occupational therapist resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Proficient, dedicated, and collaborative clinical professional with 19 years of school-based knowledge and experience skilled in adapting educational content, methodology, and/or delivery of instruction based on the strengths and needs of an individual students so as to ensure optimal access to relevant curriculum. I hope to apply my clinical knowledge and expertise as well as my enthusiasm, dedication, and collaborative skills to enhance the school-based participation of your students, support the professionals working with those students, all while cooperatively meeting the guidelines of the university we service.

  • Collaborative Problem Solver
  • Goal Setting, Progress Monitoring & Outcome Planning Proficiency
  • Proficient in Individual & Group Instruction
  • Progress Monitoring Proficiency
  • Student Development Analysis
  • Family Guidance
  • Motivational Style
  • In-Depth Knowledge of Autism
  • Competent in Student Assessments
  • Training & Development
  • Organizational Skills
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Critical Thinking
Occupational Therapist, 06/2010 - Current
Dean Health Deerfield, WI,
  • Completed Contractual Summer assignments in the summers of 2010, 2011, and 2012
  • Sept 2012- Present: Have maintained a contractual assignment within the Marple Newtown School District with an average caseload of 52 students per school year.
  • Enhance the school-based participation of students from kindergarten-age 21 with various learning-based strengths and needs and educational diagnoses including autism, ADHD, specific learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.
  • Develop individual and group-based treatment plans that focus on a variety of school-based performance areas while also emphasizing fine motor, visual motor and sensory motor growth and development.
  • Collaborate with teachers, assistants and other service providers daily to adapt the content, methodology, and/or delivery of instruction based on the strengths and needs of an individual students to ensure access to the curriculum
  • Promote and develop collaborative decision-making in assistive technology service to enhance a student's independence specifically related to written communication.
  • Conduct evaluations using a range of standardized and non-standardized assessments; formulate and implement educationally relevant, strengths-based IEPs, goals, and objectives, and document students’ daily progress.
  • Developed strength-based educational plans that fit students' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities and educational and career goals.
  • Developed and implemented annual in-services on such topics as sensory processing, assistive technology, and the impact of movement on learning
Occupational Therapist, 03/2004 - 08/2012
Dean Health Durand, IL,
  • Worked with children, adolescents, and young adults from 5 to 21 with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, brain injury, Down syndrome, ADHD, Rett Syndrome, and autism as well as with children with various other complex medical needs.
  • Utilized various splinting tools, computer programs, adapted equipment, and assistive technology to facilitate independence and promote school-based participation.
  • Supported access to unique multi-sensory experiences to enrich the students’ learning environment.
  • Conducted evaluations using a range of standardized and non-standardized pediatric assessments, formulated and implement educationally-relevant IEPs, goals and objectives, and documented children’s daily progress and response to services rendered.
  • Personalized treatment plans to complement specific abilities and educational goals of each child/family.
  • Supported transition planning by helping students prepare for the adult world and consider their postsecondary education or vocational training goals, employment & independent living goals, and community participation. .
  • Collaborated with family members, teachers, and other team members to ensure support, maintenance and generalization of fine motor, visual motor or sensory motor skills.
  • Supervised fieldwork students
  • Received the George Crothers Memorial School Peer Recognition Award in recognition of dedicated service to GCMS students and staff
Guest Lecturer, -
Harcum College & Philadelphia University City, STATE,
  • Lecturer, Lab Instructor and Tutor for Philadelphia University's (now Jefferson's) Occupational Therapy Program’s Assessment and Intervention for Children and Youth Course as well as it’s Anatomy & Movement Course
  • Guest Lecturer, for Harcum College's Occupational Therapy Program’s Children and Youth Course with specific focus on assistive technology
Volunteer Experience, -
Jesuit Volunteer Corps City, STATE,
  • Lead Team Teacher: Respite Care of San Antonio
  • Responsible for the overall well-being of 8-15 children with devlopmental delays as well as their siblings who ranged in age from 0-5
  • Responsible for daily lesson plans and classroom activities
  • Supervised classroom aides and volunteers
  • Taught children foundational skills in colors, shapes and letters.
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies for experiential learning.
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Created and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum addressing learning styles.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Occupational Therapy, Expected in 12/2003
Philadelphia University - Philadelphia, PA
Status -
  • Award of Academic Excellence
  • 4.0 GPA
Bachelor of Science: Interdisciplinary Health Services, Expected in 05/2000
Saint Joseph's University - Philadelphia, PA
Status -
  • Minor: Biology

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  • Philadelphia University
  • Saint Joseph's University

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  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Volunteer Experience


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