Valley Christian Schools - New Teacher Application
Valley Christian Schools is an urban, multicultural, PreK-12 network of Christian Schools in the Mahoning Valley, Youngstown, Ohio. Valley Christian Schools is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancED (North Central Association). Valley Christian Schools is a highly selective employer, seeking candidates who are academically, professionally, and spiritually qualified to align with our mission to "transform lives through Christian education".

Please complete the following application in its totality. Thank you for your interest.

I. APPLICANT INFORMATION AND ADDRESS
First Name
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Last Name
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Email
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Address, City, State, and ZIP:
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Telephone Number:
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II. DESIRED POSITION
Desired Position
How did you hear about this position?
III. QUALIFICATIONS
Highest Degree Earned
Institution
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Graduation Year
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Cumulative GPA
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Total Graduate Level Credit Hours
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Honors and Awards
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Current ODE Licensure and Endorsement
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Do you hold current certification with the Association of Christian Schools International?
Have you completed a course in the Philosophy of Christian Education?
List your most recent professional development courses, CEUs, seminars, and LPDC activities:
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Please articulate your Philosophy of Christian Education:
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Describe the results of your last performance review, observation report, or student teaching evaluation:
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IV. CHRISTIAN FAITH
Valley Christian Schools Statement of Faith (NEA Statement of Faith)
"We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ."

Will you respect the statement of faith of Valley Christian Schools?
If you disagree with any of the above statements, please share your perspective below:
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Denominational Preference:
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Local Church Membership:
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Member in Good Standing?
Are you actively involved in church activities? If so, how do you serve your church and community?
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How do you intend to share your faith on a daily basis as a teacher at Valley Christian Schools?
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How does your faith inform your perspective on your subject-area specialization?
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Are you able to intentionally assist students with the integration of faith and learning?
V. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Please start with your most current or most recent employer and work backwards for the past ten years.
Recent college graduates, please list only your two most recent employers.
Employer #1:
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Dates of Employment:
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Job Title:
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Supervisor:
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Employer #2:
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Dates of Employment:
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Job Title:
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Supervisor:
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Have you served in the United States Armed Forces?
Are you holding or have signed a contract with another educational institution?
VI. PERSONAL REFERENCES
Do not list family members or relatives as references. Provide three references are qualified to speak to
your spiritual experience as a Christian and to your personal character and integrity. List your pastor first.
Reference #1:
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Position and Organization:
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Email Address:
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Telephone Number:
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Reference #2:
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Position and Organization:
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Email Address:
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Telephone Number:
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Reference #3:
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Position and Organization:
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Email Address:
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Telephone Number:
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VII. The Seven Cs of Serving at Valley Christian Schools
Teaching positions at Valley Christian Schools are highly selective. All applicants must fulfill seven expectations, known as the "Seven Cs", in order to be considered for employment. While some expectations listed below ask for redundant information from the preceeding pages, please complete the following seven expectations.
CHRIST: Describe your personal Christian faith and how it will inform your ability to reach and teach students from various backgrounds.
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CHARACTER: What does it mean to be a person of integrity? How do you demonstrate that you are a person of high moral character?
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CERTIFICATION: How are you certified to teach the grade level and subject for which you are applying?
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COMPETENCE: If you are certified, how can you demonstrate that you are a competent teacher? How do you know that your teaching leads to learning? Do you adhere to state standards?
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CALLING: Are you called to serve at an urban, multi-cultural, socioeconomically diverse school? How do you see VCS as part of your personal mission and calling as an educator?
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CULTURE: Are you willing to adapt to the culture of VCS? The culture is one of redemption, mercy and the raising of academic achievement among diverse populations of students.
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COMMITMENT: Are you committed to serve Christ at VCS? Will you commit to at least a 5-year term?
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VIII. APPLICANT'S CERTIFICATION AND AGREEMENT
"I understand that Valley Christian Schools does not discriminate in its employment practices against any person because of race, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, or qualified disability.

I hereby certify that the facts set forth in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that falsification of any statement or a significant omission of fact may prevent me from being hired, or if hired, may subject me to immediate dismissal regardless of the time elapsed before discovery. If I am released under these circumstances, I further understand and agree that I may be paid and receive benefits only through the day of release.

I authorize Valley Christian Schools to thoroughly interview the primary references which I have listed, any secondary references mentioned through interviews with primary references, or other individuals who know me and have knowledge regarding my testimony and work record. I also authorize the school to thoroughly investigate my work records and evaluations, my educational preparation, and other matters related to my suitability fo the position.

I authorize references and my former employers to disclose to the school any and all employment records, performance reviews, letters, reports, and other information related to my life and employment, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure. In addition, I hereby release from the school, my former employers, references, and all other parties from any and all claims, demands, or liabilties arising out of or in any way related to such investigation or disclosure. I waive the right to ever personally view any references given to the school.

Since I will be working with children, I understand that I must submit to a fingerprint check by the FBI and BCI and possibly other federal and state authorities. I agree to fully cooperate in providing and recording as many sets of my fingerprints as are necessary for such an investigation. I authorize the school to conduct a criminal records check. I understand and agree that any offer of employment I receive from the school is conditional upon receipt of background information, including criminal information. The school may refuse employment or terminate conditional employment if the school deems any background information unfavorable or that could reflect adversely on the school or on me as a Christian role model.

I understand that this is only an appliation for employment and that no employment contract is being offered at this time.

I certify that I have carefully read and do understand the above statements."

All information in the application is complete and accurate, to the best of my knowledge.
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I will email or postal mail photocopies of all transcripts, certifications, and licenses.
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I will email or postal mail a copy of my curriculum vitae or résumé.
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I have completed the required FBI/BCI fingerprinting and background checks.
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