The application period has closed.

Module 5 Teacher (for Western Area of The US) Job Announcement

The Music for Healing & Transition Program, Inc. (MHTP) is taking applications for a Teacher position for Module 5.  More than one person for a Module 5 Teacher may be selected from this announcement.

MHTP is specifically looking for someone who lives in the western portion of the US or Canada (west of the Rockies) to make the long hours of teaching and travel for this module easier on the teacher, and more efficient for MHTP.

Please see “Requirements for Application” below.

MHTP Teachers are employed as independent contractors on an annual contract, with eligibility for annual renewal. Reimbursement for Module 5 Teachers currently is $1050.00 per module (plus $150.00 travel time/loss of wages compensation for travel of four hours or more). Teachers instruct an average of three to five modules per year. Extensive travel is required; all travel expenses for teaching, once the training period is completed, are paid for by MHTP.

Module 5 Teachers need the following experiences and qualifications as prerequisites for applying:

  • Must be a medical professional (RN, MD, DO, other licensed professional etc.) with varied hospital and hospice experience.
  • Must have experience teaching adult learners; teaching in a medical setting is preferable, though not required. 
  • Must be able to communicate and work confidently, with healthcare staff.
  • Must be able to work well under stress to creatively and calmly solve unexpected problems.
  • Must have substantial experience in the field as a CMP, and at the time of employment by MHTP must be a working CMP.

Following selection as a new MHTP teacher is a training process; all expenses related to the training are covered by the teacher-in-training. This training includes the following activities:

Read all books for the assigned module and write a short book report on each.

  • Observe the assigned module being taught by a current MHTP Teacher (once or twice, depending on MHTP staff assessment).
  • Teach the assigned module, without pay or reimbursement for expenses, while being observed by an experienced Teacher.
  • Receive a favorable recommendation from the observing Teacher, Area Coordinator, and Faculty Administrator.
  • Agree to, and sign, the MHTP Teacher Contract (reviewed for renewal each year, based on teacher performance).

Requirements for Application

The following materials are to be submitted electronically, in three separate documents, to the MHTP Acting Faculty Administrator (see “Application Process” below):

  1.  Your current resume. Include details of therapeutic music positions, medical profession experience and teaching positions you have held.
  2. Your written responses explaining how you have gained the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) listed below. Address each of the eight KSAs individually. 
  3. Your written response to the following:  “Please reflect on and tell us why you would like to become a teacher for MHTP.”

See the Module 5 Teacher Job Description (PDF).

Application Process

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as shown by the education, experience, and training on your resume and your responses to the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Paid and unpaid experience will be considered. Please be specific and detailed in your responses to the KSAs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs)

Fully knowledgeable about MHTP policies, procedures, and history, and keeps up to date on changes as issued by the MHTP Board of Directors. Ability to completely support the MHTP mission, policies, and teaching requirements.

  1. Ability to completely understand and implement Module 5 curriculum, including any audio-visual teaching tools and required readings. Ability to adhere strictly to the official MHTP curriculum as given in the current Teacher’s Curriculum Guide for Module 5.
  2. First-hand knowledge of working as a medical professional (RN, MD, DO, other licensed medical professional) in a hospital and/or hospice.  Ability to communicate and work collaboratively and confidently with healthcare staff.
  3. Demonstrated abilities and experience in teaching the adult learner; knowledge of key adult learning and teaching concepts.
  4. First-hand knowledge of playing/singing as a CMP at the bedside of patients in medical facilities and the ability to share those experiences as appropriate in the classroom setting.
  5. Ability to work collaboratively with the Faculty Administrator, Curriculum Reviewer, and Area Coordinators in a professional manner, with flexibility as needed.
  6. Ability to complete, in a timely manner, all administrative tasks as described in this Job Description, as assigned by Supervisor, and as in Teacher’s Curriculum Guide and Teacher Contract.
  7. Ability to work well under stress to creatively and calmly solve unexpected problems. 

See the Module 5 Teacher Job Description (PDF).

The application period has closed.

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as shown by the education, experience, and training on your resume and your responses to the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Paid and unpaid experience will be considered. Please be specific and detailed in your responses to the KSAs.

MHTP is an equal opportunity employer. MHTP prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.