Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Results-focused Special Education Paraprofessional with years experience working and volunteering with special needs students. Committed to providing a positive educational environment. Hard working and well- versed in special needs students support. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging work ethic and skillful knowledge to help promote academic achievement I am adept with experienced that focus on learning strategies and behavior management, that promotes efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

11/2015 to Current Special Education Paraprofessional-Classroom Paraprofessional Desert Choice Schools | Casa Grande, AZ,
  • Assisted special education teachers in identifying and meeting students' individual needs.
  • Coordinated with special education teachers to support instruction implementation through students' specific needs and progress evaluations.
  • Assisted special education teachers in reinforcement and encouragement to help develop students communication skills, and build self esteem.
  • Collaborated with teachers to devise and implement developmentally appropriate lesson aligning with school's philosophy and mission.
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small groups support to reinforce classroom topics.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management and techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Worked in tandem with special education teachers to develop customized classroom environment conducive to students needs.
  • Arranged and led activities for students that included ELA,SEL and MATH.
  • Contributed to positive, educational setting by delivering gentle discipline and promoting students success.
  • Prepared lessons materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Participated in meetings with parents concerning student's progress and area of concern during parent-teacher conferences.
  • Performed diverse tasks for teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Kept students safe inside and outside classrooms by proactively monitoring behavior and tracking students movements, safety hazards.
  • Affirmatively communicated and promoted positive attitudes with every student.
  • Fostered positive relationships with students, parents and administration to facilitate program growth and ensure positive learning outcomes.
  • 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.
07/2013 to 09/2015 Teacher's Assistant Heartshare Human Services Of NY | City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with teacher to devise and implement developmentally appropriate lessons for emotionally disturbed and autistic students.
  • Assisted teachers with lesson preparation and curriculum implementation.
  • Assisted in development screenings to measure students' motor, language, and emotional skills.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforce classroom topics.
  • Assisted teachers with instruction and provided clerical support for diverse needs.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to supervise, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
07/2008 to 08/2009 Behavior Trainer AHRC NYC | City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with head behavior trainer to develop new goals to increase students independence.
  • Implemented intensive behavioral interventions; observed and ensured that necessary intervention was performed appropriately based on individual's assessment.
  • Monitored maladaptive behaviors and implemented behavior interventions.
  • Tracked each individual's progress with graphs and daily data collection.
  • Implemented ABA techniques including DTT and PECS to increase language and communication, and appropriate daily living skills.
  • Interacted as personal liaison between parents/students and educational director.
09/2007 to 06/2008 Early Intervention/Prekindergarten One-to-One National Institution For People With Disabilities- | City, STATE, Sagarese
  • Assisted head teacher with implementing social,emotional and physical development through age-appropriate enriched activites.
  • Supported one-to-one student diagnosed with development delays to accomplisheddaily tasks.
  • Enforced one-to-one objectives as indicated in the IEP.
  • Attended in-services, workshops and seminars.
  • Effective Communications skills
  • Well developed Organization skills
  • Dedicated to every student's success
  • Productive Leadership skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Collaboration
  • Multitasking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Work ethic
  • Team building
  • Planning
  • Creativity
  • Dependability
  • Teamwork
  • Team Management
  • Active Listening
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Planning & Organizing
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2009 Bachelor of Science | Human Services Touro College, New York, NY GPA:

Spirit of Jesus Evangelical Church

2461 Bath Avenue Brooklyn,N.Y.



-Responsible for help purchasing, and distribute food to aid homeless in Coney Island.

-Coordinated with others to purchase clothing and toiletries for homeless.

-Assist in creating and delivering boxes of food for families in need.

-Support and aid those in need for a drug & alcohol recovery program (The Way).

-Provide comfort and offer attentive listening and high level of emotional support during times of bereavement.

-Provided care through visitation, and counseling for those in the hospital.

- Facilitate Thanksgiving dinners for the homeless.

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