EMPLOYMENT / CAREERS

  • Preschool Teacher  Southwest Chicago Christian School is accepting applications for a preschool teacher for our Tinley Park campus.  This is a 60% position to teach preschool in the morning five days per week.  The preschool program was launched last year and we are expanding the program in its second year.  Qualified candidates must be a committed Christian with a heart for Christian education, have a valid teaching certificate, possess an ability to recognize and adjust to varying student abilities and a desire to learn.  Interested candidates should fill out a Teacher Application form on our website and submit to principal Terry Huizenga via one of the following: mail to Ms Terry Huizenga SCCS 17171 S 84th Ave Tinley Park IL 60477; or by e-mail at thuizenga@swchristian.org.
  • High School Social Studies Teacher  Chicago Christian High School is seeking a full-time social studies teacher for the 2018-2019 school year, for a one-year contract.  Chicago Christian High School is located in Palos Heights IL, in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.  We seek individuals who are driven by excellence, care deeply about their students, and are willing to develop healthy, nurturing relationships in and outside the classroom.  This position primarily involves teaching regular and AP U.S. Government and Politics, Western Civilization and History of Chicago.  We are looking for candidates who will collaborate effectively and design instruction that is coherent, purposeful and engaging.  The preferred candidate will also have: an understanding of standards based grading, value student inquiry and academic challenge, demonstrated ability to differentiate in the classroom, passion to integrate social studies and Christianity in teaching approach, and a desire to collaborate in a professional learning community.  Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, meet all the criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association and have a valid teaching certificate.  Experience in a high school setting is preferred.  If interested, please send cover letter, resume and completed application to interim principal Mike Drury at mdrury@swchristian.org.  For an application, visit our website at https://www.swchristian.org/new-website/EmploymentCareers
  • Choir Accompanist  Chicago Christian High School is seeking applications for a part-time choir accompanist for its two high school choirs.  This position requires an accomplished pianist and is for approximately two hours for 3- 4 mornings per week during the school year along with playing for several evening concerts per year.  Applicants 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 send cover letter, resume and completed Support Staff Application to choir director Maria Luttjeboer at mluttjeboer@swchristian.org.  For an application, visit our website at https://www.swchristian.org/new-website/EmploymentCareers
  • T.R.I.P Coordinator  Southwest Chicago Christian School is accepting applications to serve as T.R.I.P. (Tuition Rebate Incentive Program) Coordinator.  This person functions as an independent contractor (not as an employee) setting their own schedule and hours to manage the T.R.I.P. program.  Compensation is also paid out of the T.R.I.P. program finances.  The Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the program which include:  annual registration; preparation of family statements twice a year; correspondence with merchants, brokers, and participating families; attending New Parents’ Dinner and open houses; and VOICE and annual report articles.  Weekly functions include, but are not limited to:  processing and placing weekly orders; weekly banking; auditing incoming gift cards/certificates; placing orders for direct purchases; picking up direct purchases; filling orders and delivering to three campuses for distribution; weekly bookkeeping; weekly emails/updates; and web site maintenance.  Candidates must be detail oriented, organized, and proficient in Excel.  Employment applications can be downloaded at www.swchristian.org.  Please submit resume and Support Staff Application to Beth Goodfellow, SCCS, 12001 S. Oak Park Ave., Palos Heights, IL  60463 or email to bgoodfellow@swchristian.org.  Questions regarding the T.R.I.P. Coordinator responsibilities can be directed to Beth Goodfellow at bgoodfellow@swchristian.org.
  • Athletic Coaches  Chicago Christian High School is seeking the following coaches: Girls Competitive Cheer Head Coach for the winter of 2018; Boys Volleyball Varsity Assistant Coach and Boys Volleyball JV Head Coach, both for the spring of 2019. Applicants 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.  Qualified candidates should send resumes and introductory email to Mark Zylstra, CCHS Athletic Director, at mzylstra@swchristian.org.
  • 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 Marty Kuipers, Driver 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, 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