Work at FAR

FAR employs a wide range of professionals specializing in various areas of expertise. From administrative positions to therapists, everyone plays an important part of the team. FAR also offers many volunteer opportunities for all ages throughout the year. Find out more about employment and internship opportunities at FAR.

Employment Opportunities

The very heart of FAR is its dynamic therapy team and dedicated administrative staff.

FAR employs a wide range of professionals specializing in various areas of expertise. From administrative positions to therapists, everyone plays an important part of the team. Find out more about employment opportunities at FAR.

Current employment opportunities:


FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation is seeking a part time board certified music therapist to join their interdisciplinary team effective August 2021. Hours for this position will include small group school-based work and in-house individual sessions. The schedule will include both daytime and evening hours.

FAR is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a wide variety of therapeutic services to the special needs community in the greater Detroit area. Servicing Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties, the interdisciplinary team consists of art, music, dance, and recreation therapists.

All applicants applying for the music therapy position are required to have the following:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited music therapy program
• Current MT-BC certification
• Experience working with the special needs community, including those with physical, cognitive, communicative and behavioral challenges
• FAR requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID 19

Successful candidates will also:
• Have experience working in a school setting
• Have strong personal integrity, be reliable and punctual
• Be a strong advocate for all creative and art-based therapies
• Be flexible, creative and self-motivated
• Possess excellent oral/written communication skills
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment
• Possess strong time management abilities
• Have a valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Additional benefits for qualifying employees include:

  • Company-matched Simple IRA savings plan
  • Professional standards training

Please send completed application, current resume and two letters of professional recommendation to:
FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
ATTN: Patricia A. Karle, MT-BC/Director of Therapeutic Programming
1669 W. Maple Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48346
(248)646-3347 (main office)
(248)646-4480 (fax)
jobs@FAR-therapy.org


FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation is seeking a part time board certified recreation therapist to join their interdisciplinary team effective immediately. Hours for this position will primarily be small group work in area off-site contracts and/or schools with at least one evening of individual services in-house. This position will require some afternoon and evening availability.

FAR is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a wide variety of therapeutic services to the special needs community in the greater Detroit area. Servicing Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties, the interdisciplinary team consists of art, music, dance, and recreation therapists.

All applicants applying for the recreation therapy position are required to have the following minimum requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited recreation therapy program
• Current CTRS certification
• Experience working with the special needs community, including those with physical, cognitive, communicative and behavioral challenges
• FAR requires that all employees be fully vaccinated for COVID 19

Successful candidates will also:
• Have experience working in a school setting
• Have strong personal integrity, be reliable and punctual
• Be a strong advocate for all creative and art-based therapies
• Be flexible, creative and self-motivated
• Possess excellent oral/written communication skills
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment
• Possess strong time management abilities
• Have a valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Additional benefits for qualifying employees include:
• Company-matched Simple IRA savings plan
• Professional standards training

Please send completed application, current resume and two letters of professional recommendation to:
FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
ATTN: Patricia A. Karle, MT-BC/Director of Therapeutic Programming
1669 W. Maple Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48346
(248)646-3347 (main office)
(248)646-4480 (fax)
jobs@FAR-therapy.org


FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation has an immediate opening for a Dance Movement Therapist to join the therapy team. This unique opportunity is for a part time (hourly) or full time (salaried) position. In addition to providing private and small group therapy services to current clients, this therapist will also provide professional expertise to continue growing the DMT program. Additional responsibilities include creative input for special fundraising events and other agency performances. Evening hours are required for this position.

FAR is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a wide variety of therapeutic services to the special needs community in the greater Detroit area. Servicing Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties, the interdisciplinary team consists of art, music, dance, and recreation therapists.

All applicants applying for this position are required to have the following minimum requirements:
• Diploma from an accredited ADTA graduate-level program; 2 years professional experience preferred
• Current (or pending) R-DMT certification
• Experience working with the special needs community, including those with physical, cognitive, communicative and behavioral challenges
• FAR requires that all employees be fully vaccinated for COVID 19

Successful candidates will also:
• Have experience working in a school setting
• Have strong personal integrity, be reliable and punctual
• Be a strong advocate for all creative and art-based therapies
• Be flexible, creative and self-motivated
• Possess excellent oral/written communication skills
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment
• Possess strong time management abilities
• Have a valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Additional benefits for all employees include:
• Company-matched Simple IRA savings plan
• Professional standards training
• Additional benefits package for all full-time employees

Please send completed application, current resume and two letters of professional recommendation to:
FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
ATTN: Patricia A. Karle, MT-BC/Director of Therapeutic Programming
1669 W. Maple Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48346
(248)646-3347 (main office)
(248)646-4480 (fax)
jobs@FAR-therapy.org


FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation is seeking a part time registered art therapist to join their interdisciplinary team
effective immediately. Hours for this position will primarily be small group work in area off-site contracts and/or schools
with at least one evening of individual services in-house. This position will require afternoon and evening availability.

FAR is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a wide variety of therapeutic services to the special needs community in the greater Detroit area. Servicing Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties, the interdisciplinary team consists of art, music, dance, and recreation therapists.

All applicants applying for the art therapy positions are required to have the following:
• Diploma of graduation from a master’s level accredited art therapy program
• Experience working with the special needs community, including those with physical, cognitive, communicative, behavioral and mental health challenges
• Current ATR certification
• FAR requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19

Successful candidates will also:
• Have experience working in an educational setting
• Have strong personal integrity, be reliable and punctual
• Be a strong advocate for all creative and art-based therapies
• Be flexible, creative and self-motivated
• Possess excellent oral/written communication skills
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment
• Possess strong time management abilities
• Have a valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Additional benefits for all employees include:
• Company-matched Simple IRA savings plan
• Professional standards training

Please send completed application, current resume and two letters of professional recommendation to:
FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
ATTN: Patricia A. Karle, MT-BC/Director of Therapeutic Programming
1669 W. Maple Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48346
(248)646-3347 (main office)
(248)646-4480 (fax)
jobs@FAR-therapy.org

Employment Application

Internship Opportunities

FAR recognizes internships as an important part of a therapist’s education and growth. To support the development of future therapists, FAR offers university-affiliated internships. If you would like to learn more about internships in any program at FAR, please contact Patty Karle, MT-BC, Director of Therapeutic Services HERE

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 Music Therapy Internship at FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation (October 2021-May 2022). Under the direct supervision of Liz Buckmaster, MEd., MT-BC, MT interns at FAR have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of clinical applications with a dynamic team of 9 board certified music therapists. While FAR has a standing university affiliation with Eastern Michigan University, other qualified candidates are welcome to apply with appropriate collegiate faculty approval. Interviews for this internship will begin the week of March 7 and continue until the position is filled.

Internship Application