center has partnered with older adults to redefine the process of aging. We imagined a social community for seniors -- one defined by friendships, volunteerism, clubs and new experiences. We didn't know what it would look like, but we knew that creativity, enthusiasm and knowledge would be its foundation.
You Helped Us Build It
Today, thanks to the collective efforts of our members, staff, volunteers and friends, the North Shore Senior Center community we imagined is a reality. Whether you visit us to take a class, enjoy a concert, or exercise in our Fitness Center, you can experience its benefits.
We also imagined that our community could extend beyond the walls of our brick-and-mortar buildings. It was important that older adults who were isolated due to physical, emotional or financial issues could participate as well. It was equally important that North Shore Senior Center could help those who needed assistance with Medicare, income t...axes, caregiving concerns and issues relating to Alzheimer's disease and memory loss.
To ensure that all the pieces we imagined fit together perfectly, we strengthened our community with the passion of volunteers and the commitment of our partners in local businesses and government.
We invite you to visit us, join us, and help us imagine what "aging" will look like in the years ahead. We think it's going to be inspirational!
Accreditations and Partners
North Shore Senior Center was worked with older adults and their families since our founding in 1956. The National Institute of Senior Centers and CARF have accredited us as meeting the highest standards for our industry. We also partner with many organizations, including OASIS and Age Options.