Special Education Classroom Assistant resume example with 18+ years of experience

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

Seasoned Special Education Teaching Assistant with ten years of classroom experience working with disabled and special needs students. Assisted in administering lessons and academic materials and maintained safe and productive environment throughout daily activities. Compassionate worker dedicated to securing well-being for students and cultivating personal growth and development.

  • Behavior modification
  • Teacher assistance
  • Behavioral plan management
  • Individual instruction
  • Proficient with [Technology]
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Reporting requirements
  • Classwork oversight
  • IEP familiarity
  • Social integration
  • Technology-based strategies
  • Educational support
  • Heavy lifting
  • Special needs
  • Analytical
  • Computer skills
  • Activities oversight
  • Work ethic
  • Supervision
10/2012 to Current Special Education Classroom Assistant San Ysidro Health Center | Vista, CA,
  • Supported students with personalized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Provided special attention to individuals needing extra academic or behavioral guidance during classes.
  • Collaborated with teacher to develop personalized and successful learning strategies.
  • Helped students to develop good behavioral habits through positive reinforcement and encouragement in studies as well as discipline and careful use of physical intervention when required.
  • Instructed students with varying abilities and needs in alignment with IEP objectives while delivering personalized and small group lessons.
  • Assisted special education instructors in identifying and meeting students' individual needs.
  • Coordinated with teachers to support instruction implementation through students' specific needs and progress evaluations.
  • Communicated affirmatively and promoted positive attitudes with every student.
  • Created safe and nurturing environment focused on students to ensure quality learning experiences.
  • Escorted students to restroom cafeteria, outside to playground and on field trips.
  • Met one-on-one with autism students and implemented targeted behavioral plans.
  • Advised instructor on student behavior or issues requiring immediate attention.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Participated in supervision of students during lunch, physical education and after-school extracurricular activities to maintain peaceful and productive environment.
  • Worked with both groups and individuals to provide instruction in mathematics, reading, science and history.
  • Aided disabled students in using restroom facilities.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Administered coursework devised by teachers according to lesson plans.
  • Fostered positive relationships with students, parents and personnel to facilitate program growth and ensure positive learning outcomes.
  • Supervised students awaiting after-school transportation and assisted students boarding and exiting school bus daily.
  • Supervised test taking and graded papers.
  • Created and distributed instructional materials for group and one-on-one use.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Coached students on speech patterns using Augmentative/Alternative Communication methods.
  • Met with parents about student needs to garner additional support.
01/2018 to 02/2018 Research Assistant The Living Desert | City, STATE,
  • I went to South Africa for 5 weeks to conduct research for the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit.
  • I worked with my Research Methods Professor from CSU San Marcos and another classmate.
  • Prepared tables, graphs, fact sheets and written reports summarizing research results.
  • Executed qualitative and quantitative analysis on wide range of data.
  • Applied good documentation practices when recording data and managing source documentation.
  • Developed reports and recommendations regarding research outcomes.
  • Applied high degree of accuracy and precision when preparing documentation of research procedures and data gathered.
  • Conducted experiments and maintained detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Organized and maintained records, inventory and materials.
  • Supported data processing operations and provided survey research assistance.
  • Identified relevant questions and determined best methods of collection.
12/2002 to 12/2011 Personal Housekeeper Self | City, STATE,
  • Organized, cleaned and sanitized kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms to tidy and eliminate daily germs.
  • Sanitized kitchen counters, wiped down cabinets and swept and mopped floors.
  • Worked with speed and efficiency to meet all job requirements.
  • Vacuumed floors and dusted furniture to maintain organized, professional appearance.
  • Interacted pleasantly with clients and guests when performing daily duties.
  • Moved beds, sofas and small furniture to wipe down baseboards and remove dust and dirt from hard-to-reach areas.
  • Used proper chemicals and cleaning materials to optimal dilution and cleaned specific surfaces followed client requests.
  • Cleaned homes following specific and detailed protocols and requests.
  • Removed finger marks and smudges from doors, frames and glass partitions to enhance shine.
  • Returned vacant rooms to occupant-ready status by deep cleaning, changing linens, restocking inventory and removing trash.
Education and Training
Expected in 01/2017 Associate of Arts | Psychology Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA, GPA:
Expected in 01/2020 Bachelor of Arts | Psychological Sciences California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, GPA:
Additional Information
  • I volunteered at Grossmont Hospital as a cashier for 4 years (approximately 600 hours). I trained incoming volunteers every 5 or 6 months. I was promoted to manage another gift shop in the hospital. I was also trained in wheelchair maneuvers, comforting patients, and codes for contacting an emergency reponse team in the hospital.
Native/ Bilingual
American Sign Language:
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • CPR Training - 2021
  • PRO-ACT Training - 2022
  • Typing Certificate - 2021

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School Attended

  • Grossmont College
  • California State University San Marcos

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  • Special Education Classroom Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Personal Housekeeper


  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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