Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume Samples

A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist helps patients with mental, physical, and social disabilities using a wide range of fun, recreation, and leisure activities that contribute to the person’s health and well-being. Common work activities seen on the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume include the following – working closely with patients to develop appropriate treatment plans; utilizing modalities such as games, dance, music, and aquatics to support patient recovery; conducting patient assessments; developing therapy plans; implementing patient intervention plans; and evaluating the progress of patients.

Hiring companies look for employees possessing the following skills – knowledge of patient evaluation and assessment; the ability to plan activities for patients; strong communication skills; endurance and physical dexterity; basic computer skills; and leadership skills. To qualify for this role, an associate’s degree along with a certification in recreational therapy is considered ideal.

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume example

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Headline : Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist seeking opportunity in a clinical environment. Planned and implemented creative therapy groups for multiple and individual populations. Eager, motivated, self-directed professional.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Management, Program Management, Program Development.

Description :

    1. Worked in outpatient rehab assisting physical, occupational and speech therapists with patient treatment.  
    2. Facilitated initial and ongoing assessment; provides group and individual treatment interventions.
    3. Coordinated care objects in collaboration with the patient care team.
    4. Evaluated and assessed patient needs relative to gross motor coordination, group behavior, interpersonal relationships, and proficiency in various recreation and leisure activities.
    5. Established treatment objectives and determines modalities by which they can be achieved.
    6. Implemented a range of individual and group recreation activities based upon the evaluation and treatment objectives.
    7. Maintained records and made written and oral reports concerning patient care and treatment
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA In Therapeutic Recreation


Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Summary : With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, a skilled Therapist who has worked in a variety of rehab settings. Looking to secure a position with a professional company where I can grow as a positive addition to the organization.

Skills : Inventory Control, Public Speaking, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.

Description :

    1. Evaluated, developed plan of care, and implemented the plan for individuals with spinal cord injury, amputation, acquired brain injury, as well as other neurological impairments.
    2. Planned care includes assisting individuals to return to prior leisure interests as well as return to utilizing community settings.
    3. Assisted individuals with problem-solving community accessibility issues due to physical functional limitations.
    4. Lead volunteers, student interns.
    5. Developed and lead departmental programs as well as participated in inter- and intra-departmental meetings and committees. 
    6. Created and led Aquatic Therapy classes as well.
    7. Worked in Rehab Marketing for TLC, obtaining new Doctors, and retaining current Doctors that provided therapy prescriptions.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
B.S. In Therapeutic Recreation


Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Summary : Certified Recreation Therapist for 10 years in Physical Rehabilitation with an incredible amount of energy and dynamic ability focusing on devising and implementing quality patient interventions according to the holistic team goals and goals of each patient.

Skills : Excellent Written And Oral Communication, Patient Care, Crisis Intervention.

Description :

    1. Planned and coordinated recreation therapy programs.
    2. Provided treatment services to improve patients' social, emotional, cognitive, and physical behaviors.
    3. Planned various recreational activities, including sports, trips, theater, social activities, and arts and crafts. 
    4. Took patients on outings to integrate them back into the community.
    5. Planned, implemented, and evaluated individual and group activities with severe and profound disabled residents.
    6. Facilitated group counseling sessions using evidence-based practices in a residential treatment center for adolescent and adult patients.
    7. Addressed topics including coping skills, reality orientation, decision making, leisure development, relaxation, stress management, and health/fitness.
    8. Assessed and documented group progress.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
GED

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Summary : Highly qualified Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and I would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.

Skills : Leadership Skills, Organizational Skills, Endurance, and Physical Dexterity.

Description :

    1. Facilitated various group therapy sessions focusing on health and wellness for adults with developmental disabilities.
    2. Performed documentation and participating in treatment team meetings with other professionals ensured quality care to individuals.
    3. Involved as an Investigative Team Member in cases of abuse and neglect and reporting results to the Office of Inspector General of Illinois.
    4. Conducted training for staff members on Nonviolent Crisis Intervention on a monthly basis.
    5. Assisted Therapy Program for adult participants as well as Therapeutic Recreation Internship Program for senior-level college students.
    6. Provided activity therapy, yoga, and aquatic interventions aligned with the trauma-informed care model for residential treatment units.
    7. Designed and Implemented psychological education groups based on the Sanctuary Model of Care curriculum and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS In Recreation

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Headline : To follow the coordinated and developed comprehensive therapeutic recreation program, including assisting patients with developing, maintaining, and expressing an appropriate leisure lifestyle.

Skills : Basic Computer Skills, Intake Assessments, Leisure Education.

