Detail-oriented Special Education Paraprofessional offering excellent planning, problem-solving and communication skills. Also, strong verbal and written communication skills. Eager to learn new skills and advance knowledge with hands-on experience.
I contribute direct support to both special education teachers and students in inclusive classrooms. I provide guidance and assistance to students and staff with every day and educational tasks, such as developing curriculum and adapting lesson plans and classroom materials to suit students' specific needs. I also research and interpret teacher lesson plans to ensure that their classroom curriculum and lessons follow the curriculum criteria developed by the school, district or state.
I document and maintain student records in collaboration with the special education teacher. I lead special education classrooms if the teacher is absent and create classroom activities to build social and behavioral skills.
I review, analyze and interpret classroom materials, providing input and advice to the teacher during lesson plan development to ensure student success. I also work with students and teachers to adapt classroom materials and activities based on a student's particular needs. I contact external entities such as parents or guardians to help facilitate the teacher's understanding of a student's particular needs and how that is considered into a student's learning plan. I develop worksheets that help the student better grasp lesson material, incorporate visual aids to aid in a student's understanding of a lesson, or develop activities aimed at helping students successfully learn.
Documenting and reporting is another major part of my role. I observe students from day to day and take notes on their successes and challenges within the classroom. I prepare, assess and submit reports on student outcomes, providing them to the district and to parents to demonstrate the student's progress or while responding to requests from them for student progression.
I maintain clean, safe, and effective classrooms by monitoring organization and safety. This can include cleaning up the classroom at the end of the day, resolving conflicts between students, and setting and enforcing standards for classroom behavior. I independently make decisions and prepare reports on these types of classroom incidents.
From day to day, I may be asked to assist or lead a variety of classroom activities aimed at building students' social, behavioral, and mental health. I provide guidance and assistance during these activities which can include games and socialization opportunities for students with disabilities such as autism, or adapted physical education activities for students with physical disabilities.
As a print office coordinator and sales associate I was required to work independently as well as a part of a team to make effective and informed decision. I used strong organizational skills and a keen attention to detail with solid writing, communication, and presentation skills to research customer criteria and form solid sales plans. A strong phone-based presentation ability was necessary to demonstrated success in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
Job duties would include to review, analyze and interpret requests for competitive bids and negotiate with vendors and suppliers to perform print jobs for printed media. I contacted external entities to get quotes from highly qualified print vendors to prepare client cost estimates and award individual jobs to the printer that provided the best overall value and timing for the required project.
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I reviewed multiple printing projects simultaneously ensuring quality standards and delivery schedules were met with minimum or no cost over runs. I would manage and coordinate sales initiatives, including development of strategies that help attract and retain customers. I documented and qualified prospects and opportunities, and led them through the sales process. I nurtured existing relationships into additional services by performing regular sales calls and responding to customer inquiries and by staying up to date on shifting trends in the industry, including technology, competition and pricing.
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Daily duties included checking in new stock, taking inventory, cleaning counters and testing products. I contacted external entities regularly such as vendors, planners, distributors, and buyers regarding stock needs, customer preferences, and special events. I had to review and analyze business performance of daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, and annual sales results. I assisted customers in all aspects of information inquiries by demonstrating proficient use of proprietary devices and applications. I proactively created an enhanced shopping experience through the heightened use of tools, technology and collaboration with other staff. I also provided guidance and assistance to less experienced staff in the processing of sales and company guidelines.
In this role I was responsible for assisting members of the patient care team and I provided a broad range of health care services such as; patient check-ins, exam review, patient prep/patient education, assistance with exams and procedures, and patient transporting. I used a wide variety of radiographic equipment, computers, and software. I was assigned to work in a variety of imaging sections, assisting with multiple radiology modalities and clinical services per operational needs.
I assisted with exams on adults, geriatric patients, adolescents, and pediatric age groups and helped to perform patient assessments. I researched orders for completeness of information and appropriateness of criteria. I reviewed, analyzed and interpreted section and organizational protocols, QA guidelines, and regulatory requirements to assist with coordinating work assignments to ensure a smooth workflow. I accurately documented patient exams and followed proper billing procedures.
I demonstrated ethical and professional behaviors at all times with regard to knowledge of sterile techniques, universal precautions, OSHA standards and personal radiation protection practices. I maintained patient confidentiality and privacy, complying with all HIPAA requirements. I independently scheduled exams as needed. I provided guidance and assistance to other less experienced staff as needed.
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