Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume Samples

A Therapeutic Recreation Specialist helps patients with mental, physical, and social disabilities through leisure and recreation activities so as to support the patient’s health and well-being. Common work activities listed on the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume include – conducting a series of evaluations and determining the patient’s specific needs; developing therapy plans and enacting treatment plans; reviewing the treatment plan, executing activities and treatment, implementing patient intervention plans; and evaluating patient progress.

Hiring companies prefer those with the following skills and abilities – familiarity with practices and procedures to measure patient health during and after therapy; endurance and physical dexterity; leadership skills; and highly organized to develop and enact patient treatment plans. While an associate’s degree is considered mandatory, those with a degree in fields such as recreation, recreational therapy, or leisure studies can find easy employment.

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume example

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Objective : To obtain the position as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. To make an impact, enrich individuals, and assist various populations to achieve their goals and objectives and overall quality of life within their environment.

Skills : Interpersonal Skills, Process Improvement, Leadership.

Description :

    1. Encouraged and motivated seniors in daily therapeutic recreation programs.
    2. Assisted supervisor in developing daily and monthly programs, ordered and managed supplies, and ensure a safe environment.
    3. Documented member's status and progress in assessments, morning report, case conferences, and Team meetings.
    4. Attended home visits to assess members' orientation level, social abilities, and daily functioning.
    5. Managed Day Health Center during the absence of the supervisor and ensured the following: appropriate staffing in the Day Health Center, a safe environment for all members.
    6. Knowledged of Electronic Medical Records, development of treatment plans and therapeutic programs for patients with dementia, arthritis, physical disabilities, and everyday pain management.
    7. Integrated Recreation Therapy activities with other treatments such as OT and PT to achieve patients' goals.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Certification In Recreation Therapist


Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

Headline : To obtain a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist position in a healthcare setting that would allow me to utilize my 30 years of experience and knowledge as a Recreational Therapist. Ability to build strong relationships to enhance the strategic goals of the organization.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Bilingual, Sharepoint, Learning Management Systems.

Description :

    1. Led therapeutic recreation activities that help patients strengthen themselves from debilitated muscles, stroke, advanced age.
    2. Provided the optimum level of care for all patients and for the patients to reach their optimum level of functioning. 
    3. Responsible for patient assessment, goal development, individualized counseling, group counseling, and program.
    4. Oversaw scheduling and implementation of therapeutic activities program for 3 units at a residential treatment center for children up to eighteen.
    5. Evaluated, planned, and implemented patient care programs through selected therapeutic recreation procedures.
    6. Implemented and organized structured intervention services, recreation programs, and education services.
    7. Managed the continuum of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of an outcome-based Therapeutic Recreation Program.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                5-7 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                BS In Physical Education


                Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

                Summary : A results-driven Therapeutic Recreation Specialist professional with over seventeen years of successful leadership experience. An expert in coordinating and balancing many projects involving people, activities, and resources. Looking to pursue a career as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

                Skills : Certified CPR and First Aid training, Critical-thinking skills, Leadership skills.

                Description :

                  1. Supported  Mentally and physically challenged children and adults, visually impaired adults, senior activities.
                  2. Planned, implemented, and facilitated activities. 
                  3. Performed Planning, implementing, scope, and emphasis of nursing center recreation programs to encourage and stimulate residents to have fuller and richer lives.
                  4. Provided quality recreation programs serving elders in the nursing center.
                  5. Introduced Special projects to assist and enhancement services and delivery of services.
                  6. Assisted with plans of recreation program contributions with the development of program philosophies and policies.
                  7. Encouraged customer involvement in recreation program planning.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                10+ Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Senior
                Education
                Education
                Bachelor's In Therapeutic Recreation

                Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

                Summary : Seeking a full-time or part-time Therapeutic Recreation Specialist position utilizing my strong organization skills and working ethic to improve the lives of children or adults with disabilities and mental illness.

                Skills : Listening Skills, Patience, Speaking Skills.

