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Courtney Thornton

566 Armstrong Road, Kingston Ontario


courtney.thornton@student.sl.on.ca | LinkedIn: Courtney Thornton
E-Portfolio: www.courtneycyc.weebly.com
Phone: (613) 894-2635

Summary of Qualifications

 Theoretical and practical knowledge in child and youth mental health, therapeutic activities, life-
space counselling, advocacy, and child/adolescent development.
 First hand experience designing and running therapeutic programs with youth.
 Ability to collect data while observing behaviours using a variety of data collection techniques.
 Understands the importance of maintaining confidentiality as well as working within ethical
principles.
 Developed strong communication skills which have assisted in building and maintaining
successful therapeutic relationships.
 Ability to communicate effectively with follow colleagues in order to maintain a healthy work
environment.
 Ability to self-reflect in order to learn from past experiences and assist in new challenges.
 Maintains professionalism within the workplace.

Education

St. Lawrence College Kingston, ON


Child and Youth Care 2016 – Present

Certifications

1. Non-Violent Crisis Interventions


2. Mediating by Empowering using Nurturing Dialogue Training (MEND)
3. Emergency First Aid & CPR
4. WHIMS Training

Placement Experience

Maltby Centre – Nexus Kingston,ON


Teacher Assistant and Counsellor September 2017 - April 2018

 Assisted within a therapeutic classroom environment that provided social and emotional support to
students with a history of trauma and/or other complex emotional and behavioral difficulties.
 Provided support when students demonstrated emotional distress by actively listening, using
problem-solving techniques, and encouraging the use of healthy coping strategies.
 Worked collaboratively with staff and parents to provide additional supports to the student and to
increase the effectiveness of treatment.
 Provided educational support.
 Planed and implemented social skills lessons, as well as provided educational support to students.
Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board – Belong Program Kingston,ON
Teacher Assistant and Counsellor September 2018 – Present

 Provided assistance to youth who find it difficult to manage in a traditional behavioral classroom
setting due to trauma and attachment difficulties.
 Implemented PACE model (play based) while interacting with students.
 Provided educational support.
 Utilized my knowledge of therapeutic activities in order to run successful programs with youth.

Related Work Experience

Kids and Company Kingston/Ottawa


Early Childhood Assistant May 2016 – September 2018

 Worked as a team in order to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children ranging from
new born to preschool age.
 Completed daily tasks such as laundry, dishes, meal preparation, etc.
 Communicated children’s successes and daily progress to parents.
 Completed daily logs of each child’s day (ie. meal intake, liquid intake, etc.,).

Volunteer Experience

Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser Ottawa


Volunteer January 2016

 Worked with a team in order to design and organize a fundraiser with all proceeds going to Big
Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa.