paraprofessional resume example with 18+ years of experience

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Motivated Paraprofessional with solid 7-year track record of managing diverse children in classroom settings. Well-versed in lesson plan assistance, recordkeeping and teacher assistance. Dedicated to helping students learn and grow.

Successful Paraprofessional brings top-notch observational, student relations and multitasking abilities. Helps classes run smoothly by assisting with everything from materials preparation to hands-on activities. Versed in electronic recordkeeping and certified in First Aid and CPR.

  • Pennsylvania Education Association
  • Patient
  • Fluent in English
  • Crisis management
  • Behavioral improvements
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Teacher assistance
  • Safety understanding
  • Arts and crafts
  • Reporting requirements
  • Skill building support
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Individual instruction
  • Crisis intervention
  • IEP familiarity
  • State and NCLB Approved Paraprofessional
  • Behavior modification
  • Enrichment activities
  • Classroom management
  • Educational support
Education and Training
North Hills School of Health Occultations East Pittsburgh, PA, Expected in 06/1994 : Phlebotomy - GPA :
Lawrence County Vocational Technical School New Castle, PA, Expected in 06/1992 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Butler County Community College Butler, PA Expected in : Nursing - GPA :
Technical Engineering Consultants - Paraprofessional
Pembroke Pines, FL, 08/2019 - Current
  • 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.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Communicated and collaborated well with educators from various grade levels.
  • 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.
  • Handled clerical duties, managed classrooms and coordinated documents for teachers.
  • Used lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods to present subject matter to students under direction and guidance of teachers.
  • Distributed textbooks, workbooks, papers and pencils to students.
  • Supported students throughout academic instruction and assignments.
  • Assisted with implementation of student's individualized IEP at discretion and direction of teachers and administrators.
  • Communicated confidential details about student behavior and performance with parents and authorized parties.
  • Prepared instructional materials for specific classroom activities tailored to support student needs.
  • Graded assignments and tests and documented results into filing systems.
  • Assisted children at stations during small-group learning periods.
  • Organized student performance and enrichment activities to facilitate learning.
  • Utilized various instructional approaches to increase student participation and assess learning styles.
  • Organized school field trips, coordinated staff schedules and recruited chaperone volunteers.
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Served as classroom aide to teachers and worked one-on-one with special needs students age 15 to 21.
Technical Engineering Consultants - Paraprofessional
Raleigh, NC, 08/2015 - 06/2019
  • Applied positive reinforcement to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Supplied one-on-one attention to each student during group activities.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Assisted children at stations during small-group learning periods.
  • Utilized various instructional approaches to increase student participation and assess learning styles.
  • Organized school field trips, coordinated staff schedules and recruited chaperone volunteers.
  • Evaluated individual student needs and assessed academic and social situations to address challenges and goals.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to enforce school rules.
  • Distributed classroom materials, pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Promoted compliance with Pennsylvania IEP standards in both curriculum development and classroom operations.
  • Helped teachers manage classroom and workload.
Regional Medical Center - Phlebotomist
Anniston, AL, 04/1996 - 07/2004
  • Maintained fully-stocked phlebotomy cart, carrier and station.
  • Obtained blood samples for medical testing and transfusion through venipuncture or capillary puncture.
  • Verified collection orders and communicated discrepancies to nurses.
  • Compiled and submitted data for demographic research.
  • Centrifuged blood specimens in test tubes and capillary tubes to separate cells and sediment from blood serum.
  • Located veins suitable for puncture to draw blood using sterilized needles, vials and other equipment.
  • Promoted blood specimen integrity for laboratory testing using accurate selection of collection tubes and correct technique.
  • Prepared and packaged specimens for courier transport.
  • Observed patient for unsual reactions or events to take appropriate action under established guidelines.
  • Upheld donor confidentiality throughout intake and collection process.
  • Delivered quality patient care by completing accurate and timely collection and transport of clinical specimens according to established procedures.
  • Collected specimens for drug screens, paternity tests and alcohol tests.
  • Identified patients using proper procedures prior to specimen collection.
  • Processed client payments and collected appropriate billing information.
  • Transported specimens following established protocol for temperature and light.
  • Conducted various blood tests and updated results into paper and electronic charts.
  • Obtained variety of blood samples through venipuncture or capillary puncture using syringes, butterfly needles and straight needles.
  • Labeled blood vials with critical information like time of collection, date and patient name.
  • Prepared blood-collecting equipment to draw blood and safely store and transport samples.
  • Utilized calm and friendly demeanor to increase patient comfort and alleviate anxiety.
