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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    • Strength Training & Health Teacher (High School) - Palos Heights

      Chicago Christian High School seeks a full-time high school Strength Training and Health Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  Chicago Christian High School is located in Palos Heights, IL, 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 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.

      In our classrooms we strive to push our students to think critically, ask deeper questions, and to have ownership of their own learning. We are not afraid to abandon the lesson plan to dive into an idea or expand on a question or revelation.  

      Strength Training Position Profile
      The preferred candidate will be able to:
      • Provide an appropriate academic challenge and demonstrate an ability to differentiate in the classroom to reach all students. 
      • Understand how to teach purposefully in an extended class period.
      • Provide a safe and encouraging environment in the weight room that helps all students achieve success. 
      • Design coherent, purposeful, and engaging curriculum that clearly aligns to standards.  
      • Use technology effectively and meaningfully in the classroom. 
      • Be able to incorporate a Standards Based Learning approach to grading. 
      • Have a desire to collaborate in a professional learning community.
      Courses to Teach: 
      • Strength I & II
      • Health & Fitness 
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    • Computer Tech Teacher (K-8) & Technician - Full Time

      Southwest Chicago Christian School is accepting applications for a full-time computer technology teacher/technician for the 2021/22 school year.  This position includes: 
      1. Teaching computers to Kindergarten through Middle School on our two Preschool-8th grade campuses in Oak Lawn and Tinley Park,
      2. Being a Level 1 Helpdesk Technician (involves assisting users with trouble tickets, basic PC/Windows/Apple OS troubleshooting, and assisting with basic network maintenance tasks), and
      3. Managing the social media sites and digital signage for the Oak Lawn and Tinley Park campuses. 
       Job training will be provided. The candidate will need to be available in the summer months to support the technology department. The teaching curriculum consists of digital citizenship, basic computer skills, typing, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite through class projects, class activities, games, and specifically, the Project Lead the Way curriculum in the middle school grade-levels. 
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    • Second Grade Teacher - Tinley Park

      The Tinley Park campus (PS-8th grade) of Southwest Chicago Christian Schools is accepting applications for a possible opening for a full-time 2nd grade classroom teacher.  SCCS is a Christ-centered learning community intent on restoring God’s world.  This position joins the 2nd grade team to participate in the practices of a professional learning community.  Ideal candidates are certified teachers who want to collaborate for standards-based, social-emotional, and spiritually-engaging learning.
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    • Extended Care Program Aide (PS-8)-Tinley Park

      Southwest Chicago Christian School in Tinley Park has openings for employment in our Extended Care Program beginning fall 2021.  Our Before School Program opens at 7am and goes until 8:10am.  The After School Program is open from 3:00pm until 6pm.  We are looking for someone to work before school from 6:50am until 8:30am and then after school from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.  These positions can be filled by someone who comes every day or by more people a few days a week.  You may apply for either one or both. 
      Before Care:  Includes greeting the students as they enter, playing with them and helping them with homework. 

      After Care:  Includes giving the students a snack, assisting them with homework, playing outside if weather permits, and generally supervising the students to keep them safe.

      If you have any interest in this opportunity, contact Mary Vos in the school office at 708-429-7171.  
    • Custodian - Oak Lawn - Full Time

      Southwest Chicago Christian School is accepting applications for a full-time custodian at our Oak Lawn campus.  We are looking for a responsible custodian to maintain and care for our Oak Lawn campus facility. The ideal candidate will be experienced in a custodian role focused on building upkeep, will have the physical endurance to cover a large space, and a keen eye for detail and diligence to perform the duties. They 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. This position includes benefits and pay is based on experience. The start date is August 2, 2021. 
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    • 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. 
    • Payroll & Benefits Specialist - Palos Heights

      The Southwest Chicago Christian School Association Office is hiring for a Payroll & Benefits Specialist.  The office is located at the Chicago Chrisitan High School campus in Palos Heights.  Under the supervision of the Business Manager, the Payroll & Benefits Specialist will ensure accurate processing and recording of the company’s payroll and benefits, provide timely and accurate financial information, and perform related work as required.
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    • 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.