direct intensive behavior support para educator resume example with 20+ years of experience

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I am a bilingual dedicated employee offering over 20 years of experience in the field of working with children in general education and special education, grades Pre-K to adult transition. I am motivated to apply my educational abilities and experience to enhance students success and team building operations. I am also eager to learn new skills and advance my knowledge. I am hardworking and reliable with the strong ability to multi task, communicate and collaborate. I am organized, proactive, enthusiastic and punctual with a team-oriented mentality. I am Excited to begin a new challenge with a successful team.

  • Knowledgeable in ABA techniques and strategies
  • Experience in Data collection
  • Able to modify work pertaining to behavioral conditions
  • Knowledgeable in Behavior management
  • Knowledge of positive and negative reinforcements
  • Knowledge of DTT
  • First Aid/CPR and CPI Certified
  • Knowledgeable with IEP, BIP information and providing support
  • Great communication skills
  • Possess Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology emphasis with children and adolescents
Direct Intensive Behavior Support Para-educator, 09/2018 - Current
Bristol Public Schools Bristol, CT,
  • Help Maintain focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Work with students in the autism population, and with students with unique earning profiles and other behavior deficits.
  • Liaise with team of professionals to implement comprehensive educational action plans for special needs students.
  • Complete documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Provide students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Promote compliance with IEP standards in both curriculum development and classroom operations.
  • Model and teach basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Keep at logs, tracking forms, service logs , and time sheets.
  • Implement ABA programs using visual aids and other forms of communication strategies best suited for each student.
  • Assist in implementing goals and objectives.
  • Assist in implementing behavior strategies by following behavior support plans by using evidence based methods and strategies.
  • Help students with personal needs such as, hygiene and toileting, feeding .
  • Help take students into the community and help maintain their safety.
  • Participate in staff trainings and other required job related work.
Special Education Para-educator, 10/2010 - Current
Desert Choice Schools Goodyear, AZ,
  • Worked with the disabled students down syndrome students, and students in the autism spectrum.
  • Implemented behavioral modifications using ABA strategies.
  • Worked 1:1 with students on classroom academics.
  • Supervised student inside and outside of classroom.
  • Participated in community based functions with students.
  • Maintained data logs on students progress and behaviors.
  • Fostered positive relationships with students and personnel to facilitate program growth and ensure positive learning outcomes.
  • Administered coursework devised by teachers according to lesson plans.
  • Created safe and nurturing environment focused on students to ensure quality learning experiences.
  • Instructed students with varying abilities and needs in alignment with IEP objectives while delivering personalized and small group lessons.
  • Participated in supervision of students during lunch, physical education and after-school extracurricular activities to maintain peaceful and productive environment.
  • Provided support to the students through specialized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Helped students to develop good behavioral habits through positive reinforcement and encouragement.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays.
Teacher's Assistant, 04/1998 - 10/2009
Los Angeles Unified School District City, STATE,
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforce classroom topics.
  • Assisted teachers with instruction and provided clerical support for diverse needs.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials, and supplies for maximum efficiency.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Marked homework assignments, tests and special projects.
  • Kept students safe inside and outside classrooms by proactively monitoring behaviors and tracking student movements, and safety hazards.
  • Helped students master learning concepts through one-on-one and small group tutoring.
  • Contributed to positive educational setting.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Applied Psychology (Children And Adolescents), Expected in 05/2020
Los Angeles Pacific University - Asuza, Ca,
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School Attended

  • Los Angeles Pacific University

Job Titles Held:

  • Direct Intensive Behavior Support Para-educator
  • Special Education Para-educator
  • Teacher's Assistant


  • Bachelor of Arts

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