Music Therapist – Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Penetanguishene ON

Job type: Full-Time

Approx. hours/w availability: 37.5

Job location: Canada Ontario

Compensation range (CAD): $31.94 to $35.26 per hour

Job qualifications: Certified Music Therapist (MTA) in good standing with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT)

Job description:

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Link to Apply Online:  Quadrant Self Service (

Employer: Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Penetanguishene ON

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to 18 months (Maternity Leave Coverage)

Posting Date: January 9th, 2023

Deadline to Apply: January 19th, 2023

The Manager of Rehabilitation & Transition Services at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is currently seeking a Music Therapist.  The purpose of the position is to develop, promote and implement Music Therapy Services to Patients and Clients of Waypoint utilizing a person centered approach in accordance with the standards of the CAMT.

Please Note: This position offers a hybrid work environment consisting of in-office and remote work. Office location is 500 Church St in Penetanguishene, ON.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop, promote, implement and evaluate a range of Music Therapy services based on Best Practices; design and implement specialized service plans to address specific identified patient/ client need.
  • Assess patient strengths and areas of growth through a combination of techniques such as:use of standardized assessment tools, interviews and activity; observing and reporting client progress to the clinical team.
  • Implement established and innovative Music Therapy interventions on an individual basis and/or in group settings.
  • Collaborating with patients/clients, natural supports and other relevant caregivers to determine appropriate treatment goals and objectives; including contributing to clinical rounds and patient care conferences.
  • Assist Clients/Patients in developing related resources; counsel clients on the use of skills and knowledge related to music.
  • Provide Music Therapy services to Waypoint patients and community clients in groups or individually based on assessed needs.
  • Seek, support, and develop appropriate partnerships with a range of service providers; Facilitate connections with services needed for transition and/or participation.
  • Contribute to Rehab Services/ Team Process, including involvement in Departmental meetings, project development, planning and evaluation; initiate and implement special research and quality improvement projects.
  • Documenting clinical assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, treatment plan modifications and treatment terminations according to Waypoint standards.
  • Maintenance of musical equipment (instruments, recording studio)
  • Participation in professional development/continued education and research activities.


  • Bachelor of Music Therapy from a Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT) approved program.
  • Certified Music Therapist (MTA) in good standing with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT)
  • Preference for recent and related mental health experience in a mental health facility or community service
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Music Therapy theory, best practices, approaches and treatment techniques for people with mental illness
  • Proven success with essential competencies of Music Therapy practice
  • Knowledge of principles and values of rehabilitation including facility and client needs, assessment, treatment, goal and objective setting, service planning, supportive counseling and crisis intervention.
  • Experience in developing an evaluation framework and outcome measurement
  • Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
  • Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values (Caring, Respect, Accountability, Innovation), and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
  • Preference for proficiency in French/English language skills
  • You must meet the requirements of our COVID-19 Immunization Policy by providing proof of full vaccination, or a request and receipt of an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code, including a medical exemption

How do I apply?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at and external applicants apply to close of business (5:00 pm) on January 19th, 2023  quoting Job ID WC22-441. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.

Additional info:

Hi! My name is Kelly Lefaive, and I am an MTA based in Penetanguishene, ON. I graduated from the MMT program at Laurier in 2021. Penetanguishene is town located a 45 minute drive north of Barrie, on the shores of Georgian Bay. In March 2023, I will be taking a Maternity leave (12-18 months) from my full time position as a Music Therapist at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. While I am on leave, I would love to have a passionate Music Therapist in my role, as there has been high demand for Music Therapy services (individual and groups) at Waypoint since I began working in January 2022. I love my job and I think you will too.
Feel free to reach out to me directly with questions by email at


Kelly Lefaive


Phone: (416) 570-0293