$35.81 to $47.67 per hour
Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA)
Music therapy degree
Music therapists use sound, music, and rhythm to engage clients actively or passively to achieve therapeutic goals. As part of the therapeutic arts program team, the music therapist is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of music therapy programs designed to meet the specific needs of their patients.
Some of the music therapist’s responsibilities include direct patient/family treatment and support through organization of and implementation of music therapy sessions on an individual and group basis. The music therapist provides a safe, therapeutic, developmentally supportive and culturally sensitive environment for patients and families, and communicates any relevant music therapy observations to the child life staff and multidisciplinary team.
Music therapists work in a variety of locations, including hospitals and health facilities, and collaborate with community partners. They work both independently and within an interdisciplinary team. Hours of work are generally days with occasional evening and weekend work depending on the program.
It is possible that music therapists may be required to lift and carry instruments and other equipment weighing up to 20 kilograms.