Position Summary and Scope of Service:

Jordan’s Principle is a child first and needs based principle that applies equally to all First Nations children residing on and off reserve. It ensures there is no denial or delay for First Nations Children in receiving essential public services that are available to all other children.

St.Amant embraces the goal of Jordan’s Principal to ensure that all children with disabilities have access to the health and social services they need in their community. We are currently recruiting a Music Therapist to support this initiative.

The Music Therapist provides services in accordance with the Mission and Values of St.Amant, policies and procedures of Clinical Services and all relevant professional standards of practice. The Music Therapist is familiar with and promotes a “customer service focus” in the provision of services to clients, staff and other professional relationships.

As an active team member is Clinical Services, the Music Therapist participates in Quality Improvement (QI) activities, including the development, modification and implementation of service and program goals, objectives, policies, procedures and standards. The Music Therapist uses service evaluation feedback to purposefully and continually strengthen services. The Music Therapist actively supports all program initiatives designed to strengthen services and program integrity.

  • The Music Therapist works within the context of the interdisciplinary team to implement direct, consultative or mediated models of service. The Music Therapist supports a client-centered approach to service or family-centered practice when applicable. The Music Therapist is responsible for evaluating effectiveness and efficiencies of intervention to ensure outcomes that are positive and beneficial to clients.
  • The Music Therapist will provide services that utilize music and its therapeutic and expressive elements in a clinical manner to motivate clients to achieve a variety of non-musical, and when appropriate, musical goals. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing personal and social development, communication skills, promoting relaxation and self-expression, and providing psychosocial support. The music therapist may work with children, adolescents, and adults.



  • Must Possess a Bachelor of Music Therapy or Creative Arts Therapy (specialization in Music Therapy) from an accredited university.
  • Additional related specializations is an asset.


  • Certified Music Therapist (MTA) with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) and/or Music Therapist- Board Certified (MT-BC) with the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) in good standing.
  • Member of the Music Therapy Association of Manitoba is an asset.
  • Experience providing music therapy services within an interdisciplinary setting is an asset.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience providing music therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities, complex care needs, Acquired Brain Injuries, and Autism Spectrum Disorder is an asset.


  • Must demonstrate proficiency in at least voice, guitar, percussion and piano skills.
  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of best practice of music therapy as it relates to service development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of child, adolescent, and adult development, and the dynamics of relationships.
  • Ability to case manage and define a service plan with individuals and caregivers.
  • Able to effectively prioritize, structure and manage scheduling caseload(s) to achieve targeted outcomes.
  • Strong ability to implement music therapy interventions in a variety of settings including groups (small and large), individual, and dyad (2-person) formations and to document their benefits and outcomes.
  • Ability to document plans and interventions accurately and in a timely manner, using standardized program protocols and formats.
  • Demonstrates ability to adhere to a clinical process involving assessment, treatment planning, objective tracking, and treatment completion.
  • Ability to form appropriate professional/trust relationship with clients.
  • Demonstrates counseling skills as they relate to crisis, transition, and personal development within the context of music therapy.
  • Ability to identify high risk situations and respond appropriately.
  • Knowledgeable of the dynamics related to therapeutic relationships, and skillful in preparing for transition and in determining the nature of support required upon termination.
  • A commitment to person-centered and family-centered practice.
  • A knowledge of mindful-care practices, and demonstration of their utilization in conjunction with music therapy practices.
  • A working knowledge of service systems and agencies and ability to creatively access or develop informal and formal supports or resources.


  • Ability to demonstrate behavior consistent with the Mission and Values of St.Amant.
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to provide education and training in public forums.
  • Knowledgeable of the concepts of Quality Improvement (QI) and ability to implement services consistent with these concepts in a complex environment.
  • Possesses strong leadership and conflict resolution skills, and is able to demonstrate a high level of initiative.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of self-awareness in a therapeutic context.
  • Possesses emotional stability and projects a professional image.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a larger team, and possess high degree of accountability.
  • Ability to be innovative, energetic, positive, and self-directed.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible daytime hours and the possibility of some evening hours.
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Records Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check, and Child Abuse Registry Check.
  • Proficiency in a Microsoft Office environment.
  • Possesses the physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Client Care Management:

The Music Therapist will develop and implement a plan for services while ensuring adherence to St.Amant Mission and Values, policies and professional regulations.

Duties Include:

  • Assesses, describes and documents the client’s needs and abilities in the scope of music therapy; develops and implements appropriate treatment interventions.
  • Where appropriate, provides demonstration and training to individuals and caregivers who will be carrying out the Music Therapist’s recommendations in other environments.
  • Develops and monitors clinical programs.
  • Ensures the involvement of an individual’s support network, including direct caregivers and family members (where applicable) in the assessment and intervention process.
  • Consults effectively with other supports and services to ensure coordination of planning.
  • Documents and maintains client files in a format consistent with program protocol and timelines.
  • Ensures clinical outcomes are monitored, documented and shared.
  • Reports and documents all high risk or potentially high risk situations according to policy.
  • Evaluates new products and equipment to meet client-specific needs.
  • Develops or constructs materials for client use or supervises a clinical assistant assigned to this function.
  • Develops clinical specialties/competencies in accordance with priority needs of the clients.
  • Incorporates a research informed approach to the delivery of services.

The above information is intended to describe the general nature of the position and is not considered to be a complete statement of duties and responsibilities. Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned provided they are consistent with the qualifications identified and fall within the parameters of this role and are consistent with the Mission of St.Amant.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Health & Dental Plans, Life Insurance Plans, Long Term Disability, Employer Paid-Employee Assistance Plan, and Employer-Matched Pension Plan. We also offer access to an on-site gym, professional development training opportunities, and affordable staff parking.

St.Amant is a bilingual organization. Proficiency in both official languages (French/English) would be considered an asset.

As a Condition of Employment, successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening, Adult Abuse Registry Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact Check.

As a Condition of Employment, new hires must complete a series of Occupational Health checks. This includes the requirement to confirm immunization or immunity of specific communicable diseases. Successful applicants will also be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date.

St.Amant supports equitable employment practices and promotes an inclusive workforce representative of the people we support including diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, and identities. Applicants can request reasonable accommodations in all aspects of the selection and hiring process.