Middle School Guidance Counselor

The Position:

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is seeking a Middle School Guidance Counselor. This position guides middle school students and their families through decisions upon which the student’s current and future academic success hinges, and in particular, provides information and counseling to families new to CVCA’s academic protocols and community expectations.

This is a full-time position, and it reports directly to the Middle School Principal.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Helps onboard new sixth through ninth-grade students to the curricular and cultural expectations of CVCA.
  • Creates and makes necessary adjustments to middle school students’ academic schedules.
  • When appropriate, advises middle school students struggling with challenging academic expectations or relational roadblocks toward peers, coaches, and teachers about how to best adapt, communicate effectively, and take responsibility for one’s choices in each of these contexts.
  • Coaches parents of middle schoolers through basic questions related to CVCA’s academic expectations, dress for school, how to navigate community protocols for communication, travel to school events (sports venues or field trips), and any other relevant questions pertinent to the student’s success as a part of the CVCA community.
  • Corresponds with the Director of Academic Success and the Middle School Principal to better coach students with exceptional academic, emotional, or behavioral support needs toward holistic success at CVCA.
  • Reaches out to follow up with families new to CVCA to ensure a meaningful and positive transition into the CVCA community at the employee’s discretion throughout the school year.
  • Other duties as assigned

What we are looking for:

  • Proficient in programs such as FACTS/Renweb and Google
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of CVCA’s and Ohio’s academic expectations for middle school students
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Patient
  • Kind

What you need:

  • Post Secondary Associate’s degree or higher
  • Three (3) years of related experience

What you can expect:

  • A focused effort to impact others and make a difference in their lives for Jesus Christ
  • A Christ-honoring and collaborative work environment
  • An excellent workplace/facility to work in
  • Fair and just compensation
  • Generous paid time off benefits
  • Health care, school-funded health savings account, vision, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and 401k plan

How to apply:

Please apply by submitting a cover letter, your resume, and the CVCA Application to  HR@cvcaroyals.org

To complete the Digital Application:

  1.  Open the CVCA Employment Application pdf.
  2.  Complete the Application online.
  3.  Save your changes.
  4.  Download the completed Application to your desktop.
  5.  Email your completed CVCA Employment Application pdf and all other required documents to HR@cvcaroyals.org.
  6. Send your references to CVCA’s Employment Opportunities page to complete your Reference Forms.

About CVCA:

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, founded in 1968, is a private, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian middle and high school that seeks to Educate and Cultivate Servants for Christ. Students meet rigorous admissions standards both academically and spiritually. CVCA’s 1,050+ students, of whom 20% represent minority populations, come from an eight-county area. Our facilities include a 177,000-square-foot building with state-of-the-art technology, seven science labs, 31,000 square-foot fieldhouse and competition gymnasium, a 600-seat chapel/auditorium, and 70 acres of sports facilities, including a turf stadium and all-weather track. CVCA is fully committed to maintaining an ethnically/culturally diverse faculty and student body within a biblical community.