early chilhood special education paraeducator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Detail-oriented Special Education Paraprofessional with a well-established knowledge of lesson planning and individual student learning strategies. Seeking an opportunity to bring further success to an organization through behavior management and positive reinforcement. Ability to successfully support the educational, behavioral and emotional needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
  • -Extensive training in customer service, community service, and leadership roles
  • -Quick learner, enthusiastic, reliable, punctual, crative, and strong collaboration skills. Behavioral plan management, Special needs, and IEP goals. Mentor Facilitator, Event Facilitator

Strong Conversational Spanish: intermediate, advanced, and fluent. Proefficient in reading, writing, and comprehension

Early Chilhood Special Education Paraeducator, 12/2015 - Current
Nascentia Health Tonawanda, NY,
Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.

Administered minor first aid to injured students.
Encouraged students to be understanding of others.
Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
Collaborated with the teacher to develop effective, individualized learning strategies.
Provided support to the students through specialized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
Met one-on-one with an autism student utilizing a customized behavioral plan.
Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
Established and communicated clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to both students and parents.
Taught Handwritting Without Tears and Star Cirricculum to 45 students.
Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology and computers.
Affirmatively communicated and promoted a positive attitude with each and every student.
Office Assistant, 05/2014 - 12/2015
Performance Food Group Clanton, AL, Managed the receptionist area, including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information.
Designed electronic file systems and maintained electronic and paper files.
Maintained the front desk and reception area in a neat and organized fashion.
Made copies, sent faxes and handled all incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Organized files, developed spreadsheets, faxed reports and scanned documents.
Dispersed incoming mail to correct recipients throughout the office.
Merchandiser, 08/2013 - 05/2014
El Pollo Loco Holdings Valencia, CA, Designed displays to make the store experience interactive and engaging.
Displayed the appropriate signage for products and sales promotions.
Upheld stock levels and proper pricing for multiple product lines.
Effectively communicated and coordinated execution of the planogram with store management.
Built effective relationships with each store to develop superior customer satisfaction.
Cashier, 09/2011 - 08/2013
Northwest Landscape Services Hillsboro, OR, Assessed customer needs and responded to questions.
Issued receipts for purchases and gifts.
Worked with customer service to resolve issues.
Rotated stock to maintain freshness.
Unboxed new merchandise.
Weighed food to determine correct pricing.
Operated cash register with proficiency.
Offered exceptional customer service to differentiate and promote the company brand. 
Team Member, 04/2005 - 09/2011
Dairy Queen Temple, TX, Answered customers’ questions and addressed problems and complaints in person and via phone.
Helped customers select products that best fit their personal needs.
Maintained visually appealing and effective displays for the entire store.
Educated customers on product and service offerings.
Consulted with customers on the latest styles and trends.
Collaborated with customer service team members to give exceptional service throughout the entire shopping and purchasing experience.
Assistant Manager, 07/2000 - 04/2005
FYE City, STATE, Networked with customers and asked open-ended questions to determine what their immediate needs were.
Efficiently addressed customer issues to ensure quick and successful resolution.
Encouraged sales associates to cross-sell additional products and services to purchasing customers.
Delivered excellent customer service by greeting and assisting each customer.
Opened a new store location and assisted in recruiting and training new staff.
Stocked and restocked inventory when shipments were received.
Reorganized the sales floor to meet company demands.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Spanish, Expected in June 2011
Seattle Central Community College - Seattle, WA
Status -
  • Specialized Coursework accredited towards Associate of Arts Degree Coursework in Business, Communications, International Relations, Spanish, English, and Womans History

: , Expected in May 2006
Generation Church Internship - Kirkland, WA
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Mentored a small group of college students
Tutored students at Garfield High School in various subjects
Community service
Leadership growth and development
: , Expected in June 2002
Tutored at Garfield High School Dominion College - Des Moines, WA
Status - Studied theology *Youth group leader
High school diploma: , Expected in June 2001
Thomas Jefferson High School - Auburn, WA
Status -
GPA: 3.01
Graduated with Honors
Involved in the leadership team

Strong ability to connect with students from diverse backgrounds, strong organizational skills, awareness of own cultural identity/how it influences behavior, sense of cultural awareness and working in multicultural environments, punctual, fast learner, team player, enthusiastic, strong attention to detail, efficient, multi-task management, and ability to facilitate team building activities in a small group setting.

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School Attended

  • Seattle Central Community College
  • Generation Church Internship
  • Tutored at Garfield High School Dominion College
  • Thomas Jefferson High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Early Chilhood Special Education Paraeducator
  • Office Assistant
  • Merchandiser
  • Cashier
  • Team Member
  • Assistant Manager


  • Associate of Arts
  • High school diploma

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