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Taylor Sanderson

Taylor Sanderson

Personal Support Worker

Independent

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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Niagara Health System (NHS)

Recreation Therapy Student Volunteer

Developed and executed comprehensive TR programs with clients in the Mental Health Day Hospital Program
Worked one-on-one with clients utilizing TR models to bring about positive change
Performed assessments and program evaluations, assisted with program facilitation, created materials

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Independent

Personal Support Worker

Provided 1-on-1 personal care, supervision, and entertainment for a 6-year-old girl with a severe developmental disability
Created an effective rapport by utilizing alternative communication methods (ASL) to better assist her specific social needs.
Ensured safety of complex care by administering g-tube feeds, medications, and other various required substances

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Red Roof Retreat

Respite and Recreational Camp Counselor

Facilitated activities that provided youth & adults with disabilities with a fun, safe, and inclusive environment at all times during their stay at the program.
Enhanced quality of life for clients by using benefit-based activity model to create effective sessions from my ideas, and their input. The most memorable being: filming a music video, home work out lesson, campfire, baking, and water sports.
Assisted clients with personal care when needed. Duties included: administering medication, cleaning & changing, first aid, and assisted feeding.
Gained a diverse amount of knowledge & applicable skills working with youth & adults with many different disabilities including: autism, cerebral palsy, brain injury, down syndrome, etc.

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Brock University (Youth University Program)

Camp Instructor and Program Leader

Created and lead many educational, and fun recreational activities for youth of all different abilities and skills.
Developed excellent rapport with the parents/ teachers of the participants by communicating daily information in a friendly, calm, and open manner.
Planned 1-3 hour sessions for large groups of kids, 5-30 at a time. This included considerations such as: time, risk management, resources, activity plan, duty assignment, etc.

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Brock University

Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation (Honours)

Fourth year student currently writing an honours thesis working towards graduation