Instructional Assistant Severely Handicapped resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Hardworking and focused individual who is dependable and motivated to deliver consistent, prompt and courteous professionalism. Reliable and energetic professional. Observant individual with a great attitude and well-developed communication skills. Dedicated to promoting a love of dedication in all students. Excited to bring passion for working with children to growing school. Highly proficient in leading recreational and educational activities when providing head teachers support in all aspects of classroom management. Motivated educator with deep passion for helping all students excel by supporting teachers and enhancing classroom environments. Proficient in organizing supplies, cleaning rooms and planning fun activities. Good tutoring, recordkeeping and time management skills.

  • Active listening skills
  • Energetic work attitude
  • Courteous demeanor
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Reliable team worker
  • Interactive teaching/learning
  • Clear public speaking skills
  • Team collaboration
  • Neat, clean and professional appearance
  • Comfortable standing for long time periods
  • Delivers exceptional customer service
  • Engaging personality
  • Excellent multi-tasker
  • Setting up activities
  • One-on-one and small group instruction
  • Grading homework and tests
  • Organization
  • Planning and coordination
  • Active listening
  • Safety methods
  • Friendly, positive attitude
01/2019 to Current
Instructional Assistant-Severely Handicapped Bass Pro Shops Dania Beach, FL,
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and playground area to supervise, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Tutored and supported students individually and in groups of up to six by reteaching and reviewing lesson concepts.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Marked homework assignments, tests and special projects.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials, and supplies for maximum efficiency.
  • Distributed classroom materials and supplies such as pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Distributed and collected tests and homework to collate and prepare for grading.
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Graded assignments and tests using answer key, documented results and informed lead teacher of students' performance.
08/2017 to 11/2021
Cashier Customer Service Joliet Public Schools District 86 Joliet, IL,
  • Handled customer complaints and concerns promptly, escalating complex issues to direct supervisor for quick resolution.
  • Processed credit card, EBT and gift certificate payments in electronic computer systems.
  • Exchanged and returned items, noting details in company database and placed returned merchandise in bins for restocking.
  • Recommended, selected and helped locate and obtain out-of-stock products based on customer requests.
  • Maintained cleanliness and presentation of stock room and production floor.
  • Refilled and rotated items on shelves to maintain well-stocked inventory.
11/2018 to 01/2019
Substitute Paraprofessional Santa Barbara County Education Office City, STATE,
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Performed diverse tasks for teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays.
  • Provided individual students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
01/2018 to 04/2018
Student Volunteer Mary Buren Elementary School City, STATE,
Assisted students in understanding topics by providing additional one-on-one support.
Took notes on successful methods for teaching, directing and managing classes of students.
Encouraged and motivated students with individualized and group strategies.
Helped classroom instructor maintain student discipline.
Developed interesting course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
Observed and documented behaviors and actions.
Designed lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material.
Provided feedback on individual actions, behaviors and verbal responses.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2021
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Development
California State University Northridge - Northridge, CA,
  • 3.59 GPA
  • Cum laude graduate
  • Completed coursework in Child and Adolescent Development and some in Special Education.
  • Dean's List Honoree (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021)
  • CADA (Child and Adolescent Development Association) Club Member
Expected in 05/2020
Associate of Science: Early Childhood Studies
Allan Hancock College - Santa Maria, CA,

Coursework in Early Childhood Development

  • Dean's List Honoree (Spring 2018)
  • Dean's List Honoree (Spring 2019)
Expected in
Master of Arts: Education And Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
University of Massachusetts Global (UMASS Global) - Online,
  • Additional Coursework in Education Courses preparing for teacher's credential.
Activities and Honors

Adult CPR/AED-BL Certified (American Red Cross)

Member of Child and Adolescent Development Association (CADA) at CSU Northridge.

Co-Founder of the "Good Enough" Scholarship towards FFA Senior Year of High School members.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • California State University Northridge
  • Allan Hancock College
  • University of Massachusetts Global (UMASS Global)

Job Titles Held:

  • Instructional Assistant-Severely Handicapped
  • Cashier Customer Service
  • Substitute Paraprofessional
  • Student Volunteer


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Master of Arts

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