                Description :

                  1. Documented population progress & maintained records that improve future planning, individual approach & continual evaluation & revisions.
                  2. Contributed to the development of the resident's care plan.
                  3. Maintained adequate records on volunteers, & complied with government standards for documentation.
                  4. Contributed to the implementation of meaningful recreation programs for all resident's including implementing creative, intellectual, physical, service, and social areas.
                  5. Provided recreation and social activities for mentally and physically challenged adults.
                  6. Hired on contract position to develop Therapeutic Recreation Service by developing policies and procedures, reviewing marketing tools for ADA.
                  7. Worked in Alzheimer's and Dementia locked unit.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      7-10 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Management
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      A.A.S In Leadership

                                      Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

                                      Objective : To seek a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist position with a company that offers growth within the company so I may be able to increase my knowledge and experience in recreational therapy while working along skilled kindred professionals to help my constituents practice a better quality of life.

                                      Skills : Microsoft Office Suite Proficient, CPR, and First Aid Certified, People Skills.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Remained active and social, to increase daily living skills, and made residents as comfortable/functional.
                                        2. Expanded clients' leisure awareness through community-based and in-home therapeutic sessions.
                                        3. Completed a detailed progress note after each session.
                                        4. Planned, implemented, and evaluated individual and group activities with elderly patients in the Skilled Nursing Unit. 
                                        5. Planned, organized, directed, and participated in treatment programs and activities to facilitate patient's rehabilitation to prevent further medical problems and maintain quality of life.
                                        6. Obtained information from medical records, medical staff, family members, and patients themselves to assess patient's capabilities, needs, and interests. 
                                        7. Worked with a diverse population of patients with special physical and emotional needs.
                                              Years of Experience
                                              Experience
                                              2-5 Years
                                              Experience Level
                                              Level
                                              Junior
                                              Education
                                              Education
                                              MBA

                                              Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

                                              Objective : To obtain a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist position where I am able to work with other professionals to enhance my knowledge and skills in a healthcare setting. Proven clinical proficiency in performing thorough patient/client assessments and caring for a broad range of acute and chronically ill adults and children.

                                              Skills : Management Skills, Recreation Therapy, Leisure Education.

                                              Description :

                                                1. Conducted structured therapy sessions to improve the patient's mental and physical well-being.
                                                2. Prepared and submitted reports and charts to the treatment team to reflect the patient's reactions and evidence of progress or regression.
                                                3. Identified appropriate diagnosis and treatment options of human injuries, diseases, and deformities including symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties, and interactions, and preventative health care measures.
                                                4. Coordinated special social events for over one hundred individuals on a daily basis.
                                                5. Scheduled entertainment and recreation activities including the management of contracts with outside organizations and entertainers.
                                                6. Supervised and planned volunteer duties and activities. 
                                                7. Transported special needs citizens via bus to and from the facility.
                                                                              Years of Experience
                                                                              Experience
                                                                              2-5 Years
                                                                              Experience Level
                                                                              Level
                                                                              Junior
                                                                              Education
                                                                              Education
                                                                              BS

                                                                              Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

                                                                              Summary : As a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Responsible for assisting the Resident Life team with providing therapeutic recreation programs and experiences for the residents. To improve each child's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional functioning abilities.

                                                                              Skills : Psychosocial Assessments, Therapeutic Recreation Services, Patient Care.

                                                                              Description :

                                                                                1. Interacted with participants and teach valuable life and motor skills.
                                                                                2. Assisted with patient discharge and aftercare planning and provided CPI training to staff.
                                                                                3. Implemented therapeutic recreation programs and community reintegration for 40 adult psychiatric patients.
                                                                                4. Performed planning, teaching, and leading recreational activities for disabled adults.
                                                                                5. Served as an interdisciplinary team member, and writing goals and objectives.
                                                                                6. Responsible for keeping them entertained throughout the day. 
                                                                                7. Worked one-on-one with patients, using leisure and recreational interests to address appropriate deficits in a rehabilitation setting.
                                                                                                Years of Experience
                                                                                                Experience
                                                                                                10+ Years
                                                                                                Experience Level
                                                                                                Level
                                                                                                Senior
                                                                                                Education
                                                                                                Education
                                                                                                B.A. In Recreation Administration

                                                                                                Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

                                                                                                Headline : To provide and maintain an environment which enthusiastically draws individuals into activities that engage the mind and awaken the spirit, building a sense of belonging, meaningful connection, and feeling of well being.

