Essay on Seeking the Challenging Position of Occupational Therapist Assistant

Submitted By misterguitarguy
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50 Cedar Avenue • Haleyville, Alabama • 35565
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Seeking the Challenging Position of Occupational Therapist Assistant

A talented Occupational Therapist Assistant with experience in directing an individual's participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance; facilitating learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity; diminishing or correcting pathology; and promoting and maintaining health.
Summary of Qualifications

• More than thirteen years experience working with special needs populations.
• Able to monitor and review information from materials, events, and the environment, to detect and assess problems.
• Skilled in modifying and adapting activities.
• Excellent ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
• Able to prepare and maintain accurate records.
• Able to develop an effective working relationship with others.
• Profound enthusiasm and deep sense of humor.
• Able to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• Able to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
• Able to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
• Great ability to teach others how to do something.

Professional Experience

Alabama Head Injury Foundation
2000 - Present

Recreation Coordinator
• Plan, implement, and administer strategies to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance, using selected activities and special equipment.
• Organize and lead group outings.
• Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments, and record and maintain information in client records.
• Provide assistance, medical attention and emotional support to patients, their families and caregivers, and co-workers.
• Provide information to supervisors and co-workers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
• Perform activity analysis to teach individual steps of tasks to facilitate learning and retention of new skills.
• Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.
• Encourage independence of all patients to maintain highest level