Chandler School

Chandler School is an independent K-8 school located in Pasadena, CA, with an enrollment of 445. 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 other’s creativity and knowledge to promote a nurturing and healthy workplace.
Part-time lower school teaching assistants play a vital role in the Chandler School community in grades kindergarten through fifth grades. The purpose of the Lower School Teaching Assistant Program is first and foremost to support the mission of Chandler School. The priority for all assistants is to do what is best for student learning, development, and safety. Teaching assistants report to the Lower School Director. Hours: 7:30 am – 12:15 pm Monday-Friday.
Responsibilities for Assistants include, but are not limited to:

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.
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.
Follow and enforce established COVID safety protocols.
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.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Works in a classroom and outside environment.

May work at a desk and computer for extended periods.

Education and Experience

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and experience working with children is preferred.

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Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $20.00 per hour

Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:Chandler School follows all state and city COVID protocols as required. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated including a booster. Reasonable accommodations will be taken into consideration in accordance with federal and state law.
Ability to commute/relocate:

Pasadena, CA 91103: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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