special needs caregiver resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Enthusiastic Teacher with 13 years of experience instructing students with wide range of learning abilities. Committed to creating motivational and collaborative learning environments that encourage social and emotional growth. Strategic in blending organizational skills thorough educational background. Works well with children, parents, colleagues and supervisors.

  • Hiring and Training
  • Schedule Management
  • Team Development
  • Curriculum Implementation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Active Listening
  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Microsoft Office
  • Organizational Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Relationship Building
01/2018 to Current
Special Needs Caregiver Total Education Solutions Los Angeles, CA,
  • Maintained detailed records of services performed on clients.
  • Planned and prepared healthy meals and snacks for clients and provided assistance with eating when necessary.
  • Kept records of children's behavior and progress to provide updates to parents.
  • Engaged clients in age-appropriate activities and playing games.
  • Built strong and trusting rapport with clients and loved ones.
  • Monitored health and well-being of clients and reported significant health changes.
  • Obtained sources of entertainment for clients to provide full and enjoyable daily activities.
  • Maintained cleanliness of clients' environment by cleaning surfaces and washing clothes or dishes.
  • Transported clients to and from planned activities.
  • Drove clients to doctors' appointments and social outings.
  • Assisted clients with maintaining good personal hygiene.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
09/2010 to Current
Lead Teacher Unitypoint Health Monticello, IA,
  • Organized activities to promote physical, mental and social development of each child.
  • Created various strategies to engage students and deliver enriching educational opportunities.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Coached new teachers on school guidelines to decrease training time and increase teacher success.
  • Supervised students throughout day, both in classroom and outside during breaks.
  • Researched books and supplemental materials to use with lesson plans.
  • Managed student behavior in classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Mentored other educators by delivering insight, positive feedback and constructive feedback.
  • Prepared and maintained classroom environments appropriate for student learning and physical, social and emotional development.
  • Arranged classrooms to facilitate optimal education for student groups.
  • Involved parents in student learning to increase family interaction and student support.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student skill level.
04/2016 to 08/2023
Developmental Specialist Aveanna Healthcare Janesville, WI,
  • Developed and maintained individualized skill-appropriate lesson plans to promote and build student confidence.
  • Used vast number of teaching strategies in coordination of lesson creation and planning to meet diverse group of students' specific needs.
  • Designing and implementing activities to foster growth in areas of need.
  • Providing resources and training to families.
  • Working directly with families and children who have a diagnosis or at risk for a developmental, cognitive, emotional or physical delay.
03/2022 to 08/2022
Summer Camp Director Newton Public Schools Newton, MA,
  • Communicated with customers to convey information about events or activities.
  • Planned, organized or led exercise routines, athletic events or arts and crafts.
  • Oversaw workforce schedules and allocated resources in order to achieve project goals.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Administered first aid in emergency situations.
  • Monitored safety and procedures pertaining to complete supervision of campers and staff.
  • Calculated and recorded department expenses and revenue.
  • Identified optimal curricula to fulfill camp requirements.
  • Hired, coached and directed 10 instructors in student safety, instructional techniques and performance requirements.
  • Enforced high level of safety and health standards, keeping staff trained and proficient in respective procedures and policies.
  • Assigned tasks and work hours to staff.
  • Set up schedules to take advantage of instructor and staff strengths and training while optimizing coverage.
  • Talked to coworkers using computers, radios and other electronic devices.
  • Maintained and reviewed records and evaluations of staff, programs and related infrastructure.
  • Trained workers in company procedures or policies.
  • Interviewed and hired associates to fill staff vacancies.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2015
Bachelor of Arts: Child And Adolescent Development
San Jose State University - San Jose, CA
  • Graduated summa cum laude
Expected in 06/2011
Associate of Science: Early Childhood Education
San Jose City College - San Jose, CA

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School Attended

  • San Jose State University
  • San Jose City College

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Needs Caregiver
  • Lead Teacher
  • Developmental Specialist
  • Summer Camp Director


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Science

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