Employment

Growing to Meet our Students' Needs

Southwest Chicago Christian Schools and Chicago Christian High School seek to hire individuals that have a passion for Christ, a passion to work with youth and children, and a passion to be an active and vital member of our community.  

Please go to our About Page to learn more about our Vision, Faith and Philosopy to determine if you would feel at home in our community.

To apply for a position, follow the instruction included in the position description.  See also the Resources listed on this page for applications and more.
 


Characteristics of Faculty Excellence

A SCCS Faculty/Staff Member is:
 
  • A Follower of Christ - Celebrates the centrality of Christ, committed to and formed by God’s Word, fostering the gifts of the Holy Spirit in self and in each child, living out His calling, building community, and living out the hope we have in Christ.
  • A Seeker of Knowledge-Engages in continuous learning, possessing a passion to understand and empathize, researching/implementing innovative and developmentally appropriate practices, asking questions, embracing mistakes, and collaborating with others.
  • A Pursuer of Justice - Commits to reach across boundaries of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and politics by fostering relationships, acting in love, and working to bring God’s kingdom to our communities both locally and globally.
  • An Architect of Intentional Instruction -  Plans with backwards design, crafting engaging lessons, responding to students needs with differentiation and care, and focusing narrowly on learning targets and standards.
  • A Practitioner of Professionalism - Demonstrates personal responsibility, accountability, a willingness to seek out collaboration and mentoring, and high standards in relation to others in the school community. 
SCCS and CCHS have a number of openings for the 2020-21 school year due in large part to faculty retirements, growth in enrollment, and expansion of academic and social support as part of our strategic plan.

Employment Opportunities

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  • Elementary Instructional Aide Part Time - Oak Lawn

    The part-time elementary instructional aide will walk alongside our faculty in providing a Christ-centered learning community that is intent on restoring God’s world. They are a constant source of support and encouragement to teachers, students , and parents. The elementary instructional aide assists the teacher with instructional and non-instructional activities necessary for the implementation of a functional class environment that enhances student learning and achievement. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited institution and related experience working in an educational setting preferredThis is an hourly position.

    Please email Principal Nate Pettinga at npettinga@swchristian.org for more information and/or send cover letter/resume and a Teacher Aide Application located on our website to apply.
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  • Extended Care Part Time - Oak Lawn

    The Oak Lawn campus is seeking a qualified individual with a love for the Lord and a desire to work with children in our Extended Care Program. The Extended Care Program opens at 7am and goes until 8:10am before school and then is open from 3:10pm until 6pm after school. We are looking to this position to work before school from 6:50 until 8:25 and/or after school from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.  Those hired do not need to work every day. Related experience working in an educational setting with children preferredThis is an hourly position.
     
    Please email Principal Nate Pettinga at npettinga@swchristian.org for more information and/or send cover letter/resume and a Support Staff Application located on our website to apply.
     
     
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  • Extended Care Part Time - Tinley Park

    The Tinley Park campus has several openings for employment in the Extended Care Program for the fall.  Our Before School Program opens at 7am and goes until 8:10am.  The After School Program is open from 3:10pm until 6pm.  We are looking to fill multiple positions to work before school from 6:50 until 8:25 and/or after school from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.  Those hired do not need to work every day. 
     
     
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  • Preschool Instructional Aide Part Time - Oak Lawn

    The Oak Lawn campus is seeking a qualified individual with a love for the Lord and a desire to work with children in a preschool classroom setting.  The part-time preschool instructional aide will walk alongside our faculty in providing a Christ-centered learning community that is intent on restoring God’s world. They are a constant source of support and encouragement to teachers, students , and parents. The preschool instructional aide assists the Preschool teacher with instructional and non-instructional activities necessary for the implementation of a functional class environment that enhances student learning and achievement.

    Associates or Bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited institution and related experience working in a child-centered educational setting preferred. This is an hourly position.
     
    Please email Principal Nate Pettinga at npettinga@swchristian.org for more information and/or send cover letter/resume and  a Teacher Aide  Application located on our website to apply.
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  • High School Academic Support Center Teacher

    Chicago Christian High School is seeking to add a full time High School Academic Support teacher for the 2020/2021 school year. We seek individuals who are driven by excellence and care deeply about their students. Being a part of the CCHS faculty means to strive to reach all students and to understand the importance of building strong and authentic relationships with them. CCHS faculty members work well within a team and understand that the success of a school rests on the dedication and hard work of the staff.
     
    At CCHS we understand that students come to school with a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities and interests. It is the job of the CCHS faculty to work with each student and get to know him or her in a way that would not only best support their learning, but also provide guidance and wisdom when it is needed.
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  • Choir Accompanist

    Southwest Chicago Christian School is seeking an accompanist for our two high school choirs (including Concerts, Choir Show and Fine Arts performances) as well as playing for concert performances for our two middle school choirs.  The two high school choirs meet on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and will entail approximately two hours each morning.  Performances of high school and middle school choirs, as well as Choir Show and Fine Arts, are scheduled throughout the year.  Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and meet all the criterion for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association.  If interested, please fill out a Support Staff Application form at the bottom of this page and submit it to choir director Maria Luttjeboer via e-mail at mluttjeboer@swchristian.org
  • Athletic Coaches

    Chicago Christian High School has the following open coaching positions: 

    • Girls Tennis Assistant
    • Boys Soccer Assistant
    Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ and meet all the qualifications for employment at SCCS.  Please email AD Mark Zylstra at mzylstra@swchristian.org if you are interested in any of these coaching positions. Please include a resume and brief introductory letter as well as at least one reference.
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  • Bus Drivers

    Our Transportation Department seeks drivers for regular morning and afternoon route, in addition to athletic and extra-curricular events.  A valid CDL and bus permit is desirable , but we are willing to train!  Pay ranges from $15 to $17 per hour.  Interested parties should contact Laura Conley, Transportation Coordinator, at 708.636.8622 or LConley@swchristian.org.
  • Substitute Teachers

    We are seeking teachers to substitute at all three of our campuses:  
    • Oak Lawn (Preschool through 8th grade)
    • Tinley Park (Preschool through 8th grade)
    • Palos Heights (High School)
    Interested parties should complete a Substitute Teacher Application and forward it to Henry Doorn, Jr., Superintendent, at HDoorn@swchristian.org