Post Date:  Feb 11, 2024
Location: 

Minneapolis, MN, US

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: Teacher, Music Therapy - 2023-2024 Candidate Pool  and Requisition ID number: 99447

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  Special Ed Program 3 (10000968) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE Varied FTE; 39 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Teachers(04) 

Functional Area:  Teaching 


Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

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SUMMARY: The Music Therapy Specialist Position

Will develop and implement music therapy programming to ensure student progress

toward team-identified individual strengths, needs and goals of students. Create an

educational program and a classroom environment that is identity affirming, is favorable

to learning and growth, and is based on a commitment that all children can learn utilizing

music-based interventions.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

● Create music based lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful,

and interesting as well as identity affirming.

● Assess students’ developmental, cognitive, and social needs and provide

developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.

● With appropriate team members, identify individualized instructional priorities in

indicated domains, including the general academic curriculum, functional

academic skills, communication and social skills, social and behavioral

development, recreation and leisure skills, functional and community living skills

and pre-vocational/vocational skills.

● Collaborate with peers to develop, plan, and implement best practices based on

the needs/abilities of the students.

● In collaboration with specialist teachers (as appropriate), adapt and//or modify

curricula and instruction drawn from the general academic curriculum.

● Regularly assess student learning by using multiple forms of assessment and

data collection procedures. (e.g. percent correct, event recording, interval

recording, latency measures, prompt recording, or other objective data.)

● Implement Behavior Intervention Plans representing best practice. This includes

assessment of motivations for challenging behavior, utilization of proactive

behavior management techniques, and application of state-regulated procedures

in strict accordance with statutes and district directives.

● Maintain professional relationships with all stakeholders, including parents,

colleagues, supervisors, special education assistants, and other district

employees.

● Facilitate positive interactions between students and teacher, student and peers

and student and other adults.

● Participate in ongoing and regular staff, team, and individual professional

development.

● Participate in site-based management and shared decision making.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Training, and Experience

● Music Therapy Degree from an accredited university.

● Board certification in music therapy (MT-BC)

● Prefer successful experience interning or working in an urban, multicultural

education setting.

 

● Demonstrates continued professional development through course work,

research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

● Board certification in music therapy (MT-BC)

 

SALARY:

● 39 week – Teacher Salary Schedule, MFT local 59

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a standard classroom environment which requires occasionally

lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier material with help from others and/or lifting

and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or

standing to a significant degree. This position may require frequent driving and

transitioning between school buildings.

 

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our

goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our

workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better

understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body.

Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or

employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital


 

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Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

 

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | Special Ed Program 3 (10000968) | Davis Center (0001) | Teaching 
 


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis