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special needs assistant resume example with 7+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Multi-talented Personal Care Aide with 4 years supporting patients with tasks of daily living. Skilled at caring for patients' healthcare needs, grooming, personal care, and light housekeeping. Professional and clear communicator when instructing and assisting patients as well as when reporting information to supervisors. Experience addressing physical and emotional needs. Familiar with scheduling and managing appointments, coordinating household support and offering caring companionship. Well-organized with medications and physically fit to handle any client need. Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

Skills
  • Teacher Assistance
  • Classwork Oversight
  • Activities Oversight
  • IEP Goals
  • Special Needs
  • Behavioral Plan Management
  • Individual Instruction
  • Behavior Modification
  • Technology-Based Strategies
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Educational Support
  • Proficient With Personal Care
  • Home Therapy
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Computer Skills
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • People Skills
  • First Aid/CPR
Experience
01/2016 to Current Special Needs Assistant Denver Public Schools | Denver, CO,
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Handled clerical duties, managed classrooms and coordinated documents for teachers.
  • Kept students safe in classroom and outside environments.
  • Communicated affirmatively and promoted positive attitudes with every student.
  • Escorted students to restroom cafeteria, outside to playground and on field trips.
  • Instructed small groups of students in alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Met with parents about student needs to garner additional support.
  • Utilized curriculum with life-based approach.
  • Liaised with team of professionals from different disciplines to implement comprehensive action plan.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Provided individual students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning media to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Created and distributed instructional materials for group and one-on-one use.
  • Created and enforced child-based hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Developed interesting course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students that encompassed multimedia learning tools.
  • Provided disabled students with assistive devices and supportive technology.
  • Helped clients with personal needs from exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
06/2020 to 07/2022 Behavioral Therapist Cerner | Crestwood, MO,
  • Taught and helped children develop new verbal, communication and social skills necessary for living healthy lifestyles.
  • Tracked client behavior by reviewing behavior incident reports and creating and adjusting behavior management plans.
  • Directed at-home therapy exercising drills to invoke children to develop math, verbal and writing skills.
  • Guided clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with problems.
  • Assisted individuals with stress management, self-esteem and issues associated with emotional and mental health.
  • Responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Counseled family members to assist in understanding, dealing with or supporting clients or patients.
  • Conducted programs to prevent substance abuse or improve community health or counseling services.
  • Met one-on-one with autism students and implemented targeted behavioral plans.
  • Evaluated student needs to provide helpful resources and support.
  • Tutored neurodiverse children individually or in small groups to foster mastery of course concepts.
  • Set up and assisted with audiovisual equipment operation.
  • Developed assignments for pupils to apply learning.
  • Supported bathing, dressing and personal care needs.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment for client happiness and safety.
  • Improved patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Observed patients for changes in physical, emotional, mental or behavioral condition and injuries.
  • Created safe and positive living situations for clients by communicating with family and other staff about concerns or challenges.
  • Drove clients to shop for groceries, attend doctor appointments and run errands.
  • Aided with mobility and independence for disabled individuals and continually monitored safety.
  • Followed safe lifting and transferring techniques to transport residents.
08/2019 to 06/2020 ECAP Teacher Paraprofessional Bryant Elementary | City, STATE,
  • Kept over students safe in classroom and outside environments.
  • Met with parents about student needs to garner additional support.
  • Utilized curriculum with life-based approach.
  • Supported students with personalized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Communicated affirmatively and promoted positive attitudes with every student.
  • Collaborated with teacher to develop personalized and successful learning strategies.
  • Escorted students to restroom cafeteria, outside to playground and on field trips.
  • Managed class of special education students in absence of lead teacher.
  • Advised instructor on student behavior or issues requiring immediate attention.
  • Instructed small groups of students in alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Met one-on-one with autism students and implemented targeted behavioral plans.
  • Spoke with parents to discuss student progress and coordinate meetings.
  • Provided supplemental supervision in classrooms, schoolyards and cafeterias.
  • Consulted with teachers regarding student progress, IEP adjustments and classroom needs.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Assisted neurodiverse students with classwork and activity preparation.
  • Provided disabled students with assistive devices and supportive technology.
  • Reviewed and reported on IEP progress.
  • Tutored neurodiverse children individually or in small groups to foster mastery of course concepts.
  • Set up and assisted with audiovisual equipment operation.
  • Helped clients with personal needs from exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
  • Aided with mobility and independence for disabled individuals and continually monitored safety.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2019 to to High School Diploma | Aristoi Classical Academy, Katy, TX, GPA:
Expected in to to | Animation and Special Effects Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX GPA:
Additional Information
  • Current Art Major at Sam Houston University
  • History of full time caregiving to family members
Certifications
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Training - 2020
  • CPR/AED certification

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School Attended

  • Aristoi Classical Academy
  • Sam Houston State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Needs Assistant
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • ECAP Teacher Paraprofessional

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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