EMPLOYMENT / CAREERS

  • Middle School Math and Science Teacher  Southwest Chicago Christian School Tinley Park campus is seeking a self-motivated teacher for a Middle School Science and Math opening for the 2019/2020 school year.We seek individuals who are driven by excellence, care deeply about their students, and are willing to develop healthy, nurturing relationships. We are looking for candidates who are able to integrate their faith into the curriculum, provide appropriate academic challenge, demonstrate an ability to differentiate in the classroom and have a desire to collaborate in a professional learning community. 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 and have a valid teaching certificate. If interested, please fill out a Teacher Application form on our website (https://www.swchristian.org/new-website/EmploymentCareers) and submit it to principal Phil Siemer via e-mail at psiemer@swchristian.org.
  • Preschool Teacher  Southwest Chicago Christian School is seeking a preschool teacher for a morning preschool class at its Tinley Park campus. This class will meet all five morning of the week.  We seek individuals who are driven by excellence, care deeply about their students, and are willing to develop healthy, nurturing relationships.  We are looking for candidates who are able to integrate their faith into the curriculum, provide appropriate academic challenge, demonstrate an ability to differentiate in the classroom and have a desire to collaborate in a professional learning community.  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 and have a valid teaching certificate.  If you have a passion for Christian education, love working with children and have experience in early childhood education, please complete a Teacher Application form on our website using the following link www.swchristian.org/new-website/EmploymentCareers and submit it to principal Phil Siemer via e-mail at psiemer@swchristian.org.
  • Computer Teacher/Instructional Technology Coach Southwest Chicago Christian School is seeking a self-motivated individual for teaching computer classes to Kindergarten thru 8th grade students at our Oak Lawn campus as well as serving as an instructional Technology Coach, providing assistance to faculty members in integrating technology into classroom instruction.  This is a 75% position for the 2019-2020 school year.  We seek individuals who are driven by excellence, care deeply about their students, and are willing to develop healthy, nurturing relationships.  We are looking for candidates who are able to integrate their faith into the curriculum, provide appropriate academic challenge, demonstrate an ability to differentiate in the classroom and have a desire to collaborate in a professional learning community.  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 and have a valid teaching certificate.  If interested, please fill out a Teacher Application form on our website (https://www.swchristian.org/new-website/EmploymentCareers) and submit it to principal Nate Pettinga via e-mail at npettinga@swchristian.org.
  • 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 on our website (https://www.swchristian.org/new-website/EmploymentCareers) and submit it to choir director Maria Luttjeboer via e-mail at mluttjeboer@swchristian.org.
  • High School Academic Support Teacher  Southwest Chicago Christian School is seeking a high school academic support teacher for the 2019/2020 school year.  This is a 25% position for the 2019/2020 school year along with a maternity sub position (at 70%) from approximately November 1 up until Christmas break.  For the 2020/2021 school year, this position is slated to increase to a 75% position.  Applicant must have a heart for Christian education, be driven by excellence, care deeply about students, be willing to develop healthy nurturing relationships inside and outside the classroom and have certification in some area of special education.  Primary responsibility is to provide instruction and other related services to students in our Academic Support Center. Essential functions include: collaborating with classroom teachers; facilitating diagnostic assessment; writing, reviewing and revising 504 plans; tutoring individuals and small groups of students; administering and scoring academic tests; and communicating with parents regarding individual student progress.  If interested, please fill out a Teacher Application form on our website and submit it to principal Mike Drury via one of the following:  Mail to: Mr Mike Drury CCHS 12001 S Oak Park Ave Palos Heights IL 60463; Fax to Mike Drury at (708) 388-0154; or e-mail at mdrury@swchristian.org. 
  • Athletic Coaches Chicago Christian High School has the following open coaching poistions: Boys' Bowling Coach for winter 2019/2020; Girls' Track Head Coach for spring 2020; and Girls' Track Assistant Coach for sping 2020.  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 resume and brief introductory letter as well as at least one reference.
  • Assistant AD Internship: Chicago Christian High School is seeking a highly motivated, organized individual who would be interested in an Assistant Athletic Director Internship for the 2019-2020 school year. The internship will be about 10 hours per week and will include running the concession stand at home athletic events, assisting in home game management, and assisting the athletic director with administrative tasks. The candidate will be expected to email parents to get volunteers to staff the concession stand as well as stock the inventory and set up the concession stand at home events. A lot of this work can be done from home at flexible times, but the intern will be needed on campus from approximately 4-6 pm on home event days. This will be primarily Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays in the fall for volleyball and football games, and Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays in the winter for basketball games. Please email AD Mark Zylstra at mzylstra@swchristian.org if you are interested in this position. Please include resume and brief introductory letter as well as at least one reference.
  • Part-time Bus Drivers  Southwest Chicago Christian Schools Transportation Department seeks part time bus drivers for athletic and extra-curricular events as well as for route substitutes.  A valid CDL and bus permit is desirable although training is available.  Interested parties should contact Laura Conley, Transportation Coordinator, at (708) 636-8622.
  • Substitute Teachers  Southwest Chicago Christian Schools is seeking teachers to substitute at all three of our campuses: Oak Lawn campus, Preschool - 8th Grade; Tinley Park campus, Preschool - 8th Grade; and at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights.  Interested parties should complete a Substitute Teacher Application on our website and forward to Henry Doorn, Jr., Superintendent at hdoorn@swchristian.org.

