Music Therapist - Alyssa Burnett Location

Job ID 2023-51264
Area of Interest
Patient & Family Support
Location Name
Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Cent
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Adult Life Skills Program
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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Music Therapist needed for Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center location in Bothell, WA.


Lead instruction of music classes and therapeutic experiences and activities to adults (age 18 and older) with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental, behavior and emotional needs.


Instruction may take place in a classroom setting, or in a community-based format, or virtually, and will be working with small groups or individually as needed with adult participants. Classes and activities at the Adult Life Skills Center work towards promoting independence, teaching life skills, providing opportunities for socialization and enhancing quality of life for participants.


Duties include developing classroom curriculum, preparing lesson plans, providing thoughtful instruction directly to students in classroom and community-based setting, provide directives to classroom assistants, monitor participants progress, and working with specialized contracts.


Work closely with Program Managers and staff to implement feedback to adhere to mission and core values of programming. Implement behavior strategies as put forth by behavior team and monitor efficacy of plans. Strong leadership qualities, positive collaborations, and desire to create and provide instruction are essential to this position.



***Preference:  Candidates with experience working with adults and/or children with Autism and/or other Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities. Preference for candidates with experience or interest in supervising Music Therapy Practicum Students and/or Music Therapy Interns to support training the next generation of providers. Creativity, Compassion and Inclusion are some of the most valuable common characteristics of our service providers.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music therapy.
  • Experience working with children and adolescents in a therapeutic setting.
  • Experience planning and directing activities for children and adolescents with various health conditions.

Required Credentials:

  • Board Certified in Music Therapy or the ability to become Board Certified within one year of employment.

Min to Max Hourly Salary

$30.37 - $45.55 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$63,170.00 - $94,744.00 /yr

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.


The union pay ranges can be found on the Seattle Children’s website here: WSNA - UFCW


Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

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