Upper School Counselor
Job Details

TCA was founded on the purpose of educating and developing the whole person for the glory of God, we integrate faith with learning because we believe God created us in His image to be lovers and learners of Him, of our neighbors and of all creation. Our students are challenged academically through rigorous curriculum in 21st century classrooms. We are dedicated to preparing our students to pursue higher education at the country’s most prestigious and challenging colleges and universities. Through a combination of called and caring teachers, low student turnover and active family involvement, the TCA experience is one of community. Families, faculty and students develop long-standing relationships built on a pursuit of excellence in every area and a shared commitment to Jesus Christ. 

Trinity Christian Academy is looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable employee to join our education community who meets the following criteria:

  • Has a desire to work in a private, independent, conservative, evangelical Christian college preparatory school
  • Is a committed Christian, active in your local church and growing in your personal walk with Christ
  • Has a passion for your areas of specialty, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
  • Has a personal lifestyle and character that are above reproach
  • Welcomes the opportunity to disciple and mentor students, helping develop godly character in their lives

Trinity Christian Academy is looking for a dedicated, caring and knowledgeable part-time or full-time Upper School Counselor for the 2021/22 school year. 

General Responsibilities

  • Advise and counsel high school students to fully develop each student's academic, personal and social abilities
  • Provide consultation to school administrators and parents regarding personal social and emotional needs of students
  • Refer and coordinate with behavioral health specialists
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive counseling program for high school students
  • Provide support for new and returning students
  • Provide preventive, remedial and crisis counseling as needed
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents and school administrators to discuss topics which may be sensitive
  • Help students understand and overcome social and/or behavioral problems
  • Work with students to develop skills of time management, organization and overall study habits
  • Collaborate with teachers, administrators and parents for students' success

Education, Experience and Qualifications 

  • Master's Degree in Counseling
  • 3-5 years' experience counseling high school students
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships with students

Physical, Mental and Environmental Requirements

  • Must be compassionate and patient
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with colleagues, students and parents, answering questions in a professional and friendly manner
  • Creates an atmosphere in which confidence, understanding, and respect result in building relationships

Job Details

Position:  Upper School Counselor

Department:   Upper School

Reports To:   Head of Upper School

Start Date:   August 6, 2021

Hours:   10 months Part-Time (20 hours per week); Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary:   Commensurate with experience

Benefits:   For Part-Time: dental, vision, employee wellness, tuition remission, sick and personal days. For Full-Time: health, life, dental and vision insurance, employer-funded retirement plan, 403b retirement plan, tuition remission, sick and personal days.

If you have applied for a position at TCA within the last 3 years, please contact Dina Brown and ask to have that application submitted for the new position that you are interested in. We encourage you to send a cover letter for the new position, as well as updated references and employment history, if applicable. Depending on the new position that you are applying for, we may have additional application questions that you will need to answer. If so, Dina will contact you.

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