Teacher Assistant

Job Description

The Teaching Assistant is a key member of the school staff and works together with other staff members to support the mission, vision and values of TDCA. He/She is responsible to assist TDCA teachers in the designated classrooms at

TDCA. The Teaching Assistant is committed to offering high-quality education for students while promoting the culture of TDCA and upholding the family partnership model. He/She creates an open and honest work environment that inspires professionalism and rewards creative, innovative teaching.



• Minimum 2 years tutoring or teaching experience preferred.

• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree at a college or university.

• CPR certification preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Teaching Assistant Responsibilities:

• Physical Environment: Assist teachers to incorporate creative displays in classroom that showcase student work. Ensure that physical space (classroom and playground) is clean and safe.

• Provide an attractive and welcoming space for students to learn in (ie. bulletin boards organized by subject area, clearly labeled areas for centers).

• Maintain spaces for students that encourage inquiry-based learning.

• Maintain a print-rich classroom environment.

• Perform basic office duties which include making copies & completing projects as designed by the classroom teacher.

• Teaching:

• Respond to students with love, kindness, and patience.

• Pray for students regularly.

• Assist teacher with classroom management.

• Work in small groups with students.

• Work 1:1 with students to foster and strengthen learning.

• Teach and implement Common Core & NGSS standards in a combo classroom under the guidance of the lead Classroom Teacher (if in an elementary classroom)

• Assist teacher in teaching Bible curriculum.

• Assess student learning and provide feedback regularly.

• Leading students in elective courses.

• Facilitating teacher appointed schedules for the classroom (ie. For younger students, this may include a “rest time” and various elective classes such as P.E., Art, or Dance).

• Community:

• Proactively involve students in opportunities to give back to the community.

• Encourage students to pray for the community and the world.

• Family Partnership:

• Uphold clear classroom expectations and encourage parent involvement in student learning.

• Operate in open communication with parents after working with students in the classroom.

• Listen to parent feedback to improve and enhance curriculum.

• Relay parent concerns and requests to Classroom Teacher.

• Ability to interact with families in a nurturing, compassionate, and sincere manner.

2. Team-Centered Responsibilities:

• Team leadership – Consult with Classroom Teacher and Principal to proactively address concerns as they arise.

• Practice open and brave communication with staff regularly through face-to-face, electronic and verbal communications.

• Fundraising: Support school fundraisers

• Marketing / Outreach: Continually promote TDCA as a high quality educational program.

• Secure campus by closing gate, setting up playgroup equipment & intaking students at drop-off.

3. Individual Responsibilities:

• Arrive on time for work and contact the administrative team when delayed.

• Be reliable in attendance and give ample notice for absences.

• Dress professionally and appropriately.

• Come to work with a positive attitude.

• Approach criticism with a learning attitude.

• Practice brave communication by speaking directly with people and avoiding gossip.

• Be flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of the school.

• Live a consecrated lifestyle of purity.

• Live a lifestyle of prayer with weekly time spent in prayer room (2 hrs/week)

• Demonstrate honesty, integrity and commitment to confidentiality.

• Show initiative in problem solving and be open to new ideas.

• Approach challenges with imagination and a sense of humor.

• Create a welcoming, positive environment school-wide by:

• Being actively engaged with children.

• Speaking to children at eye level.

• Being friendly, warm and affectionate.

• Using appropriate voice and tone.

• Encouraging children’s independence and self-help skills.

4. Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

• Assist in classrooms as needed.

• Able to lift up to 50 pounds.

• Able to walk, bend, stand, squat or sit on the floor (with children) throughout an 8-hour day.

• Able to walk up and down steps several times each day.

• Able to physically respond quickly in an emergency.

• Understand the risk of exposure to blood and bodily fluids and use universal precautions in such instances.

• Able to travel to various locations for field trips or outings. On these occasions, public transportation or other acceptable modes of transportation may be employed.

• Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record for past three years.


Thank you for your interest and excitement to work at TDCA.

Once we receive and review your application, a TDCA administrative personnel will contact you with the result.

For questions, please email admin@tdcapasadena.org