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Lower School Teaching Assistant

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Job Title: Lower School Teaching Assistant

Department: Lower School

Reports to: Director of Lower School

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Hourly, Part Time Monday – Friday, 10 month position

Location: 100% on campus

Hourly Range: $20.00 /hour – $32.00/hr

Chandler School is an independent K-8 school located in Pasadena, CA, with an enrollment of 450. Founded in 1950, Chandler School abides by its mission to provide each student with the highest quality and most academically challenging education in a nurturing, balanced and diverse environment.

We take pride in our thriving community with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We learn and grow from one another and respect each others’ creativity and knowledge to promote a nurturing and healthy workplace.

Primary Responsibilities: As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting the social, emotional, and academic development of our students through direct and indirect services. You will work closely with both classroom and specialist teachers, assisting in the implementation of instructional activities. The ideal candidate for this position is highly attuned to the unique needs of each learner and thrives in dynamic and ever-changing situations. Your primary responsibilities will include supporting classroom management, facilitating lesson implementation, and supervising students during lunch and recess. Additionally, you will guide young students as they engage in activities and play. Teaching assistants report to the Lower School Director. Hours: 7:30 am – 12:15 pm Monday-Friday.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing instructional support, especially during math and language arts instruction, at the direction of the classroom teachers.
  • Working with students in small and large groups as part of differentiated instruction.
  • Supervising children at play, promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive environment.
  • Promoting students’ social-emotional learning and development.
  • Maintaining a focus on observing students closely.
  • Communicating and collaborating with faculty and staff, sharing insights into student learning and behaviors.
  • Providing occasional coverage for classroom and specialist teachers, as needed.
    Attending monthly teaching assistant meetings during the school day.

Supervision of students:

Chandler School is committed to providing students with multiple opportunities to engage in physical activity and play each day. Upon hire, teaching assistants are assigned lunch and recess supervision duties. Teaching assistants also monitor student transitions between classroom spaces. When supervising students during these times, employees are expected to:

  • Avoid anything that might distract them from engaging in careful observation.
  • Spread out from other adults supervising recess and PE.
  • Model Chandler’s Pillars of Character.
  • Support students as needed with problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Enforce all school rules and policies to promote positive discipline.
  • Help students maintain facilities and play equipment.
  • Report any behavior concerns and/or injuries to the classroom teacher, lower school director, and any other relevant personnel.

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Effective organizational skills, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skill.
  • Patience, energy, and physical stamina.
  • Knowledge of technology resources in education.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Works in a classroom and outside environment.
  • Regularly sit, walk, talk, hear.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and experience working with children between the ages of five and eleven in a school setting is preferred.
  • Any combination of education and training, as well as work experience, that equips the individual with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Visit Chandler’s website at www.chandlerschool.org.



To apply for this job email your details to lreardon@chandlerschool.org

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