About Career Opportunities
and The Employment Process
If you have any questions regarding career opportunities and the employment process at SPH, we recommend you to view our FAQ right here
Who is SPH looking for?
For our teacher openings, we are looking for aspiring educators who are either single male or female, or married male.
What are the expectations of teachers and leaders at Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan (YPPH)?
There are two main areas of expectation.
The first expectation concerns Christian life and as His witness. The essential conditions of initial appointment and continuing employment at YPPH include:
- personal saving faith in Jesus Christ;
- an understanding and acceptance of the philosophy of Christian education as well as the beliefs and values as set out in this document;
- a lifestyle consistent with the beliefs and values set out in this document, and one that honors Jesus Christ as Lord; and
- an active fellowship with a Christian church in Indonesia.
The second expectation refers to professional qualifications. In order to be employed at YPPH, a teacher or leader must:
- possess teaching qualifications acceptable to the school (including a minimum Bachelor of Education or its equivalent);
- show evidence of ability to teach according to the school’s philosophy of education;
- demonstrate classroom competencies commensurate with training and experience; and possess leadership capabilities appropriate to the task(s).
What do we mean by Christian School?
Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan (YPPH) has a distinctive vision to educate its students with the goal of becoming significant leaders and people of influence within Indonesia and the world. It is also the school’s strong desire that students will be active disciples of Jesus Christ. To this effect, the school employs well-qualified teachers, preferably with proven experience. Teachers should also have a demonstrable Christian faith that dynamically guides their own lives and has a positive impact upon others.
I'm not sure what you mean by a demonstrable Christian faith - how does this show itself in a school?
The school is a Christian faith community. It is not enough for a teacher to “not object” to Christian faith, beliefs and principles. Every teacher must have active involvement and assist in building up the faith community. In practice, this means that:
- every teacher is involved in leading devotions with students;
- every teacher will be involved in the prayer life of the school, praying with, and for, students, families, colleagues and others;
- every teacher will be willing to participate in a small fellowship/care group involving mutual support, Bible Study and prayer; and every teacher will have any involvement with a Christian church community in Indonesia.
How does the Christian faith influence the curriculum?
The influence is both implicit and explicit. The purpose of education is to discover the truth and live appropriately in that truth. It is necessary to recognize that all things are created by God; that all things are to be done for His glory; that mankind has responsibility for caring for the world and all creation. The curriculum will open up these areas of truth. The teacher must believe that the Scriptures are an accurate account of what is true.
What values does SPH share?
The Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan (YPPH) community seeks to honor God by:
- giving first priority in life to the One True God revealed in the Bible as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
- not worshiping anything else including material good, popularity or power;
- not using language that is blasphemous or unclean; being just in all our dealings with other people; not discriminating or unfairly treating others because of race, beliefs, gender, disability or values;
- willing to work to provide for corresponding needs yet also setting apart time for God and relaxation;
- honoring parents and those in authority over us; respecting the sanctity of life in all situations; loving others as oneself and avoiding actions, words or attitudes that will deliberately hurt others;
- respecting the sanctity of marriage as a lifelong commitment, rejecting divorce as an option to solving marriage difficulties except as allowed by the Bible; ensuring that sexual relationship occurs only within a monogamous marriage, therefore abstaining from pre-marital sex, extramarital sex and homosexual activities;
- respecting the property and good name of others;
- speaking truthfully; not lying or spreading false or distorted information about others; and
- avoiding greed, lust, pornography, gluttony, addiction and drunkenness.
We recognize that the above statements pertain to Biblical expectations of righteousness. We also recognize the fallen nature of humanity. We further recognize that through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we may receive forgiveness for our sins and that our righteousness is in him. YPPH, therefore, seeks to be a redemptive community that continually points its members towards the grace of God.
Do I have to hold a particular denomination?
Our school community consists of teachers and staff of various Christian denominations.
Our common belief is in the supremacy and Lordship of Jesus Christ in salvation and life as addressed through an Evangelical, Reformed Statement of Faith. We expect our teachers to hold to these beliefs and line them out (see Statement of Faith)
Is YPPH one of these fundamentalist school organizations that place unfair restrictions on community members?
The school might be considered “fundamental” from the point of view of basic Christian truth. These statements are outlined in the document “Vision, Mission and Beliefs” and our Statement of Faith.
In our practices, we seek to be a community of grace; recognizing our need to rely daily upon the initiative of Jesus Christ by His Spirit leading us to depend on God the Father.
We also seek to be a community of grace where we are encouraged by one another to recognize our strengths and weaknesses and live in a spirit of harmony and cooperation.
Why are you providing this information?
We intend to have a community of teachers who enjoy what they do. We want to clearly set out what it means to teach in a Christian school such as ours so that you might determine whether our community is one where you will feel comfortable and thrive!
What if I have more questions?