paraeducator resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Reliable and caring motivates and connects with students. Offering years of experience volunteering and working with the differently-abled. Seeking the opportunity to apply exceptional patience and emotional sensitivity in Special Education Instructional Aide position. Empathetic Special Education Instructional Aide with exemplary organization and communication skills. Offering years of experience working with students of all ages. Friendly and energetic Paraprofessional with expertise in assistant teaching in public classroom environment. Motivated to help students learn and be happy, healthy and well-behaved. Calm and effective at mediating student conflicts. Seasoned Paraprofessional excited to help students of different skill levels excel. Thrilled to assist teachers with needs to facilitate best possible educational environment. Ready to help students grow and learn through any type of support. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

  • Educational assistance
  • Social integration
  • Teacher assistance
  • Educational support
  • Classroom monitoring
  • Reporting requirements
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Patient
  • Activity oversight
  • Skill building support
  • Safety understanding
Education and Training
Columbia Basin College Pasco, WA Expected in 06/1996 Associate of Applied Science : Criminal Justice - GPA :
Spokane Community College Spokane, WA Expected in 03/1996 Associate of Arts : General Studies - GPA :
Everest University Online - Tampa Seffner, FL Expected in 07/2015 Bachelor of Science : Criminal Justice - GPA :
South Burlington High School - Paraeducator
South Burlington, VT, 09/2018 - Current
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Served as classroom aide to teachers and worked one-on-one with special needs students age 5 to 18.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Handled clerical duties, managed classrooms and coordinated documents for teachers.
  • Managed distracting or inappropriate classroom behavior.
  • Helped teachers manage classroom and workload.
  • Created and distributed instructional materials for group and one-on-one use.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Kept over 100s of students safe in classroom and outside environments.
  • Utilized curriculum with life-based approach.
  • Applied positive reinforcement to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Supplied one-on-one attention to each student during group activities.
  • Customized small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Supported students in developing strategies for individual and group learning.
  • Communicated and collaborated well with educators from various grade levels.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies.
  • Observed students to help teachers identify potential learning blocks and opportunities for support.
  • Planned and led activities to develop students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Assisted children at stations during small-group learning periods.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Tutored and supported students individually and in groups by reteaching and reviewing lesson concepts.
  • Implemented engaging programs to encourage student participation.
Corecivic - Correctional Officer
Ambrose, GA, 02/1999 - 12/2021
  • Inspected cells and conducted random searches of common areas.
  • Monitored daily activities to identify and manage suspicious behavior, improper conduct and signs of conflict.
  • Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Detected potential threats and quickly defused conflicts.
  • Maintained clear and open communications with facility areas to support safe operations.
  • Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.
  • Supervised residents during meal distribution and intake, recreation time and work-site performance.
  • Applied non-violent response tools and physical restraint during problematic situations.
  • Enforced resident behavior management protocols and drafted incident reports for infractions.
  • Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.
  • Processed inmate intake and re-assignment by completing paperwork, conducting searches and recording fingerprints.
  • Directed visitor sign-in, documenting processes and completing appropriate visitation logs.
  • Instructed inmates on work detail and oversaw work-site transportation.
Franklin County Sheriff's Department - Reserve Deputy Sheriff
City, STATE, 01/1996 - 01/1998
  • Interviewed subjects, targets and witnesses for information verification and corroboration.
  • Drove patrol vehicle to monitor miles of area for dangers and hazards.
  • Boosted community safety, performed motor vehicle accident investigations and conducted field sobriety tests at DUI checkpoints.
  • Participated in discussions with personnel to address job performance.
  • Accurately analyzed and evaluated criminal prosecution information while processing crime scenes.
  • Gathered and recorded evidence and witness statements for cases.
  • Drafted incident reports detailing criminal activity, civil proceedings and varied incidents.
  • Maintained safety for events by closely monitoring attendees.

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School Attended

  • Columbia Basin College
  • Spokane Community College
  • Everest University Online - Tampa

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraeducator
  • Correctional Officer
  • Reserve Deputy Sheriff


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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