Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII, Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building - QEII
Type of Employment:
Regular Hourly PT (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Posting Closing Date:
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Music Therapist collaborates with the client, family and Interdisciplinary team to use music to improve and maintain the client's mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual health. The Music Therapist uses the non-verbal, creative, structural and emotional qualities of music to facilitate contact, interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication and personal development within a therapeutic relationship.
- Bachelor of Music Therapy with a Specialization in Music Therapy
- Accredited by the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT)
- Successful completion of a six month (1000 hour) approved CAMT internship program
- Previous experience working with individuals with dementia
- Knowledge of issues surrounding working with individuals who have a disability
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities
- Flexibility in rapidly changing needs and demands of both Veterans and staff
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
- Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
** A skill test will be included as part of the selection process **
Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.
Hours of Work
- Permanent, Part-time (50%) position; 37.5 hours bi-weekly
$30.3033 - $36.7885 hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.
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