special education paraprofessional educator resume example with 11+ years of experience

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

Multi-talented, paraprofessional educator and certified long-term substitute teacher with extensive knowledge of the medical sciences, including a familiarity with practical medical care techniques and procedures. Possess great deal of experience in successfully meeting the necessary goals of individuals suffering from physical and cognitive ailments. Adaptable and perform well in rapidly-changing and high-stress environments.

Work History
09/2017 to Current Special Education Paraprofessional Educator North Country Academy | Land O' Lakes, FL,
  • Daily instruct and assist individual students with special needs (including, but not limited to, cognitive and physical needs) in order to meet student daily objectives. 
  • Work closely and regularly  alongside a variety of therapists and nurses to aid in the rehabilitation and care of students possessing a variety of disabilities, such as cerebral palsy and severe verbal limitations. 
  • Tactfully and considerately communicate directly with parents regarding student daily activities, progress, and/or changes in behaviors. 
  • Proctor tests, quizzes, and standardized state examinations to ensure and promote student honesty in completion of these tasks.
  • Assist classroom teacher and Child Study Team in successfully meeting student individualized learning, gross motor, and social goals to ultimately increase student quality of life.
08/2011 to 06/2017 Substitute Teacher Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company | Hershey, PA,

  • Easily adapted to a rapidly changing environment
  • Maintained order within the classroom in order to successfully complete tasks
  • Maintained a neat and professional learning/work environment
  • Created a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Regularly worked with students with disabilities 
  • Patiently and strategically employed specific teaching strategies to successfully facilitate learning amongst various learning abilities
  • Ensured that medications are dispensed at the appropriate time according to the students specific needs
  • Assignments have included working one-on-one with students possessing acute disabilities, such as, but not limited to, autism and ADHD with compulsive tendencies.
  • Worked consistently with one student diagnosed under the autism spectrum and assisted student to successfully complete grade level.
  • Regularly helped children to properly transition between assignments and adjust to new environments; including helping students to self-regulate in order to complete tasks
  • Scaffolded students to ensure that they were able to acquire new skills
  • Worked closely with a team of professionals, including special education teachers, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists to meet various learning goals for each student.
05/2009 to 07/2010 Lifeguard Pleasantville Recreation Center | City, STATE,
  •  Worked cohesively with a team in order to prevent various pool-related medical emergencies that would arise.
  • Trained to contact/initiate EMS, and prepared to act immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency
  • Exercised diligent alertness while on duty to ensure safety of patrons
  • Communicated any potentially dangerous elements of the facility to the Aquatics Supervisor

Expected in 2014 to to Bachelor of Science | Biology (concentration in Pre-professional studies) Stockton University, Galloway Township, NJ GPA:

Coursework completed

  • Statistics

Processed and manipulated data sets derived from a variety of sources and statistics

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic), Physics, Neuroscience, Genetics

Evaluated collected data points from many experiments to produce summary reports

*Acquired understanding of medical terminology

  • One year of Russian

Expected in 2012 to to Associate of Science | General Studies Atlantic Cape Community College, Mayslanding, NJ GPA:
Coursework completed
  • Biology, Bioethical Studies, Physics​, Psychology (and other related courses)
  • BLS Provider [CPR/AED] (February 2016 - Present)

*Certified through the American Heart Association

  • CPI [Nonviolent Crisis Prevention and Intervention] (March 2018 - Present)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Thorough/close attention to detail
  • Patient and reliable team player
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office (particularly MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel)
  • Intermediate proficiency of Spanish language
  • Willing to learn and accept direction
  • Communicate very effectively (verbally and written) and exceptional ability to instruct and convey information clearly when assigned to do so
  • Capable of employing practical laboratory techniques and basic medical care techniques
  • Able to maintain control in high-stress environments
Additional Information
  • Regularly engage in volunteer work

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School Attended

  • Stockton University
  • Atlantic Cape Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Paraprofessional Educator
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Lifeguard


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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