special education paraprofessional resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Talented Special Education Paraprofessional Teacher seeking to be the Grantsville Special Education Severe classroom teacher focused on meeting student academic and emotional needs. Compassionate and caring in delivery of personalized, hands-on support and lessons targeted to specific learning needs and strengths. Leverages strong communication skills and patient nature to provide positive reinforcement in team-based, structured environments. In addition to hardworking and kind professional commended for teaching and mentoring students to help transition to next grade. Strong communicator passionate about providing appropriate behavioral redirection for children with learning, intellectual and emotional disabilities.

  • IEP goals
  • Behavioral plan management
  • Activities oversight
  • Special needs
  • Classwork oversight
  • Teacher assistance
  • Communication
  • Team building
  • Relationship building
  • Good work ethic
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Data management
  • Customer service
  • Decision-making
  • Problem resolution
Special Education Paraprofessional, 08/2022 to Current
Calhoun Intermediate School DistrictMarshall, MI,
  • Supported students with personalized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Collaborated with teacher to develop personalized and successful learning strategies.
  • Escorted students to restroom, cafeteria, outside to playground and other classes.
  • Managed class of special education students in absence of lead teacher and created instruction when necessary.
  • Instructed small groups of students in alphabet, shapes, color recognition, grade level teaching and any other items written on their IEP.
  • Advised instructor on student behavior or issues requiring immediate attention.
  • Worked in tandem with teacher to develop customized classroom environment conducive to students' needs.
  • Communicated affirmatively and promoted positive attitudes with every student.
  • Met one-on-one with autism students and implemented targeted behavioral plans.
  • Supervised test taking, graded papers, and took on any additional tasks needed to make the classroom be successful for the students.
  • Spoke with parents as an add on Para to the IEP meeting to discuss student progress.
  • Improved behavior with modification and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Consulted with teachers regarding student progress, IEP adjustments and classroom needs.
  • Evaluated student needs to provide helpful resources and support.
  • Provided supplemental supervision in classrooms, schoolyards and cafeterias.
  • Demonstrated appropriate behaviors using behavior modeling and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Motivated students using feedback and encouragement.
  • Helped students learn to persevere with challenging tasks and build resilience for later educational efforts.
  • Adapted instructional techniques to appropriate ages and skill levels of supervised students.
  • Prepared handouts, study materials and other teaching aids.
  • Provided disabled students with assistive devices and supportive technology.
  • Reviewed and reported on IEP progress.
  • Tutored students in course material to improve comprehension.
  • Assisted faculty members or staff with student conferences.
  • Maintained attendance records and documented class activity.
  • Notified instructors of errors or problems with assignments.
  • Developed assignments for pupils to apply learning.
  • Oversaw classroom and teaching materials and requisitioned low-stock items.
Benefits Specialist, 12/2011 to 11/2017
American EquityWest Des Moines, IA,
  • Provide overall case management for economic assistance, information and referral cases as assigned
  • Provides information and refers individuals and families to programs and resources, including self- sufficiency and/or self-responsibility
  • Determine eligibility for program's to assist individuals and families who meet the various income and asset guidelines within federal time frames
  • Conduct client interviews, maintain cases once approved, train new employees
  • Assist with hearings through written or verbal testimony or exhibits
  • Maintain public relations with community referral agencies and others.
  • Coordinated benefits processing, including enrollments, terminations and claims.
  • Communicated effectively via email, phone and face-to-face with plan participants to resolve issues pertaining to health and welfare benefits.
  • Reviewed employee enrollments to verify accuracy, inputting information into company database.
  • Provided assistance to plan participants by explaining benefits information to ensure educated selections.
  • Checked accuracy and completeness of benefits applications and documents.
  • Evaluated efficiency and value of current benefit programs and made recommendations for improvement.
Commercial/ Lead Teller, 12/2007 to 12/2010
Wells Fargo BankCity, STATE,
  • Served large number of customers during high volume shifts and remained composed and professional in stressful situations.
  • Increased knowledge of banking products and services by actively participating in available training classes and workshops offered to employees.
  • Welcomed customers and offered pleasant service during entire transaction.
  • Took on additional shifts during busy periods to minimize staffing shortages.
  • Leveraged customer service and sales abilities to consistently meet performance goals.
  • Reported daily averages and shortages to operations department.
  • Promoted facility security by monitoring customer behaviors and following established protocols to protect individuals and assets.
  • Prepared official checks for customer and internal bank needs.
  • Prepare specialized types of funds, such as traveler's checks, savings bonds, and money orders
  • Order bank cards and checks for customers
  • Record all transactions electronically throughout their shift
  • Count the cash in their drawer at the end of their shift and make sure the amounts balance
  • Verify the customer's identity and make sure that the account has enough money to cover the transaction
  • Tellers explain the products and services offered by the bank and refer the customer to the appropriate personnel
  • Besides doing the same tasks as those done by other tellers, they perform some managerial duties, such as setting work schedules or helping less experienced tellers
  • Because of their experience, head tellers may deal with difficult customer problems, such as errors in customer accounts
  • Head tellers also go to the vault (where larger amounts of money are kept) and ensure that other tellers have enough cash to cover their shift.
  • Liaised between bank branches regarding best practices and operations.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Special Education And Elementary Education, Expected in 02/2024 to Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT
  • HONOR SOCIETY AWARD: Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society- Amber Claire- In order to join, you must receive an invitation from the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at your college. To enter you must have an expected GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: T.H Bell Education Scholarship- Amber Claire- The T.H. Bell Scholarship is for future educators who plan to teach in Utah. The Terrel H. Bell Education Scholarship Program aims to recruit first-generation students into teaching, encourage outstanding students to work in high-need fields, and recognize teaching as a critically important career in Utah.
  • Participated in WYOMING FALLEN HEROS SCHOLARSHIP, This is something near and dear to my heart and the hearts of many Wyoming citizens, this is a non-profit organization that raises scholarship money for the fallen hero's of our Wyoming military men and woman all year long. This money is set aside in a veterans name at all
    Wyoming colleges including UW, that students can apply for and use the funds for college needs if selected
    to receive the scholarship. This program is something that I volunteered as much of my time for as I possible when living in Wyoming to ensure its success and continued help to college students such as myself.
12th Grade: , Expected in 01/2006 to Tennessee Technical Institute - Murfreesboro, TN
Additional Information

Tiffany Joling-Simon Ex DFS Co-Worker Time Known 7 years XXX-462-3860

Alyssa Cameron Substitute teacher for Tooele County School District 801-979-4911

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School Attended

  • Western Governors University
  • Tennessee Technical Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Commercial/ Lead Teller


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 12th Grade

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