Activity Therapist Resume Samples

The job role of an Activity Therapist is to plan, direct and coordinate a medical-related or medically approved recreation program for patients in a nursing home, assisted living places or hospitals. While the exact duties may vary from setting to setting, the Activity Therapist Resume indicates the following common duties and tasks – assessing the patient condition, recommending appropriate recreational activity, arranging trips and other activities such as craft and arts; providing personal assistance and medical attention to patients; creating treatment plans and programs; and evaluating interventions for effectiveness.

Some of the common skills needed for the job include the following – compassion and being sympathetic; critical thinking skills; leadership skills; listening skills; patience and speaking skills. Most of the therapists need a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy or a related field. Some successful resumes mention a Master’s degree as well.

Activity Therapist Resume example

Activity Therapist Resume

Headline : Activity therapy services for the Active Treatment Unit within Developmental Center, serves as lead worker to lower level staff.

Skills : Diagnosis, Activity Therapist.

Description :

    1. Encouraged residents to attend group activities, outings, and participate in independent activities.
    2. Interviewed each new patient and family if necessary.
    3. Made care plans and goals for each resident.
    4. Created and made monthly newsletters, calendars, and flyers to post about special events.
    5. Participated in the decoration of the building for different holidays and seasons.
    6. Created and lead group activities for groups of 5 to 70 residents with ranging abilities.
    7. Planned groups separately for patients with dementia.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Medical


Jr. Activity Therapist Resume

Objective : Activity Therapist coordinates therapeutic activity programs designed to meet the developmental needs of the Centre's individuals; makes detailed analysis and evaluation of individuals' needs and their responses to treatment.

Skills : MS Office, Patient Handling.

Description :

    1. Conducted therapy and educational groups.
    2. Thought educational material to inmates as well as life skills and daily living skills.
    3. Planned and designed documentation of groups and activities.
    4. Worked reports on inmates and filing Doing individual assessments on inmates within the mental health unit.
    5. Helped to decide on proper treatment and groups for the inmate to participate in.
    6. Participated in in-service sessions and staff meetings as scheduled by supervisors.
    7. Planned involved with the help of a supervisor Monitor individual programming and clients over health and mental health.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Masters


Sr. Activity Therapist Resume

Summary : To obtain a rewarding, professional position within a caring agency through clinical skills and creative abilities to assist those served in reaching their fullest potential while experiencing opportunities for growth.

Skills : Patient Care, Handling.

Description :

    1. Encouraged clients with special needs and circumstances to acquire new skills and get involved in health-promoting life skills and leisure activities, such as sports, games, music, arts and crafts, fishing, and gardening.
    2. Instructed clients in activities and techniques, such as sports, gardening, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques, designed to meet their specific physical or psychological needs.
    3. Observed, analyzed, and recorded clients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment sessions, modifying treatment programs as needed.
    4. Obtained information from medical records, medical staff, family members and the clients themselves to assess clients' capabilities, needs, and interests.
    5. Planned, organized, directed and participated in treatment programs and activities to facilitate clients' rehabilitation, help them integrate into the community and prevent further medical problems.
    6. Prepared and submitted reports and charts to the treatment team to reflect clients' reactions and evidence of progress or regression.
    7. Acted as client advocate in order to coordinate required services for the treatment mall or treatment team.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Masters

Activity Therapist I Resume

Objective : Activity Therapist provides individual and group activity therapy programs; conducts activity therapy training programs for employees, volunteers and other agencies.

Skills : MS Office, Volunteer Management.

Description :

    1. Interviewed and assessed patient leisure interests, needs, and life skills on Adult and Child/Adolescent In-patient Psychiatric Unit.
    2. Developed an individualized treatment plan with an interdisciplinary team.
    3. Plan, implement, facilitate patient groups based on patient treatment goals.
    4. Documented the patient's response to intervention services.
    5. Meet with interdisciplinary team daily to review patients' treatment progress, update and revise patient treatment goals and discuss a treatment plan.
    6. Maintained and ordered supplies for the art room and gymnasium.
    7. Planned And provided staff in-services related to leisure education, water safety, and team building.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Therapeutic

Activity Therapist II Resume

Headline : Activity Therapist attends and actively participates in training; determines the equipment and supplies needs of the Activity Therapy program and requisitions such.

Skills : Training And Mentoring, Mental Health Professional.

