Creative Arts Therapist

Department of Defense Eglin AFB, FL
* Duties

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Music Therapist for the Invisible Wounds Clinic (IWC). The primary responsibility of the position is to provide a full range of music therapy services for IWC patients to include assessments, interventions, evidence-based therapy and consultation to medical staff.

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Responsibilities

* Provides music therapy through preventive, alternative and therapeutic healthcare services to patients in the IWC.

* Advises leadership on music therapy within the PTS, TBI and pain Pathway of Care, other military treatment facilities, military family service centers, and civilian organizations.

* Provides an advanced level of highly specialized comprehensive professional music therapy care to at-risk patients undergoing new, experimental, and/or unusual treatment programs.

* Contributes to the design and execution of novel and innovative research in the music therapy field.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

* Job family (Series)

0638 Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.

* Recruitment/relocation incentives MAY be authorized

* This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

* Disclosure of Political Appointments

* At a minimum, qualification requirements stipulated by the US Office of Personnel Management for the 0638 occupational series must be met.

* This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Selectee will be required to sign a statement consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.

* May occasionally be required to travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

Qualifications

A. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: I possess a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in therapeutic recreation, art therapy, drama therapy, dance therapy, or music therapy; OR a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in a related field involving therapeutic emphasis or concentration that included at least 36 semester hours in therapeutic courses as described: a.18 semester hours of therapeutic recreation courses; and b.18 semester hours that include a combination of abnormal psychology, physiology, human anatomy and development, disabilities and general recreation. ADDITIONALLY, I have one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 or equivalent in the Federal service which includes knowledge of a wide range of theories, concepts, principles, and techniques of art therapy to plan, coordinate, and execute a healing arts program and participate as a contributing member of an interdisciplinary treatment team for patients suffering from PTS, TBI, chronic pain, and associated conditions. Education must have been obtained from an accredited program recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

B. EDUCATION: I possess a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in therapeutic recreation, art therapy, drama therapy, dance therapy, or music therapy; OR a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in a related field involving therapeutic emphasis or concentration that included at least 36 semester hours in therapeutic courses as described: a.18 semester hours of therapeutic recreation courses; and b.18 semester hours that include a combination of abnormal psychology, physiology, human anatomy and development, disabilities and general recreation. ADDITIONALLY, I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

C. COMBINATION OR EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: I possess a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in therapeutic recreation, art therapy, drama therapy, dance therapy, or music therapy; OR a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in a related field involving therapeutic emphasis or concentration that included at least 36 semester hours in therapeutic courses as described: a.18 semester hours of therapeutic recreation courses; and b.18 semester hours that include a combination of abnormal psychology, physiology, human anatomy and development, disabilities and general recreation. ADDITIONALLY, I have less than the full amount of specialized experience required but I have more than 2 years of graduate level education with a major or subject area related to the position to be filled. Therefore, I have a combination of experience and education. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/recreationcreative-arts-therapist-series-0638/

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

* Knowledge of an extensive range of professional music therapy theories, principles and practices, to perform the clinical evaluation and the medical management of patients with psychiatric disorders, PTS, TBI and pain requiring out-patient and intensive outpatient treatment.

* Knowledge of evidence-based treatment modalities for individual, family and group music therapies for a full range of adult psychiatric conditions, TBI, PTS and pain as well as knowledge of personality development theories for evaluating behavior and reaction patterns of patients.

* Knowledge of music production software, music applications to benefit music therapy sessions and appropriate technology integration in clinical settings and proficiency of clinical musicianship on but not limited to piano, guitar, voice, percussion and principal instrument (if different from aforementioned list).

* Knowledge of The Joint Commission standards, HIPAA regulations, and health delivery and support services; understanding of the military health care system; and interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills in order to work as an integral member of patient care teams; work effectively with other health professionals, paraprofessionals, and support staff; exchange guidance and consultation services with other specialists; and effectively deliver music therapy services.

* Ability to use a computer for word processing, data management and military medical programs.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.