paraeducator resume example with 8+ years of experience

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

Compassionate Child Development professional with over 10 plus years of experience working with diverse population of children from birth to 18. Providing children and their families education and resources to ensure effective and healthy growth is my mission. The core values that I practice include being respectful, compassionate, open-minded, spiritual, and creating a sense of overall well-being. Within that practice, I hope to build on the same family value platform with the children and families I work with.

  • Self-Directed
  • Effective Team Player
  • Oral & Written Communication
  • Focused Life-Long Learner
  • Adaptability with high level of patience
  • Empathetic and Nurturing
  • Trilingual-Laos, Thai, English & some Spanish
  • Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word Doc
  • Detailed Oriented and Organized
  • CPR/AED Certified and First Aid
  • Medical Terminology
Work History
Paraeducator, 04/2017 to Current
South Burlington High SchoolSouth Burlington, VT,
  • Assisted teachers in various population from special education to general education ages 3-18.
  • Worked individually with students age 3 to 18 with special needs, helping each navigate education system.
  • Executed/manage group activities such as math, reading, and writing skills.
  • Provided instructional assistance to student(s) in mainstreamed classrooms by helping them learn and focus.
  • Management of student behavior through positive reinforcement strategies and techniques.
  • Documented behaviors, implemented interventions and treatment results.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
  • Monitored student classroom and outdoors activities to promote student safety.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent issues.
Child Development Counselor, 03/1993 to 01/1996
San Diego Center For ChildrenCity, STATE,
  • Helped children increase pro-social behaviors by role modeling.
  • Interacted with youth and fostered appropriate skills by --encouraging children to maintain and learn life skills according to their developmental ability.
  • Provided a safe and nurturing environment that encourages a healthful and foundational building block.
  • Quarterly briefings with parents and other professionals.
  • Maintained documentation on children's progress and write reports.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Assessed student issues pertaining to depression, anxiety and physical abuse to resolve conflicts between students, peers and teachers.
  • Assessed patient behavior, moods and other responses to determine correct diagnosis and devise treatment plans.
  • Provided emergency response in crisis situations to diffuse tensions and prevent violence.
Child Development Program Assistant, 01/2008 to 12/2008
Marine Corps Community Services HawaiiCity, STATE,
  • Utilized positive reinforcement to help children develop communication and collaboration skills.
  • Promoted cultural diversity of each child's family by encouraging members to talk about holidays, favorite foods and other details.
  • Assisted with purchase of educational materials, books and toys for classroom use.
  • Provided information on developmental milestones to coach families on incorporating modeled interventions into children's daily routines.
  • Prepared children for success in classroom settings through encouragement and exploration of learning activities.
  • Communicated respectfully and thoughtfully with parents and guardians by remaining sensitive to different families' cultures, values and needs.
  • Constructed age-appropriate goals and outcomes to assist children with special needs and developmental delays.
  • Monitored children's activities throughout day to maintain overall safety.
  • Documented data and completed accurate updates to case records.
Behavioral Modification Technician , 01/1993 to 06/1996
James Whitcomb Riley (now New Dawn)City, STATE,
  • Provided children from ages 4-15 the skills, knowledge, resources they need to be successful students
  • Daily documentation and report analysis on cases
  • Implement individualized programs for children based on wide array of principles that increase communication, self-help, social and play skills.
  • Utilize positive reinforcement and antecedent modification to increase appropriate behaviors over time.
  • Manage inappropriate behaviors that occur through the implementation of behavior intervention plans
  • Address problematic behaviors in accordance with positive behavior support techniques
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and professional development meetings, and training to ensure effective and ethical practices
Bachelor of Arts: Child & Adolescent Development, Expected in to Point Loma Nazarene University - San Diego, CA
Associate of Arts: Nutrition and Kinesiology, Expected in to San Diego Mesa College - San Diego, CA
Diploma: Medical Assistant, Expected in to Kaplan College - Riverside, CA
  • Trilingual-Laos, Thai, English
  • Effective Team Player
  • Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point,
  • Oral and Written Communication and Word Document
  • Detailed Oriented and Organized
  • CPR/AED Certified and First Aid
  • Adaptability with high level of patience
  • Medical Terminology
  • Empathetic and Nurturing
  • Self-Directed
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    School Attended

    • Point Loma Nazarene University
    • San Diego Mesa College
    • Kaplan College

    Job Titles Held:

    • Paraeducator
    • Child Development Counselor
    • Child Development Program Assistant
    • Behavioral Modification Technician


    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Associate of Arts
    • Diploma

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