  • Drew blood from patients to collect samples using venipuncture and following aseptic techniques.
  • Labeled patient samples, double-checking information for accuracy.
  • Counseled patients to ease fears, explain procedures and enhance cooperation during blood draws.
  • Used aseptic techniques to maintain specimen integrity.
  • Disposed of used needles in sharps containers to avoid accidental needlesticks.
  • Sanitized work area after every patient to prevent contamination and spread of disease.
  • Interviewed patients to verify test requisitions and patient identity.
  • Properly stored and transported specimens to prevent loss and delays.
  • Coordinated workflow based on stat, schedule, or outpatient needs.
  • Verified quality of specimens by centrifuging specimens for logistics courier to pickup.
  • Enforced infection control and sharps disposal procedures to protect patients, co-workers and self.
  • Interviewed patients and documented details to update and file paperwork.
  • Prepared patients for examination by properly draping patients, obtaining vital signs, verifying referrals and taking detailed health history.
  • Screened prospective donors by conducting interviews, obtaining medical histories and measuring vital signs.
  • Used multiple electronic medical software to conduct patient intakes and send correspondence.
  • Treated blood-related chronic disorders by performing therapeutic phlebotomy.
  • Interacted with patients to gather and record data prior to blood draws.
  • Assisted medical care providers by aiding with routine and specialized procedures, administering medication and performing [Type] and [Type] tests.
  • Sterilized instruments and prepared [Number] exam rooms per day.
Emory Healthcare - Hemodialysis Technician
Austell, GA, 03/1995 - 04/1996
  • Recorded predialysis and post-dialysis weight and vitals signs to input into electronic medical records.
  • Operated hemodialysis machine to provide dialysis treatment for patients with kidney failure.
  • Observed patients for adverse reactions and monitored hemodialysis machines for malfunctions.
  • Skilled CCHT positively committed to monitoring data and quality measures in collaboration with providers to continually improve patient care and support services. Dedicated to providing individualized care and promoting health without sacrificing comfort. Fosters relationships and coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.
  • Connected hemodialysis machine to access site to start blood circulation with dialyzer.
  • Discussed procedure with patient to explain each step and answer questions.
  • Cleaned fistula, graft and catheter with antiseptic solution.
  • Primed dialyzer with saline solution to prepare for usage.
  • Inspected equipment settings and temperature for conformance with safety standards.
  • Mixed dialysate solution according to prescribed formula.
  • Assembled dialyzer tubing to attach to hemodialysis machine.
  • Transported patients to dialysis room in preparation for treatment.
  • Analyzed registered venous arterial pressures to meet established limits.
  • Followed infection control measures when cleaning and attaching hemodialysis machine to access sites like fistulas, catheters and grafts.
  • Took and documented patient temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates before and after dialysis treatment.
  • Performed routine sterilization, cleaning and maintenance of hemodialysis machines and equipment.
  • Initiated and terminated reverse osmosis water system and performed water quality monitoring tests prior to dialysis initiation.
  • Attached dialyzer and tubing to dialysis machines for use in hemodialysis treatment.
  • Eased patients' anxiety by explaining dialysis procedures and dialysis machine operations.
  • Primed dialyzer with saline or heparinized solutions and followed formula directions when preparing dialysate.
  • Sustained hemodialysis workflow by inventorying and restocking needed equipment and supplies.
  • Inspected equipment and conducted safety checks on equipment and instruments to maintain high-quality control standards.
  • Transported patients from rooms and prepared for treatments.
  • Transported patients to and from rooms and prepared for treatments according to individual specifications.
Greeks House Of Gold - Sells Clerk
City, STATE, 12/1991 - 04/1994
  • Processed sales transactions to prevent long customer wait times.
  • Delivered high-quality customer service through deep commitment to knowledge and performance.
  • Observed deadlines, enabling timely completion of tasks.
  • Supported office clerical functions using word processing and other software, email and office machines.
  • Followed confidentiality rules to preserve data quality and reduce potential information compromise.
  • Oversaw office inventory by restocking supplies and submitting purchase orders.
  • Communicated with customers and employees to answer questions or explain information.
  • Received and distributed incoming mail, messages and packages to appropriate individuals.
  • Prepared and submitted requisitions to maintain supply standards in accordance with established procedures.
  • Filed correspondence and reports in accordance with corporate classification system.
  • Coordinated company records and resources to assist team members with special projects.
  • Created, updated and maintained detailed documents, charts and spreadsheets to sort company information.
  • Performed data entry and recordkeeping tasks to track company correspondence and updates.

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School Attended

  • North Hills School of Health Occultations
  • Lawrence County Vocational Technical School
  • Butler County Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraprofessional
  • Paraprofessional
  • Phlebotomist
  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Sells Clerk


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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