special education paraprofessional resume example with 4+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Dedicated Teaching Assistant focused on supporting faculty with classroom needs. Successful at maintaining clean and organized supplies, as well as planning activities and leading field trips. Excellent tutor, record keeper and multitasker. Educational professional accomplished in organizing teacher curricula, assisting with lessons and collaborating with other professionals to provide highest level of education for each student. Motivational and encouraging attitude which supports students' self-empowerment. Driven to provide academic and emotional guidance for at-risk students. Compassionate Special Education Paraprofessional offering excellent skills in devising student strategies and monitoring classroom activities. Pursuing a similar position where a well-qualified individual with an understanding of autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities is highly sought. Energetic individual highly skilled in student learning plans and curriculum oversight. Desiring a Special Education Paraprofessional position with a private school.

  • Educational assistance
  • Social development and integration
  • Skills Strategies
  • Instructional Support
  • Special Education
  • Tutoring
  • Emotional Support
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Student Supervision
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Behavior improvements
  • Documentation
  • Group and individual instruction
National University Rancho-Cordova, Expected in Master of Science : School Psychology - GPA :
  • Graduated cum laude
California State University - Sacremento Sacramento, CA, Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA :
  • Graduated cum laude
Yuba College Marysville, CA, Expected in Associate of Science : Mathematics - GPA :
  • Awarded High Achievement
Yuba College Marysville, CA, Expected in Associate of Arts : General Studies - GPA :
  • Awarded High Academic Achievement
Work History
Lighthouse Academies - Special Education Paraprofessional
Gary, IN, 08/2017 - 08/2019
  • Assessed student assignments to check quality and completeness before submission for grading.
  • Instructed small groups of students in basic concepts such as alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Oversaw groups of students at school and off-site locations, maintaining optimal safety and security.
  • Collated classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Participated in lesson planning and curriculum implementation to promote quicker rollout and delivery.
  • Encouraged dynamic and pleasant educational environment by promoting both gentle discipline and cooperation.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Prepared instruction materials, including making copies, constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination to maintain positive learning environment.
  • Collaborated with teacher to create customized classroom environment that was integral to students' needs.
  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
  • Worked with autism student in his or her home using tailored behavioral plan.
  • Maintained safety and security of all youth under care.
  • Taught average of 10 students per class.
City Of Johnson City - Correctional Officer
Johnson City, TN, 01/2017 - 01/2019
  • Investigated attempted escapes and conducted searches for escaped inmates.
  • Built solid relationships with staff and residents to keep institution safe and secure.
  • Searched building and grounds, living quarters and work areas for contraband.
  • Oversaw 13 juveniles in correctional residential facility setting.
  • Made rounds at specified intervals and conducted head counts and roll calls.
  • Supervised and directed juvenile movement during various activities on and off campus.
  • Observed behavior of residents individually and in groups.
  • Verified facility security by inspecting plumbing, outside areas, locks and cells for potential hazards.
  • Maintained custody and control of 13 inmates housed in Juvenile security unit.
Normandale Community College - Counselor
Bloomington, MN, 01/2007 - 08/2008
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Identified risk and resiliency factors within individual youth, peer group, family, school, and community and developed strategies for intervention
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
  • Assessed patient behavior, moods and other responses to determine correct diagnosis and devise treatment plans.
  • Awarded Cum Laude for outstanding academic Achievement from Sacramento State.
  • Awarded High Academic Achievement certificate for outstanding performance in my Associate degrees.
  • Tutored AVID/ special needs students before and after school.
  • Completed a eight week in-depth training in CPI / ABA techniques.

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School Attended

  • National University
  • California State University - Sacremento
  • Yuba College
  • Yuba College

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Correctional Officer
  • Counselor


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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