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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Highly motivated, passionate Paraprofessional dedicated to serving developmentally delayed and other special needs children. Seeking an opportunity to work in an encouraging and positive environment. Energetic, with 20 years experience. Works well as part of a team while following all teacher-driven directives. Proactive and self-sufficient in creating innovative ways to deliver curriculum. Energetic problem solver, skill-builder and conflict resolver.

Skills
  • Educational assistance
  • Social development and integration
  • Interdisciplinary team collaboration
  • Classroom support
  • Special education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Behavior Modification
  • Individual Instruction
  • Behavior Improvements
  • Knowledge of behavioral disorders
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Special-needs childcare
  • Child psychology knowledge
  • Emotionally supportive
  • Self-sufficient and confident
  • Positive and optimistic
  • Highly observant
  • Autism and Spectrum Disorders
  • Experienced with AAC
  • IEP compliance
Work History
Paraprofessional, 05/2019 to Current
Aveanna HealthcareToms River, NJ,
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Prepared instructional materials for group and one-on-one use to comply with established curriculum.
  • Performed special tasks such as calming and sensory to help students with special needs learn and grow.
  • 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.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Communicated with students, teachers, staff and parents to main effective relationships for student and program growth.
  • Supported teacher in development of individual learning strategies.
  • Played essential role in delivering individualized services and supporting instruction.
  • Monitored student classroom and outdoors activities to promote student safety.
  • Maintained student-centered, supportive environment in delivering learning experiences.
  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
  • Implemented lessons initiated by teacher or related services personnel.
  • Provided student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Built and maintained effective communication and relationships with students, teachers, support staff and parents.
  • Increased proficiencies by attending professional developmental workshops on learning goals, classroom management, student motivation and engaging learning activities.
  • Collaborated with teacher to create customized classroom environment that was integral to students' needs.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs while carrying out IEP goals.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Worked cooperatively with students of various culturally diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Delivered individual services and instruction support to students and coworkers.
  • Accompanied students to restroom, on field trips, to cafeteria and to playground.
  • Alerted instructor to student behavior or issues that needed to be addressed.
Program Coordinator, 08/2017 to 05/2019
Columbia UniversityNew York, NY,

In addition to the tasks as Behavioral coach:

  • Organized and managed program development from conception through successful execution.
  • Assisted with community resources, including healthcare, mental health, appointment scheduling, insurance and food stamps.
  • Addressed and resolved technical, financial and operational concerns by working with team members and directors.
  • Assisted patients with personal care and daily living needs, including social interaction, emotional support and personal grooming needs.
  • Organized and provided medication at set times.
  • Prepared healthy meals, maintained clean environments and laundered clothes.
  • Transported individuals to scheduled appointments.
  • Completed required medical and program reports and maintained medical records system, program filing system and EHR, following clinic standard operating procedures.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Assisted staff with maintaining residents' health by scheduling medical appointments and arranging transportation.
  • Helped individuals with moderate to severe developmental disabilities carry out daily living tasks by coordinating expert support.
  • Arranged for ongoing housekeeping to keep home areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
  • Mentored and coached staff to improve performance and interactions with residents.
  • Communicated effectively with residents, staff and other stakeholders by listening, being respectful and promoting positive demeanor.
  • Oversaw home inventory of supplies and groceries by tracking use and placing new orders.
  • Spearheaded proactive training strategies to keep staff at forefront of current best practices and safety protocols.
  • Created all staff work schedules so each shift had appropriate number of employees for coverage.
  • Developed and implemented variety of innovative policies and strategies to promote client self-sufficiency.
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired staff members offering exceptional talent and brought great skills to team.
  • Coordinated individual referrals to obtain community services, advocated for client needs and resolved roadblocks.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Assisted patients with dressing, grooming and feeding needs, helping to overcome and adapt to mobility restrictions.
  • Assisted with general household activities, such as cooking, meal preparation and grocery shopping.
  • Increased medication knowledge and medical terminology prowess through consistent research and continuing education.
  • Interacted kindly with patients and families and displayed positive, outgoing attitude, resulting in establishment of long-term, professional relationships.
Behavioral Coach, 11/2014 to 08/2017
Seneca CenterBerkeley, CA,
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Assessed patient behavior, moods and other responses to determine correct diagnosis and devise treatment plans.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Conducted functional behavior assessments, functional analysis, preference assessments and assessments of basic learning and language skills to identify target behaviors and purpose of behaviors.
  • Promoted positive interactions of children with ADHD, Autism and oppositional defiance behavior by using visual supports, simplifying communication and utilizing stress scales to turn emotions into concrete concepts.
  • Implemented and established behavior strategies by setting rules, reiterating expectations and rewarding good behavior.
  • Assisted staff members during emergency situations while maintaining professionalism and observational skills.
  • Communicated regularly with parents about daily activities and behaviors.
  • Administered medication and minor first aid to sick and injured students.
  • Offered parents detailed daily reports that outlined their child's day. Maintained a child-friendly environment by allowing frequent access to outdoor activities.
  • Identified early warning signs of emotional and developmental problems in children.
  • Engaged with children individually to meet their emotional and physical needs.
  • Sparked imagination by helping children discover new things each day.
  • Managed general housekeeping duties including feeding, diapering, resting, cleanup, etc.
  • 20 years experience with developmentally challenged children ages 2 to 26.
  • Participated in home visits, parent meetings and developmental screenings.
  • Modeled appropriate activities and positive behavior management.
  • Promoted good behavior by using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Dressed children and changed diapers. Maintained daily records of children's individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Reported parent complaints and comments to managers. Repaired office equipment and children's play area toys.
  • Updated records of contact, medical and progress information.
  • Drove 2 children in facility van to off-site recreation activities.
  • Maintained a positive demeanor to facilitate a stable, consistent environment.
  • Brought signs of potential emotional and developmental problems in children to caregiver's attention.
  • Incorporated music and play into developmentally appropriate activities.
Behavioral Aide, 12/2012 to 06/2015
Csd Autism ServicesMountain View, CA,

Worked with adults with TBI 's and adults with autism

Promoted good behavior by using the positive reinforcement method. Administered medication and minor first aid to sick and injured. Communicated regularly with supervisor about daily activities and behaviors.

Maintained daily records of client's individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.

Engaged with client individually to meet their emotional and physical needs.

Education Managed general housekeeping duties including feeding, diapering, resting, cleanup, etc.

Administered prescribed medication in pill, liquid and shot format.

Modeled appropriate activities and positive behavior management. Maintained a positive demeanor to facilitate a stable, consistent environment.

Updated records of contact, medical and progress information.

Education
GED: , Expected in to Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, IA,
GPA:
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Development And Psychology, Expected in to Walden University - Minneapolis, MN
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School Attended

  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Walden University

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraprofessional
  • Program Coordinator
  • Behavioral Coach
  • Behavioral Aide

Degrees

  • GED
  • Bachelor of Science

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