Music Therapist

Job Location
US-FL-Vero Beach
Full Time
Work Days
M - F
Work Hours


The VNA provides compassionate, innovative care of the highest quality, setting the standard for patients and caregivers needing private care, home health, hospice, and community health services. Together, we provide the highest quality patient care.


Come Join our team of passionate and skilled professionals! By choosing to work for the VNA, you would be working with an agency that has been voted ‘Best Place to Work’ for 7 years in Indian River County because of the benefits we offer our associates, such as:

  • Competitive pay 
  • Flexible schedules available for some positions
  • Accrue up to18 paid days off in your first year, 6 observed holidays
  • up to 90% coverage of health insurance costs
  • Onsite, no-cost wellness clinic staffed by a VNA ARNP
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free CEU credits
  • Several local and national discounts

The VNA is seeking a full time Music Therapist to perform as a member of the hospice interdisciplinary team. The Music Therapist will provide music therapy for patients, families and staff, in accordance with program and business objectives.  Deliver high customer service and effective written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrate musical skills with competence and clinical application of music-based interventions, utilizing various instruments and technology Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of music therapy research and use best practices in clinical interventions.  Recognize patient/family strengths and weaknesses as well as their support systems. Demonstrate the ability to assess, provide, and interpret age-related data and interpret age-specific responses to symptom management in treatment.




  • Implement, plan and complete the music therapy assessment with patients and families when referred in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Guide patients in the use of creative therapeutic activities for the purpose of improving or maintaining mental and physical functions and quality of life.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of music therapy services with the patient.
  • Document all communication and services provided to hospice patients and families in the clinical record.
  • Instruct other care team members including, when appropriate, hospice aides, volunteers and family members in the use of music to achieve individualized care plan goals. 
  • Provides in-services to staff, hospitals, nursing homes, and other related facilities as requested and determined appropriate by supervisor.
  • Participate in special events and community programming when appropriate and allowable due to regular scheduled duties.
  • Follow appropriate standards of practice as set forth by the American Music Therapy Association and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
  • Follow and abide by the Music Therapy Board Certification Domains
  • Educate and provide in-services to staff members and community members on the appropriate use of the music therapy program and encourages referrals from all clinical staff.
  • Use music therapy to treat a variety of medical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social needs of patients/families in an age-appropriate manner as well as being consistent with patient/family cultures, religions and values.
  • Participate in job related meetings and contributes the music therapist’s perspective of the clinical needs of patients/families while educating team members about the use of music therapy in meeting care plan needs.
  • Complete all other duties assigned. 



  • Must have a degree in Music therapy from a program approved by the American Music Therapy Association.
  • Board Certified as a Music Therapist by the Certification Board for Music Therapy.
  • Six months minimum clinical hospice experience
  • Must have reliable automobile, valid driver's license and the minimum state required liability auto insurance.
  • MS Office and computer proficient




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