paraprofessional educator resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Ambitious School Counselor focused on supporting students in accomplishing personal and academic success. Gifted in counseling, student advocacy and preventive education to meet the goals and objectives of the counseling program. Delicate in handling issues involving cultural and socioeconomic differences.

  • Academic
  • Counseling
  • Crisis management
  • Progress
  • Reporting
  • Teaching
  • Maintaining safe environments
Paraprofessional Educator, 09/2016 - Current
Universal Health Services Gulfport, MS,
  • Work with general education teachers to plan and implement instructions while ensuring 100% compliance with IEP standards.
  • Manage students’ behavior while developing and teaching behavioral strategies to support students' self-control.
  • Assess student’s skills to determine their needs and develop effective teaching plans.
  • Closely track student’s BIP and FBA progress.
  • Provide crisis interventions for students at risk for self-harm or suicide.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with parents and the community to support students and the school’s culture “we are crew”.
  • Drove social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development through age-appropriate enrichment activities.
  • Collaborated with teacher to devise and implement developmentally appropriate lessons aligning with school's philosophy and mission.
  • Assisted in development screenings to measure students' motor, language, and emotional skills.
  • Participated in meetings with parents concerning child's progress and areas of concern during parent-teacher conferences.
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
  • Provided students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforce classroom topics.
  • Liaised with team of professionals to implement comprehensive educational action plans for special needs and at-risk students.
  • Kept over 25 students safe in classroom and outside environments.
  • Met with parents about student needs to garner additional support.
  • Complied with instructor-developed IEPs and made informed recommendations for adjustments.
  • Utilized curriculum with life-based approach.
  • Leveraged evidence-based techniques to foster academic progress, social inclusion and critical thinking.
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
School Counselor, 09/2019 - 05/2020
Internships International High School, Prospect Heights City, STATE,
  • Utilized a variety of Evidence-Based Practice models; Pupil Path, iLOG, ATS, Stars, Sesis, and Skedula OORS.
  • Facilitated support groups for induvial, group, or academic counseling.
  • Conducted weekly one-on-one counseling with a caseload of 12 students referred by the school from all grades.
  • Analyzed student data and developed data-driven intervention program action plans for failing students 9-12 and students that didn’t graduate on time.
  • Facilitated a weekly “Girls Group;” and “Boys Group” discussion and activities that focused on building self-esteem and healthy relationships.
  • Coordinate individual and small group counseling sessions to assist students with creating and implementing post-secondary educational and employment goals and action plans consistent with students’ personal goals and needs.
  • Assisted students with the college admissions process, college essay’s, resumes, scholarships and grants, used tools such as FASFA, Common App, College-Board, Naviance etc.
  • Co-Developed and conducted college reediness workshops and informationals for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors.
  • Co- facilitated professional development for administrators, teachers, and social workers on college updates, student awareness, and academic integration.
  • Met with parents, students, teachers and administrators to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
  • Counseled students in career planning, job placement and academic goals.
  • Identified and prevented potential dropouts by monitoring records of students experiencing attendance issues.
  • Developed written plan for effective delivery of school counseling program based on developmental counseling model for [State] schools, current school achievement plan and individual school data.
  • Participated actively in parent-teacher and IEP conferences, advocating for students.
  • Counseled parents, guardians and educators to assist students with educational, career and life planning.
  • Monitored academic performance, behavior and attendance for [Number] students.
  • Evaluated transcripts to make certain students were on track toward high school graduation and college admission.
  • Promoted parent and teacher partnerships and communications to support students educational goals.
  • Consulted regularly with parents, administrators and specialists to coordinate individualized support for struggling students.
Department of Juvinile Justice Boys Center , 04/2018 - 08/2018
Internship City, STATE,
  • Facilitated a weekly goal-oriented boy’s group within a specialized recovery program.
  • Discussed the past, present, and future goals of inmates during and after incarceration.
  • Performed counseling interventions to address issues through conflict resolution and situational adjustment to depression, anxiety, and physical or substance abuse.
Volunteerism , 07/2017 - 08/2017
Emanuel Baptiste Church City, STATE,
  • Assessed client needs and eligibility for emergency shelter by conducting confidential intakes & referring clients to an emergency shelter.
  • Experienced in crisis management and human services.
  • Evaluated patient behavior and reported changes to clinical team.
  • Located housing and other support services for displaced individuals working through issues.
Education and Training
M.A: Psychology, Expected in 2022
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M.S: , Expected in 2020
Long Island University - ,
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  • Dignity for All Students (DASA)
  • Membership in ACA of New York
  • Respect for All Trained Supported Education and Employment Specialist (SEES) October 2018
  • Focused on Individual Placement and Support (IPS), continued support in education and employment. Certified in Trauma-Informed Yoga
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  • Focused on the somatic impacts of trauma.
  • Learned methodology and techniques to help clients overcome trauma through breathing and sensory movement of the body.
B.A. of Arts: Journalism, Psychology, Expected in 2016
Long Island University - Brooklyn, NY,
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  • Minor in Psychology
York State License: , Expected in
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Certifications & Workshops: , Expected in
- Brooklyn, New York
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recognition and reporting: , Expected in
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Status - Violence prevention and training

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School Attended

  • Long Island University
  • Long Island University

Job Titles Held:

  • Paraprofessional Educator
  • School Counselor
  • Department of Juvinile Justice Boys Center
  • Volunteerism


  • M.A
  • M.S
  • <ul><li>Dignity for All Students (DASA)</li><li>Membership in ACA of New York</li><li>Respect for All Trained Supported Education and Employment Specialist (SEES) October 2018</li><li>Focused on Individual Placement and Support (IPS), continued support in education and employment. Certified in Trauma-Informed Yoga</li></ul>
  • B.A. of Arts
  • York State License
  • Certifications & Workshops
  • recognition and reporting

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