recreation therapist intern resume example with 3+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Creative and energetic Early Childhood Education professional devoted to offering diverse activity plans and experiential learning opportunities to enhance individual development. Friendly, supportive and motivated with strong desire to promote student potential. Offering 6+ years of experience with passion for building strong rapport with faculty, students and caregivers. Extensive knowledge of recreational therapeutic activities to students of all ages with or without physical and/or mental challenges.

  • Bi-Cultural/Bilingual - Fluent in English and Spanish
  • CPR Certified
  • Experience in Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Collaborative and Team-Oriented
  • Relationship Building
  • Organizational and Planning Skills
  • Experience with Diverse Student Populations
  • Play-Based Learning
  • Time Management
  • Individual Student Instruction
  • Supervising Classroom Activities
  • Problem Solving
  • Exploratory Learning
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Social Skills Development
  • Positive Attitude and Energetic
  • Educational Games
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong Work Ethic and Dependable
  • Student Behavior and Progress Reporting
  • Promoting Social and Emotional Development
  • Microsoft Office
  • Basic Skills Teaching
  • Ensuring Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Classroom Organization
California State University-Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, Expected in 05/2022 Bachelor of Science : Recreation Therapy - GPA :
  • Dean's List Fall 2018-Spring to Fall 2021


Public Housing Management Certification

Rent Calculation Certification

Certification in Child Abuse Prevention

Certification in Infant and Toddler


Certification in Opioids and effects in Young Children

Certification in Inspiring Professional Growth

Certification in Addressing and Preventing Bullying Behavior

Certification in Diversity

Work History
Pga Tour - Recreation Therapist Intern
Blaine, MN, 08/2022 - 12/2022
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Monitored students' academic, social and emotional progress and recorded in individual files.
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Educated patients on creating positive coping skills and healthy personal goals through leisure and recreation modalities.
  • Facilitated individual and group recreation therapy sessions to promote independent community-based recreation.
  • Instructed patients in activities and techniques such as dance, music or art designed to meet specific physical or psychological needs.

Access Leisure - Recreation Volunteer
City, STATE, 04/2021 - 09/2021
  • Worked with participants who have cognitive disabilities. Strengthen their therapeutic skills in helping their physical and mental health.
  • Engaged participants in recreational activities and team-building exercises.
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Assisted in fitness, and yoga online programs.
  • Gave positive affirmations and feedback to participants to motivate them to achieve the best quality of life and their goals.

Rosa Parks Elementary School - ESL Volunteer Teacher
City, STATE, 01/2022 - 06/2022
  • Increased ESL students' reading levels by integrating online word games and altering lesson plans for students needing extra guidance.
  • Administrated programs emphasizing vocabulary, pronunciation and reading comprehension.
  • Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
  • Educated students in basics of English grammar and conversational speaking.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Facilitated class discussion to help students work through questions and expand understanding.
Cidea Escuela Integración - Volunteer
City, STATE, 08/2015 - 12/2017
  • Assisted in brain stimulating activities.
  • Helped with communication skills and catered to their personal learning skills to achieve independent life skills.
  • Engaged in community outreach to support program mission.
  • Worked with students to promote learning and pro-social development.
  • Used Microsoft Word and other software tools to create documents and other communications.
  • Helped organize and manage events and projects.
  • Informed the importance of practicing balance and provided resources and skills.
  • Taught the importance of risk management and safety measurements.
  • Responded to emergency situations to resolve immediate safety concerns or direct appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Instructed student activities to implement goals for remediation of deficiencies and drive student success.

OCCRRA Member- Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association, Columbus, Ohio

NAEYC Member - National Association for Education of Young Children.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Walk The Word Ministry Member

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School Attended

  • California State University-Sacramento, CA

Job Titles Held:

  • Recreation Therapist Intern
  • Recreation Volunteer
  • ESL Volunteer Teacher
  • Volunteer


  • Bachelor of Science

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