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Music Therapist

Full-time Employment in Waldorf, Maryland 20602



"RCA employees come together with our unique talents, trainings, skills and above all else – passion for the work that we are doing. From teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices to providing reiki treatments, planting gardens, aromatherapy classes and so much more, I get to witness and listen to our patients share how they are healing and benefiting during their time with us." Lynn M. Yoga Instructor

RCA’s Passion

In 2013, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) announced a goal: Save one million lives from the disease of addiction. We’re working fast and hard to fulfill that promise, with over 11 facilities that offer evidence-based inpatient, outpatient, and medication-assisted treatment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We know one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to addiction treatment; that’s why we tailor our treatment for each patient and offer specialized programs for patients with trauma and multiple recurrences, as well as programs for older adults, first responders, and more.

We believe in the power of local treatment, because families are a huge part of the treatment and recovery process at RCA. Our family program rebuilds, restores, or strengthens family relationships.

Our curriculum, resources, and evidence-based care were created to help patients not just achieve recovery, but maintain it for life. All of our services and treatment are delivered by clinical expertise – that’s where you come in.

All of our services and treatment is delivered by compassionate, dedicated expertise – that’s where you come in.

As a Specialty Therapist, you’ll be a part of our exciting mission of helping millions of people jumpstart their recovery. Your holistic, creative means of treatment will aid in patient recovery, as you support and implement effective techniques while making a difference in the lives of patients, their families, and communities.

If you’re looking for a fulfilling, life-changing job, Recovery Centers of America is the right place for you. And you’re the right candidate for us!

Position Overview: The Recreational Therapist plans, directs and coordinates medically-approved programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, substance abuse facilities, or other institutions. Activities concentrate on art; arts & crafts; music; sports, including golf, tennis, squash, etc; trips; dramatics; and social activities. It is based on the belief that these processes help people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.
Specific Responsibilities:
* Meets with patients and arranges activities and sessions
* Plans and facilitates activities and maintains the workshop/music room/sports facility and equipment
* Organizes and carries out one-on-one or group workshops and/or lessons
* Assesses a patient’s condition and recommends appropriate artistic/musical/physical activity.
* Liaison with case managers and other health professionals and physicians
* Designs projects using the patient’s understanding of how art media, music techniques, and physical activity can influence people. For example, patients may create an image showing parts of their past that they would like to leave behind, or a musical piece that threads through an experience
* Engages clients in reflection about the art they have created.
Education and Experience:
* Bachelor’s degree in Art/Art Therapy, Music/Music Therapy, Sports and/or Physical Education, psychology, or social work required
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
* A strong knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of psychotherapy and the role art /music/physical activity can play in treatment
* Excellent artistic/musical/physical training abilities includes creativity, imagination and enthusiasm
* Maturity patience and a calm, respectful manner
* Provides a trusting, open, kindhearted atmosphere that encourages learning and participation
* Strong empathy with and commitment to helping people from all walks of life
* Ability to deal with difficult, perhaps painful and embarrassing situations
Work Environment: This job may operate in a professional office environment, an art studio, music studio, or golf course, tennis court, squash court, or gym. This role may use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.


Job Location: Recovery Centers of America at Waldorf – 11100 Billingsley Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20602