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Recreation Therapists motivate individuals by organizing for them a variety of leisure activities, based on patient skills and preferences. Many times, these experts help people who need to adjust to life with disability or disease and complete duties like determining patient needs, engaging in personal observation, providing emotional support to patients, developing and executing therapeutic programs, and documenting patient progress. Those interested in a Recreation Therapist career should showcase the following assets in their resumes: a caring personality, organization and planning, patience, strong communication and interpersonal skills, recordkeeping, and teamwork. Successful example resumes should display therapeutic recreation certification.

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Recreation Therapist

250 bed in-patient general hospital with 40 bed psychiatric/dual diagnosed unit.

  • Assumed responsibilities as senior recreation therapist as part of inter-disciplinary team for acute psychiatric patient population to help with their recovery and placement.
  • Established comprehensive recreational therapy programs for newly formed acute rehabilitation unit resulting in hospital compliance and increased revenue.
  • Initiated and completed certification in alcohol and drug study program at UCLA, resulting in increased understanding and effectiveness in working with addiction process.
  • Recognized for exceptional work with dual diagnosis population resulting in increased customer satisfaction.
  • Appointed to implement and train hospital staff in management of assaultive behaviors (MAB) resulting in increased safety and decreased employee injuries.
  • Trained hospital staff in Service Excellence Program resulting in increased customer satisfaction.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
C
Alcohol And Drug Counseling
BA
Therapeutic Recreation
2

Recreation Therapist

Facilitated recreation therapy groups with children, adolescents, and adults in a psychiatric facility

  • Designed and facilitated recreation groups for military veterans, children and adults that was tailored to patients' psychiatric diagnosis
  • Educated patients on creating healthy personal goals and positive coping skills through recreation and leisure modalities
  • Conducts and maintains patient leisure assessments, progress notes, and discharge documentation
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Recreation Administration
3

Recreation Therapist

Provided a diversified therapeutic recreation program for the geriatric population.

  • Key member of a multidisciplinary team, which worked together to provide comprehensive care meeting patients' needs emotionally, spiritually, cognitively, socially and physically.
  • Conducted all documentation for a 40-bed facility, with assessments, progress notes, and discharge summaries.
  • Complied with all The Joint Commission, state, federal regulations and policies.
  • Proficient with MDS's, care planning and documentation.
  • Oversaw volunteers providing assistance in implementing, planning, and leading activities.
  • Initiated new programs such as the successful Pet Therapy program, new assessment document, and special social activities.
Candidate Info
10
months in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BS
Therapeutic Recreation
4

Recreation Therapist

  • Planed, developed, implemented and conducted Recreation Therapy programs and 1:1 for adults with physical disabilities
  • Developed and implemented recreational opportunities to enhance and maintain current physical, social, and cognitive abilities
  • Created and implemented individualized treatment plans and created goals
  • Adapted environment and equipment in order to provide treatment and create independence for residents with disabilities
  • Communicated and collaborated with Interdisciplinary team weekly in Plan of Care meetings for individualized resident care planning
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Psychology
MS
Recreation Therapy
5

Recreation Therapist

  • Planned and implemented a medically approved program of therapeutic recreational activities for patients with disabilities or illness using music, community outings, arts and crafts, games, and socialization activities.
  • Prepared an activity plan for each patient that worked in conjunction with the plans of the other members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Documented the progress of each patient.
  • Attended and participated in interdisciplinary meetings and in-service educational programs.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Athletic Administration
6

Recreation Therapist / Activity Coordinator

  • Responsible for daily programming and activities for forty plus elderly residents
  • Provided diverse programs, significant therapeutic and leisure activities on a daily basis
  • Evaluated and monitored clients' progress to determine the outcome of their individualized therapeutic recreation care plan
  • Fostered an interdisciplinary understanding and cooperation for the overall planning and well- being of the registrants
  • Directed monthly registrant council meetings with minutes
Candidate Info
38
years in
workforce
27
years
at this job
BS
Recreation / Park Administration
MS
Recreation Therapy
7

Recreation Therapist

Completes recreation therapy assessment for each admission within 7 days.

  • Develops and leads specialized recreational activities for residents based on resident assessment.
  • Participates in the completion of the MDS+, application of the RAPS and formulation of the care plan in accordance with the required time schedule.
  • Documents progress notes at a minimum of every 30 days and PRN. Progress notes emphasize progress toward goals identified in the care plan.
  • Participates in and supports the resident focused care management process, including attending interdisciplinary team meetings and CCP meetings as scheduled.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Parks And Recreation Administration
MA
Community Based Public Health And Health Equity
8

PRN Recreation Therapist

  • Assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated programs for patients with mental health disorders
  • Facilitated programs for children, adolescents and adults including but not limited to leisure and community resource skills, social skills, self-esteem and advocacy, and creative expression
  • Developed goals and documented patient's progress towards goals
  • Assessed and implemented interventions for new patients
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Therapeutic Recreation
9

Part Time Recreation Therapist

  • Completed recreation therapy assessments
  • Planned and conducted relevant group and individualized treatment activities
  • Documented all therapeutic activities in a timely manner
  • Oversaw proper use and maintenance of equipment and facilities
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Parks And Recreation
MS
Occupational Therapy
10

Recreation Therapist (ctrs)

  • Implements recreational and leisure services to “at-risk” and emotionally disturbed youth to meet physical, mental and psychosocial well-being. Created a therapeutic program with token economy to increase pro social engagement through leisure development.
  • Planned, created and provided daily activity for children and adolescent that fosters their mental, emotional, and physical growth. Activities implemented included physical activity, community integration, arts and crafts, interactive games and group session that aided to treatment goals.
  • Balanced program budget and provided various recreational opportunities both on campus and within the community.
  • Constantly provided updated progress notes with detailed information on clients’ progress, behaviors, and overall engagement within the session
  • Facilitates family group therapy session and coordinates and assist volunteer services
  • Collaborates with close-knit interdisciplinary team on youths treatment and progress within treatment
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts

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