para educator resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Enthusiastic Paraeducator polished in curriculum development, behavior management and recordkeeping. Adaptable and accommodating professional with 6 1/2 years of hands-on experience assisting instructional support service and classroom teachers. Commended for consistently providing children with necessary learning tools to advance and build knowledge for success.

  • Social development and integration
  • Interdisciplinary team collaboration
  • Educational assistance
  • Classroom support
  • Special education
  • [State] IEP compliance
  • Documentation
  • Teacher Support
  • Behavioral monitoring
  • Child development
  • Student records management
  • Schedule Management
Work History
11/2015 to Current
Para-educator Wayne Resa Detroit, MI,
  • Assisted teachers and worked individually with students with special needs, helping each navigate education system.
  • Monitored student classroom and outdoors activities to promote student safety.
  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent issues.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Monitored classroom to observe students' progress in developing skills as well as manage distracting or inappropriate behavior.
  • Maximized productivity by keeping detailed records of daily progress and identifying and rectifying areas for improvement.
  • Maintained safety and security of all youth under care.
  • Assisted and mentored students in groups of up to 4 by reviewing lesson teachings and helping give tests.
  • Kept classrooms clean by sterilizing and disinfecting toys and surfaces.
  • Observed individual behaviors and suspect actions, and reported issues to supervisory staff.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
04/2015 to 08/2015
Universal Worker Accura Healthcare Urbandale, IA,
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Promoted patient socialization, self-care and development by recognizing and using patient strengths to motivate patient.
  • Followed safe lifting techniques and individual resident lifting instructions.
  • Helped patients care for themselves by teaching proper, safe use of ambulation assistive devices such as canes or walkers.
  • Kept accurate records of patients' care, condition and progress.
  • Placed and removed protective devices such as bedside rails and hand restraints to prevent patient injury during treatment.
  • Agreed to take on additional shifts and extra hours during busy periods and holidays to maintain proper staffing and floor coverage.
  • Assisted patients with mobility issues in areas such as beds, wheelchair usage and automobile travel.
  • Collaborated with peers and attended meetings to brainstorm new activities for patients and discuss ways to resolve issues.
  • Completed all home cleaning tasks, including dusting, washing dishes, laundry and vacuuming.
  • Assisted in feeding patients by offering fluids and snacks and recording amounts consumed in logbook
  • Used wheelchairs and walkers equipment to assist with patient ambulation in room, hallways and bathroom.
  • Used wheelchairs and walkers equipment to assist with patient ambulation in room, hallways and bathroom.
  • Assisted with patient transfer and ambulation.
  • Maximized patient satisfaction by helping individuals carry out personal tasks such as dressing and walking.
  • Maintained and organized patient rooms and communal spaces to minimize environmental and safety hazards.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives.
  • Delivered compassionate care and clear communication in handling issues of death and dying.
  • Adhered to all resident lifting and safe lifting instructions and rules.
  • Transported patients via wheelchair to and from rehabilitation and daily activities.
  • Obtained client medical history, including medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Documented vital signs to inform nurses and physicians of any changes in patient status.
  • Provided assistance in daily living activities by dressing, grooming, bathing and toileting patients.
11/1989 to 06/2013
Assistant Restaurant Manager Benchmark Hospitality Boothbay Harbor, ME,
  • Kept restaurant compliant with all federal, state and local hygiene and food safety regulations.
  • Delivered in-depth training to workers in food preparation and customer-facing roles to promote strong team performance.
  • Supervised all areas of restaurant to keep it clean and well-maintained.
  • Pitched in to help host, waitstaff and bussers during exceptionally busy times such as dinner hour.
  • Determined operational weak points and implemented corrective actions to resolve concerns.
  • Created and deployed successful strategies to boost restaurant performance, streamline food prep processes and increase efficiency in different areas.
  • Continuously evaluated business operations to effectively align workflows for optimal area coverage and customer satisfaction.
  • Immediately resolved issues with patrons by employing careful listening and communication skills.
  • Recruited and hired employees offering talent, charisma and experience to restaurant team.
  • Maintained effective supply levels by monitoring and reordering food stock and dry goods.
  • Verified prepared food met all standards for quality and quantity before serving to customers.
  • Purchased food and cultivated strong vendor relationships.
  • Organized and oversaw food service training to educate employees on various tasks, including resetting tables, relaying orders to cooks and upselling food and beverages.
  • Helped general management develop prices based on inventory costs and portion sizes.
  • Oversaw food preparation and monitored safety protocols.
Expected in to to
High School Diploma:
Aurelia High School - Aurelia, IA,
  • Para Educator Training - Certified

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School Attended

  • Aurelia High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Para-educator
  • Universal Worker
  • Assistant Restaurant Manager


  • High School Diploma

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