Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Dedicated Instructional Assistant II with 20+ years of experience working in a Special Education classroom. Familiar with kids development, behavior and unique learning style. Truly believe children with disabilities should be treated "Kid first disability second." Attentive and patient in monitoring students activities facilitate a positive and supportive learning environment. Flexible and motivated. Clear understanding of developmental disabilities and communicate could lead to behaviors issues expressing needs. Training in using communications devices, tokens economy along with positive encouragement in motivating children be success. Ability to work independently, contribute to team success through work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. professional and team minded.

  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Student Inclusion and Social Skills
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Deal with challenging behavior
  • Calm demeanor
  • Enforcing positive behavior and safety at all times
  • Evidence based Program
  • Communicate skills
  • Working with students in wide range of disabilities
Work History
08/2001 to Current
Instructional Assistant II Salina Unified School District Salina, KS,
  • Assist certificated teacher with supervision of 8 children in special education class.
  • Disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities, Development and Behavior Challenges.
  • Provide classroom support throughout planned academic and non-academic instruction and individual lessons.
  • Promote student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforces classroom topic.
  • Observe and record behavior pattern, model appropriate technique to reinforce acceptable behavior.
  • Assists Specialist; Speech, Occupational therapy and Adapted PE.
  • Use of visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts motivating students.
  • Helping students communicate with verbalizing using communication boards, Augmentative alternative communicate and American Sign Language.
  • Facilitate social skills opportunities in class and around campus.
  • Maintain strict confidentially of student information.
  • Record Data to assess progress.
  • Provide personal hygiene assistance as need.
  • Provide support to students in General Education inclusion setting.
  • Supervise students and maintained security throughout school building and on field trips.
  • Monitor students in common areas hallways and cafeteria to supervise, class enforce rules, discipline and support lead teacher.
  • Provide warm, safe setting, while demonstrating patience, positive attitude with children and co-workers.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
10/2000 to 08/2001
Educational Technician Department Of The Interior Daphne, AL,
  • Implement age appropriate curriculum for 6 infants 12 preschool age children.
  • Based on development need and interests, such as reading books, singing nursery rhymes and introduction to instruments.
  • Kept students' safe inside or outside class by proactively monitoring behaviors and movements during play routine activities.
  • Attend to social, emotional and/ or physical needs.
  • Prioritize projects within classroom, bulletin board, materials used for children daily schedules.
  • Keep individual records with daily observations meals, nap and restroom needs.
  • Establish warm, positive safe environment.
  • Exercise discretion and judgement handling confidential information.
  • Established effective working relationship with those in contacted in course of work.
  • Communicate with children's parent or guardian concerning daily progress.
Expected in 1984
High School Diploma:
Abraham Lincoln High School - San Diego,
  • Time Sensitive Training Animals at School - 2021
  • Keeman School Training- 2020
  • COVID-19 Training-2020
  • Botanical Disinfectant solution- 2020
  • Active shooter-2000
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention-2020
  • Mandated Reporter-2020
  • AFIRM Modules- 2020
  • An Introduction to A.B.A. and Discrete Trail Teaching- 2002
  • Professional Assault Response Training PART- 2002
  • Professional Assault Restraint Refresher Training Pro-ACT - 2019
  • Professional Assault Crisis Refresher Training Pro-ACT -2019
  • ACP Advanced Life Support- 2019
  • Reactive Strategies Training- 2016
  • Instructional Assistant Training-2016
  • Continuing Professional Development Documentation, TVUSD-2014
  • Instructional Assistant Training -2016
Additional Information

Classified Staff Member of the Year-BES 2020

Classified Staff Member of the Year- BES 2018

Classified Employee of the Year -ARES 2006

Certificate of Appreciation - ARES 2003

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