Rehabilitation Therapist 1 (Music)


Recruitment #230110-6892HC-001


Are you a Certified Music Therapist?  Are you passionate and want a fulfilling career?  If yes, the State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) wants you to be a part of our team! 

As a part-time Rehabilitation Therapist 1 (Music) with DCF you would participate in a competitive benefits plan on a prorated basis that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage 
  • A generous retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • 13 paid holidays
  • A healthy work/life balance
Your role as a part-time
Rehabilitation Therapist 1 (Music)
In this role, we would entrust you to plan and lead therapeutic music treatment for individuals in our care. Along with other duties as needed, we would have you:
  • Write and implement treatment plans 
  • Conduct individual and group activities
  • Consult with other professionals on the appropriate techniques and materials used for each individual
  • Part-time, 34 hours per week position 
  • Located in the Albert J. Solnit Psychiatric Center, South Campus hospital
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday and Monday off
Albert J. Solnit Children's Center- South Campus
Located in Middletown, it is widely recognized as a center of excellence for family-centered treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. This state-administered Psychiatric facility provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents under the age of eighteen, with severe mental illness and related behavioral and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting. The South Campus consists of four co-ed hospital units and three female adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility cottages (PRTF). Located at 915 River Road, Middletown, CT, our 67-acre campus in centrally located and sits over looking idyllic views of the Connecticut River.

At DCF, we have a mission of Partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive. We hope you take this opportunity to join our team and help us to complete our mission!

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. We are no longer accepting resumes in accordance with PA 21-69. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.

Important Information After You Apply:

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to

Connect With Us:

  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
  • Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives via email at



In a state facility this class is accountable for the evaluation, planning and application of a recognized therapeutic discipline to provide treatment for individuals with intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities.


Evaluates individuals level of functioning by assessing behavior and reviewing medical, social and emotional case histories; writes and implements treatment plans using a specific modality; conducts individual and group activities, consulting with other professionals and selecting appropriate techniques and materials to teach skills to correct disorders in intellectual, emotional or motor status of an individual; attends case conferences, actively participating in admission, treatment and discharge planning; observes, records and evaluates individual progress; participates in or assists in conducting training programs for staff therapists and rehabilitation and nursing students; uses data from observation and diagnostic evaluations to develop goals and new activities; administers and interprets evaluations in speciality areas; requisitions and distributes supplies; adapts musical, art and recreational equipment used in designated discipline; may attend workshops and conferences; may transport and escort individuals to off grounds activities; may perform prevocational activities with individual; may participate in and plan special activities within community; may perform duties in individuals home or community setting; may serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of the therapeutic music discipline; knowledge of physical and intellectual disorders; knowledge of individual and group dynamics; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in application of therapeutic techniques.


Incumbents in this class must possess a bachelor's or graduate degree in music therapy or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education, and certification as a music therapist by the Certification Board for Music Therapists or any successor of said board.


  • Experience working with adolescents with complex psychiatric profiles
  • Experience working in behavioral health
  • Experience in the practices of therapeutic music discipline
  • Experience providing recreational interventions in a group and individual setting
  • Experience as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and maintain a certificate as a Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.), and/or lifesaving (CPR, First Aid) from the American Red Cross. 
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in use of American Sign Language in certain positions. 
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury and to moderately disagreeable job conditions while providing treatment to individuals with disabilities.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.