Dance/Movement Therapist Positions For Hire

Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy (HC) seeks 1-2 Dance/Movement Therapists to join our small non-profit organization in downtown Madison, WI - one therapist to work primarily with children and another therapist to work primarily with adults, or one to work with both children and adults.


Experienced Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapists (BC-DMTs) with a Master's degree will provide individual and group dance/movement therapy services to children and/or adults who have a variety of social/emotional needs and DSM-V diagnoses, including PTSD. These services occur both on-site at the Hancock Center and in the local community. Each position entails collaboration with client teams, HC staff and volunteers, and professional representation of the Hancock Center. The positions start at 20 hours per week with benefits; there is potential to increase hours based on the needs of HC. (Alternatively, a combined position working with both children and adults would be 32-40 hours per week.)


  • The priority for this position is to provide individual and group dance/movement therapy sessions and other programming at Hancock Center and in the community.

  • Case coordination - Communicate with and provide support to client caregivers/guardians; build relationships and coordinate services with other service providers; attend and contribute to treatment team meetings.

  • Represent Hancock Center at outreach events.

  • Develop and lead new programs, and support existing HC program services.

  • Maintain documentation and data for each therapy client, electronically and/or otherwise as required.

  • Maintain program service data in accordance with agency needs.

  • Keep current on issues and trends related to best practices in dance/movement therapy and trauma work.

  • Maintain credentials and licenses (BC-DMT, Wisconsin state Dance Therapist registration with license to practice psychotherapy (DTRL), etc.), and continue to meet necessary supervision requirements.

  • Adhere to ADTA Code of Ethics and Standards.

  • HIPAA compliance.

  • Adhere to HC policies and procedures.

  • Participate in HC regular staff meetings (and, as needed, Board meetings) for the development and management of the organization and its services.

  • Communicate and collaborate with other Hancock Center therapists, staff, and management.

  • Perform duties shared by all staff and/or as assigned by Executive Director.

  • Assist with overall building upkeep, maintain organized and clean studio spaces and professional office spaces.

  • As needed: Contact, interview and train volunteer aides to support programming.

  • As needed: Develop and facilitate staff workshops, trainings, in-services.


Required: Current BC-DMT credential; Master’s degree; Ability to work a combination of day, evening and possibly some weekend hours; Ability to transport independently to off-site facilities.  Preferred: Additional LPC, LCSW, or MSW credential.  Persons hired will need to obtain a State of Wisconsin Dance Therapist registration with license to practice psychotherapy (DTRL).


  • A strong clinical background is preferred with a minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience as a Dance/Movement Therapist with focus on children (0-18) or adults (18+).

  • Training and experience in trauma therapy is necessary.

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of working with historically marginalized individuals and communities is necessary.

  • Strong communication skills, including verbal and written.

  • Familiarity and experience working with people with intellectual differences and neuro-developmental issues is preferred.

  • Experience or commitment to developing and maintaining relationships with community based services is desirable.

  • Proficiency in speaking and/or writing in Spanish is advantageous.

  • Experience presenting dance/movement therapy to other professionals and the public is desirable.

Ability to commit to the following:

  • Adherence to the ADTA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

  • Respectful and healthy communication and boundaries, both professional and personal.

  • Collaboration with co-workers and the professional community, both seeking out and sharing expertise.



Salary comensurate with experience. Benefits include: regular clinical supervision by an experienced BC-DMT; paid vacation, sick and holiday time; short- and long-term disability and life insurance; and monthly/annual bonuses.


Applications will be accepted until positions are filled; expected start date will be early 2020.  Mail resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to:

Robyn Lending Halsten, Clinical Director

Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy
16 North Hancock St., Madison, WI 53703

Or, email to:

Hancock Center is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants who are of color/from systematically oppressed populations are encouraged to apply.