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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    • Academic Support Teacher (High School) - Palos Heights

      Chicago Christian High School is seeking a full time High School Academic Support teacher for the 2021/2022 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.

      The ideal candidate will be able to:
      • Collaborate with classroom teachers and advocate for students when needed.
      • Facilitate diagnostic assessments. 
      • Write, review and revise accommodation plans. 
      • Tutor individuals and small groups of students in a wide variety of content.
      • Administer and score academic tests. 
      • Communicate with parents regarding individual student progress. 
      • Effectively lead small group pull out sessions and feel comfortable in a co-teaching environment.  
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    • Business Teacher (High School) - Palos Heights

      Chicago Christian High School seeks a full-time high school Business Teacher for the 2021-2022 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.

      In our classrooms we strive to push our students to think critically, to 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.  

      Business 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.
      • 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: 
      • Economics (Personal Finance) 
      • Intro to Business 
      • Principles of Marketing 
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Accounting 
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    • Spanish Teacher (High School) - Palos Heights

      Chicago Christian High School seeks a full-time high school Spanish Teacher for the 2021-2022 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.

      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. 

       
       
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    • Academic Support Teacher (PS-8) - Tinley Park

      Southwest Chicago Christian School in Tinley Park is accepting applications for a full-time position in our Academic Support Center for the 2021/22 school year.  This position joins the student support services team to provide English and Math instruction so that students are able to reach grade-level standards, using the following curricula: Touch Math, Math U See, Read Naturally, and Wilson Reading.  Ideal candidates are certified Special Education teachers who want to collaborate for standards-based, social-emotional, and spiritually-engaging learning. ASC teachers also administer other assessments like the Kauffman Test of Educational Achievement (K-TEA), WADE, Conners, and the Woodcock Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities.  This is a full-time position, but SCCS will consider a part-time contract for one year, moving to a full-time contract the following year, in order for the right candidate to pursue additional certifications.
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    • Computer/Tech Teacher (K-5th Grade) - Tinley Park

      Southwest Chicago Christian School in Tinley Park is accepting applications for a part-time computer/technology teacher.  This position includes teaching computers to kindergarten through 5th grade.  The curriculum consists of digital citizenship, basic computer skills, typing, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite through class projects, class activities, and games.  SCCS is a Christ-centered learning community intent on restoring God’s world, and teachers 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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    • Spanish Teacher (K-8) - Oak Lawn and Tinley Park

      Southwest Chicago Christian School (SCCS) is accepting applications for a part-time K-8 Spanish teacher.  This is an 85% position (potential for full time within a few years) that will teach students at both our Oak Lawn and Tinley Park elementary campuses. SCCS is a Christ-centered learning community intent on restoring God’s world.  SCCS teachers 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.  SCCS faculty model the characteristics of professional excellence outlined on the Employment page of the school website.
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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.