special education paraprofessional resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

I am hard working, energetic motivated with a compassion to help people become their best selves. It is my goal to obtain a position in social work that further allows me to to pursue a rewarding career in the helping profession. I have worked as a special education paraprofessional in the Unit 5 School district over the past four years. It has been my pleasure to work with children with disabilities and their parents in efforts to help them achieve the best possible outcomes. Utilizing my ability to maintain confidentiality, my skills to enrich the lives of others, I am organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. In addition, I possess the ability and willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

  • Implementing Confidentiality
  • I am a quick learner and pay close attention to detail.
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Goal Setting
  • Behavior Modifications
  • Scheduling and Coordinating
Capella University Minneapolis, MN Expected in 09/2023 Master of Science : Social Work - GPA :
  • Member of Honor Society
  • Capella University Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success.
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Expected in 12/2019 Bachelor of Arts : Human Services - GPA :
  • Continuing education in [Subject]
Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA, Expected in 09/2016 Associate of Science : Human Services - GPA :
  • Relevant Coursework Completed:
  • Continuing education in Counseling
  • Service: Internship: Life Center for Independent Living, Normal, IL. As an Intern, I am utilizing skills obtained via my education; which involves directly communicating with consumers to conduct intake interviews, learn their special needs, and resources available through LifeCIL. In addition, I continue to observe and learn the position of multiple LifeCIL Staff and establish best practices in a confidential environment.
Work History
Francis Howell School District - Special Education Paraprofessional
Saint Charles, MO, 08/2018 - Current
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent issues.
  • Offered student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Worked cooperatively with students of various culturally diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Built and maintained effective communication and relationships with students, teachers, support staff and parents.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs while carrying out IEP goals.
Chelsea Jewish Lifecare - Dietary Aide
, MA, 12/2007 - Current
  • As a Dietary Aide, I communicated with shift managers, colleagues, and various hospital staff to provide service for 75-100 plus patience daily Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
  • Served meals to residents in accordance with established schedules and dietary procedures.
  • Cleared tables and removed dishes, trays and utensils from dining room to dishwashing area.
  • Assisted in maintaining dry storage areas and handling unpacking, dating and rotating of food and non-food supplies as directed.
  • Increased aide productivity by working closely with staff to redesign cleaning protocols, processes and workflows.
  • Maintained strict levels of cleanliness for tables, floors and prep areas.
  • Arranged tray and or table settings with proper tableware, condiments and tray card
Rockford Park District - Custodial Maintenance
Rockford, IL, 08/2000 - 08/2007
  • As a second-shift custodian, I worked under the supervision of the school principal and head custodian and co-custodian to maintain cleanliness of a school building that housed approximately 800 students and 80-90 staff members.
  • Other details includes the following: Maintenance of thirsty-six classrooms.
  • Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and trash removal.
  • Perform minor repairs in classrooms as needed.

  • Assisted with special facility events by preparing rooms, installing decorations and transporting supplies.
  • Responded immediately to calls from personnel to clean up spills and wet floors.
  • Performed daily facility checklists for cleaning floors, wiping down glass entryways and collecting trash.
  • Used vacuum and shampooers to clean carpeted areas in offices, lobbies and corridors.
  • Emptied waste paper and other trash from premises and moved to appropriate receptacles.
  • Promoted building security by locking doors and checking electrical appliances for safety hazards.
  • Maintained cleanliness of restrooms by washing down and properly sanitizing walls, floors and toilets.
Paterson School District - Cafeteria Monitor
Paterson, NJ, 12/2000 - 05/2005
  • During the day, I worked as a Cafeteria Monitor To maintain safety, build self-esteem, and encourage kinesthetic of primary-age children during lunch recess.
  • Escort to and from the playground during recess.
  • Assist cafeteria staff with cleanup after lunch periods.
  • Circulated among tables to assist young students and special needs children with opening milk containers and lunch items.
  • Organized students entering the cafeteria into various food lines to keep groups flowing smoothly.
  • In addition, I assisted the cafeteria workers with all other issues that needed extra attention.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Capella University
  • University of Iowa
  • Iowa Central Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Dietary Aide
  • Custodial Maintenance
  • Cafeteria Monitor


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

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