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Reports to Director of Academics

Job Overview

To provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program designed to address the social, emotional, educational and occupational needs of all students; and, to guide and counsel individuals and groups of students through the development of educational and career plans.

About Grace Christian School

Located in Sanford, NC, Grace Christian School offers accredited K-12 private Christian education. Our mission is to equip students from a Christian worldview to reach their God-given potential through excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts and technology. Our faculty and staff have been hand-selected for their outstanding qualifications, commitment to education, and love for Jesus Christ. It is our desire to guide each student in the development of Christ-like character and life goals that are pleasing to God.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Seek to role model in attitude, speech, and action a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Work individually and with small groups for Social Emotional Learning, and facilitate problem-solving skills/conflict resolution in line with Christian faith and morals.
  • Serve as liaison between parent, teachers, learning specialists, outside professionals and administration as needed, regarding strategies to assist students and in the utilization of school and community resources
  • Provide staff with essential information to better understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) affecting a student’s performance and behavior.
  • Provide emergency consultation as needed, especially during a crisis.
  • Provide crisis intervention and behavior management.
  • Work with students on education/vocational post-secondary planning.
  • Assist students filling out application forms for school, financial aid and jobs.
  • Send out applications, transcripts and recommendations to schools and agencies.
  • In September and January, review the records of all seniors to check their progress in meeting graduation requirements; and meet with any students who may have difficulty meeting graduation requirements and write letters in conjunction with the Upper School Principal, to parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding any such problems.
  • Coordinate and set up visits of representatives from colleges, technical schools, the military services and private training facilities.
  • Call and write schools to set up visitation appointments and testing for students.
  • Shall provide information on career areas and schools and administer and interpret interest tests.
  • Oversee the Dual Enrollment Program at GCS to include communication with participating colleges and student enrollment assistance.
  • Perform any and all other duties prescribed by the administration.

Qualifications

  • Committed Christ-follower
  • Master’s Degree in School Counseling or related field
  • ACSI certification in School Counseling preferred
  • Experience with students who present with behavioral difficulties or developmental challenges
  • Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in the face of competing demands and external pressures
  • Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues and community members
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, writing, communication and organizational skills

How to Apply

  1. Submit a GCS Employment Application
  2. Email your resume and cover letter to myresume@gracechristiansanford.com

 

DISCLAIMER: The statements of the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this category. The description does not contain an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and other requirements necessary of employees to perform in this position.

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