certified therapeutic recreation specialist resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Dedicated Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with 5 years of experience in organizing recreational activities as therapy and medical treatment to support improved wellness among participants. Resourceful in devising diverse programs with exercise and social activities geared to individuals’ abilities and specific needs. Committed to boosting progress and goal attainment by closely observing participants responses, progress and outcomes to adjust activities for changing demands. Adds value to any organization in need of great collaboration, interpersonal and multitasking abilities. Meets tight deadlines.

  • Schedule Management
  • Patient evaluation skills
  • Therapy planning
  • Treatment coordination
  • Decision Making
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Accurate Documentation
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, 02/2021 to Current
Universal Health ServicesEverett, WA,
  • Assess patients on the basis of information from standardized assessments, observations, medical records, medical staff, the patient’s family and the patient themselves.
  • Develops and carries out therapeutic interventions consistent with the patient’s needs and interest.
  • Provides recreational therapy activities to patients that will help enhance their lifestyles through improved social skills, physical skills, cognitive skills, and/or emotional values.
  • Assist in preparing and recommending therapeutic recreation, leisure education, and diversionary recreational activities for individual patients, group activities and unit activities.
  • Supervises therapeutic exercises, leisure education, and recreational activities.
  • Writes, implements, and provides documentation of individual patient’s treatment; maintain records to comply with Orlando Health requirements and writes reports indicative of progress or regression.
  • Evaluates community resources for assistance in meeting patient needs, and maintains a flexible working schedule that may include evenings and weekends to facilitate the development, restoration and maintenance of sound mental, emotional and physical health of patients through therapeutic activities.
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, 08/2020 to 02/2021
Universal Health ServicesHighlands Ranch, CO,
  • Organized recreation and therapy programs congruent with participants’ therapy goals, abilities and personal interests.
  • Schedule and lead specialized programs allowing participants to engage in exercise and recreation, supporting social and physical wellbeing.
  • Conducted patient evaluations to identify mental, emotional, social and physical aptitudes, assess abilities and identify conditions suitable for recreational interventions.
  • Observed and recorded patient s daily progress.
  • Revised therapy programs according to changing needs of patients.
  • Encouraged patient s participation in recreational activities.
  • Communicated therapy equipment and supplies needs to Manager.
  • Attended educational trainings for professional growth.
Activities Director, 12/2018 to 04/2020
First Atlantic Health CareSaco, ME,
  • Plans, implements, and monitors wellness and recreation programs to meet the specific needs of each and all residents.
  • Ensures residents’ lives are maintained to the extent possible by providing programs and events that encourage engagement and social interaction.
  • Plans, develops and implements creative and exciting Resident Programs to meet the individual needs and interests of the residents within the community as well as through outside trips and events; includes providing one-to-one programming for residents who cannot participate in a group setting.
  • Manages volunteer program, including recruitment, training, and supervising volunteers.
  • Ensures daily, weekly and monthly calendar of events requirements are met..
  • Ensures the Community environment (including equipment and supplies) supports a whole-person wellness culture for resident engagement.
  • Coordinates the transportation of residents to and from events outside of the community, which may include driving a community motor vehicle.
  • Ensures that Resident Programs meet all state, federal, and other regulations.
  • Participates in the review of individual residents’ service plans and regularly documents resident program progress.
  • Participate in discharge planning with other members of the management team.
  • Monitors resident program budget, equipment, and supplies.
  • Participates in annual resident satisfaction survey initiatives and addresses resident complaints and grievances.
  • Responds appropriately to resident emergencies by calling or contacting appropriate internal and external parties according to the established protocol.
  • Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines.
  • Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents.
Therapeutic Recreation Leader, 03/2017 to 12/2018
City Of Alexandria VaAlexandria, VA,
  • Assist activities coordinator with developing and implementing recreational programs.
  • Provide hands-on involvement in programs during the resident's scheduled times.
  • Assist in the planning, orientation and supervision of volunteers.
  • Support the activities coordinator in exploring opportunities for resident socialization and engagement.
  • Reintegrate the resident’s into the community through community outings.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Therapeutic Recreation, Expected in 12/2018 to Utica College - Utica, NY
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

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School Attended

  • Utica College

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Activities Director
  • Therapeutic Recreation Leader


  • Bachelor of Science

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