Description :

    1. Assisted in Life enrichment programs.
    2. Created care plans, completed initial assessments, progress notes, MDS, etc.
    3. Helped create monthly calendars alongside CTRS and other assistants.
    4. Learned how to lead large activity groups, chart attendance, assess residents, etc.
    5. Developed and ran daily programming for 10-18-year-old clients with emotional and behavioral disorders.
    6. An active member of a multidisciplinary team including a Psychiatrist, Clinical Supervisor, Case Manager, Nurse, and Program Aids.
    7. Responsible for assessment, goal setting, and daily documentation of clients on Procentive.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelors Of Applied Arts In Recreation

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Summary : Looking to gain a full-time position as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist where I can apply the skills I have learned through my education and job experience.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Data Entry, Training, Leadership Development, Customer Service.

Description :

    1. Planned, directed, and coordinated recreation-based treatment programs for people with severe mental illness with an emphasis on community reintegration.
    2. Provided recommendations in the treatment plan process in conjunction with the clinical team and maintain client records and progress notes.
    3. Conducted patient interviews and assessments. 
    4. Performed patient evaluations.
    5. Established treatment goals with patients.
    6. Facilitated daily activity groups.
    7. Maintained daily group notes and weekly progress notes on patients.
    8. Specialized in Out-Patient therapy focusing on Community Re-Integration.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS In Therapeutic Recreation

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Objective : Highly motivated qualified Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) possessing strong communication skills, planning, and organizational skills. To provide recreation and leisure services to people of all populations ranging from youth to adults, persons with disabilities and individuals with the need for assistance.

Skills : Crisis Intervention, Therapeutic Recreation Services, Recreational Activities.

Description :

    1. Documented progress of resident in the care plan, on MDS, and in resident chart.
    2. Independently planned and created special events for resident and family participation on a monthly basis.
    3. Worked in partnership with the interdisciplinary team to establish goals for each resident.
    4. Integrated residents into the community through community outings and leisure activities.
    5. Supervised volunteers and special event staff.
    6. Performed patient evaluations.
    7. Established treatment goals with patients.
    8. Created weekly activity schedules.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Headline : Seeking opportunity and growth in the field of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Studies. Enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic, advanced problem-solving skills, and the ability to meet or exceed company directives and tight deadlines.

Skills : Group Therapy Sessions, Stress Management, Inpatient Rehabilitation.

Description :

    1. Due to budget and material limitations, utilized creativity and problem-solving skills to provide the highest level of care for individuals. 
    2. Provided Therapeutic Recreation services to patients in acute care, sub-acute, day program, and outpatient rehabilitative program.
    3. Provided one-on-one and group setting to patients with physical and neurological challenges including brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation, and orthopedic conditions.
    4. Served and reported on two multidisciplinary teams.
    5. Developed two successful Community Leisure Groups.
    6. Provided wheelchair transportation and training. 
    7. Reported in staffing and documented on patients' progress.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Summary : Seeking a position as a Recreation Therapist or related field with a professional organization. To provide quality therapeutic activities based on the resident's interests as well as physical, mental, and emotional needs. Being able to make professional relationships with residents and families.

Skills : CPR, Customer Service, Ensure Safety, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Planned, implemented, and assessed group and individual therapeutic groups and activities.
    2. Functioned as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
    3. Significantly improved program participation with facility-wide engagement in both large and small groups.
    4. Developed and implemented an ongoing therapy program.
    5. Completed individual assessments and collaborated with the treatment team to developed appropriate treatment goals and plans. 
    6. Assisted with the development, execution, and assessment of large scale fitness and wellness events for the centers and community. 
    7. Coordinated utilization of recreation leaders, volunteers, and support staff for programs.

Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS In Therapeutic Recreation

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Objective : Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist seeking opportunity in a clinical environment. Planned and implemented creative therapy groups for multiple and individual populations. Eager, motivated, self-directed professional.

Skills : Assessment and Evaluation, Project Management, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Evaluated incoming clients with traumatic brain injuries and design individualized plans based on their needs.
    2. Evaluated and developed goals for individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
    3. Created and implemented group and individual sessions based on patient needs.
    4. Planned and directed medically approved recreational programs for patients.
    5. Organized activities according to the patient's capabilities, needs.
    6. Worked and assisted in all aspects of the Therapeutic Recreation process including assessment, planning, intervention implementation, and evaluation.
    7. Performed assessment, diagnosis, and implementation of therapeutic recreation programs.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    2-5 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Junior
    Education
    Education
    B. S. In Recreation