FT Music Therapist Position, Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and the Blind, Faribault, MN

Job ID: 65130
Location: Faribault
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Mn State Academies / Mn State Academies-SRS
Division/Unit: Minnesota State Academies / MSAB Teachers
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $32.20 – $48.43 / hourly
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 215 – Residential Schools Education/Residen Sc
FLSA Status: Exempt – Professional
Telework Eligible: No
Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans. The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

The incumbent in this position will assist the Academy for the Blind in providing music therapy
instruction for blind/visually impaired students.  The primary function is to meet the educational
established IEP objectives of the students in attendance at the academies blind school.
Minnesota State Academies is a K-12 residential school for deaf/hard of hearing youth,
blind/visually impaired youth and deaf/blind youth.  The School Year typically begins the end of
August and ends the first week of June.  There is also the possibility of a couple of weeks of
work in the summer during summer school programming.

MSA empowers every student to achieve, care, and thrive in an ever-changing world.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

This position will plan, direct and provide a music therapy program for students at
MSAB. Work involves using music therapeutically to address students’ physical, psychological,
cognitive, behavioral and/or social functioning. The position is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team that coordinates programming designed to meet the specific needs of the student.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in music therapy or a related music field OR a BA/BS + 40 additional credits and maintain a license in an applicable therapeutic field.

Experience working with students in grade levels K-12 and developing a music therapy program to address students' physical, psychological, cognitive, behavioral and/or social functioning.

Knowledge of relevant music and materials, goals and objectives of music therapy

Accomplished in the use of instruments and voice.

Experience with assistive technology for students with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Board Certification in Music Therapy or ability to obtain within 6 months.

Knowledge of Braille Competency

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds (with assistance) and be able to sit, stand, walk throughout the workday.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

Employment is contingent upon criminal background check results.

How to Apply

Apply online at http://www.mn.gov/careersIf you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers. If you have questions about the position, contact Kerry Vigesaa at kerry.vigesaa@msa.state.mn.us or 507-384-6604.

MSA empowers every student to achieve, care, and thrive in an ever-changing world.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#,
the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Kerry
Vigesaa at kerry.vigesaa@msa.state.mn.us.

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