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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    • Extended Care (PS-8) - Tinley Park

      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. 
    • Extended Care (PS-8) - Oak Lawn

      Southwest Chicago Christian School in Oak Lawn 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. Nate Pettinga via e-mail at npettinga@swchristian.org or contact the school office at 708-636-8550 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 Basketball Assistant Coach
      -Girls Track Assistant Coach
      -Boys Track Assistant Coach
    • 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.