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Danielle E.

Goddard, OTS, CCLS

Objective:

To obtain a position as an entry-level occupational therapist where I can utilize my skills, knowledge,
and passion for the field of OT to establish my career in the Las Vegas community.

Education &
Honors:

Touro University Nevada, School of Occupational Therapy: Henderson, NV


Attended July 2013-present; MSOT degree conferral expected July 2015
Pi Theta Epsilon OT honor society: president
Down Syndrome of Southern Nevada developmental play group: leader
Armstrong Atlantic State University: Savannah, GA
Joint-enrolled as a senior in high school from August 2004-May 2005
Post-baccalaureate work from January 2012-December 2012
Georgia Southern University: Statesboro, GA
B.S. Child and Family Development (with an emphasis in Child Life)
Dates Attended: August 2005-December 2009; degree conferred December, 2009
1906 Scholars Program: Top tier of the University Honors Program
Presidents List or Deans List every semester (including four summer terms)
Study Abroad: Madrid, Spain (Summer 2007); Moravia, Costa Rica (Summer 2008)
105 supervised hours in an NAEYC-accredited Child Development Center (infant-preschool)
Honor Societies: Phi Upsilon Omicron (president), Gamma Beta Phi, Phi Eta Sigma
Cumulative GPA: 3.84/ 4.0 (Manga Cum Laude graduate)

Clinical
Educational
Experiences:

Level II OT Fieldwork Placement: Las Vegas, NV (November 2014-January 2015, FTE)


Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, 12-week rotation in adult inpatient rehabilitation
In-service topic: Addressing Meta-Cognition & Executive Function in Patients with TBI & CVA
Level I OT Fieldwork Placements: Las Vegas, NV (November 2013-October 2014)
Pediatric: Opportunity Village (adolescent school-to-work transition program)
Adult: Nevada Community Enrichment Program (TBI and CVA day-treatment program)
Older Adult: Horizon Specialty Hospital (long-term acute care)
Shadowing Experiences: Savannah, GA (February-July 2012)
150+ hours volunteering/shadowing at Pediatric Therapies of Savannah and The Rehabilitation
Institute at Memorial University Medical Center (OT and PT)
600-hour Child Life Internship: Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta (Fall 2009: FTE)
Six-week rotation in Transplant/Dialysis: Childrens at Egleston
Seven-week rotation in the Emergency Department: Childrens at Scottish Rite
Shadowing experiences on the following units: Ortho/Surgery, NICU/TICU/PICU, Radiology,
Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology Clinic, General Pediatrics/Endocrine/GI, Child Protection
60-hour Child Life Practicum in Day Surgery: Backus Childrens Hospital (Spring 2009)

Professional Memberships: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Nevada Occupational Therapy
Association (NOTA), Child Life Council (CLC)
Affiliations &
OT-related trainings: CarFit, Stepping On
Research:
Certified in Child Life (CCLS): November 12, 2010
1906 Scholars Capstone Research: Created an annotated bibliography of over 140 books to use with
hospitalized children as well as a presentation for the September 2009 FACLP Conference
Professional conference presentation: Using Bibliotherapy to Help Children Cope with Medical
Issues, Bereavement, and Significant Life Events (2010 Georgia Association on Young Children
Conference)
Attributes &
Skills:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong leadership capabilities


Flexible, honest, and quick to learn; strong multi-tasking and problem-solving abilities
Enjoys working with others and as part of a team
Computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); familiar with other basic
computer applications (e-mail, spreadsheets, databases); familiar with several hospital EMRs

Danielle E. Goddard, CCLS

OT-Relevant Independent Child Care Provider (FTE summer, PTE school year): Corbett Family
Position Held: special needs child care provider
Work &
Period of Employment: July 2011-June 2013
Clinical
Experience: Wolfson Childrens Hospital, Childrens Emergency Center (FTE): Jacksonville, FL
Position Held: certified child life specialist (CCLS) in the Childrens Emergency Center
Period of Employment: April 2010-May 2011
Responsibilities: Provide diagnosis education as well as preparation before and psychosocial
support during medical procedures; provide patient advocacy and serve as a liaison between
families and staff members; communicate with members of the interdisciplinary staff throughout
the day to constantly assess needs and plan interventions for patients; compile departmental
needs and manage budgetary allotments throughout the fiscal year; maintain and update toys and
preparation materials; work independently during the evening shift, providing coverage as
needed on inpatient units; chair the childrens advisory council, Kids Who Care; take the lead in
pain-management and service-recovery initiatives for the unit as well as provide excellent
customer service to families
Other Work
Experience:

Touro University Nevada (PTE): Henderson, NV


Position Held: peer tutor for anatomy and analysis of movement courses; writing tutor
Period of Employment: July 2014-present
Independent Child Care Provider (PTE): Savannah, GA
Position Held: child care provider for four families with pre-school-aged children
Period of Employment: August 2011-June 2013
Magnolia Spa at the Marriott Riverfront Hotel (PTE): Savannah, GA
Position Held: front desk assistant
Period Of Employment: January 2010-April 2010; June 2011-December 2011
Ruby Tuesday & Steamers Seafood Restaurant (PTE): Savannah, GA; Richmond Hill, GA
Position Held: waitress
Period of Employment: Summer 2011; Summer 2006 (respectively)
Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement (PTE): Statesboro, GA
Position Held: student assistant
Period of Employment: August 2008-May 2009
Forest Heights Pharmacy / University Pharmacy (PTE): Statesboro, GA
Position Held: store and pharmacy assistant
Period of Employment: August 2007-March 2008
Life Moves Dance Studio (PTE): Richmond Hill, GA
Position Held: dance instructor
Period of Employment: August 2003-May 2005

Community
Involvement
& Volunteer
Work:

Over 600 hours served to benefit my campus and community, including:


Volunteering and fundraising for the following organizations: Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Walk MS,
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, St. Jude Ranch for Children, Positively Kids Las Vegas, Saving
Strokes (July 2013-present)
Alternative Spring Break trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras: service work in two orphanages and a
building site (March 2009)
Make-A-Wish Advisory Board: Dining for Wishes and Walk for Wishes (January 2008-May 2009)
Give Kids the World Alternative Break Trip (May 2007, May 2008)
Volunteer Involvement Board (August 2007-May 2009)
Stirrup Some Fun Therapeutic Riding Program Volunteer (Fall 2005-Spring 2007)
Chairperson for Baseball and Books: book drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club with over 800 books
collected (Spring 2007)
Professional references available upon request.