GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Decatur Heritage Christian Academy is seeking a full-time Guidance Counselor. Candidates must demonstrate a mature commitment to Christ, have a passion for students and the ability to partner with parents supporting the social, emotional, and/or academic needs of their children.


The preferred Guidance Counselor candidate will:

  • Embody empathy for a diverse range of students and families

  • Excel at written and verbal communication

  • Have experience counseling students and families within educational settings

  • Help students through the process of course registration and develop a four-year plan

  • Participate in establishing effective learning plans for students requiring academic interventions and support.

  • Have working knowledge of the college admissions process and be able to advise students as they apply to a variety of colleges

  • Have experience facilitating and interpreting testing in a school environment, including PSAT, SAT/ACT and AP exams.

  • Have the ability to work as a team developing department goals and objectives, scheduling on-campus events, and collaborating with teachers and administrators in the best interest of students


DHCA is a growing Christian school filled with talented teachers and staff serving 335 students in grades K-12. It is a school characterized by a loving community of families, academic and athletic accomplishment, and a tangible enthusiasm about the continued success and burgeoning growth of the school. Located in beautiful north Alabama along the Tennessee River, Decatur is a family friendly community located 25 minutes from Huntsville, the largest city in the state and within a day's trip to major hub cities in the south and southeast. Rated as one of the nation’s fastest growing areas and lowest costs of living, Decatur is rich with opportunity and blessed with a high quality of life.


Decatur Heritage Christian Academy is a school committed to the glory of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. By providing an excellent education established in biblical truth, DHCA equips students with a Christian worldview enabling them to impact their communities in service and leadership to the glory of our God and good of mankind.

Qualifications:

  • A clear testimony of a personal saving relationship with Jesus Christ

  • A faithful member/attendee of a church whose beliefs align with the school's Statement of Faith

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; highly preferred to be in counseling.

  • Strong professional or collegiate references

  • Counseling certification and previous experience in a school setting strongly preferred

If you have further questions, please contact Steve Hall, Head of School (shall@dhca.org)