Description :

    1. Provided active group therapy including cognitive stimulation, exercise, tactile stimulation, recreation, relaxation and motivation to promote improved mental health for geriatric patients.
    2. Educated families and patients as needed, conduct therapy in accordance with patient diagnosis and need.
    3. Contributed to the development of individual treatment plans and assist in discharge planning.
    4. Break down charts, organize stats, enter data, complete reports and submit to the director for review.
    5. Filled in for office manager for the outpatient facility as needed, organize and make admit packets, make appointments, re-schedule, call-in scripts, prepare for Medicaid billing.
    6. Motivated, and elevated the mood of patients as well as Redirect inappropriate behaviors, give comfort, good listener advocate for patients, restore self-worth and make people happy.
    7. Helped to nurse and administrative staff, in times of high senses.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA

Activity Therapist III Resume

Summary : To obtain a position in recreation with a career opportunity and potential for growth in planning, implementing, and coordinating activities.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Management

Description :

    1. Developed and lead recreational activities and group therapy to help geriatric psychiatric patients engage their bodies and minds.
    2. Tailored individual and group activities to meet the goals, interests, and abilities of each patient.
    3. Worked closely with patients and their medical teams and families to understand individual needs and abilities.
    4. Supervised auxiliary staff to ensure that they uphold the highest standards of service in their patient care.
    5. Collaborated with medical personnel in discharge planning, chart review, and chart audits.
    6. Engaged in careful, well-coordinated case management to ensure that each patient gets the quality medical care they deserve.
    7. Organized multidisciplinary team meetings to assess and discuss patient needs and changes to patient care.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Nursing

Assist. Activity Therapist Resume

Objective : Over 3+ years of experience includes high pressure crises interventions, implementation of new adaptive therapies, and behaviour management.

Skills : Leadership, Training.

Description :

    1. Supervised administration activities and recreation operations.
    2. Provided activity therapy services to inmates in accordance with policies.
    3. Managed, coordinated and developed inmate leisure activities.
    4. Improved team-building among inmates for the purpose of re-integration into society.
    5. Developed and created league tournaments between inmates and outside collegiate athletic teams.
    6. Supervised staff and integrated tactical methods to monitor all inmate security threat groups (gang).
    7. Reported and documented incidents and all daily activities.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Medical

Associate Activity Therapist Resume

Headline : Activity Therapist performs professional activity therapy duties involving the therapeutic use of activities individually or in group setting for forensic patients.

Skills : MS Office, Multi-task.

Description :

    1. Developed and lead recreational activities and group therapy to help geriatric psychiatric patients engage their bodies and minds.
    2. Tailored individual and group activities to meet the goals, interests, and abilities of each patient.
    3. Worked closely with patients and their medical teams and families to understand individual needs and abilities.
    4. Supervised auxiliary staff to ensure that they uphold the highest standards of service in their patient care.
    5. Collaborated with medical personnel in discharge planning, chart review, and chart audits.
    6. Engaged in careful, well-coordinated case management to ensure that each patient gets the quality medical care they deserve.
    7. Completed necessary paperwork for the activity fund account and planned events.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Nursing

Lead Activity Therapist Resume

Summary : Over 5+ years of experience completes activity therapy assessments, activity therapy interventions, and evaluating patients' behaviour and progress toward a measurable objective.

Skills : Maintenance, Management.

Description :

    1. Conducted regular therapy groups.
    2. Maintained safe working environment.
    3. Monitored physical activity and progress of patients.
    4. Maintained patient information including therapeutic and contact details.
    5. Provided family education on treatment procedures.
    6. Ensured proper usage of medical equipment.
    7. Conducted community meetings.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelors

Activity Therapist Resume

Headline : Develops plans and procedures to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of consumers to guide them towards recovery; budgets activity therapy funds and orders supplies; works with other staff to maintain a safe working environment.

Skills : Patient Handling, Management.

Description :

    1. Provided honest and direct care to patients in a locked facility on the inpatient behavioral health unit.
    2. Coordinate, schedule, and plan unit activities/groups.
    3. Scheduled 1:1's with patients.
    4. Monitor safety at all times and assess patients' effects, moods, and behaviors.
    5. Effectively manage patients within the unit and demonstrate high-quality communication.
    6. Counseled patients as 1:1's and in group settings.
    7. Thought patients how to utilize appropriate coping skills under pressure and stress.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor's