Paraprofessional resume example with 5+ 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

Caring Youth Specialist eager to help kids improve behaviors, social skills and educational capabilities. Observant and skilled team player successful at responding to crisis situations and providing emergency support.

Work History
Paraprofessional, 02/2020 to Current
Calhoun Intermediate School DistrictMarshall, MI,

K - 5th IA for the Rise Program.

  • Acknowledges and exhibits an attitude of respect and courtesy to students, parents, colleagues and administrators;
  • Understands and enforces classroom rules and consequences;
  • Accepts the authority of the classroom teacher;
  • Communicates well with the classroom teacher and grade level team members; Keeps students on task and focused;
  • Assists in the organization of all classroom activities;
  • Assists in with classroom behavior and management;
  • Duplicates material for instruction as required by the classroom teacher; Corrects student work when requested;
  • Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests and abilities;
  • Assists students individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by the teacher; Guides independent study, enrichment work and remedial work set up by the teacher;
  • Monitors and assists pupils in physical education class, music class, library, computer lab, breakfast and lunch programs, on the playground and as students enter and leave the classroom for any other reason;
  • Assists with supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods and field trips;
  • Assists with such large/small group activities as drill work, reading aloud and story-telling;
  • Reads to students, listens to students read, and participates in other forms of oral communication with students;
  • Alerts the classroom teacher to any problem which threatens a students’ safety or well-being;
  • Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes;
  • Participates in in-service training programs as assigned;
  • Maintains the confidentiality of student records, student information and other school business in accordance with federal, state and local laws as well as the policy of the District;
  • Work in partnership with other departments to complete tasks relevant to the operations essential to service our students, faculty and staff;
  • Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned Principal/Assistant Principal
Front Desk Receptionist, 09/2015 to Current
Norsk Hydro AsaElkhart, IN,
  • Promptly answered multi-line phone system and greeted callers enthusiastically
  • Used quick response and dynamic service skills to build relationships with patrons, improving customer retention rate
  • Directed incoming calls to internal personnel and departments, routing to best-qualified department
  • Maintained financial accuracy by collecting deposits, fees and payments
  • Answered questions and addressed, resolved or escalated issues to management personnel to satisfy customers
  • Greeted incoming visitors and customers professionally and provided friendly, knowledgeable assistance
  • Answered inquiries and resolved or escalated issues to management personnel for problem resolution
Internship Student, 09/2019 to 12/2020
Cook County Juvenile CourtCity, STATE,

The Juvenile Probation Department offers an unpaid internship program for undergraduate and graduate (non-clinical) college students. Fields of study include criminal justice, public policy, industrial organizational psychology, sociology, political science and education. Our Internship program is composed of three semesters: spring, summer and fall. Each semester runs on average 12-15 weeks depending on the semester of enrollment. The program offers courtroom and case management experience, as well as research and advocacy opportunities. In addition, the students have an opportunity to shadow our Field Officers and learn about our different specialized units.

The program provides students with an overview of department policies, procedures and court processes. Depending on where the student is assigned to, the on-the-job training consists of working with an assigned field probation officer and their families to observe as well as perform job duties which could include interviewing probationers, scoring risks and needs assessments, conducting field visits, attending court hearings, preparing court documents, attending IEP meetings or working with probationers on Intensive Probation. All of the above mentioned is done under the supervision of the probation officer.

Master of Social Work: Social Work, Expected in 05/2023
Dominican University - River Forest, IL
  • School Social Work Endorsement
Bachelor of Arts: Criminal Justice, Expected in 12/2019
Concordia University Chicago - River Forest, IL
  • Majored in Spanish.
  • Minored in sociology.
  • Certificate in Policing.
  • Graduated with 3.28 GPA
  • Dean's List Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019
  • Elected to be student speaker for Fall 2019 Commencement.
  • Awarded Faculty Scholarship
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2016
Proviso East High School - Maywood, IL,
  • Member of National Honor Society.
  • Graduated in Top 10% of Class
  • Awarded Principals Award, High Honor Roll, Certificate of Achievement.
  • Graduated with 4.01 GPA

Certificate of Policing

December 2019 to Present

The Certification in Policing is one of the only programs that consist of courses specific to the critical analysis on police culture, officer decision-making, and community-based ideas for change. This certification will bridge the rigor and critical thinking skills expected in a sociology and criminal justice academic program with the issues and concerns currently affecting police and criminal justice-related institutions.

  • Interdisciplinary team collaboration
  • Classroom support
  • Educational assistance
  • Skill Building
  • Documentation
  • Payment processing
  • Relationship development
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Special education
  • Social development and integration
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Teacher Support
  • IEP compliance
  • Communications
  • Customer service

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School Attended

  • Dominican University
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Proviso East High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraprofessional
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Internship Student


  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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