Handbell Director and Activities Assistant

The Brookwood Community is seeking a full-time Handbell Director and Activities Assistant. First, to provide musical direction and leadership for the Brookwood Handbell Ensemble including, but not limited to, off-campus performances, high-profile events, and seminars. Second, to engage, support and lead activities for our Citizens including but not limited to: swimming, bike-riding, action classes, chimes, and outings. He/she will regularly interface with the Residential Manager to set program direction, goals, and milestones. He/she will also assist the Community Life Coordinator in performing various activities.

QUALIFICATIONS – B.A. or equivalent degree. Must be able to read music. Must be proficient in a wide variety of computer programs. Must have strong written and oral communication skills; will be asked to regularly present in front of large audiences. Must be able to perform wide range of physical tasks including but not limited to swimming, bike riding, lifting a resident to and from a wheel chair or bed. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 lbs.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – Prefer undergraduate degree in music education, music, or music therapy. Previous experience with special needs preferred. Must be willing to participate in on-going training activities to better understand the resident’s medical, psychological, and vocational needs.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS – Special consideration given to MT-BC certified Music Therapist. Must possess a valid driver’s license from the State of Texas.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, an employee is frequently required to communicate by listening or writing. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; stoop; kneel; bend; crouch; crawl; and climb stairs. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or transfer a resident to and from a wheel chair or bed. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 lbs.

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