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Music Therapist, Hospice

Job ID: 5604756002 Location: Wilmington, DE Category: Other Date Posted: Oct. 08, 2021
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Our Delaware Hospice Team is currently seeking an experienced Music Therapist for a Part Time opportunity performing visits for our hospice patients. This office services clients in territories throughout the Delaware (New Castle) and Kent County area. Travel is required. 

As a Hospice Music Therapist, you will be a contributing member of a multi-disciplinary health care team that provides palliative & hospice care to patients at the comfort of their own home. 

At BAYADA, we believe our employees are our greatest asset.  We are committed to investing in people and nurturing their desire to grow and help one another!

BAYADA Hospice Offers:

  • Weekly pay and direct deposit
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Plans
  • 401k with Company Match  
  • Positive work environment and the tools you need to do your job

Responsibilities for a Music Therapist include:

  • Make home visits to clients in designated geographic territories.
  • Assess emotional factors related to terminal illness. 
  • Participate in the development and revision of the plan of care.
    • Provide music therapy services that include:
      a. 1:1 individual sessions in homes/facilities/hospitals
      b. Caregiver support and assessing caregiver needs
      c. Pre-bereavement and bereavement support
      d. Assist in private/facility/agency memorial services
      e. Collaborating with IDG to support emotional/spiritual/physical/mental and psycho social needs
      of patients to ensure the highest quality of life.
      f. Provide education on music therapy to patients/family members/staff/and the community
  • Identify family dynamics and communication patterns.  
  • Identify and discover potential opportunities for legacy projects.
  • Evaluate client/family response to therapeutic interventions.
  • Assess special needs related to cultural diversity including communication, space, role, of family
    members and special traditions.
  • Address client/family questions and concerns.
  • Determine interventions and goals based on patient/family assessment of needs.
  • Understand and follow safety and infection control policies and procedures.

Qualifications for a Music Therapist include:

  • Be board certified in Music Therapy.
  • Have graduated with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy.
  • Successfully completed a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised clinical work through pre-internship training at AMTA degree program, and internship training through AMTA-approved national roster or university affiliated internship
    programs or an equivalent.
  • Have a minimum of one year experience in music therapy, preferably in hospice and palliative care.
  • Demonstrate record of strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Solid computer skills; prior experience with electronic medical records (EMR) preferred.

BAYADA believes that our employees are our greatest asset:

  • Enjoy being part of a team that cares and a company that believes in leading with our values.
  • Develop your skills with training and scholarship opportunities.
  • Be recognized and rewarded for your compassion, excellence, and reliability.

As an accredited, regulated, certified, and licensed home health care provider, BAYADA complies with all state/local mandates.


Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. BAYADA employs more than 26,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, and other home health care professionals who serve their communities in 22 states from more than 350 offices, with locations in Germany, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea, Canada, and the UK.

In 2019, Baiada oversaw the company's unprecedented transition to a not-for-profit organization to ensure BAYADA's mission, purpose, and business model would endure, and to help BAYADA realize its vision of helping millions of people worldwide experience a better quality of life at home.

BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc., and its associated entities and joint venture partners, are Equal Opportunity Employers and qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, gender and gender identity, nationality and origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, and experiences.

  • My BAYADA team is awesome; we're a very cohesive group. I get flexibility in scheduling, a vast library of clinical resources, and I can pursue my goals knowing I have their support. I can care for my clients knowing that my managers are keeping track of my need for in-services, updates and recertifications. And I can always get time off with my family. Ellen J., RN, BSN - Nurse

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