We're Hiring

Guidance Counselor

Calvary Chapel Academy

FLSA Status: Exempt (Full-Time)

Hours: 40

Reports to: CCA Principal, Head of School

We exist to glorify God by being a loving community where people are saved, set free, discipled, empowered, and sent out to fulfill their God-given calling.

Job Description

We exist to glorify God by being a loving community where people are saved, set free, discipled, empowered, and sent out to fulfill their God-given calling.

Job Requirements

The Guidance Counselor will work closely with the Upper School Principal, teachers, students, and families to create a dynamic biblically integrated environment that promotes excellence in academics and spiritual life.
Culture is a critical component. As an employee, we expect you to conduct yourself in a manner that reinforces the core values and mission of Calvary Chapel (Matthew 5:16)  
Implement the high school guidance curriculum
Integrate biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education throughout the curriculum and activities (Proverbs 3:5)
Provide individual counseling as well as small group and classroom guidance activities
Guide individuals and groups of students through the development of educational and career plans
Communicate and exchange information with parents via conferences and parent information nights
Consult with teachers, staff, and parents regarding development need of students
Coordinate and interpret standardized testing
Advise students in course selection
Refer students to appropriate program specialists or community agencies
Participate in, coordinate and conduct activities that contribute to the effective operation of the counseling program and school
Participate in and facilitate the counseling department agendas
Plan and evaluate the counseling program
Pursue continuous professional growth
Enable students to identify interests, values, and career options
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor (Colossians 3:23)

Required Skills

Master’s Degree in Counseling/school counseling or other related fields 
Successful classroom teaching for a minimum of three (3) years
Certification/License Requirement – ACSI Administrative Certificate
Extensive knowledge in the College Application Process
Knowledge of Florida D.O.E graduation requirements
Energetic, empathetic, and innovative approach to students
Ability to be flexible and resourceful
Desire to work with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and learning abilities
Familiarization with scholarship applications and Bright Futures requirements
Ability to use technology
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of high school students in a multicultural setting
Possess the knowledge and skills to develop positive interpersonal relationships
Good organization and management skills
Ability to meet individual student needs in the development of department goals
Desire to collaborate with colleagues

Other Qualifications

Have a conviction that God has called him/her to Christian school ministry
Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with conflict
Demonstrate, as evidence of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, 
self-control, perseverance and punctuality 
Shall notify the administration of any policy he/she is unable to support
Provide input and constructive recommendations for administrative and managerial functions in the school
Place his/her teaching ministry ahead of other jobs or volunteer activities
Sign and live by the school’s lifestyle statement as a condition for employment and continued employment with the school
Seek the counsel of an administrator, colleagues, and parents while maintaining a teachable attitude
Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth
Maintain a personal appearance that is a Christian role model of cleanliness, modesty, good taste, and agreement with school policy
A reflection of God’s love to colleagues and visitors through a servant heart and optimistic attitude 
Actively participate in a local Bible-believing church
A dependable team player who understands unity and works well with people 

OUR BELIEFS


One True and Living God
There is one true and living God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all equal in power and glory. This triune God created all things, upholds all things, and governs all things. God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and present everywhere. 1 John 5:7-8

The Bible
The Bible consists of the 66 books of the Old and New Testament. The Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. It is God's mind to us. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21

God the Father
God the Father is an infinite, personal Spirit perfect in every way: holiness, wisdom, power, and love. He hears and answers prayer and interacts with mankind. 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; James 1:17

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit - fully God and fully man. Born of a virgin, as predicted by Scripture, He lived a sinless life and performed miracles while on Earth. He accepted death on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins and was raised from the dead on the third day. He revealed himself to many before returning to Heaven as predicted in Scripture. We believe He will return to earth again. John 1:1; Romans 1:4; Colossians 1:15; Colossians 2:9, 1 Timothy 3:16; Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:8; 1 Timothy 2:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:16

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. We believe that at salvation the Holy Spirit regenerates and indwells and seals every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our comforter, helper, teacher, and guide. (1 Corinthians 12:13; Matthew 12:31; Ephesians 4:4-6; John 14:26) The Holy Spirit helps to conform us to the likeness of Christ. We also believe that the Holy Spirit empowers us to live as witnesses for Christ and that comes from an experience of the Holy Spirit coming upon a believer to empower them as we see in the book of Acts. That event of being filled or baptized in the Spirit needs to translate into a lifestyle of continuing to be filled, led, and empowered by the Holy Spirit as Paul teaches in Ephesians 5:18. 
We believe that all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to His church today just like they were in the Early Church. John 14:16-17; John 16:7-11; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 1:13-14; Acts 1:8; Titus 3:5-6; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; 1 Peter 4:10-11

Humanity
Our sin separates us from a Holy God. We all sin, both by nature and by choice. The only way we can have a relationship with God is by turning from our sin and accepting Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord. Romans 3:21-26

Water Baptism and Communion
We water baptize new believers and regularly take communion. These practices were instituted by Christ, taught by the apostles, and practiced by the early church. God's ordinances demonstrate our living faith and obedience to Christ. Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25

Marriage
We believe that God created mankind male and female. Men and women are both created in the image of God, and as such, they are equal in value, dignity, and worth, but different in function so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. Therefore, we perform marriages in accordance with the Bible consistent with the Old and New Testament precepts 1 Corinthians 7:1-3; Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6


If you are experiencing difficulty submitting your employment application, please contact Steve Slesinger by calling 321.952.9673 or emailing sslesinger@calvaryccm.com
We exist to glorify God by being a loving community where people are saved, set free, discipled, empowered, and sent out to fulfill their God-given calling.