occupational therapist assistant resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Highly motivated Therapy Assistant praised by supervisors for being passionate and efficient in assisting children in achieving their rehabilitation and therapeutic goals. Seeking a position at Alberta Children's Hospital to contribute to the interdisciplinary team and provide exceptional and holistic care to clients. With more than two years of experience working with children with disabilities. Possess excellent communication skills, interpersonal abilities, and a demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively collaborate with team members, families, and clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, fostering positive relationships with families and clients.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Highly organized, ensuring accurate documentation and timely completion of tasks.
  • Initiative, adaptability, and flexibility to meet changing operational needs.
  • Reflective thinking and commitment to lifelong learning, enhancing individual and team competency.
04/2022 to Current
Occupational Therapist Assistant Cadia Healthcare Arden, DE, Calgary, AB
  • Carried out Occupational Therapy (OT) goals for children as directed by supervising Occupational Therapist through implementation of educational programming, developmental play, and activities of daily living to improve general fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory integration.
  • Provided classroom support, especially during dressing and mealtime. Also took children for body breaks and proactive regulatory activities for successful participation in classroom.
  • Demonstrated good time management skills by supporting 3 classrooms with more than 20 students each per day and providing direct OT support to at least 18 children per week.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as supervising OT is on-site once or twice per week. Also provided reports and feedback to supervising OT regarding children’s status in timely manner.
  • Exhibited good communication skills by engaging in Family-Centered Programming in-person and via telephone calls with children’s families to discuss progress and to check in with families’ current situation at home.
  • Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility by providing coverage in classroom when facility is short-staffed at the same time providing direct OT support to children.
07/2021 to 03/2022
Rehabilitation Therapist Assistant Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health East Stroudsburg, PA, Port Coquitlam, BC
  • Successfully provided services to more than 50 residents and carried out designated components of rehabilitative treatment program such as mobility, positioning, strengthening, and balancing exercises safely to residents as directed by treating Physiotherapist.
  • Utilized proper material and equipment usage such as gait belts, walkers, and sit-to-stand lifts in performance of role.
  • Performed other duties such as preparation of equipment and machines, providing chair and bed alarms, and doing wheelchair checks and minor repairs as directed by OT.
  • Exhibited good organizing skills by maintaining inventory of equipment, tools and supplies.
  • Demonstrated efficiency in using software such as UltiPro to check residents’ functional and cognitive behaviour prior to provision of service, and to chart residents' response to service delivery.
  • Communicated effectively to different team members (PTs, OTs, TAs, nurses, clients, significant others, etc.) regarding resident's progress or decline and provided input to evaluation and implementation of rehabilitative treatment plan/program.
08/2017 to 07/2018
Occupational Therapist Children's Paradise Montessori School City, STATE, Cebu, Philippines
  • Conducted comprehensive assessments to identify children's occupational therapy needs and submitted assessment deadlines on time.
  • Developed and implemented individual and group treatment programs using play-based activities that target domains that include but are not limited to activities of daily living, play participation, social skills, and school participation.
  • Collaborated with teachers and parents to incorporate therapy strategies into the classroom and home environments for consistency.
  • Participated in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings with the multi-Disciplinary Team (Senior OTs, Speech Pathologist, Applied Behavioral Therapists, Teachers, and Parents) to present and track progress, and to make sure that short-term and long-term goals are met.
  • Assisted Speech Pathologist in carrying out speech-related interventions to children ages 2 to 12 through Language Facilitation Techniques and appropriate use of speech and language.
  • Maintained professional, concise, and accurate records using handwritten documentation and Microsoft Office.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2020 to to
Diploma: Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) - Calgary, AB,
  • International Student Honour Roll, [Winter, 2020]
  • International Student Honour Roll, [Fall, 2019]
Expected in 03/2017 to to
Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy
Velez College - Cebu, Philippines,
Certifications and Affiliations
  • Early Childhood Educator (Level 1)
  • Advanced Food Safety Certification - [March 24, 2021 to March 24, 2026]
  • Healthcare Provider (BLS) Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/AED & First Aid - [May 1, 2023 to May 1, 2025]
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) Member - [April 23, 2023 to April 22, 2024]
  • Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta (ThAAA) Member - [September 2022 to September 2023]
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist in the Philippines - [August 2017 to May 2020]

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School Attended

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
  • Velez College

Job Titles Held:

  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Therapist Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist


  • Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science

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