Positions Available: Board-Certified Music Therapist

Application Deadline: May 20th, 2018


MusicWorx and Resounding Joy are happy to announce that we are looking to add a Board-Certified music therapist to our clinical team!


MusicWorx Background Information:

Founded in 1987, MusicWorx is a music therapy and wellness agency whose mission is to create, nurture, and maintain an environment of growth and unlimited potential for those around us.

We are an innovative, established private practice that serves children and adults with developmental, neurological, medical, and mental health needs in clinics, schools, hospitals, and community settings throughout the greater San Diego area.  MusicWorx is both an AMTA-compliant provider of music therapy services and an AMTA-approved clinical training site for degreed music therapists working toward national board certification.


Resounding Joy Background Information:

Barbara Reuer, an internationally-recognized leader in music therapy, founded Resounding Joy in 2004 and has guided the organization’s growth from a group of volunteers with a closet of instruments to San Diego’s primary nonprofit provider of music therapy.  Resounding Joy serves the community through four programs designed for underserved populations: Semper Sound, Mindful Music, Sound Minds, and Healing Notes.

  • Semper Sound is devoted to military service member rehabilitation and transition to civilian life.
  • Mindful Music trains volunteers to use recreational and supportive music with seniors of all abilities.
  • Sound Minds facilitates weekly sessions at high school infant centers, providing teen parents an opportunity to reconnect with their children during the school day.
  • Healing Notes improves medical outcomes and quality of life for children struggling with severe or life-limiting diagnoses.


Positions Available:

  • Full Time Employee (benefits-eligible)

The position is primarily clinical but will require documentation, travel, and organization assistance as needed.  Employment will be with the company where the staff member spends their majority of time, with additional hours supplemented by the sister agency.



The company executive office is located near Del Mar in north coastal San Diego County, California.  Music therapists may provide services throughout San Diego County.  Mileage reimbursement is provided between client locations.


Start Date:

The start date for all positions is July 1, 2018 or earlier.


The Right Candidate:

  • Has a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy or equivalent (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Has at least 3 years of clinical experience
  • Is passionate about working with children and adults with special needs, as well as with older adults within a relationship-centered, patient-centered framework
  • Has advanced training (Neurologic Music Therapist, NICU, etc.)
  • Has completed the 5-hour CMTE workshop “Music Therapy Internship Supervision” or other documented supervision training, or is able to complete this in 2018
  • Is a skilled clinical musician, strong in voice, guitar, piano and drumming
  • Enjoys a variety of clientele and clinical settings
  • Wants to contribute to the field of music therapy
  • Has an interest in product and program development
  • Is a dependable, responsible team player
  • Is committed to advocating for our profession at the regional and national level
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can successfully complete a background check, TB test, and drug test
  • Comfort and familiarity with Google products (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, and GDrive)
  • Has reliable transportation
  • Has interpersonal skills that excel in cultural sensitivity and respect for differences
  • Wants to be a part of a fun and dynamic team of music therapists


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Clinical Music Therapy
    1. Working with a variety of clients in a variety of settings, primarily:
      1. Older adults (memory care and retirement settings)
      2. Adults with special needs
      3. Children with special needs
      4. Medical settings
    2. Facilitate both group and individual sessions
    3. Document impact on a regular and timely basis
  2. Intern Supervision: Provide mentorship and guidance to MusicWorx interns during services and through personal meetings.
  3. Volunteer Training & Supervision: Assist with and eventually lead training for musically-inclined volunteers to provide supportive music to older adults
  4. Facilitate business growth through networking and customer service
  5. Attend and participate in event-related activities and meetings as requested.
  6. Exercise good judgment and confidentiality in dealing with volunteers, donors, and staff.
  7. Time Commitment: Hours vary, but include afternoon/evening hours and occasionally weekends.


Reporting Relationships:  Supervised by the CEO or designated Senior Leadership Team member

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary negotiable
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • CBMT dues
  • AMTA membership dues
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Provision of work cell phone
  • Provision of either a company laptop or iPad
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Sick days, holidays, and PTO
  • Access to the company’s expansive resource library and instrument inventory
  • Potential for regional and national conference attendance


Barbara Reuer, CEO and Founder
10455 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92121


Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free Workplace


CEO / Founder
P: 858.457.2201

11300 Sorrento Valley Rd., Ste. 104,
San Diego, CA