Job Opportunity

Full-Time Music Therapist

Are you a clinician who is passionate about seeing music spark a positive change in others? Are you a creative, out-of the-box thinker, who finds joy in sharing clinical ideas with others? Are you looking for a place to help you grow? If so, Beyond Words is looking for you!

Schedule, Hours and Location

We are currently hiring for a full-time, salary position, with possibility for immediate start. This position will include direct service Monday-Friday. Hours are set at the beginning of each semester (January, June & September) and will vary each day, meaning some days will be 9a-5pm or 10a-6p, etc. The work week is comprised of direct client contact, office hours for planning and documentation, supervision meetings, and traveling in between clients.

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, assist with team functions including marketing events, and complete general administrative tasks such as keeping your time sheet and recording student attendance.

The biggest populations served at Beyond Words include children diagnosed with Autism and Down Syndrome - specifically with communication and/or behavioral needs - however, we also service young children in preschools/day schools and adults with developmental disabilities within a group home or day program setting. Our services are balanced between group (schools & day programs) and individual settings (in studio & at students home).

Compensation and Benefits

Based on experience, this position is for salary employment ranging from $45-50K with an additional $1000 sign-on bonus after the first 90-days. We are proud to offer our employees a benefits package valued up to $15,000.

At Hire

  • Professional liability insurance

  • Comprehensive lending library of materials

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Group and individual supervision

  • Work iPad Pro and iPencil

  • Annual CBMT Maintenance fees covered

  • CMTE tracking assistance

  • Direct Deposit

After 90 days of Employment

  • Health Insurance Reimbursement

  • Stipend for continuing education

  • Paid Sick Time

  • Paid Vacation Time

  • Paid Holidays (10 scheduled per year)

  • $1000 Sign on Bonus

After First Year of Employment

  • 401K Company Match up to 5%

This position is for you if...

  • You have at least two years experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • You appreciate receiving and giving feedback to others and growing as a team.

  • 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.

  • You understand the nature of private practice and are flexible to changes necessary for your clients.

This position is NOT for you if...

  • You are not willing to commit to a minimum of a year of service. We need someone to grow with us that we can help support professionally and who wants to make a strong difference in our clients’ lives.

  • 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.

  • You are disorganized or believe private practice is a “starter or transitional job”.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following as a PDF via email to erin.jester@beyondwordscenter.org.

  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 erin.jester@beyondwordscenter.org. Please visit our programs and informational website pages to familiarize yourself with our services, therapeutic team, mission and vision.