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Part Time Receptionist role


We are currently seeking a part time receptionist to join the RMTC whanau and help us continue to change lives through music.

The role entails providing reception and administrative support to our team to enable the efficient running of our unique and very special music therapy centre in Grey Lynn, Auckland. 

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Management and support of reception area, welcoming clients and visitors and ensuring the area is presentable and welcoming.
  • Responding to all phone and email enquiries.
  • Administrative support to the Management team.
  • Updating and maintaining all databases.
  • Clinical administrative duties, including entering referrals and sending client contracts.
  • Cataloguing client files.
  • Assisting with marketing materials and communications as required.

The key attributes and qualifications we would seek in candidates for this role are:

  • Empathetic and sensitive to client needs.
  • Comfortable with individuals with disabilities, treating all visitors and clients with dignity and respect.
  • Respectful of privacy and the confidentiality of our clients.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, proving confident and comfortable working with Microsoft office.
  • Relevant experience.
  • Pro-active, using own initiative and working with minimal supervision.
  • Clean drivers licence (ideal but not essential).

This is a part time position of 16 hours per week, ideally over 4 days. It is preferred that one of the days is a Saturday but there is some flexibility in the hours and applications will be considered from those who are unavailable on the weekend.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please email your CV with a covering letter to Rachel Farrell at  Questions about the role can be made to Rachel at that email address or by calling 09 360 0889.

Applications close the 17th of October.  Suitable candidates will be contacted after this date.

New Pukekohe satellite to launch


One of our aims here at the Centre is to enable all those in need to access our services. To that end we have been launching satellites across Auckland allowing people to come to us more readily. Our first satellite in Titirangi has proven so popular we are there for 1.5 days per week, and we also offer our services in Orewa and Otara.

We are therefore excited to announce that, starting in October 2017, we will be offering sessions in Pukekohe. Taking place on Fridays we are offering both individual and group sessions. Information on the two new group programmes – Mini Explorers and Music Explorers – can be found on the Groups section of our website. For those interested in individual sessions please refer to the information on our How to Get Started Page.

Music Therapist Tori Gac will be out in Pukekohe from 20th October and we are delighted to be truly providing our services right across Auckland!

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Getting set for Kids' Jam


RMTC and AUT’s School of Interprofessional Health Studies will be teaming up later in the year to offer a music therapy group at AUT’s new Northmed Health Clinic.  The Kids’ Jam group is designed for children ages 6-10 who need extra support to participate in school and community activities and who would benefit from opportunities to practice social engagement. 

RMTC’s participation in this new initiative has been funded by the NZ Music Foundation and we’re thrilled that our team will be working with students and professors from AUT’s occupational therapy, physio therapy and nursing degrees to start this interprofessional programme. 

If you know of a child who might benefit from this group, which be held on Tuesday afternoons beginning in August, or would like further information, please contact Jen at

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Heard about music therapy and want to know more? 


As part of music therapy week we are running an information morning for year 12 and year 13 students considering a career in music therapy. 

Date:  Monday 3rd July 2017

Time: 9.00-10.30am

Those that attend will get the opportunity to speak with registered music therapists about who they work with, the settings in which music therapy is delivered, and what music therapy is. Student music therapists will also share about training in NZ and internationally. You’ll get the chance to have a look around the Centre, watch selected video and get an experiential taste of music therapy at Raukatauri.

Places are strictly limited and on a first come first served basis. The deadline to register is 28th June. To register your interest please email stating your name, school, school year, and contact phone number.

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 Million Dollar Mission Funds 

On Tuesday May 9, the Trust Foundation presented the 30 charities involved in the Million Dollar Mission fund with their cheques for funds raised. Rachel and Carol were delighted to collect the cheque for Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre and meet many of the other worthy charity recipients.


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And again our thanks to all of you who voted for us and rallied friends and whanau to vote as well.

Family Feud All Stars South Team Raise $3,144 for RMTC


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It was the battle of the North vs the South Island on TV3's Family Feud All Stars last night, with both teams playing in support of local charities - the South for the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre.  With the scores going backward and forward between both teams, it was a close contest right up until the final round. Luckily the South team rose to the challenge and won the game - earning the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre $3,440 in the process. Our thanks to our two ambassadors Jason Kerrison and Boh Runga for forming the team and to Mayor Tim Shadbolt and Jason Faafoi for playing on our behalf. 

Music Therapy Sessions Are Available Now

Our Centre in Grey Lynn offers music therapy sessions six days per week. We offer music therapy sessions from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 4pm on Saturdays. And we have spaces available right now.  

If you have a child or young adult with special needs, or work or care for someone with special needs who you think would benefit from music therapy, please give us a call at the Centre on 09 360 0889 or fill in a referral form and send it to us. Referral forms are available to download here.

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