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 Academic Support Teacher/Coordinator of Special Needs   Southwest Chicago Christian School is seeking a high school academic support teacher/coordinator of special needs for the 2017/2018 school year.  Applicant must have a heart for Christian education, be driven by excellence, care deeply about students and be willing to develop healthy nurturing relationships inside and outside the classroom.  This is an 80% position and requires 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.  The potential for a full-time position exists if the applicant is able to teach upper level high school math courses (Honors Geometry, Pre-Calculus, FST).  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 Social Studies Teacher   Southwest Chicago Christian School is seeking a full-time high school social studies teacher for the 2017/2018 school year.  Applicant must be driven by excellence, care deeply about students and be willing to develop healthy nurturing relationships inside and outside the classroom.  Primary teaching responsibilities involve regular and A/P/Honors levels of social studies, including government and psychology.  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; have demonstrated ability to differentiate in the classroom; have passion to integrate social studies and Christianity in teaching approach; and have a desire to collaborate in a professional learning community.  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.

 

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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

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