EMPLOYMENT / CAREERS

  • High School Principal Southwest Chicago Christian Schools is accepting applications for the position of high school principal for the 2018-2019 school year.  Chicago Christian High School is located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago in Palos Heights IL, serving 340 students, and is celebrating its 100th anniversary in April 2018.  We are a vibrant high school community serving a diverse group of talented students.  The best candidates demonstrate successful educational leadership experience in a secondary setting, understand Professional Learning Communities, welcome innovation, possess a deep passion for Christian education , and are committed to a reformed perspective of education.  They exhibit a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ and embrace the school's vision statement - a Christ-centered learning community intent on the restoration of God's world.  State certification is preferred; a Master's degree is required.  The high school principal is responsible for the oversight of the entire high school program, including supervision of more than 40 full and part-time staff, serves on the senior leadership team and reports to the superintendent. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and statement of faith to Henry Doorn Jr., Superintendent at: Southwest Chicago Christian Schools 12001 S Oak Park Ave. Palos Heights IL 60463 or at hdoorn@swchristian.org.
  • Mission Advancement Administrative Assistant  Southwest Chicago Christian Schools is accepting applications for a Mission Advancement Administrative Assistant for the Association Office.  This person will assist the Director of Mission Advancement in organizing, overseeing, and implementing the mission advancement program of the school including event coordination, database management, communications and marketing, and fundraising.  This person will also act in an administrative capacity to assist the Director as well as the Superintendent.  The ideal candidate shall be energetic, self-motivated, able to work within a team and customer friendly.  This is a year-round position, and could be part-time (32 hours) or full-time.  Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and meet all criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Assoication.  Qualified candidates should submit an application and references to Jean Bergeson, Director of Mission Advancement, at jbergeson@swchristian.org.
  • Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach  Chicago Christian High school is seeking a head girls varsity basketball coach for the 2018-2019 season.  Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and meet all criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Assoication.  Qualified candidates should send resumes and introductory email to Mark Zylstra, CCHS Athletic Director, at mzylstra@swchristian.org.
  • Head Boys Varsity Golf Coach  Chicago Christian High School is seeking a head boys varsity golf coach for the fall of 2018.  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.

 

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

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