special education paraprofessional resume example with 3+ years of experience

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

Enthusiastic Special Education Paraprofessional experienced in small group instruction and student supervision. Sharp and highly trained with desire to positively impact students with learning disabilities.

  • Activities oversight
  • Teacher assistance
  • Behavioral plan management
  • Special needs
  • Social integration
  • IEP familiarity
  • Individual instruction
  • Educational support
  • One-on-one and small group instruction
  • Standardized testing
  • Grading homework and tests
  • Maintaining safe environments
  • Classroom supply management
  • Setting up activities
  • Special needs education
08/2020 to Current Special Education Paraprofessional Calhoun Intermediate School District | Marshall, MI,
  • Instructed small groups of students in basic concepts such as alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Communicated affirmatively and promoted positive attitudes with every student.
  • Worked in tandem with teacher to develop customized classroom environment conducive to students' needs.
  • Collaborated with teacher to develop personalized and successful learning strategies.
  • Advised instructor on student behavior or issues requiring immediate attention.
  • Managed class of special education students in absence of lead teacher.
  • Escorted students to restroom cafeteria, outside to playground and on field trips.
  • Supervised test taking and graded papers.
  • Assisted teachers in printing class handouts and worksheets and distributing to students during classroom sessions.
  • Fostered positive relationships with students, parents and personnel to facilitate program growth and ensure positive learning outcomes.
  • Created safe and nurturing environment focused on students to ensure quality learning experiences.
  • Created and distributed instructional materials for group and one-on-one use.
  • Engaged and supported students with differing learning styles and cultural backgrounds.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Supervised students awaiting after-school transportation and assisted students boarding and exiting school bus daily.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Provided special attention to individuals needing extra academic or behavioral guidance during classes.
11/2018 to 08/2020 Substitute Teacher's Aide Laz Parking | Bridgeport, NJ,
  • Shared information about student progress and concerns with lead teacher.
  • Managed classroom supplies, including papers, pencils, student belongings, etc.
  • Modeled activities for students struggling to understand written instructions.
  • Corrected student work under supervision of lead teacher.
  • Supervised class while teacher attended meetings.
  • Monitored student behavior at lunch and recess.
  • Implemented lesson plans assigned by classroom teacher to educate students about key concepts.
  • Maintained student attendance and assignment records to prevent lapses during teacher absences.
  • Reported problem students to principal to maintain control of classroom.
  • Engaged students in discussions to promote interest and drive learning.
  • Provided notes and reports on school day activities to primary teacher.
  • Helped students build learning and study skills to achieve educational goals.
02/2018 to 08/2019 Cashier Eldorado Resorts, Inc. | Bettendorf, IA,
  • Operated cash register, collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Helped customers find specific products, answered questions and offered product advice.
  • Maintained high productivity by processing cash, credit, debit and voucher program payments for customers.
  • Learned roles of other departments to provide coverage and keep store operational.
  • Processed all sales transactions promptly to prevent long customer wait times.
  • Wiped down counters and conveyor belt to remove debris and maintain cleanliness.
  • Received payments for products and issued receipts.
  • Completed daily recovery tasks to keep areas clean and neat for maximum productivity.
  • Verified customer identification for alcohol or tobacco purchases.
  • Maintained professional store appearance by inspecting checkout areas and directing team members in cleaning, trash removal and other actions.
  • Worked closely with front-end staff to assist customers.
08/2017 to 02/2018 Cashier/Cook Roy Rogers Restaurant | City, STATE,
  • Operated cash register, collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Received payments for products and issued receipts.
  • Prepared food and beverages.
  • Stocked inventory when low, and cleaned all areas.
  • Kept dining area clean for customers at all times.
  • Responsible for closing designated areas for restaurant.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2017 High School Diploma | Washington High School, Charles Town, WV, GPA:
  • Magna Cum Laude graduate
  • Washington High School FFA Member
Expected in Associate of Applied Science | Elementary Education Blue Ridge Community And Technical College, Martinsburg, WV GPA:

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School Attended

  • Washington High School
  • Blue Ridge Community And Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Substitute Teacher's Aide
  • Cashier
  • Cashier/Cook


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Applied Science

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