special education paraprofessional resume example with 7 years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Passionate Special Education Paraprofessional devises successful student strategies and manages classroom activities. Offers advanced qualifications combined with understanding of autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities.

  • Activities Oversight
  • Behavioral Plan Management
  • Classwork Oversight
  • Teacher Assistance
  • IEP Goals
  • Special Needs
  • Microsoft Office
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Problem Resolution
  • Relationship Building
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organizational Skills
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Team Building
01/2022 to 12/2022
Special Education Paraprofessional Rocketship Education Antioch, CA,
  • Advised instructor on student behavior or issues requiring immediate attention.
  • Collaborated with teacher to develop personalized and successful learning strategies.
  • Oversaw classroom and teaching materials and requisitioned low-stock items.
  • Demonstrated appropriate behaviors using behavior modeling and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Managed class of special education students in absence of lead teacher.
  • Worked in tandem with teacher to develop customized classroom environment conducive to students' needs.
  • Instructed small groups of students in alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Prepared handouts, study materials and other teaching aids.
08/2018 to 01/2020
Special Education Paraprofessional Rocketship Education Concord, CA,
  • Demonstrated appropriate behaviors using behavior modeling and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Tutored students in course material to improve comprehension.
  • Supported students with personalized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Helped students learn to persevere with challenging tasks and build resilience for later educational efforts.
  • Escorted students to restroom cafeteria, outside to playground and on field trips.
  • Consulted with teachers regarding student progress, IEP adjustments and classroom needs.
  • Improved behavior with modification and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Communicated affirmatively and promoted positive attitudes with every student.
  • Evaluated student needs to provide helpful resources and support.
  • Supervised test taking and graded papers.
05/2016 to 11/2018
CNA Decatur County Memorial Hospital Greensburg, IN,
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Conducted routine checks on patient vitals, blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate.
  • Supported non-ambulatory residents in range of motion exercises.
  • Collected specimens, monitored vitals and maximized patient comfort to maintain optimal environment.
  • Examined and treated patient lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms and referred patients to other medical professionals.
  • Documented activities and recorded information in EMR system.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Maintained accurate, timely flow of information by completing thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patient status.
01/2017 to 10/2018
CNA Decatur County Memorial Hospital Greensburg, IN,
  • Turned and repositioned residents using proper body mechanics to prevent pressure ulcers.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Distributed drinking water and nourishment to residents.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Observed and reported unusual symptoms and changes to charge nurse.
  • Answered signal lights, bells or intercom systems to determine resident needs.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
09/2017 to 05/2018
Preschool Lead Teacher Merritt Academy Fairfax, VA,
  • Taught children foundational skills in colors, shapes and letters.
  • Administered and documented results of student assessments.
  • Used crowd management techniques to create safe and secure childcare environment.
  • Met with parents to discuss child behavior and academic progress.
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies for experiential learning.
03/2016 to 08/2016
Lead Teacher Universal Health Services Sparks, NV,
  • Maintained secure and disciplined classroom to provide positive learning environment.
  • Handled and resolved disciplinary issues according to district protocols.
  • Prepared and presented lesson plans in academic subjects using traditional and modern teaching techniques.
  • Engaged students and boosted understanding of material using focused instructional strategies and hands-on activities.
  • Supervised students throughout day, both in classroom and outside during breaks.
  • Arranged classrooms to facilitate optimal education for student groups.
04/2011 to 07/2013
Receptionist Gkn Aerospace Services Amityville, NY,
  • Delivered administrative support to team members by making copies, sending faxes, organizing documents and rearranging schedules.
  • Supplied callers with office address and directions, employee email addresses and phone extensions.
  • Coordinated pick-up and delivery of express mail services.
  • Greeted and directed visitors to appropriate personnel and answered average of [Number] calls and emails daily.
  • Scheduled and confirmed appointments.
  • Protected clients' rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information.
  • Oversaw office inventory by restocking supplies and submitting purchase orders.
  • Scheduled appointments and maintained and updated appointment calendars.
  • Handled conference room scheduling, collaborating with meeting organizers on logistics and catering.
  • Greeted customers, answered general questions and directed to appropriate locations.
  • Sorted incoming mail and directed to correct personnel each day.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
: Elementary Education
Kansas State University - Kansas,
Expected in to to
: Elementary Education
Wichita State University - Wichita, KS

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School Attended

  • Kansas State University
  • Wichita State University

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  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • CNA
  • CNA
  • Preschool Lead Teacher
  • Lead Teacher
  • Receptionist


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  • Some College (No Degree)

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