How to Enquire / Employment Openings

How to Enquire:
Employment enquiries can be made to

Employment Openings:
Openings will be posted as they become available, with the majority of postings happening between early March through August each year.

Health Office Attendant

JOB TITLE: Health Office Attendant

Department: Administration
Reports To: Administrative Assistant
Job Posting Date: 11-01-2018
Job Start Date: 1-07-2019


  • BA/BS degree preferred
  • Experience of 3-5 years preferred
  • Test for tuberculosis not more than one year prior to or seven days after employment
  • Documentation of a Department of Justice criminal record clearance or exemption as required by law
  • Certified in CPR & First Aid
  • Mandarin and English fluency preferable

(Other duties may be assigned)

First Aid and Emergencies:
  • Administers general first aid for injuries or illness to students in need during regular office hours. Contacts guardians when appropriate.
  • Oversees completion of Student Accident Reports.
  • Maintains First Aid Supplies.
  • Coordinates medical/first aid training for all campus personnel.
  • Maintains first aid emergency backpacks for each classroom, MPB, Reception, Maintenance, Transportation Vehicles, Head of School, Assistant Head, Lower School Director, and Business Office.
  • Maintains complete and accurate emergency release authorization information of students.
  • Coordinates faculty and staff TB testing when required.
  • Coordinates lice checks.
Health Records:
  • Performs data entry into Magnus Health and distributes digital and paper forms for parents to update prior to school.
  • Maintains all the Health Records of all current students in accordance with laws of the State of California. File reports required by law.
  • Schedules check-ups and manages any contagious conditions that are presented during the school year in accordance with the laws of the State of California and Head of School.
  • Collects all required health information for new student files.
  • Collects proof of immunization records as required by State of California, Department of Public Health.
  • Keeps current files on any medications kept by the Health Office. Administers all medication according to doctor’s script.
Lost and Found – Articles:
  • Manages the Lost and Found items.
  • Maintains the lending uniform storage.
  • Donates items not claimed.
Field Trip Coordination:
  • Processes Field Trip Permission Forms.
  • Arranges for transportation for field trips and other events as requested.
General Administration Support:
  • Provides maintenance of forms.
  • Assists in summer mailings, maintenance of records, and other general tasks.
  • Acts as a backup for reception and supports transportation process.
  • Creates new folders for incoming students.


Employee Qualities:

Clairbourn seeks individuals who support our tradition of strong academics in a context of ethical and spiritual values including honesty, respect, responsibility, spirituality, and citizenship.

Hourly Wage:
Hourly wage is commensurate with skills and experience with a generous benefit package including health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits. This is an 11 month position. The position is available in January.

Application Process:
Submit letter of interest, resume, and letters of recommendation to the Assistant Head of School, via email at

About Clairbourn School:
Clairbourn School is a coeducational, private school for students in preschool through middle school (JPK-8th) that has continuously served the greater Pasadena area since 1926. We are known for excellent academics, our welcoming community, our attractive campus, and a strong record of sending graduates to top area high schools.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Clairbourn School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Clairbourn is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in school operations. Clairbourn prohibits unlawful discrimination against any job applicant, employee or unpaid intern by any employee of the School, including supervisors and coworkers.

New Head of School Announcement - February 2018

February 6, 2018

Dear Clairbourn Community:

After an extensive nationwide Head of School search, it is my honor to announce that the Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Amy Patzlaff to become our next Head of School, effective July 1, 2018. 

Dr. Patzlaff was chosen from a national pool of impressive candidates after a very thorough search process. This unanimous appointment was the result of united and enthusiastic support from the Head Search Committee. In Dr. Patzlaff, we have found a passionate, enthusiastic, and dynamic leader to build upon the thirty-nine years of Dr. Nafie’s inspiring headship.

We are grateful for Dr. Patzlaff’s longstanding and continued commitment to Clairbourn, and for her willingness to work closely with the Board, the administration and staff to guarantee a seamless transition for our community. Thanks to Dr. Patzlaff’s steadfast service to Clairbourn over the past 24 years, we are able to offer her the opportunity to assume her new role from a position of great strength and positive momentum.
Dr. Patzlaff has been an experienced educator for 24 years.  She has eight years of experience teaching at the elementary level as well as serving as Department Chair. She served as Middle School Director for twelve years.  She has served as Assistant Head of School since 2014, and recently as Head of School in the absence of Dr. Nafie.  She has a strong background in curriculum development and academic principles, as well as understanding the importance of fund raising and sound budgeting. 

Dr. Patzlaff has a Doctorate of Education in organizational leadership, a Master of Science in leadership and management, a Master of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in education and history.  As well as participating in Clairbourn's accreditation process, she has served on accreditation teams evaluating other independent schools, which speaks to her understanding of the needs of an independent school education.  She has conducted original research to determine factors influencing enrollment decisions.

In selecting Dr. Patzlaff as our next Head of School, we were impressed by her desire to advance the school's mission and were impressed by her goals for the future.  She has said that her goal is to "honor the traditions of excellence and values of Clairbourn while leading the school into a new era of growth."
The Board of Trustees extends deep appreciation to the Search Committee, whose commitment to and enthusiasm for our School are compelling and contagious; we owe them a debt of gratitude. In addition, we thank the many members of our community — faculty, parents, and alumni — who participated in this process. That involvement made a world of difference and was an outstanding testament to our strong and vibrant community. 

As the search process now officially and happily concludes, the most important work remains. Over the next many months, and during the first year of Dr. Patzlaff’s tenure, the Board will have much to do to ensure a smooth leadership transition and a warm welcome to Dr. Patzlaff’s new role as Head of School. We are in the process of putting together a Transition Committee who will lead the effort to assist Dr. Patzlaff as she guides the school into its next chapter.
We look forward to welcoming Dr. Amy Patzlaff to perpetuating Dr. Nafie’s legacy and to embracing the exciting work still ahead as we continue to meet the needs of our students today, while also ensuring they will enter the world well prepared to serve and lead throughout their lives. The Board of Trustees is looking forward to making changes that will move us forward, while preserving the traditions and culture that we all love.

Margaret Breazeal
Chair, Board of Trustees

Come Visit Us!

Clairbourn School is a coeducational, private school for students in preschool through middle school (JPK-Grade 8) that has continuously served the greater Pasadena area since 1926. We are known for excellent academics, our welcoming community, our attractive campus, and a strong record of sending graduates to top area high schools.
Private School Education for Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School, & Middle School Grades - Serving Families in the Pasadena Area and Surrounding Cities
Clairbourn is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. (K-12 Private Schools)