EMPLOYMENT / CAREERS

  • Part-time bus drivers  The 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.
  • 4th Grade Teacher Southwest Chicago Christian School is seeking a self-motivated, highly qualified, experienced 4th grade teacher for its Oak Lawn campus for the 2017/2018 school year.  Applicant must have a valid teaching certificate, a heart for Christian education, an ability to recognize and adjust to varying abilities of students, an ability to collaborate with others and a desire to learn.  If interested, please fill out a Teacher Application form on our website and submit it to principal Nate Pettinga via one of the following:  Mail to: Mr Nate Pettinga SCCS 10110 Central Ave Oak Lawn IL 60453; Fax to Nate Pettinga at (708) 636-0175; or e-mail to Nate Pettinga at npettinga@swchristian.org.
  • High School Math Teacher  Southwest Chicago Christian School is seeking a full-time high school math teacher for the 2017/2018 school year. Chicago Christian High School is located in Palos Heights, 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 regular and honors levels of Algebra II and Pre-Calculus. We are looking for candidates who will collaborate effectively and design instruction that is coherent, purposeful, and engaging.  The preferred candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to differentiate in the classroom; value student inquiry and academic challenge; have an understanding of problem based learning; and a desire to collaborate in a professional learning community. 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 and have a valid teaching certificate. Experience in a high school setting is preferred.  If interested, please  fill out a Teacher Application form on our website and submit it to principal Sue Tameling via one of the following:  Mail to: Ms Sue Tameling CCHS 12001 S Oak Park Ave Palos Heights IL 60463; Fax to Sue Tameling at (708) 388-0154; or e-mail to Sue Tameling at stameling@swchristian.org. 
  • High School Spanish Language/Possible ELL Teacher  Southwest Chicago Christian Schools' high school campus Chicago Christian High School is seeking a full-time high school Spanish teacher for the 2017/2018 school year. Chicago Christian High School is located in Palos Heights, on 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 Spanish, but may also involve teaching one ELL class. We are looking for candidates who will collaborate effectively and design instruction that is coherent, purposeful, and engaging.  The preferred candidate will also have: value student inquiry and academic challenge; demonstrated ability to differentiate in the classroom; passion to integrate the Spanish language and culture 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 and 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  fill out a Teacher Application form on our website and submit it to principal Sue Tameling via one of the following:  Mail to: Ms Sue Tameling CCHS 12001 S Oak Park Ave Palos Heights IL 60463; Fax to Sue Tameling at (708) 388-0154; or e-mail to Sue Tameling at stameling@swchristian.org.
  • Grade 4-8 Academic Resource Teacher Southwest Chicago Christian School - Oak Lawn campus is seeking a qualified part-time academic resource teacher for the 2017/2018 school year. The Oak Lawn campus is located in Oak Lawn, in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. This position is 50% and will be for grades 4-8. Applicant must have a valid teaching certificate, heart for Christian education, ability to meet the needs of students, collaborate well with others, and passion for learning. If interested, please fill out a Teacher Application form on our website and submit it to principal Nate Pettinga via one of the following:  Mail to: Mr Nate Pettinga SCCS 10110 Central Ave Oak Lawn IL 60453; Fax to Nate Pettinga at (708) 636-0175; or e-mail to Nate Pettinga at npettinga@swchristian.org.
  •  Part-time After School Care Position Southwest Chicago Christian School - Oak Lawn campus is seeking part-time candidates for their after school care program for the 2017/2018 school year. The Oak Lawn campus is located in Oak Lawn, in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. This position will be 5-10 hours per week beginning August 23, will be during the times after school from 3-6 pm, and will be paid hourly based on experience. Applicants must have a heart for children, desire to learn, and collaborate well with others.  If interested, please fill out a Support Staff form on our website and submit it to principal Nate Pettinga via one of the following:  Mail to: Mr Nate Pettinga SCCS 10110 Central Ave Oak Lawn IL 60453; Fax to Nate Pettinga at (708) 636-0175; or e-mail to Nate Pettinga at npettinga@swchristian.org
  • Part-time Summer Worker Southwest Chicago Christian School - Oak Lawn campus is seeking part-time candidate for a Summer Worker to begin on June 5. The Oak Lawn campus is located in Oak Lawn, in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. This position will be 15-20 hours per week, offer flexible schedule, and will be paid hourly based on experience. Applicants must have a desire to learn, work hard, and collaborate well with others.  If interested, please fill out a Support Staff form on our website and submit it to principal Nate Pettinga via one of the following:  Mail to: Mr Nate Pettinga SCCS 10110 Central Ave Oak Lawn IL 60453; Fax to Nate Pettinga at (708) 636-0175; or e-mail to Nate Pettinga at npettinga@swchristian.org.

 

Profile of a Teacher

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

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