San Diego IEP Music Therapy Job 2017

The new school year is soon to bloom!  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 late August 2017.  Salaried and contractual positions are available for the 10-month school year. This is an ideal position for adventure-bound therapists who like to travel or spice things up with other projects over the summer.   Download our job flier here to share or post.

Crescendo Your Career!

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

Start Date:  August 21, 2017 (with some flexibility for a later August start date)

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.

Ah-Mazing Perks

Our 10-month salaried position runs from late August through mid-June, 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.

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

– $1000 signing bonus
– 5 sick days (with no wait period)
– 28 additional paid days off (ALL school holidays)!!!!!!!
– Health and Dental Insurance
– Mileage Stipend
– Retirement fund match
– Continuing ed stipend
– CBMT dues
– Monthly cell phone stipend
– AAA roadside assistance

If you enjoy the flexibility of being a contractual music therapist, we have openings for contract MTs interested in 15-30 hours per week.   Contract positions are paid at a higher rate, but without the benefits listed above.

Wait there’s more!  Employees and contractors have access to our:

-Recording studio
-Full color copier
-Hundreds of songs with visual supports from our Tuned in to Learning curriculum
-State of the art office facility


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 spinoff 🙂

>>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:
Talia Morales, MA, MT-BC, Supervisor
Phone: 858.831.0387
Email: here