Sped Instructional Assistant resume example with 17 years of experience

Jessica Claire
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SPED Instructional Assistant with 11 years of experience working with special needs students. Aided teachers in giving lessons and providing safe and productive environment for students with developmental disabilities. Passionate about serving physical, emotional and academic needs of those facing disability. I am Intuitive, compassionate and talented at making special needs children feel valued and accepted. I have a history of encouraging children to reach full potential. Utilizes excellent organizational skills for classroom management. Regularly attends professional development seminars, faculty meetings and parent-teacher conferences to remain connected to individual needs of children and parents. Manages behavioral and emotional needs within classroom with positive interventions.

  • Group and individual instruction
  • Proficient with Smart Board, Boardmaker, talking devices.
  • Classwork oversight
  • Behavior modification
  • Activities oversight
  • Teacher assistance
  • Educational support
  • Special needs
  • Behavioral plan management
  • Reporting requirements
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Heavy lifting
  • Social integration
  • Enrichment activities
  • IEP goals
  • Technology-based strategies
  • IEP familiarity
  • Individual instruction
  • Progress reporting
  • Student empowerment
  • Issue resolution
  • Behavioral guidance
  • Recreational activity planning
  • Documentation ability
  • MS Office
  • Active listening
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Planning
  • Computer skills
  • Data management
  • Multitasking
  • Clerical
SPED Instructional Assistant, 08/2010 to 06/2021
Sioux City Community School DistrictSioux City, IA,
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student schedules to support teacher plans.
  • Tutored and supported students individually and in groups by reteaching and reviewing lesson concepts.
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to supervise, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Collaborated with teacher to devise and implement developmentally appropriate lessons aligning with school's philosophy and mission.
  • Distributed classroom materials and supplies such ````````````as pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Complied with instructor-developed IEPs and made informed recommendations for adjustments.
  • Arranged and led academic and study activities for students.
  • Leveraged evidence-based techniques to foster academic progress, social inclusion and critical thinking.
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies.
  • Evaluated individual student needs, including academic and social situations to address challenges and goals.
  • Organized classroom, placing books back on shelves and cleaned to keep areas well-maintained and organized.
  • Attended in-services, workshops and seminars.
  • Managed daily attendance and reported absences and tardies to the teacher for parental notification.
  • Assisted teacher in monitoring students' progress using antecedent data collection, frequency and by reviewing test scores and classwork.
  • Supervised 10 students on field trips by performing head counts and maintaining group proximity to account for all children in busy, public environments.
  • Used visuals, adapted works folders and repetition to assist students in learning foundational educational concepts.
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
  • Coached students on speech patterns using Augmentative/Alternative Communication methods.
  • Participated in week-long intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis.
  • Administered minor first aid to injured students and notified school nurse to render additional aid.
  • Worked with both groups and individuals to provide instruction in mathematics, reading, science and history.
Mental Health Day Support Specialist, 07/2006 to 10/2008
S&D Coffee & TeaToledo, OH,
  • Met with 4 clients weekly.
  • Adhered to HIPAA confidentiality requirements by safeguarding files.
  • Accurately documented all observations, interventions, and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Conducted 15-minute and unscheduled checks on patients, immediately responding to hazardous incidents or crises to maintain safe milieu.
  • Delivered seamless care, minimizing misuse and diversion through close collaboration with peers.
Camp Site Director.........................., 06/2004 to 08/2014
Charlottesville Department Of RecreationCity, STATE,
  • Maintained payroll data, attendance records and delivered materials to job site on time and in good condition.
  • Maintained daily communication with camp councilors, campers and parents to provided a friendly and safe environment.
  • Monitored councilors and campers to maintain high levels of quality and performance.
  • Retained records of supplies and money used to performed for each project and field trip
  • Complied with operational standards and OSHA regulations.
  • Supported staff with general office duties, which included correspondence, filing and creation of spreadsheets.
  • Modified plans in response to delays, bad weather or emergencies.
  • Coordinated schedules for trips, classes or workshops at camp site.
  • Created and planned daily and weekly activities.
  • Preformed staff reviews.
Group Leader, 08/2004 to 11/2015
C.L.A.S.S. After-School ProgramCity, STATE,
  • Assisted children in development of social, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Organized and planned age-appropriate lessons involving reading, crafts, music and movement.
  • Secured indoor and outdoor premises to protect children under care.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans based on ages and abilities of class children.
  • Helped prepare meals, snacks and refreshments for children and accounted for individual dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Discussed new developments, misbehavior and concerns with parents or guardians.
  • Used techniques such as positive reinforcement and behavior modeling to instill discipline in children.
  • Balanced schedules to provide optimal rest, play and educational periods.
  • Led children in tidying up, handwashing and toileting to teach responsibility.
  • Sanitized high-touch surfaces, including toys and tables to maintain clean, safe environment.
  • Enforced behavior expectations at all times.
  • Observed children for signs of illness, injury, emotional disturbance, learning disorders and speech problems.
  • Read stories to children and taught painting, drawing and crafts.
  • Planned and led games, reading and activities for groups of 18 children.
  • Handheld minor discipline problems using established policy and procedures.
  • Engaged sand interacted with students during free play and activity time.
  • Supervised areas to insure safety of children and property.
  • Preformed routine task such as; recording attendance, organizing games, guiding volunteers in appropriate activities, assisting with special events.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2004
Charlottesville High School - Charlottesville, VA
: General Studies, Expected in
Piedmont Community College - Charlottesville, VA,

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School Attended

  • Charlottesville High School
  • Piedmont Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • SPED Instructional Assistant
  • Mental Health Day Support Specialist
  • Camp Site Director..........................
  • Group Leader


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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