Leeatte Frisch- Israel

460 Conley Street Thornhill, Ontario L4J 6T5 lfi_frischie@hotmail.com (416) 846-9810 March 14, 2013 Dear Yvonne Ng, I would like to express my interest in being part of a professional health care team working with you at ESS Support Services. I have taken part at Sunnybrook Geriatric Day Hospital and worked hands on with the geriatric patients who participated in the Recreation Therapy program. At Sunnybrook I completed assessments and documentation of patients. I also worked with individuals in a one-on-one setting to increase their computer skills, led the group mental aerobics program, and ran the putting group activity to increase physical mobility. I feel this was a great opportunity, and I am focusing mainly on geriatrics as my permanent goal. The unique skills I bring include a strong aquatic background in a therapeutic pool such as the one in Variety Village where I had my placement this fall. While there, I helped seniors, as well as persons affected by strokes and dementia, maintain their fitness level, and work on balance and mobility. I took part in instructing swimming skills to individuals with various capabilities and a range of developmental challenges, adapted aqua fitness geared to seniors. Currently, I am living with my grandmother who requires my assistance in many levels. I helped her become mobile after a car accident, and continue to motivate and encourage her to express her feelings, even though she is often confused, and finds it difficult to use her words. I am a dedicated, responsible, caring, motivated, hard working, and energetic person. Working in a team setting, helping individuals with various capabilities to reach their full potential using therapeutic recreation approaches is my passion. My intention, once I graduate, is to write my certification for NCTRC and register with TRO. I feel that I can be an asset as part of your team and would like the opportunity to do so.

Thank you for your consideration,

Leeatte Frisch-Israel

LEEATTE FRISCH- ISRAEL

460 Conley Street Thornhill, Ontario L4J 6T5 Cell: 416-846-9810 lfi_frischie@hotmail.com

OBJECTIVE I would like to express my interest in summer internship as a Therapeutic Recreation student at ESS Support Services. HIGHLIGHTS 5+ years of experience working in an aquatic setting 1+ years experience working in a school setting supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Qualifications in Red Cross, Lifesaving Society, NLS, First Aid, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillation Leadership and supervisory experience Strong facilitation skills with ability to direct large groups Can adapt different communication styles to different audiences Friendly, personable, and outgoing attitud PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Sunnybrook Geriatric Day Hospital Student Placement - completed assessments and documentation of patients - worked with individuals in a one-on-one setting to increase their computer skills - led the group mental aerobics program - ran the putting group activity to increase physical mobility Variety Village Student placement - helped seniors, persons affected by strokes and dementia maintain their fitness level, work on balance and mobility - instructing swimming skills to individuals with various capabilities and a range of developmental challenges - adapted aqua fitness and aqua fitness geared to seniors VOLUNTEER HISTORY September 2008 to January 2010 National Volunteering Service Tishma School and Center for Autism - volunteered in Israel at a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - worked according to the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis - trained as a Discrete Trial Training therapist in a 1:1 setting - worked in the after school program doing various activities EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Kendal Aquatics at the Pavillion - administrative office work and responding to client inquiries Deck Supervisor - supervisor of a team of 4 staff instructors - evaluated students with final reports and instructors - communicating with parents to discuss child’s progress Swimming Instructor - taught swimming lessons to Preschool and Swim Kids - taught classes to adults and seniors with various capabilities

Winter 2012 Semester

Fall 2012 Semester

Summer of 2011 to present

October 2006 to Present

Bais Yaakov Swim School- Mrs. Rosenzweig/ Mrs. Harrari Swimming Instructor - taught swimming lessons to Preschool, Swim Kids and higher lifesaving courses - delivered five staff training sessions to 15 team members Camp Moshava Ennismore Head Lifeguard and Deck Supervisor - patrolled pool areas and monitored activities of swimmers and visitors, detected and responded to hazardous conditions, etc. - was in charge of a team of 8 staff members - developed and planned daily swimming programs for all campers - determined what level each child belonged to Or HaEmet Sephardic School Teacher’s Assistant - assisted the preschool teacher in daily tasks as required EDUCATION Seneca College King Campuscurrently enrolled in the Bachelors of Applied Arts Therapeutic Recreation program Ulpanat Orot Girls’ High School- Attained High School Diploma Or Haemet Sephardic School- Attained Elementary School Diploma

Summer of 2010

February 2010 to June 2010

2010 to present

2004 to 2008 1993 to 2004