 

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Our Mission

Southwest Chicago Christian School Association provides a high quality PreK-12 education program in the Reformed tradition which emphasizes the lordship of Jesus Christ over all of Life. It prepares students spiritually, socially, academically, and physically to serve society effectively and to glorify God by honoring Him in all aspects of Life.

Our Vision

A Christ-centered Learning Community Intent on Restoring God’s World.

What kind of teacher are we looking for?

Christ-centered – before going any further, we want to know if you are a Christian. Are you living for yourself, or have you surrendered to the Lordship of Christ? Are you a member of a church that adheres to Reformed Confessional Standards? Is your interest in this school stimulated by a prayerful seeking after God’s will? Will this be a calling or a job?

We are a Learning Community. All of our efforts are measured by student achievement and discipleship. We are guided by the four questions of a Learning Community: 

  • What will my students learn?
  • How will they show they have learned it?
  • What will I do if they are not learning it?
  • What will I do if they already know it?

We are Intent on Restoring God’s World – we are not just waiting for Christ’s return; we are not waiting until our students graduate; we are not waiting until things get better – as Christians, we are called to a ministry of reconciliation right now. Whether studying math or music, geography or psychology, our learning is guided by the tenets of Reformed Theology:

  • Creation – God created this world perfectly.
  • Fall – because of sin, all of creation is marred.
  • Redemption – God sent Christ to pay the penalty for sin and to redeem us.
  • Restoration – as we wait to be fully united with our Heavenly Father, He asks us to use our time on earth to love Him, to serve Him, and to make life better for others – those I can see, those far away, and those that have not been born yet.

From both research and observation, we know the single greatest contributing factor to an effective and growing school is an excellent faculty. The SCCS Administration and Board understand that mastery is a process, and it is our commitment to this community to recruit and retain teachers that are focused on growth. This rubric identifies the qualities of Master Teachers, Proficient Teachers, Beginning Teachers and teachers who do not meet the following standards:

  • Standard 1:      Instruction: Planning and Preparation for Learning
  • Standard 2:      Assessment of and for Learning
  • Standard 3:      The Learning Environment
  • Standard 4:      Professional Responsibilities
  • Standard 5:      Community Relations

In order to provide for faculty excellence, the administration will:

  • Choose new faculty carefully
  • Orient new faculty thoroughly
  • Evaluate all faculty regularly
  • Assist all faculty to grow professionally
  • Remunerate all faculty fairly
  • Support all faculty spiritually

Applications

Benefits Schedule

Faculty Salary Scale

Teacher Candidate Reference Form

Support Staff Reference Form

Non-Parent Volunteer Application

Teacher Aide Application

Enrichment Program Teacher Application

Teacher Application

Support Staff Application

Substitute Teacher Application