paraprofessional resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Motivated Paraprofessional offers lesson reinforcement, student supervision and report creation expertise paired with outstanding communication and multitasking abilities. Responsible and versatile professional with 8 years of experience delivering specialized educational assistance to students and teachers. Recognized for attentiveness to physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of each student. 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.

  • Individual Student Assistance
  • Classroom Technology
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Effective Communication
08/2015 to Current Paraprofessional Yai/Nipd Network | Manhattan, NY,
  • Supported students throughout academic instruction and assignments.
  • Applied positive reinforcement to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Supplied one-on-one attention to each student during group activities.
  • Assisted children at stations during small-group learning periods.
  • Observed students to help teachers identify potential learning blocks and opportunities for support.
  • Communicated and collaborated well with educators from various grade levels.
  • Customized small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Handled clerical duties, managed classrooms and coordinated documents for teachers.
  • Prepared instructional materials for specific classroom activities tailored to support student needs.
  • Planned and led activities to develop students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Communicated confidential details about student behavior and performance with parents and authorized parties.
  • Organized student performance and enrichment activities to facilitate learning.
  • Distributed textbooks, workbooks, papers and pencils to students.
  • Supervised students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, gymnasiums and field trips.
  • Taught daily life skills and behaviors to students to build practical knowledge.
  • Backed up lessons with personal support, small group instruction and hands-on activities.
  • Assisted in preparing lesson materials and bulletin board displays.
  • Observed student performance and recorded academic and attendance.
  • Organized classroom spaces to meet students' learning needs and smoothly manage planned activities.
  • Attended in-services, workshops and seminars.
  • Planned and supervised games and other recreational activities for students.
  • Organized and labeled student materials when setting up classrooms.
  • Instructed students on usage and care of equipment to prevent injuries.
  • Distributed tests and collected homework assignments after completion.
  • Managed computers in classrooms and laboratories and assisted students with computer use when required.
  • Distributed pencils, paper, textbooks and workbooks to students.
  • Arranged lesson outlines and individual plans according to course syllabus and district requirements.
  • Kept track of teaching materials and regularly stocked school supplies.
  • Took class attendance and recorded absences.
  • Managed daily attendance and reported absences and tardies to school secretary for parental notification.
  • Collected money from students for school-related projects and field trips.
  • Developed detailed inventory of equipment and school supplies.
08/2000 to 06/20 Food Support Manager Hospital Sisters Health System - Corporate | Eau Claire, WI,
  • Responded to customer concerns efficiently, accurately and with detailed information.
  • Adhered to company food, safety, quality and sanitation policies.
  • Managed inventory and rotated food products in storage to avoid spoilage and waste.
  • Investigated and resolved customer complaints concerning food quality and service.
  • Reviewed daily task list with employees and assigned tasks for completion.
  • Reconciled daily transactions, balanced cash registers and deposited restaurant's earnings at bank.
  • Performed frequent checks to maintain consistently high quality of food preparation and service.
  • Monitored actions of staff and customers to uphold health and safety standards.
  • Scanned kitchen and service areas for items that needed to be cleaned or replenished and directed staff to complete tasks.
  • Rotated and replenished products in display cases.
  • Reduced food waste by overseeing and planning ingredients, anticipated customers and popularity of items.
  • Supervised portion control and quantities of preparation to minimize waste.
  • Hired and trained new food service personnel to maintain high productivity levels of staff.
  • Prepared and led food service training programs to teach staff various tasks.
  • Consistently maintained high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage and sanitation of food and beverage products to ensure quality.
  • Worked in close collaboration with team members to ensure customers received high-quality service.
  • Trained new employees to perform duties.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Resolved problems or concerns to satisfaction of involved parties.
  • Oversaw inventory and ordered ingredients to restock freezers, fridges and pantry.
  • Promoted safe working conditions by monitoring safety procedures and equipment.
  • Explained goals and expectations required of trainees.
  • Inspected dining and serving areas for cleanliness and proper setup.
  • Coached staff on strategies to enhance performance and improve customer relations.
  • Inspected restrooms and dining and serving areas to foster cleanliness and proper setup.
09/2007 to 08/2015 Physical Therapy Aide Ymca Twin Cities | Eden Prairie, MN,
  • Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
  • Kept detailed records of patient physical therapy treatments and improvements.
  • Documented patient physical therapy treatments and made observations on improvement.
  • Instructed patients in safe and effective use of weights, pulleys, inclined surfaces and various equipment for given treatments to reduce injury.
  • Administered and guided patients through simple range of motion exercises to facilitate flexibility and improved circulation.
  • Positioned and secured patients onto therapy equipment to facilitate smooth and safe treatments.
  • Managed and ordered supplies to maintain inventory stock.
  • Educated patients on safe and effective use of therapy equipment, such as pulleys, weights and inclined surfaces.
  • Used various mechanical and electrical equipment and prosthetic and orthotic devices to properly treat patients.
  • Updated patient records with condition status.
  • Instructed patients with home care exercises to promote patient ROM and overall health.
  • Assisted in application of traction devices.
  • Trained patients on how to safely and effectively use pulleys, weights and inclined surfaces.
  • Treated patients in activities of daily living in supportive and maintenance programs.
  • Performed prognostic and diagnostic tests to examine patient muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities.
05/1993 to 06/1996 Teacher's Aide Texas Migrant Council | City, STATE,
  • Supervised children on field trips to maintain safety and foster cultural learning experiences.
  • Instructed and monitored students in use and care of school equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Maintained up-to-date emergency forms, curriculum plans and individual child development profiles.
  • Assisted in developing programs and activities to drive improvements in students' academics.
  • Supervised children and participated with children in activities.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Worked one-on-one with special needs students to help navigate through school challenges.
  • Contributed to positive, educational setting by delivering gentle discipline and promoting student success.
  • Laminated teaching materials to increase durability under repeated use.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2021 to to Bachelor of Science | Early Childhood Education Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM GPA:

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  • Eastern New Mexico University

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  • Paraprofessional
  • Food Support Manager
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Teacher's Aide


  • Bachelor of Science

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