Employment Testimonials

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Carey Goldenberg, M.S. OTR/L

Ingrid Junker, OTR/L

Clinical

Experience

Carolyn receiving recognition from the Seattle University Men's Basketball team for four years of work with the team

Northwest Return to Work

Occupational & Physical Therapy Clinic Aide

Lynnwood, WA  |  April 2017 - Aug 2018

  • Maximize patient care and experience and assist therapists by supporting, demonstrating and recording prescribed exercises and therapeutic modalities.

  • Clean and maintain rehabilitation equipment and rehabilitation areas to facilitate safety and ease of use

  • Create online database of patients’ client files and job analyses to ease therapists’ use of online recording system

  • Develop and direct social media accounts

Seattle University Athletic Training Room

Assistant Student Athletic Trainer

Seattle, WA  |  Nov 2014 - June 2018

  • Assist and communicate to Head Athletic Trainer the medical care of over 400 athletes

  • Record and assist Division I athletes with rehabilitation and prevention exercises and modalities

  • Clean and maintain rehabilitation equipment and rehabilitation area to facilitate safety and ease of use

  • Prepare emergency medical equipment and assist in first aid during NCAA sporting events and tournaments

  • Direct and design social media accounts

Seattle Therapy Network

Occupational Therapy Clinic Intern

Seattle, WA  |  Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

  • Provide a positive rehabilitation environment by assisting therapists in clinic organization and sanitation

  • Shadow occupational therapists through appointments

  • Consolidated patient records to online database

  • Coded and implemented client-friendly online patient intake forms to feed into HIPAA protected database

Pacific University School of Occupational Therapy

Teachers' Assistant - Neuroscience, Human Movement, Adults with Physical Challenges

Hillsboro, OR  |  June 2019 - June 2020

  • Assist faculty members in curriculum and course content development

  • Support class instruction as per teacher requirements – Assist in creating instructional environment which includes working in group and individualized activities

  • Develop materials and lead weekly group review study sessions with teaching assistant team

Pacific University Libraries

Peer Tutor - Writing, Neuroscience, Human Movement, Adults with Physical Challenges, & Evidence Based Practice

Hillsboro, OR  |  June 2019 - Present

  • Lead individual and group tutoring sessions both in-person and virtually

  • Help students develop effective learning and studying strategies

  • Provide general guidance with understanding course concepts and solving problems

  • Connect students with appropriate resources to help support their success in learning

barre3

Operations Team - Founding Member

Orenco Station, OR  |  Nov 2018 - June 2020

  • Build strong relationships with barre3 clients, create a warm and supportive studio environment

  • Execute strong communication skills and a professional presence to staff and clients

  • Engage in sales conversations, guiding clients to the pricing option that best fits their needs

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of MINDBODY Online

  • Display excellent verbal and written communication skills required in working with clients and coworkers, including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure

Website Design

Independent Contracter

Seattle, WA  |  Jan 2015 - Present

  • Develop and maintain the front-end functionality of websites

  • Lead discussions with clients to clarify needed services and design aspects and provide technical support

  • Create images specific to the client requirements

  • Design and develop websites with consistent branding throughout the site

  • Devise and implement search engine optimization strategies

Main Education Consulting

Social Media and Website Designer

Everett, WA  |  Jan 2015 - Present

  • Website design and implementation

  • Design custom website with easy access on all PCs, Macs and mobile devices

  • Provide technical support

  • Design social media presence and enhance search engine optimization

Seattle University

Teacher's Assistant & Tutor: Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

Seattle, WA  |  Sep 2016 - June 2018

  • Support class instruction as per teacher requirements – Assist in creating instructional environment which includes working in group and individualized activities

  • Tutor students in Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

  • Demonstrate proper dissection, exercise performance testing and biomechanical testing techniques

  • Assist instructor with administrative duties

City of Everett Parks and Recreation

Forest Park Animal Farm Summer Staff

Everett, WA  |  Summers 2012 - 2015

  • Train horses and teach private riding lessons to children between the ages of 8-12

  • Veterinary and daily care for over seventy animals per summer

  • Develop and implement fundraising events to boost donations

  • Create and provide educational programs to an average of 600 visitors per day

Other Work Experience

Carolyn van der Meulen

Pacific University | School of Occupational Therapy

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