paraprofessional assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Paraprofessional offers years in Special Education classrooms. Motivated to help children develop, learn and flourish. Strong background in child psychology and development combined with expertise in classroom and crisis management. Coordinated and diligent activity coordinator skilled in student behavior management and redirection. Supports faculty and classroom needs with proactive and diligent approach. Passionate about helping students and offers proven skills developed over 24 years of related experience. Versed in school standards and strategies to optimize learning for Special needs students. Paraprofessional successful at working with students from diverse backgrounds. Combines real-life experience with certified hours of student teaching experience to provide engaging and interactive learning environment. Educational professional accomplished in organizing teacher curricula, assisting with lessons and collaborating with other professionals to provide highest level of education for each student. Motivational and encouraging attitude which supports students' self-empowerment. Driven to provide academic and emotional guidance for Special needs students.

  • Classroom support
  • Educational assistance
  • Special education
  • Conflict resolution techniques
Work History
Paraprofessional Assistant, 02/1998 - Current
Von Maur Saint Charles, IL,
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Relieved classroom teacher during breaks and maintained order and structure in classroom.
  • Encouraged dynamic and pleasant educational environment by promoting both gentle discipline and cooperation.
  • Assisted classroom teacher in supervising snack time and indoor and outdoor play.
  • Prepared reports and paperwork for parent-teacher conferences.
  • Maintained head count and attendance sheets.
  • Monitored students on field trips, handling roll call and group movement to keep youths safe in public settings.
  • Implemented practice exercises and used repetition, enabling students to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Tailored lesson plans for students with emotional and cognitive disabilities.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Reported on student progress, behavior and social skills to parents.
  • Organized and guided skills practice, research and memorization tasks for students.
  • Graded tests and papers and recorded grades for teaching staff.
  • Instructed small groups of students in basic concepts such as alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Prepared instruction materials, constructed bulletin boards and set up work areas.
  • Collated classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Handed out classroom materials, like pencils, paper and crayons.
Lead Camp Counselor in a Special Need Camp, 07/2016 - 08/2019
Arbor Company Park Ridge, IL,
  • Led groups of children safely through variety of camp activities.
  • Implemented camp activities fostering physical, social and emotional growth.
  • Developed age-appropriate arts and crafts activities to encourage campers' artistic skills development and creative expression.
  • Collaborated with other camp counselors to design fun and enriching learning activities for campers.
  • Delivered first aid for accidents and injuries in compliance with established procedures to promote campers' well-being and health.
  • Communicated with parents about campers' activities and reported concerns and suggestions to supervisor.
  • Planned weekly activities schedule for assigned group and facilitated smooth transitions for on-time arrival.
Short Order Cook, 07/2002 - 01/2014
Wilcare Home Health Care City, STATE,
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Interacted with customers to address kitchen-related complaints and praise.
  • Checked each food item for freshness and provided feedback to kitchen supervisor for removal.
  • Kept kitchen up to code for health and safety inspections.
  • Checked temperature of foods to guarantee doneness and prevent food-borne illnesses.
  • Understood cooking techniques and fundamentals to maximize safe food handling.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment and sanitation.
  • Worked in fast-paced environment with sense of urgency to serve guests quickly.
  • Maximized sales potential by properly prepping, storing and rotating food products.
Cosmetic Counter Manager, 03/1997 - 02/1998
Value World City, STATE,
  • Circulated cosmetic department to promptly and politely welcome customers and engage in conversation to assess needs.
  • Offered make-up tips and popular tutorials in alignment with latest trends.
  • Ordered supplies and inventory for cosmetics counter.
  • Greeted and assisted customers within minutes of approaching cosmetic counter.
  • Protected store assets and inventory via loss prevention procedures.
  • Arranged merchandise to present visually appealing displays and attract clientele.
Home Health Caregiver, 10/1996 - 07/1997
Company Name City, State,
  • Offered patients and families emotional support and instruction in preparing healthy meals, independent living and adaptation to disability or illness.
  • Provided mobility assistance such as walking and regular exercising.
  • Reported unusual or urgent circumstances in patients' condition or environment immediately to nurse supervisor.
  • Supervised daily activities and provided assistance to staff.
  • Assisted patients with dressing, grooming and feeding needs, helping to overcome and adapt to mobility restrictions.
  • Completed entries in log books, journals and care plans to accurately document and report patient progress.
  • Assisted disabled clients to support independence and well-being.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
Cashier, Pricer, 09/1993 - 11/1996
Company Name City, State,
  • Answered questions about store policies and addressed customer concerns.
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items and join reward programs.
  • Maintained appearance of facility and merchandise to encourage donors and shoppers.
  • Restocked and organized merchandise in front lanes.
  • Maintained cash drawer per shift.
  • Sorted donations to determine value based on style, quality and condition in connection with original value.
  • Promoted customer loyalty and consistent sales by delivering friendly service and knowledgeable assistance.
  • Priced and tagged products based on pricing guide to optimize sales volume.
  • Replenished sales floor merchandise and organized shelves, racks and bins for optimal appearance.
  • Transported merchandise to sales floor, stocked shelves, rotated merchandise and performed mark-downs to comply with company policy.
  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Warrensville Heights High School - Warrensville Heights, OH
Status -
Associate of Arts: , Expected in 03/2013
Cuyahoga Community College - Cleveland, OH
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No Degree: Special Education, Expected in
Cleveland State University - Cleveland, OH
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School Attended

  • Warrensville Heights High School
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Cleveland State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraprofessional Assistant
  • Lead Camp Counselor in a Special Need Camp
  • Short Order Cook
  • Cosmetic Counter Manager
  • Home Health Caregiver
  • Cashier, Pricer


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Arts
  • No Degree

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