occupational therapy assistant resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Caring Health Educator with versatility in adapting to diverse needs of clients, developing targeted treatment plans to support individual needs. Well-trained Occupational Therapist with 7 years of experience building personal confidence among clients suffering from varying disorders and social impairments. Systematic rehabilitation specialist with deliberate planning and thoughtful organization, developing benchmarks for individuals in occupational therapeutic environments.

  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Goal detail oriented, efficient and organized
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Case and patient management
  • Therapy programs and wellness services
  • Planning, coordination and program support
  • Multidisciplinary teamwork collaboration
  • Prevention strategies, education and training
  • Patient assessments and intervention planning
  • MS Office, Excel, Power Point and Research
  • Bilingual English and Spanish
  • Cultural Awareness
Bachelors of Science in Health: Health Education, Expected in 01/2023
CBD College - Los Angeles, CA
  • 3.91 GPA
AAS: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Expected in 12/2016
CBD College - Los Angeles, CA
  • 4.0 GPA
  • OTA California License #4033 (Expiration 11/2024)
  • NBCOT COTA #384394 (Expiration 03/2023)
  • BLS/CPR Certified (10/2021)
  • HIPAA and OSHA trained
  • CalDFEH Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention Certified (01/2021)

Work History
Occupational Therapy Assistant, 03/2022 to 07/2022
Department Of DefenseChattanooga, TN,
  • Provided direct occupational therapy services in orthopedic setting up to 14 patients per day.
  • Provided education to empower patients and families to understand conditions, treatments and treatment options for managing symptoms.
  • Recommended equipment to use in-home to maximize opportunities for wellness.
  • Performed assessments during treatment to determine progress according to goals.
  • Provided interventions and treatments to improve patient abilities to perform daily activities, manage symptoms and prevent injury.
Occupational Therapy Assistant, 11/2017 to 03/2021
Department Of DefenseChesapeake, VA,
  • Managed up to 65 students caseload in school setting and telehealth, ages from 5-18 years old.
  • Assisted OTR with assessments and setting realistic treatment goals for students with IEP and adjusted steps based on patients progress.
  • Implemented individual and group treatment interventions for students with physical and learning disabilities and variety of diagnosis.
  • Documented daily notes, progress reports and billing in timely manner.
  • Educated Teachers, Aides and caregivers about strategies to use for students with sensory needs, physical and learning disabilities at home and school.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary treatment team assisting students to achieve their goals successfully.
  • Adapted environments by making changes to patient homes, workplaces and school environments to promote safety, independence and participation.
Occupational Therapist Assistant, 08/2017 to 03/2020
Cadia HealthcareWilmington, DE,
  • Educated patients, family and caregivers on safe and effective use of adaptive equipment, energy conservation and joint protection techniques.
  • Treated and assisted up to 10 patients daily with activities of daily living (ADL) and functional mobility to increase comfort and reduce disability.
  • Developed and maintained positive relationships with other rehabilitation team members.
  • Trained and implemented fall prevention program to CNAs maximizing safety and wellbeing of all patients.
  • Supported and built caring relationships with patients with variety of diagnoses such as stroke, dementia, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, hip and knee replacements, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, COPD, and some mental diagnosis.
  • Advocated for all patients' health, safety and rights.

International Fitness Competitor, 03/2011 - 03/2012

International Federation of Body Building (IFBB) - Columbus, Ohio

  • Arnold Classic, Finalist Class - A, 03/2011

The National Physique Committee (NPC) - Los Angeles, California

1st Place Fitness Competitor - Class A

  • Tournament of Championship, 09/2010

5th Place Fitness Competitor - Class A

  • Muscle Beach International, 06/2011
  • Iron Man Magazine, 06/2011

Federación Mexicana de Físico-constructivismo y Fitness (FMFF) - Guadalajara, Mexico

Athlete of the year Award 2011

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School Attended

  • CBD College
  • CBD College

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  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant


  • Bachelors of Science in Health
  • AAS

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