Music Therapist - Children's Care

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 102159
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jul 08, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:         July 9, 2024

Deadline:   July 22, 2024


Department Name


Children's Care

The Music Therapist is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a music therapy program designed to meet specific needs of paediatric patients and their families. The Music Therapist fuctions as a member of the Child Life Services. They act in a professional manner, adhering to the professional standards of practice of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy, The College of Registered Psychotherapists and the principles of patient and family centred care. 

Regular Full-Time

Rate of pay:         $34.65 per hour - $43.31 per hour

Hours:                  30.00 hours per week


  • Successful completion of a Master's Degree in Music Therapy
  • Registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) or eligible for registration required
  • Accredited or eligible for accreditation with the Canadian Association of Music Therapy required
  • Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) preferred
  • Registered Psychotherapist preferred
  • Minimum one year recent, related experience
  • Experience working with children as a Music Therapist in a health care setting and competence in areas of:  growth and development, play and family dynamics, interventions to support coping, interpersonal communication skills, observation and assessment skills in reactions of children and families to hospitalization and illness and a basic understanding of children’s illnesses
  • Excellent or strong guitar and vocal skills
  • Basic Microsoft Office computer skills
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s vision, purpose and values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

  • Before beginning employment at LHSC, all new hires will be required to: 
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis;  
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);  
  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health’s current definition of being fully vaccinated  
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If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process. Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months. 

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   London Health Sciences Centre
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