San Diego Music Therapy Job 2019 | Special Education

San Diego IEP Music Therapy Job August 2019

The new school year is around the corner!  Help special learners soar, while becoming an IEP expert in our unique school-based position (don’t worry there’s on the job training too).  Join our close-knit, inspired team of Board Certified Music Therapists in sunny San Diego starting August 19, 2019.  This full time salaried 10-month position, follows the school year calendar with big time benefits and tons of time off.

This is an ideal position for adventure-bound therapists who like to travel, those of you have your own kiddos on a school year schedule, or the daring among you who enjoy diving into your own personal projects over the summer.  We often have additional work available during summer school (mid-July through mid-August) for those of you staying in town.  Download our job flier here to share or post.

Jump on Our Bandwagon!

Job Title: IEP-Based Music Therapist for Grades PreK-12

Start Date:  August 19, 2019

Description:  Be a valued, integral part of the educational team and enjoy weekly time to connect with our creative crew of  music therapists.  You’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse spectrum of disabilities, ages, and functioning levels.

Hone your professional skills through individual and group sessions, co-treatment with teachers/SLPs/OTs/PTs, IEP meeting attendance, and progress monitoring.   All of your documentation, meeting, and travel time is INCLUDED within your work hours (for both employees and contractors).    Our therapists serve a variety of school sites Monday through Friday, primarily in the San Diego Unified School District and use our fully equipped office near Kearny Mesa as a home base. Weekends are always OFF for you time.

Ah-Mazing Perks

Our full time school year position runs from August 19, 2019 through June 9, 2020, following the San Diego Unified traditional school year calendar.  You’re then free for the summer, but Coast continues to cover your health and dental benefits if you’ll be staying on for the next school year!  Many of our therapists use this time to work at summer camps, take on service projects abroad, enroll in summer courses, or chill with family. If we get along famously, the position automatically renews each school year, so you’ll return back the subsequent August when school starts again.

Let us know if you’re interested in the option of providing summer school services! Depending on our student rosters, we may have an additional 4 weeks of work in July/August if you’re staying in town.

Salaried 10-month therapists are eligible for over $8,000 in benefits!!

– $1000 signing bonus
– 5 front-loaded sick days (with no wait period and no accrual)
– 28 additional paid days off (ALL school holidays)!!!!!!!
– $400/month toward a Health Net PPO plan
– Full dental and vision premium paid
– 3% Retirement fund match
– Mileage at federal rate
– Travel between sites, orientation, and documentation all covered at your therapy rate
– Continuing ed stipend
– CBMT dues
– Monthly cell phone stipend
– Premier membership to AAA roadside assistance including free towing, flat tire service, free rental car, home & auto lockout service, and more.

Wait there’s more!  You’ll have access to our:

-Recording studio to design interventions for your students, and for your personal use during non-work hours
-Your own desk and desktop computer at our state of the art Kearny Mesa office
-Full color copier and visual supports making wonderland (bindery equipment, laminating, Velcro, and more)
-Thousands of Music Therapist-designed digital songs, videos, slideshows, and visual supports for you to get inspiration from and use for consult with IEP teams
-Staff meetings including song and intervention shares, help with tricky cases, self-care tips, and therapy topics
-Supervision including monthly support from our Lead therapist or Director, on-site observation, peer shadowing, and messaging forums available daily to assist as questions arise


Do the below describe you to a tee? If yes, get in touch with us ASAP.

>>Passionate about helping students with autism and other special needs reach their potential.

>>No fear of using props, silly themes, introducing novelty into each session, and designing interventions that incorporate all the senses – our brilliant MT Talia even brought parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme into the classroom for a Simon & Garfunkel spin off 🙂

>>Outstanding organizational skills and impeccable follow-through.

>>SUPERpowers on voice and guitar.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Music Therapy, MT-BC status (or taking exam within 3 months), reliable transportation, and must pass TB testing and a background check if hired (paid for by Coast Music Therapy).

Bonus Points if You Have… 

  • Neurologic Music Therapy certification
  • Training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Experience with the IEP process
  • Savvy tech skills

Please email resume and introduction to:
Email: here
or give us a call at 858.831.0387

San Diego Music Therapy Job Opening 2019 | Special Education

San Diego Music Therapy Job Opening 2019 | Special Education