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Guidance Counselor (NTCA)
Job Code:2018-ANTB2C-CG-009
Location:North Tampa Christian Academy
Department:N Tampa Christian Academy
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time


North Tampa Christian Academy is a new school campus on 43 acres with 4 learning communities serving students from early childhood through academy. This innovative school combines the advantages of Adventist education with the latest advances in facilities design, instructional practice, technology, and entrepreneurial leadership. It will open in the fall of 2018 with a vision for inspiring higher level learning for the families in the Greater Tampa area and for leading the transformation of Adventist education worldwide. Instructional practices include blended learning, competency-based grading, collaborative teaching, and project-based learning. More information can be found on our website at and on our Facebook page at

Job Summary:

The Guidance Counselor will provide guidance and support to all members of the school community to promote an atmosphere of emotional, social, and physical wellness. Utilizing both counseling and classroom teaching skill sets, the leader is expected to design and deliver culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs. The Guidance Counselor will also oversee college/career counseling and assist with our competency-based grading approach. A strong knowledge of technology tools for tracking individualized growth is preferred, along with a working understanding of the RenWeb platform. Applicants for this position should exhibit a love children and model Christ-like behavior and attitudes which will positively impact students in leading them to Christ. She/He must be a team player, creative, and able to deliver instruction to students on the indicated subjects or grade levels using a variety of teaching methods and activities. The selected employee will also be responsible for other school duties as may be assigned.

Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

Applicant must be a Seventh-day Adventist church member in good standing and possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. North American Division (Denominational) Teacher Certification is required if teaching and must be maintained. Successful experience is preferred. Must have a service-oriented attitude, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work with students and families of diverse backgrounds. Possessing competent technology skills using current educational software and hardware is essential. Additional traits should include organization, attention to detail, self-directed, and motivated. Absolute confidentiality is required. Curriculum familiarity, content knowledge, as well as proficient instructional delivery are crucial. Most importantly, the applicant must possess a love for God, a love for working with children, and a desire to see each child in Heaven.

Job Responsibilities:

The Guidance Counselor will work collaboratively with the Faculty and Administrators to develop and implement an outstanding counseling program. Responsibilities will include:

  • Promote the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy, ensuring that all subject matter is taught from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective based on curriculum guidelines and requirements of the North American Division, Southern Union Conference, and Florida Conference
  • If teaching, develop and submit weekly lesson plans to the principal, as required. Lesson plans are to include Objectives, Procedures, and Evaluation for each learning style. Must also demonstrate evidence of lesson/unit planning and preparation that honors individual diversity and builds upon prior knowledge
  • Establish a safe and inclusive environment where students feel comfortable taking risks through self-discovery, collaboration, and community engagement
  • Monitor students’ social, emotional, and behavioral progress
  • Assist with scheduling and developing Individualized Academic programs for all students through the use of competency-based grading and learning progressions
  • Design and implement college readiness and career counseling program
  • Meet with students individually and in group settings to provide direct services (support and guidance on child development issues and/or in times of crisis) and, if necessary, make recommendations for ongoing outside support services
  • Maintain a current database of mental health service providers and act as the liaison between the school and outside professional support
  • Meet with families and participate in family conferences, as needed
  • Coordinate and facilitate parent/guardian education programming
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and implement programs and curricula that integrate the school’s philosophy of Social-Emotional wellness
  • Maintain a high degree of visibility and accessibility throughout the campus
  • Attend faculty and team meetings
  • Maintain accurate and organized student class records (attendance, grades, etc.) on the school's Student Information System in compliance with administration
  • Communicate with parents regularly, keeping them well-informed
  • Pursue appropriate professional development