(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

To secure a full-time position as a Recreation Therapist with Reginald L. Addison Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois using Therapeutic Recreation facilitation techniques, the APIE process, and creating therapeutic relationships with patients, while adhering to hospital and professional standards of practice and codes of ethics.

  • Communication
  • Educating
  • Young Adults
  • Counseling
  • Geriatrics
  • Leisure
  • Special events
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Healthcare
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Mental Illness
  • Recreation
  • Safety
  • Group facilitation
  • Scheduling and calendaring
  • Activity planning
  • Documentation skills
  • Patient assessment protocols
  • Treatment management
  • Supervision
Education and Training
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL, Expected in 05/2017 Master of Science : Recreation Therapy - GPA :
  • Independent studies completed in: Veteran’s Issues, The Effects of Exposure Therapy for Veterans with PTSD, How Recreation Therapy Improves Veteran’s Quality of Life
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL, Expected in 05/2015 Bachelor of Science : General Studies - GPA :
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, NCTRC # 70631 November 2017 to Current
  • CPR certified July 2017 to Current
Monarch Healthcare Management - Therapeutic Recreation Director
Maplewood, MN, 03/2021 - Current
  • Have created a Therapeutic Recreation Program designed to meet the needs and interests of all clients with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.
  • Create monthly calendars as it relates to the Therapeutic Recreation Program.
  • Complete Therapeutic Recreation Assessments of each client upon admission, quarterly and annually.
  • Create recovery plans for each client that is individualized and aims to improve their motor, social and cognitive functioning, as well as self confidence.
  • Attend client treatment plan meetings.
  • Facilitate monthly Client Council Committee meetings.
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise, direct, and evaluate the performance of any Therapeutic Recreation staff.
  • Ensure that therapeutic recreation staff are leading therapeutic recreational groups properly.
  • Instruct activity aides on how and when to conduct 1:1 therapeutic recreation programs for clients that do not meet the time requirements in the therapeutic groups.
  • Coordinate holiday celebrations.
  • Coordinate field trips and special events that incorporate all MADO Healthcare facilities.
Abilities United, Inc. - Certified Recreation Therapist/Residential Manager
Redwood City, CA, 05/2019 - 10/2019
  • Supervised 12 certified nursing assistants.
  • Planned, organized and coordinated recreation activities, functional leisure skills, and leisure education for traumatic brain injury residents.
  • Collaborated with rehabilitation team regarding specific goals for effective treatment for the residents.
  • Effectively communicated with community service organizations to develop resources for recreational programs.
  • Designed community reintegration activities to assist the person receiving services with their physical and cognitive needs during physical recreational/leisure activity.
  • Convinced residents and certified nursing assistants the effectiveness of how recreation therapy interventions are used in the treatment process.
  • Conducted employee performance reviews.
Avantara Elgin - Certified Recreation Therapist/Supervisor
City, STATE, 02/2018 - 04/2019
  • Responsible for all principal accountabilities of a certified activities professional including leading the recreational department team members and activity aids.
  • Supervised 10 Volunteers who assisted residents in recreation therapy.
  • Convinced residents the effectiveness of how recreation therapy is used to treat different diagnostic categories which include dementia, psychiatric disorders, stroke and a wide range of neurological disorders.
  • Provide advanced recreational therapy skills/experience in assessing patients’ and families’ utilization of leisure and recreational activities and incorporate assessments into an individualized treatment plan.
  • Taught/monitored and assumed major projects or committee responsibilities to support the rehabilitation unit’s programmatic needs.
  • Collaborated with treatment team activities and community outings for effective treatment for resident.
Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center - Recreation Therapy Intern
City, STATE, 05/2017 - 09/2017
  • Provided therapeutic interventions to patients with different diagnostic categories which include Dementia, Psychiatric Disorders, Stroke, and a wide range of neurological disorders.
  • Ÿ Used a wide range of treatment modalities which include music therapy, leisure counseling and education, adapted sports and games, and art therapy.
  • Ÿ Provided patients with a variety of exposure to cultural, artistic, and educational events; both on and off the station.
  • Ÿ Devised specific activities and routines to maintain or improve patient’s general state of physical or mental health.
  • Ÿ Taught independent living skills, social interaction skills, mobility exercises, and cognitive retraining.
  • Ÿ Developed psychosocial activities for coping with frustrations, stress, anger, the appropriate use of leisure time, and improving social interaction skills.
  • Ÿ Provided data to the treatment team on patient’s response and progress in therapeutic recreation programs, and completed progress notes.
  • Ÿ Participated in clinical conferences, staff meetings, team meetings, and other multidisciplinary meetings.
  • Ÿ Assisted in planning and coordinating activities and community outings.
  • Ÿ Provided quality patient treatment modalities that ensures patient safety and assessing that the immediate environment doesn’t present a health risk to the patient.
  • Prepared reports and other written summaries, patient attendance rosters and patient’s schedules. Facilitated treatment modalities and procedures that assisted in providing quality patient care on the unit with the goals of achieving individual goals for patients.
  • Facilitated treatment modalities and procedures that assisted in providing quality patient care on the unit with the goals of achieving individual goals for patients.

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