Job Opportunity

Contract Music Therapist

Are you a clinician who is passionate about seeing music spark a positive change in others? Does your life require the need for a non-traditional work schedule or part-time hours? Do you prefer to do your office/administrative work at home? If so, Beyond Words is looking for you!

Schedule, Hours and Location

We are currently hiring for a part-time, contract positions, with possibility for growth to full-time, employee status (if desired). Music therapist must be Board Certified no later than January 1, 2023. This position will include direct service during the day and flexible Monday-Friday, including travel to community organizations, preschools and schools. Hours are set one month prior to the start of each semester (January, June & September) and can be tailored to your desired working times, but our most commonly desired sessions are from 10:00a-2:30p.

Responsibilities, Populations & Types of Sessions

As a member of our team, you will be expected to provide individual and group music therapy sessions to children and adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, neurological needs, behavioral needs, etc. You will be expected to write treatment plans, keep accurate data, write clinical reports, and ensure that client schedules are maintained. You will participate in treatment team meetings and complete general administrative tasks, such as keeping your time sheet and recording student attendance.


As an independent contractor, you're compensated for the direct service hours at a competitive hourly rate.

This position is for you if...

  • You have experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • You are confident in your music skills and professional skills.

  • You are comfortable commuting to your sessions and you have reliable transportation.

  • You are committed to growing your clinical skills.

  • You can effectively communicate in written and spoken English.

  • You are a strong clinical writer.

  • You can work independently and seamlessly transition to a group model.

  • You are able to balance your work and your personal life, actively using self-care strategies.

This position is NOT for you if...

  • You constantly have “last minute” things that pop up.

  • The thought of asking a question to a supervisor makes you nervous.

  • You are not comfortable with traveling to your appointments.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following as a PDF via email to

  1. Cover Letter - include why you think you would be good fit with our practice, your available start date, and what populations you are comfortable serving

  2. Current Resume - include information about the clientele you have served at any sites you have worked at

All applicants will receive a confirmation email that their materials have been received. If you have not received a response within 48hrs, please contact Erin Jester. If you have any questions about this internship or application requirements, please contact Erin Jester at (440) 230-6100 x700 or Please visit our programs and informational website pages to familiarize yourself with our services, therapeutic team, mission and vision.