Music Therapist (Full Time)

Full Time

Willamette Vital Health, your local nonprofit that helps families through one of the most difficult times in life — losing a loved one — is searching for a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) to join our hospice Music Therapy Team.

If you have a passion for empathetic, end of life patient care, and sharing your gift of music, we would love to meet you.

  • Transform patient care through the love of music.
  • Creative and compassionate work environment
  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Generous PTO benefits

The Role: We are looking for a full-time Music Therapist who is available to work 40 hours. Our Music Therapists provide music therapy that is individualized, goal directed and consistent with current standards of practice as well as hospice philosophy focusing on needs of patient and families facing serious illness. The MT-BC carries a caseload in which you will direct, assess, provide, and evaluate music therapy services for patients in their home or facility setting.

Who You Are:

Your Impact. As a Music Therapist, you are a key member of the hospice interdisciplinary team and support our Grief Care Team with specialized services as available. Your strong therapeutic and interpersonal skills will ensure comfort to patients and family members.  

Specific job skills:

  • Provides music therapy that is individualized, goal directed and consistent with current standards of practice as well as hospice philosophy focusing on needs of patient and family.
  • Directs, assesses, provides and evaluates music therapy services for patients in the home or facility setting.
  • Helps to achieve continuity of patient care through planning and exchanging information with interdisciplinary team, health care members within the agency and other health care personnel regarding the patient’s condition and needs.
  • Focuses on pain relief, relaxation, stress reduction, emotional outlet, need for meaningful activity, lack of support system or isolation, difficulty in expressing feelings or interacting with others, the need for spiritual expression and anticipatory grief, and multiple losses.
  • Educates the team to the role of music therapist including how they might assist with patients and families.
  • Participates in community education or other speaking/music engagements as requested.


  • A minimum of two years-experience in Medical Music Therapy is required.
  • Knowledge of hospice concepts and practice is required. Hospice experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in music therapy required; Master’s degree in music therapy preferred.
  • MT credentials from the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Certification as MT-BC is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Must have current Oregon driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Must be vaccinated for COVID.


  • Demonstrated skills in area of clinical expertise.
  • Strong therapeutic and interpersonal skills are required.  
  • Must have the ability to function in high stress situations and manage multiple priorities.
  • Must be able to work in all types of environments including a patient’s home or care facility.
  • Must demonstrate respect for differing lifestyles and cultural sensitivity.  
  • Strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills required.
  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, and make repetitive motions involving hands/wrists and feet involved in writing and driving, and playing a variety of musical instruments.  
  • Knowledge of community resources is helpful.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to continuously, hear and speak in a manner understood by most people.
  • Emotional maturity to cope with the ongoing needs of participating in a hospice program.  
  • Understanding of the differences between adult’s and children’s reaction to grief and life-threatening situations, and awareness of children’s music literature and age appropriate music activities that correspond to developmental stages.
  • Ability to drive own vehicle.

Who We Are: It’s not our organization itself that delivers deeply impactful work. It's our people. We’re an empathetic, resilient, diverse, and passionate group of people working together to create the best care possible for those facing serious illness and grief. We believe personalized care and grief support should be available to all who need it, so we provide our services regardless of ability to pay.

Powerful Purpose. Purpose is at the heart of our care provider experience. At Willamette Vital Health, everyone is united by the mission to provide people facing serious illness, death, and grief with access to the best personalized and compassionate care.

Galvanizing Resilience. Willamette Vital Health provides vital care during families’ toughest times. This provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Excellence with Integrity. Willamette Vital Health and our team of Social Workers and caring staff are committed to trust, ethics, quality, accountability, and expertise. This is how we deliver the best compassionate care.

Better Together. The Willamette Vital Health team works together to maximize the care we provide and support one another. We celebrate one another’s successes and invest in the team’s wellness.

Why Willamette Vital Health:

You’re offered…

  • $30 to $37 hour, based on experience
  • Competitive compensation and Paid Time Off
  • 401-k with matching contributions
  • Pre-tax spending accounts for healthcare (FSA) and dependent care (DCA)
  • Comprehensive and collaborative training and orientation
  • Ongoing education and support
  • Option to purchase several programs at low cost: critical illness/accident insurance, voluntary life insurance, ID/Legal Shield, FIGO pet insurance.

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Vital Health. We provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and experienced employees. We believe that everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief deserves access to the best personalized and compassionate care available, and the team at Willamette Vital Health strives to provide such care.

Willamette Vital Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical characteristics, age, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. All qualified candidates legally able to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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