special needs camp counselor resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Driven, high energy, and talented school/daycare teacher passionate about making the school experience a positive one for all students. Works to improve school climate so that all students can learn course materials, as well as the social skills they need to thrive in all aspects of their lives.

  • Critical thinker
  • Positive and encouraging
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Experience working special needs students
  • Proven team leader
  • Interactive teaching/learning
  • 6 years as summer camp counselor
  • Certified Daycare Provider
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Infant, toddler and preschool curricula

Worked with special needs children, including those with learning disabilities, mental challenges and physical impairments.

Education Strategies

  • Employed special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory/perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.

Plan Development

  • Planned and conducted activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

05/2012 to 07/2013
Special Needs Camp Counselor Kids Peace Mesabi Academies Raleigh, NC,

Provided supervision as a one-on-one counselor to an autistic camper to help them socialize and perform the camps daily activities. Worked with the camper to educate and entertain them during the summer.

09/2013 to Current
Volunteer Teacher's Assistant Deerfield Park District Deerfield, IL,

Enforced both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times.Established positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators.Encouraged discussion of class material to promote critical thinking.

11/2012 to Current
Teacher Almost Home Childcare City, STATE,

Read stories to the children and taught them painting, drawing and crafts.Employed a variety of materials for children to explore and manipulate in learning activities and imaginative play.Disciplined children and recommended other measures to correct behavior.Carefully monitored children's play activities.Offered detailed daily reports that outlined each child’s activities.Incorporated music and art activities to encourage creativity and expression.

05/2009 to 07/2011
Camp Counselor Lewisboro Summer Day Camp City, STATE,

Camp counselor of 2nd grade children for 3 years. Provided oversight and supervision to children in daily activities. Chaperoned children on field trips. Acted as a lifeguard during camp and after-camp activities. Planned activities to entertain and educate children during camp.

2011 to 04/2011
Intern/Teacher's Assistant Scotts Ridge Middle School City, STATE,

Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.Enforced both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times.

Expected in 2015
: Education
Western Connecticut State University - Danbury, CT

Minor in Mathematics. 3.0 GPA.

Expected in 2015
: Education
University of Connecticut at Storrs - Storrs, CT

Minor in Mathematics

Expected in 2015
: Mathematics
University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Amherst, MA

Member of Mathematics Club. Member of The Red Cross of America Club.

Expected in 2011
High School Diploma:
Ridgefield High School - Ridgefield , CT

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School Attended

  • Western Connecticut State University
  • University of Connecticut at Storrs
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Ridgefield High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Needs Camp Counselor
  • Volunteer Teacher's Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Camp Counselor
  • Intern/Teacher's Assistant


  • High School Diploma

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