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Recreational Therapists help patients who need to adjust to life with a disability or disease by organizing a variety of recreational activities for them. Resume samples in the field display duties like determining patient needs, offering emotional support, creating and executing therapeutic programs, observing patient progress, and reporting to supervisors. Our collection of Recreational Therapist resumes showcases the following skills: knowledge of recreational therapies, patience, recordkeeping, strong communication and interpersonal skills, organization, and teamwork. Therapeutic recreation certification is usually required for this job.

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Recreational Therapist

Sociovocational Education Teacher for adults with developmental disabilities, autism, ADHD and mental health problems. Student ages ranged between 18-60

  • Drew on past experiences and performed significant personal research to develop the Social Integration program from scratch.
  • Subjects covered throughout the program included: mind and body health, physical education, social skills, healthy eating, physical education, time management skills, healthy eating, hygiene and first impressions.
  • Effectively managed a challenging classroom environment, teaching students with disabilities, personality conflicts and in two languages (English and French).
  • Taught students work readiness skills to prepare them for job placements. These skills included searching for a job using various media, preparing resumes and preparing for interviews.
  • Cultivated community partnerships and was successful in finding work placements for students throughout the year within the school, at local churches and at local recreation centres.
  • Went beyond assigned duties to collaborate with other departments to design engaging activities for students (e.g. growing vegetables in the community garden and assembling picnic tables for the school with the help of the woodworking lab).
  • Awarded an “Exceptional Teacher” designation by the school director and attended a special teacher training program to further improve skills.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Therapeutic Recreation Specialization
BA
Primary / Junior Division
Special Education
2

Recreational Therapist

  • Facilitated group and individual recreation therapy sessions for clients with diagnoses of severe mental illnesses to promote independent community based recreation
  • Wrote communication materials and facilitated lectures related to the Independence through Community Access and Navigation (ICAN) project, recreation therapy and employee wellness
  • Developed an earn-a-bike pilot program
  • Managed undergraduate and graduate level student volunteers and interns
  • Developed and oversaw annual health fairs focused on holistic wellness
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Therapeutic Recreation
MS
Master of Science
3

Recreational Therapist

  • Conduct initial interviews with skilled rehab patients.
  • Managed individual care plans and documented data for short term and long term residents.
  • Developed and organized recreational activities and implemented them.
  • Initiated recreational activities in the Alzheimer's Unit.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
4

Recreational Therapist PRN

Provide creative groups to assist in implementing treatment plans and aide in patient skill development.

  • Provide weekly RT family therapy groups for teenagers with attending parents and siblings.
  • Provide therapeutic RT groups for children, teenagers and adults with variety of functioning levels and diagnosis that are admitted to UNI.
  • Complete necessary documentation and assessments in a timely manner.
  • Easily available and dependable as an on-call/PRN Recreation Therapist.
  • Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Recreation Mgmt Youth Leadership
5

Recreational Therapist

Organize group and individual counseling for Adult Acute, Intermediate and Geriatric Behavioral Health Units

  • Facilitate groups on all three behavioral health units utilizing trauma-evidence based practices such as CBT/DBT.
  • Present "lunch and learns" to colleagues over DBT skills to share knowledge and experiencing utilizing this form of a therapy.
  • Participate and play appropriate role in treatment team and planning for assigned patients.
  • Create treatment plans for each assigned patient in regards to their goals and in a timely fashion.
  • Provide appropriate resources on an outpatient basis for patients and/or family members.
  • Behavioral Health representative on the Mission Partnership committee of SSM St. Mary's
  • Mission Purpose team member in relation to LEAN Rapid Improvement Event
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
Psychology
MA
Professional Counseling
6

Lifeguard, Recreational Therapist, P.e. Teacher

Maintain continuous watch over residents while using the pool and surrounding area

  • Maintain appropriate chemical balance of pool and general pool cleanliness.
  • Plan and organize P.E. classes for residents while implementing therapeutic techniques.
  • Engage residents on interpersonal levels through recreational activities both on- and off-campus.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Business
7

Recreational Therapist/mental Health Technician

Conduct group therapy sessions with adolescents and adults in a behavioral health setting in acute and residential care units.

  • Daily interactions with clients with autism, high functioning individuals, and hearing impaired clients.
  • Use a variety of interventions; including games, arts and crafts, physical activity, music, group
  • Conduct assessments, complete daily and weekly progress notes, and assist in treatment plan development.
  • Develop monthly schedules of activities and community outings.
  • Assist in providing a safe and therapeutic environment according to established policies.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Recreation And Leisure Studies
8

Recreational Therapist, Special Programs

  • Head recreational indoor/outdoor individual & team games, activities & programs
  • Developed policies and procedures for various activity programs and trained staff for persons with disabilities
  • Generated and incorporated learning strategies for students with learning disabilities
  • Teach students to improve desired behaviors by creating behavior plans.
  • Designs recreational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Motivate and mentor students in need of extra assistance.
  • Develop strong relationships with students and families through advisory, planning daily activities, tracking student progress, and generating action plans for struggling students.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BBA
Business Law
9

Recreational Therapist Assistant

Perform Q15 rounds for up to thirty patients per shift

  • Observe precautions for aggression, suicidal and homicidal ideations, SAO behaviors, and hallucination symptoms
  • Evaluate patient care plans with primary care team and recommend milieu changes
  • Lead group therapy sessions while teaching patients to develop appropriate coping and social skills
  • As PRN Recreational Therapist, conduct assessments and prepare recreational and leisure activities through structured group programs to improve patients' health and well being
  • Chart behavioral changes due to medications prescribed by doctors
  • Assist with smooth transition and integrations into residential settings upon discharge
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
Criminal Justice
10

Recreational Therapist/activity Director

  • Supervise all activities for assisted living
  • Prepare and follow monthly budgets accordingly
  • Work one on one with residents in the comfort of their own apartment
  • Develop new sensory, cognitive and adaptive sports for Legacy Lane
  • Created monthly activity calendars for assisted living and Legacy Lane
  • Develop a personalized playlist for residents using Music and Memory iPods
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
Recreational Therapy

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