                                                                                                Skills : Stress Management, Social Perceptiveness, People SKills.

                                                                                                Description :

                                                                                                  1. Planned and participated in daily activities with elderly residents.
                                                                                                  2. Made an effort every day to brighten someone else day.
                                                                                                  3. Served as a special events coordinator.
                                                                                                  4. Planned, coordinated, implemented, and evaluated a variety of events. 
                                                                                                  5. Served as a care coordinator for clients.
                                                                                                  6. Developed/implemented programs for mentally impaired elderly to help enhance the quality of life actively involved in accessing patients.
                                                                                                  7. Developed individual care plans identifying patient's needs, strengths, and treatment goals.
                                                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                                                    Experience
                                                                                                    5-7 Years
                                                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                                                    Level
                                                                                                    Executive
                                                                                                    Education
                                                                                                    Education
                                                                                                    BS In Nursing

                                                                                                    Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

                                                                                                    Summary : Recreation Specialist with 22 years of experience in inpatient psychiatric treatment. An active member of a multidisciplinary team. Experienced in de-escalation in crisis situations. Experience in providing care and recreational programs to individuals with developmental disabilities.

                                                                                                    Skills : Time Management Skills, Excellent Communication SKills, CPR Certified.

                                                                                                    Description :

                                                                                                      1. Responsible for maintaining progress notes. 
                                                                                                      2. Directed and organized such activities as sports, dramatics, games, and arts and crafts to assist patients to develop interpersonal relationships.
                                                                                                      3. Regulated content of the program in accordance with patients' or clients' capabilities, needs, and interests.
                                                                                                      4. Counseled and encouraged clients to develop leisure activities.
                                                                                                      5. Organized and conducted special outings, such as ball games, sightseeing, or picnics to make patients aware of available recreational resources.
                                                                                                      6. Prepared progress charts and periodic reports for medical staff and other members of the treatment team, reflecting client's reactions and evidence of progress or regression.
                                                                                                      7. Supervised and conducted in-service training of other staff members, review their assessments and program goals, and consult with them on selected cases.
                                                                                                                            Years of Experience
                                                                                                                            Experience
                                                                                                                            10+ Years
                                                                                                                            Experience Level
                                                                                                                            Level
                                                                                                                            Senior
                                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                                            MS

                                                                                                                            Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Resume

                                                                                                                            Summary : To obtain a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist position that supports my commitment to the health and wellness of groups and individuals. To train staff in order to provide a safe environment for patients to learn coping skills to manage mental health and emotional disorders.

                                                                                                                            Skills : Teamwork, Quick learner, Reliable, Determined, Goal Oriented.

                                                                                                                            Description :

                                                                                                                              1. Supervised groups of volunteers and students in techniques of recreation therapy.
                                                                                                                              2. Served as a consultant to other state agencies, educational institutions, and community health programs.
                                                                                                                              3. Prepared, submitted, or approved requisitions for needed supplies.
                                                                                                                              4. Provided instruction and counseling during activities to improve mood and managed behavior.
                                                                                                                              5. Utilized high ropes challenge course to teach effective communication and build trust.
                                                                                                                              6. Provided therapeutic activities for children ages 4-17 with acute behavior disorders.
                                                                                                                              7. Led therapeutic groups with themes of self-esteem, teamwork, .
                                                                                                                                      Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                      Experience
                                                                                                                                      10+ Years
                                                                                                                                      Experience Level
                                                                                                                                      Level
                                                                                                                                      Senior
                                                                                                                                      Education
                                                                                                                                      Education
                                                                                                                                      M.S. In Healthcare Administration