Special Education Instructional Aide resume example with 19+ years of experience

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02/2015 to Current Special Education Instructional Aide Paterson School District | Paterson, NJ,
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
  • Complied with instructor-developed IEPs and made informed recommendations for adjustments.
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to supervise, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Distributed classroom materials and supplies such as pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Evaluated individual student needs, including academic and social situations to address challenges and goals.
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Leveraged evidence-based techniques to foster academic progress, social inclusion and critical thinking.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Arranged and led academic and study activities for students.
  • Collaborated with teacher to devise and implement developmentally appropriate lessons aligning with school's philosophy and mission.
  • Supervised multiple students on field trips by performing head counts and maintaining group proximity to account for all children in busy, public environments.
  • Used exercises and repetition to assist students in learning foundational educational concepts.
  • Served as classroom aide to teachers and worked one-on-one with special needs students age [Number] to [Number].
  • Assisted teachers in printing class handouts and worksheets and distributing to students during classroom sessions.
  • Monitored students' use of personal medical equipment to encourage proper use and prevent injury.
  • 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.
  • Provided special attention to individuals needing extra academic or behavioral guidance during classes.
  • Monitored students' progress in skill areas such as [Skill] and [Skill], as well as personal behavioral development, and reported on findings to teachers and parents.
  • Aided disabled students in using restroom facilities.
  • Supervised students awaiting after-school transportation and assisted students boarding and exiting school bus daily.
  • Met with parents to discuss educational outcomes and behaviors such as [Type] while observing and promoting sensitivity to child's condition and needs.
  • Worked with both groups and individuals to provide instruction in mathematics, reading, science and history.
  • Led lessons on [Number] subjects to classes averaging [Number] special needs students with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders and genetic disabilities.
  • Helped teachers manage classroom and workload by [Action].
  • Transported non-ambulatory students throughout campus facilities.
  • Communicated with parents to report on academic and behavioral performance and deliver suggestions to implement at home to reinforce positive habits developed at school.
  • Promoted compliance with [State] IEP standards in both curriculum development and classroom operations.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Created safe and nurturing environment focused on students to ensure quality learning experiences.
  • Engaged and supported students with differing learning styles and cultural backgrounds.
  • Handled diverse tasks for teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Advised instructor on student behavior or issues requiring immediate attention.
  • Provided instruction consulting services to colleagues and individual instruction to students.
  • Assisted special education instructors in identifying and meeting students' individual needs.
  • Supported students with personalized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Worked in tandem with teacher to develop customized classroom environment conducive to students' needs.
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Collaborated with teacher to develop personalized and successful learning strategies.
  • Communicated affirmatively and promoted positive attitudes with every student.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Fostered positive relationships with students, parents and personnel to facilitate program growth and ensure positive learning outcomes.
  • Spoke with parents to discuss student progress and coordinate meetings.
  • Met with parents about student needs to garner additional support.
  • Escorted students to restroom cafeteria, outside to playground and on field trips.
  • Administered coursework devised by teachers according to lesson plans.
  • Managed class of special education students in absence of lead teacher.
  • Amplified knowledge in classroom management, student engagement, activity planning and student goal setting through continuing education courses.
  • Liaised with team of professionals to implement comprehensive educational action plans for special needs and at-risk students.
01/2002 to 01/2016 Receptionist Brown And Riding | Larkspur, CA,
  • Answered and directed incoming calls using multi-line telephone system.
  • Oversaw office inventory by restocking supplies and submitting purchase orders.
  • Maintained daily calendars, set appointments with clients and planned daily office events.
  • Prepared packages for shipment by generating packing slips and setting up courier deliveries.
  • Scheduled and confirmed appointments.
  • Communicated with vendors to place and receive orders, request services and deliver instructions from office management.
  • Directed clients to appropriate personnel to address concerns, resolve complaints or answer account-related questions.
  • Gathered, sorted, distributed and sent mail and packages.
  • Maintained professional tone at all times, including during peak rush hours.
  • Greeted customers, answered general questions and directed to appropriate locations.
03/2005 to 06/2014 Head Cheerleading Coach Washington County School District | Abingdon, VA,
  • Consulted with heads of athletic teams to develop comprehensive calendar of athletic performances and note requests for cheer team presence and desired routines.
  • Reviewed team appearance, mental readiness and physical form before each game or event.
  • Worked with boosters, parents and school administrators to handle support functions.
  • Organized and escorted students on field trips to competitive and non-competitive cheer events, cultivating sense of participation in broader community and enriching program experience.
  • Attended events of prospective players, met with families and presented recruitment proposals.
  • Monitored safety of training, individual exercises and equipment usage to avoid sports injuries and damage to facility.
  • Applied evaluation techniques and personal knowledge to assess abilities to assign players to correct positions on team.
  • Put together arrangements for team travel, documented expenses and submitted reports.
  • Managed off-campus events, community programs and team pep rallies.
  • Attended trainings on rules, regulations and safety protocols endorsed by [Committee name], implementing principles and requirements throughout all aspects of training and performance.
  • Kept records of necessary information following applicable regulations and best practice standards, including medical records, dietary restrictions and emergency contact information.
  • Taught routines in preparation for performance at sports games and competitions, instructing on safe and correct execution of stunts, gymnastics, choreography and cheers.
  • Set individual and team goals for improvement in sport, creating [Timeframe] practice sessions structured to facilitate achievement of goals and continuous sense of accomplishment.
  • Communicated with staff members and students regarding routine design, props or equipment needed, music selection and announcement needs in advance of performances.
  • Checked equipment and monitored common areas to maintain proper upkeep while remaining vigilant on safety.
  • Developed training and exercise programs to meet individual requirements and team play strategies.
  • Maintained condition of mats, trampolines, uniforms, pom-poms and other team equipment, cleaning, repairing or replacing as necessary to uphold standards of safety and cleanliness.
  • Designed routines for performance at shows and sports events, coordinating cheer routines with appearances by dance teams, pep squads and mascots to maximize audience engagement.
  • Hosted auditions for team mascots, spreading awareness of open positions, assigning roles and providing training on expected behavior, procedures and event attendance.
  • Encouraged team members to become stronger, more agile athletes and more successful competitors through focus, effective training and proper nutrition.
  • Coordinated tryouts for team member and leadership positions, communicating times and audition requirements to members and prospects and soliciting auditions from community.
  • Readied team to compete in tournaments and other special events.
  • Readied cheerleaders for challenging event and games with demanding schedule of practices.
  • Displayed exemplary behavior as authority figure and citizen to provide students and children with role model worthy of emulation in all areas of life.
Education and Training
Expected in Associate of Arts | University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ GPA:

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