Music Therapist based at Herondale and Kingfisher, Birmingham
Methodist Homes MHA
2d ago

Available Hours :

Permanent Part Time 30 hours per week.

This role covers the following Care homes. Weston and Queensway, Stafford. Herondale and Kingfisher, Birmingham. Waterside House, Wolverhampton and Briar Hill House, Rugeley.

About the role

MHA is the largest care charity in the UK : and a leading provider of award-winning music therapy in dementia care across the UK.

In 2008 we started with just one music therapist and now we employ 30 highly skilled music therapists to work across 67 of our care homes offering dementia care.

Our music therapy service was featured in the BBC TV programme Our Dementia Choir and was consulted on for the delicate storyline of dementia on the ITV programme Emmerdale.

Our service aims to enhance quality of life and help personalise care in care homes. Over the years, we have continued to engage in research for the benefit of residents and have ongoing collaboration with the universities in the UK and EU.

About you

As a qualified Music Therapist, registered with the Health Care Professions Council, full BAMT membership would be desirable, you will provide both individual and group music therapy to the residents in our care which is funded by charitable donations.

The ability to work flexibly as part of the multidisciplinary team in care homes is essential.

  • Strong empathic communication and presentation skills are a requisite to be successful in your role. You will be interacting directly with our care home residents through live music therapy sessions;
  • this can be through singing, playing simple percussion instruments, or responding to musical cues, as well as the exchange of verbal, facial, vocal, and bodily expressions in a session .

    You will also collaborate with care teams, sharing insights and knowledge of residents’ changing needs, and helping to create positive ways of reducing stress and improving overall quality of life.

    Ideally you will have experience of working in a care / nursing home setting in any capacity.

    Why join MHA?

    These are just some of the reasons we think MHA is a great place to work : -

  • We have a supportive culture, the people at MHA are genuinely warm, friendly and a pleasure to work with.
  • High colleague employee engagement scores.
  • Highly supportive leadership team.
  • Competitive pay and benefits.
  • A range of flexible benefits including an option to buy or sell additional annual leave.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Hardship / welfare fund.
  • Critical illness cover.
  • Colleagues have access to Chaplaincy and Pastoral support.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Independent free counselling and legal advice.
  • Travel expenses
  • About us

    MHA is the largest care provider in the U.K. We have more than 75 years’ experience of delivering care and support to over 18,500 older people.

    We understand what it takes to help people live later life well through our Care homes, Retirement schemes and MHA Communities.

    At MHA we place great importance on nurturing the mind, body and spirit of those we care for, their families, along with commitment and dedication from our 7,500 employees and 4,000 volunteers regardless of faith, background or belief.

    As the largest charity care provider in the UK, we offer some of the highest quality care, accommodation and support services for older people throughout Britain.

    Our mission is to inspire the best care and wellbeing at every stage of later life.

    Please note that interviews may take place prior to the advert closing as and when suitable applications are received. If a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application.

    Agencies : Please note, MHA do not accept unsolicited CV’s from any agencies, regardless of whether they are on our Preferred Supplier List (PSL) or not.

    We only accept CV’s from agencies that have been appointed and briefed by MHA’s central Talent Acquisition Team.

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