special education behavior tech resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dedicated Bilingual Paraprofessional with a background in assisting teachers with classroom activities in a general and special education setting. Knowledgeable in school safety, learning processes and individualized expression. Offering a successful career history comprising more than 15 years. Eager to support students educational and social needs while working with a talented educational team.

  • Bilingual fluent in English/Spanish
  • Teaching
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • First Aid/ CPR
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Lesson Planning
Work History
Special Education, Behavior Tech, 08/2005 to Current
Lithia MotorsLeague City, TX,
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • 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
  • Conducted functional behavior assessments, functional analysis, preference assessments and assessments of basic learning and language skills to identify target behaviors and purpose of behaviors
  • Observed, monitored and recorded problem behaviors through accurate behavior-consequence data collection, graphs and anecdotal notes
  • Communicated non-verbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule
  • Partnered with standard education teachers from Literacy, Mathematics and Physical Education departments
  • Established safe play environment for students
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout day
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities
  • Collaborated with numerous departments and at least 8 general education teachers daily
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in self-contained ED and LD classroom
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks
  • Instructed students with Autism , ADHD, ODD disabilities
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills
  • Redirected poor behavior using positive reinforcement method, resulting in 60% decrease in tantrums in classroom
  • Implemented and established behavior strategies by setting rules, reiterating expectations and rewarding good behavior for over 15 students
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior
Insurance Specialist, 07/2009 to 07/2012
Service Corporation InternationalMidland, TX,
  • Presented funeral insurance options to customers in order to meet the needs of family
  • Communicated effectively with staff, including members of operations, finance and clinical departments
  • Built relationships with clients through active listening, communication to provide excellent service
  • Responded to customer calls within 1 hour to swiftly resolve issues and answer questions
  • Displayed consistent, positive attitude towards customers, peers and other personnel, even during high-stress situations
  • Maintained communication with clients to assist with their funeral planning needs
  • Scheduled fact-finding appointments and consultations to determine client needs and overall financial situations
Funeral Services Assistant, 07/2009 to 07/2012
Legacy Funeral And Cremation CareCity, STATE,
  • Supported funeral director with all facets of funeral service coordination
  • Greeted funeral guests and coordinated seating
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time
  • Worked with Pre-Need customers to understand needs and provide Funeral Insurance
  • Provided administrative support to funeral home staff
  • Planned funeral arrangements
  • Filled out funeral insurance documents
High School Diploma: , Expected in 1976 to Castle Park High School - Chula Vista CA,
: Child Development/Psychology, Expected in to Southwestern College - Chula Vista, CA
: Exercise Science, Expected in to Grossmont College - El Cajon,
: Pre-Licensing , Expected in 06/2009 to Mike Russ Financial Training Center - San Diego, CA,

First Aid/CPR Certified

20 hour Pro-Act Training (Assault Crisis Training)


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School Attended

  • Castle Park High School
  • Southwestern College
  • Grossmont College
  • Mike Russ Financial Training Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education, Behavior Tech
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Funeral Services Assistant


  • High School Diploma

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