sped paraprofessional resume example with 2+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Coordinated and diligent activity coordinator skilled in student behavior management and redirection. Supports faculty and classroom needs with proactive and diligent approach. Passionate about helping students and offering proven skills developed over 5 years of related experience. Proficient in school standards and strategies to optimize learning for special needs as well as regular students. Capable LifeGuard and Swim Instructor familiar with functions related to lifeguard responsibilities. Intensive training in water rescue and safety regulations. Strong CPR and AED skills. First AId Certified.

  • Problem-Solving
  • Flexibility
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Classroom support
  • Educational assistance
  • Special education
  • Schedule Management
  • Student progress reporting
  • Summer camp counselor
  • Client Support
  • Lifeguard Operations
  • Pool operations
  • Public safety
  • Communications
  • Help desk support
  • Mac systems
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social development and integration
  • Interdisciplinary team collaboration
  • Activity Planning
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Child development
  • Problem Resolution
  • Effective problem-solver
  • Training and development
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Organization
  • Technical writing
  • Windows proficient
  • Process Improvement
Maryvale High School Phoenix, AZ Expected in 05/2014 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Maricopa Community Colleges - Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ Expected in 05/2014 Associate of Arts : General Studies - GPA :
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Expected in Bachelor of Science : Criminology And Criminal Justice - GPA :

Currently Developing

Work History
Kipp Houston Public Schools - SpEd Paraprofessional
Austin, TX, 02/2019 - Current
  • Organized classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Assisted and mentored students in groups of up to 5 by reviewing lesson teachings and modified curriculum for each individual child.
  • Oversaw groups of up to 12 students at school and off-site locations, maintaining optimal safety and security.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Kept classrooms clean, neat and properly sanitized for student health and classroom efficiency.
  • Performed special tasks such as guiding their hands, reading for them, and sitting next to and verbally communicate instructions in specific tasks to help students with special needs learn and grow.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Instructed small groups of students in basic concepts such as alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
Penn State University - Swim Instructor
University Park, PA, 05/2020 - 07/2020
  • Taught students pool and water safety guidelines.
  • Reminded students to practice swimming strokes to develop their skills and improve technique.
  • Helped students adjust to pool and unfamiliar surroundings, resulting in better results during individual and group lessons.
  • Reiterated water safety practices and lifesaving measures, including grabbing the wall and alerting instructor of problems at every class to prevent accidents.
  • Tracked students' progress and gave constructive feedback for skills requiring improvement.
  • Explained and demonstrated all swimming strokes before students tried it themselves, to exhibiting proper technique and positioning in water.
  • Garnered valuable swim instruction to patrons of various ages to build confidence, strength, and skills in positive learning environment.
  • Share tips with patrons on swimming techniques and strength training.
  • Made sure every patron and student was safe at all times, felt included, and had fun while learning.
  • Used pre-determined swim lessons guidelines tested to be effective to have an organized and productive lesson.
Ymca Of Dane County - LifeGuard
Sun Prairie, WI, 07/2019 - 07/2020
  • Detailed factors such as weather, incidents and aid rendered in daily reports to management.
  • Learned and maintained proficiency in first responder skills such as First Aid and CPR to offer individuals in distress optimal support.
  • Met regulatory compliance for staff members and led safety training to enhance lifesaving skills.
  • Maintained rescue equipment in peak condition by conducting inspections and completing basic repairs.
  • Observed recreational users to detect safety concerns and prevent ongoing violations.
  • Prevented falls near and into pool by calmly reminding patrons to exercise caution around edges.
  • Inspected pool every 30 minute shift change and skimmed obstacles, including toys, trash and swimming equipment that could hinder line of sight.
  • Completed basic maintenance and repairs to keep pools functioning properly.
  • Checked water readings every hour to keep chemicals at safe levels and avoid potential illnesses among patrons.
  • Solved Patron problems by using effective communication skills to prevent escalating verbal issues and communicated to supervisor issues reported to prevent future incidents.
  • Met regulatory compliance for staff members and led safety training to enhance lifesaving skills.
Isaac School District #5 - Paraprofessional Educator
City, STATE, 08/2018 - 02/2020
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Created lesson materials, visuals and digital presentations to supplement lesson plans.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent issues.
  • Handed out classroom materials, like pencils, folders and weekly assignments .
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
  • Modified pace for each child learning ability to ensure no child lagged behind or lost his or her way in learning new skill in their education plan.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Maryvale High School
  • Maricopa Community Colleges - Glendale Community College
  • Arizona State University

Job Titles Held:

  • SpEd Paraprofessional
  • Swim Instructor
  • LifeGuard
  • Paraprofessional Educator


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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