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Therapeutic Recreation Specialists organize leisure activities for patients to help them improve their well-being. Usual duties of a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist are determining patient needs, developing treatment plans, engaging patients in therapeutic activities, teaching them how to cope with anxiety and depression, and monitoring patient progress. Our selection of resume samples in the field reveals the following job requirements: organization, compassion, strong listening skills, patience, and leadership. Employers select resumes displaying a Bachelor's Degree in recreational therapy.

For more information on what it takes to be a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, check out our complete Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Job Description.

1

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  • MAB trained and certified to de-escalade and safely manage assaultive behavior.
  • Assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated patient progress in regards to treatment plan goals.
  • Documented patient progress daily and communicated progress to treatment team members.
  • Provided large group sessions daily focused on recreation, leisure, play, relaxation techniques, communication, socialization, art, music, coping skills and positive outlets.
  • Met with patients 1:1 to assess leisure interests and current leisure participation, and develop appropriate treatment goals based on information provided by patient and documented in chart.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
AA
Liberal Arts
BA
Recreation And Leisure Studies
2

Certified and Licensed Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  • Created and lead three 50-minute recreation therapy groups daily for adolescent boys and girls, children, and adults.
  • Wrote daily progress notes on each patient.
  • Conducted recreation therapy assessments for each new patient admitted.
  • Collaborated and communicated with treatment team staff.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BS
Recreation Management
MA
Applied Behavior Analysis
3

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  • Developed Therapeutic Recreation Program for Inpatient Acute Rehab program
  • Completed assessments, provided treatment and gave referrals/resources upon discharge to all patients
  • Co-treated with PT/OT/SP
  • Assisted with community re-Integration programming
Candidate Info
37
years in
workforce
29
years
at this job
BA
Therapeutic Recreation
4

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  • Director of the Therapeutic Recreation Department, 2001.
  • Performed patient assessments, MDS, and related documentation for patients in the sub-acute unit.
  • Developed care plans including individualized goals for sub-acute patients.
  • Implemented group activities for sub-acute, assisted living, and long-term care units.
  • Performed one-on-one treatments for sub-acute patients.
  • Planned and organized large group activities.
  • Coordinated therapeutic interventions with interdisciplinary team.
  • Conducted worship service choir.
  • Developed and edited the monthly newsletter.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Recreational Leadership
BS
Recreation And Leisure Studies
5

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  • Provided recreation services and therapeutic recreation activities through group programming to attain or maintain the highest practical level of residents physical, mental, and psychosocial wellbeing as assigned, in accordance with established performance standards.
  • Completed Therapeutic Recreation interviews and assessments on all assigned residents upon admission, or as directed, to determine individual needs preferences with regard to recreational capabilities and resources.
  • Designed, planned, and executed all recreational activities and events for the 94 bed forensic hospital. These activities include, but are not limited to, Christmas/Halloween/Holiday themed programs, weekly incentive programming, etc.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Recreation
6

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Plans programs activities; teaches various activities while promoting individual guidance to participants; coordinates group activities with other staff members; assist I'm scheduling activities.

  • Maintains appropriate records, statistics, and supplies; prepares and submits reports as requested; maintains equipment records.
  • Ensures safety and security of equipment and facilities.
  • Prepares a variety of forms, requisitions, correspondence, and paperwork; designs flyers for programs.
  • Leads, schedules, and oversees the work of therapeutic recreation assistants, assists in hiring summer staff; assist in training volunteers and staff.
  • Full-Time Employee
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Recreation
MS
Recreational Therapy
7

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  • Travel extensively on daily basis to establish ongoing relationships and to assure quality service to consumers
  • Manage and organize highly sensitive and confidential health documents to submit periodically to Director
  • Assess, teach, and assist disabled individuals/consumers in performing basic functions of independent living
  • Provide one on one instructional training to prepare individuals for employment and/or community inclusions
  • Manage all documentation for each consumer according to departmental standards
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Human Development And Family Studies
MA
Accounting Concepts And Marketing Concepts And Strategy
MS
Healthcare Administration
8

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  • Implemented therapeutic interventions to increase functioning, to allow patients to participate in leisure interests with modifications and to increase quality of life.
  • Collaborated with rehabilitation team to create goals for discharge planning.
  • Responsible for weekly community reintegration outings for patients.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
Therapeutic Recreation
9

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  • Evaluated newly admitted residents for activity preferences and levels of function.
  • Conducted various programs for residents on all units of nursing home.
  • Documented attendance, assessments, MDS, care plans, and progress notes.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BA
Arts & Humanities, Psychology, Dance
MS
Dance / Movement Therapy
10

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Assessment and evaluation of children's functional skills

  • Implementation and design of TR programs
  • Provision of treatment on a one on one, small group, and community setting-based programs
  • Coordination of weekly outings in the community
  • Adapting to address the child's leisure needs
  • Completion of documentation including assessments, progress notes, and discharge planning
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Therapeutic Recreation

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