Working at HD

Join our Team

Imagine this for a moment: You are working at a high school whose staff cares deeply about their students’ learning and their students’ faith and character development; a school where staff work to orchestrate exceptional learning experiences and where student work makes the world a better place; a school whose graduates enter the world motivated to make a positive impact and have been challenged to live out their true potential. If this exercise in imagination gets you excited, read on!

Hamilton District Christian High has been a thriving learning community in the Hamilton area for 60 years. We are an independent, faith-based school that believes educating teenagers involves more than passing on information. An HDCH education is like no other; exceptional teachers investing in students makes all the difference to student engagement. We want to see our students grow in competence and character, develop creativity and reflection, and critique and create culture in all of their classes and extracurricular pursuits.

We invest heavily in our school culture. Come walk through our halls and experience it for yourself. Our school climate is rooted in building positive relationships with students. Our staff hold high expectations and provide high support for all students, journeying the high school years with them. Just ask our students – our teachers are not only highly knowledgeable in their fields of study, but also work hard to support each student and meet individual learning needs.

We approach classroom teaching through Project Based Learning. Students are given meaningful tasks, engage in ongoing inquiry involving experts, apply their learning to real-world situations, and use their learning and projects to improve and bless the greater Hamilton area and beyond. Because our learning is so closely connected to our community, we do a lot of field trips and frequently host visiting experts in many different subject areas. On top of these academic field trips, Hamilton District Christian High also has a variety of sports teams and student clubs that encourage our students and teachers to be out of the building and in the community.

Please note that HDCH is committed to fair and accessible employment practices; accommodations will be made available to applicants as required during recruitment and hiring. 

Who we are Looking for
You love teenagers. You have an active Christian faith. You have a passion for excellent education. You are creative, flexible, and a team player. You have your OCT certification and are eager to use it. You are familiar with and have evidence of Project Based Learning, or you are excited to learn about it. You value positive relationships over power-based compliance.

This is where you come in!

Current Opportunities:

Math LTO

Hamilton District Christian High (HDCH) is in search of a part-time long-term occasional contract for one Math course for May and June 2018. This course runs afternoons on an alternating schedule, Monday through Friday.

HDCH is designed around four principles: Christ-Centered Learning, Unified Learning Mission, Relevance to Teenagers, and Healthy Interpersonal Relationships. If you are excited by these principles and are willing to cultivate your character through learning for a life of service to God, then we invite you to apply.

Successful applicants must be able to articulate, demonstrate and provide evidence of the following:

  • a desire to teach in a Christ-centred environment
  • competence in teaching Math

Please upload your resume and cover letter at this link.

If you have any questions, please email Vice-Principal Christy Bloemendal

Physical Education Teacher LTO

We are looking to hire exceptional teachers in a variety of subject areas for September 2018, and have a particular opening for a long-term occasional contract for a Physical Education teacher.

How can you join us, you ask?
Upload your resume, cover letter and an additional document indicating how your Christian faith forms your perspective on Education here. Please include a minimum of two references we have your permission to contact.

Supply Educational Assistant

Successful applicants will be able to provide evidence and demonstrate understanding in writing of:

  • a desire to provide education support in a Christ-centred environment
  • an understanding of the role of an EA in the Christian High School
  • the responsibility of an EA in the Christian High School classroom

Please upload your resume and cover, including written evidence of the aforementioned competencies, via this link.

If you have any questions, contact Vice-Principal Christy Bloemendal

Supply Teacher

Come join our team as an occasional teacher. We are looking to add to our ‘regulars’ who are working as occasional teachers and are a highly valued and integral part of our staff team.

Our occasional teachers cover between one to four lines of class a day – we aim to give you as full a day as possible. Occasional teachers are provided with lesson plans and deliver them, providing differentiated support as necessary. Occasional teachers are compensated $50 per line, so leave with up to $200 for the day, along with the knowledge that you’ve made a difference in the lives of many teenagers.

How can you join us, you ask?
Upload your resume, cover letter and an additional document indicating how your Christian faith forms your perspective on Education here. Please include a minimum of two references we have your permission to contact.

We will be adding to our team on an ongoing basis. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.