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Veterans Administration Medical Center - Recreation Therapist Resume Example

Brooklyn Henderson
XX XXX XXXXXXX XXXX, Bedford, NH 03110
Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic professional with a solid history of achievement in recreation and leisure services. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include reliability, flexibility and professional diversity.

  • Demonstrate dependability, build and maintain relationships based on trust
  • Display enthusiasm and promote positive collaboration with other departments and programs
  • Able to manage multiple projects and determine project urgency in a meaningful and practical way
  • Use goals to guide actions and create detailed action plans
  • Able to adapt established methods for new uses to pursue ongoing system improvement
  • Maintain solution-oriented approach while remaining open-minded to new information and demand
  • Demonstrate dynamic leadership and diversity by consistently presenting to new audiences
Veterans Administration Medical Center Manchester, NH Recreation Therapist/CTRS/L Jan 2008Present
  • Implementation and evaluation of a multiplicity of recreation and leisure events for Veterans
  • Assess, create, facilitate and evaluate comprehensive individualized treatment plans for in patient Veterans
  • Supervise over 50 hundred volunteers and work collaboratively with community service organizations to coordinate Veteran events and prepare for emerging Veteran needs
  • Assist in coordination of contracted outpatient recreation therapy and adaptive sport services through Northeast Passage and US Paralympic Committee
  • Create and maintain weekly program calendars, department promotional materials, staff schedules and facility wide systems resdesign presentations
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network Boston, MA Advanced Clinician CTRS May 2005Jan 2008
  • Provide comprehensive assessment, program implementation and clinical evaluation to patients on the spinal cord injury and neurology unit
  • Assist in facilitation of adaptive sport opportunities with AccesSportAmerica, The Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association and the New England Paralyzed Veterans Association
  • Provide ongoing professional education, presentation and outreach to hospital staff, volunteers, stake holders and community partners
  • Supervised Recreation Therapy interns
  • Presented at the New England Therapeutic Recreation Association (NETRA) Annual Conference on Creating a Successful Internship Program
Emerson Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Watertown, MA Director of Recreation Therapy Feb 2002May 2005
  • Recruit, direct, supervise and evaluate department personnel and facility volunteers
  • Maintained department budget
  • Create facility program calendar, newsletter and promotional materials
  • Executed individual and group treatment programs and community outings
  • Planned and facilitated an annual off-site Volunteer Recognition Dinner
  • Completed all clinical documentation for a 155 bed facility while successfully promoting implementation plans of programs, services and quality initiatives
Camp Laurel South Casco, ME Adventure Counselor May 2001Sep 2001
  • Facilitated team building initiatives, low and high element ropes course, climbing wall, backpacking and camping trips.
University of New Hampshire- Campus Recreation Durham, NH Intramural Sports Staff Sep 1997May 2001
  • Assisted with intramural sport events under the Director of Campus Recreation
  • Recognized as employee of the month
University of New Hampshire Durham, NH Bachelor of Science: Recreation Management and Policy- Therapeutic Recreation May 2001
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Previous Companies:

  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network
  • Emerson Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Previous Job Positions:

  • Recreation Therapist
  • CTRS
  • L
  • Advanced Clinician CTRS
  • Director of Recreation Therapy


  • University of New Hampshire

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science

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