Employment

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

SCCS faculty model the following characteristics:

  • 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. 
  • An Infuser of Inspiration - Enthusiastic to share and challenge students, inspiring them to be active in the learning process and be able to apply what they learn to create a lasting impact for God's kingdom.
  • An Engager of Parents/Guardians - Communicates effectively with parents to share positive encouragement as well as issues of concern, portraying a partnership in education and actively including and inviting parents to be a part of the learning community. 

    Employment Opportunities

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    • Maternity Leave - 1st Grade Teacher, Tinley Park Campus

      The Tinley Park campus is seeking a qualified individual with a love for the Lord and a desire to work with children in a 1st grade classroom setting starting April 18, 2022.

      We seek individuals who are driven by excellence and care deeply about their students. Being a part of the SCCS faculty means striving to reach all students and understanding the importance of building strong and authentic relationships with them. SCCS 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.

      Associates or Bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited institution and related experience working in a child-centered educational setting preferred.
       
      Please email Principal Phil Siemer at psiemer@swchristian.org for more information and/or send cover letter/resume and a Support Staff Application.
    • Maternity Leave - Full Time Academic Support Teacher, CCHS Palos Heights Campus

      Chicago Christian High School is seeking a full-time Maternity Leave Substitute Academic Support Teacher starting in Late Winter / Early Spring of 2022. Chicago Christian High School is located in Palos Heights, in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

      We seek individuals who are driven by excellence and care deeply about their students. Being a part of the CCHS faculty means striving to reach all students and understanding 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 them 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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    • Part-time Preschool Instructional Aide, Oak Lawn Campus

      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. Approximately 20-25 hours per week.
       
      Please email Principal Nate Pettinga at npettinga@swchristian.org for more information and/or send cover letter/resume and a Support Staff Application.
    • Extended Care (PS-8) - Tinley Park Campus

      Southwest Chicago Christian School in Tinley Park is seeking an individual to work part-time, 6-10 hours per week, in our Extended Care Program that is offered before and after school for students in grades preschool through 8th grade. Preferred applicants will have experience working with children.  Must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and meet all the criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association.  If interested, please fill out a Support Staff Application form on our website at www.swchristian.org and submit it to Principal Mr. Phil Siemer via e-mail at psiemer@swchristian.org or contact the school office at 708-429-7171 for more information.
    • High School Coaching Opportunities

      Chicago Christian High School is seeking to hire the following coaches for the 2021-2022 season. Christian coaches with experience and excellent knowledge of the sport should send a resume and brief letter of introduction to AD Mark Zylstra at mzylstra@swchristian.org

      -Girls Track Assistant Coach
      -Boys Track Assistant Coach
      -JV Boys Volleyball Coach
      -Varsity Boys Volleyball Assistant
    • 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
    • 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.