SouthLake Christian Academy proactively maintains a roster of candidates for teaching and administrative staff openings and, therefore, welcomes and will reply to all applications for employment.
SouthLake Christian Academy is hiring qualified substitute teachers for grades JK-12. If you have teaching experience or experience working with students and would like to pursue this opportunity, please fill out the online application.
SouthLake Christian Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory serving students in grades JK-12. SouthLake is located near Lake Norman in Huntersville, which is a suburb north of Charlotte, NC.
- Assistant Pastor/Director of Spiritual Life
- Substitute Teachers K-12 All Subjects
- Afterschool Care Assistants
- School Counselor/Case Manager
Secondarily Supervised by:
· Head of School for duties as Academy Spiritual Life Director
· Upper School Head for Academy teaching responsibilities
The individual holding this position may be called upon to perform any of the duties of a Minister of the Gospel as those duties are assigned by the Senior Pastor. In addition, and in collaboration with the Head of School, he will strive to ensure that SouthLake Christian Academy fulfills its Christian mission to educate and discipline students “in all aspects of God’s reality.” He will provide leadership and oversight of spiritual life programming in the Academy and take care to maintain Biblical integration and consistency with the Westminster Standards in all areas of instruction. He will ensure that students are exposed to the gospel and help them learn values, skills, and behaviors that reflect the teachings of Christ. His pastoral care should extend to all members of the SouthLake community, including both church and Academy.
· M.Div. or MA in Theology or Biblical Studies, or advanced degree in a related field
· Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (or ordainable as such)
· 3-5 years of ministry experience in a church or educational environment
· Vibrant personal faith and active involvement in a local church
· Enthusiastic commitment to the mission of Christian education
· Unwavering support for the SouthLake Christian Academy Statement of Faith
· Teaching experience preferred
· Preaches and conducts church worship services as assigned by the Senior Pastor
· Provides pastoral care for the church congregation in coordination with the Senior Pastor and ruling elders
· Teaches as assigned in any of the discipling ministries of the church
· Promotes and models evangelistic outreach as is becoming a Minister of the Gospel
· Assists the SLCA Bible Department in developing curriculum and teaching Bible systematically, ensuring content is consistent with the Westminster Standards.
· In consultation with the Head of School and Division Heads, plans, coordinates and/or conducts weekly chapel services.
· Oversees and serves as an advisor for school worship teams, working with the Director of Fine Arts to identify and mentor qualified student leaders
· Supports and develops opportunities for students in all grades to engage in missions and service locally, nationally, and internationally when appropriate
· Provides leadership and oversight for student spiritual life organizations
· Assists with planning and execution of annual spiritual life events such as retreats, Missions Week, service projects, and the senior mission trip
· Conducts or otherwise provides for weekly faculty devotions and other opportunities to foster spiritual growth and professional development among the Academy faculty and staff
· Provides appropriate support for the Upper School Head, Dean of Students, and teachers dealing with student conduct and spiritual and mental health issues
· Maintains effective communication with teachers and administrators to assess spiritual climate of the Academy and provide resources to address emerging spiritual needs
· Works collaboratively with the Senior Pastor and elders of SouthLake Presbyterian Church to identify Academy needs, ministry possibilities, and partnership opportunities
· Teaches Bible, speaks to large groups, and preaches at chapel on a regular basis
· Other responsibilities as assigned
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
· Sit, stand, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or walk for extended periods of time
· Lift and move up to 20 pounds
· Frequently move to multiple campus buildings and travel off campus
· Exhibit dexterity sufficient to operate a computer with or without visual aids
· Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels
· Speak in audible tones to be understood clearly in classrooms or amplified large group settings
We are currently hiring for two Afterschool Care Assistants.
Reports to: Afterschool Care Supervisor
- The candidate should be able to work well with others in a collaborative setting.
- The candidate should have an understanding of Christian Education.
- The candidate will supervise the activities of children such as arts and crafts, sports, music and dance.
- The candidate must be able to understand and adhere to appropriate health, safety and security protocols related to small children in group settings.
• Head of School
• Secondary reporting to Lower, Middle, or Upper School Heads
• Master’s Degree in school counseling or related degree from an accredited college or university
• 2 years of experience as a school counselor, social worker, or case manager
• Current first aid CPR certification, or can be earned on the job
• Vibrant personal faith and active involvement in a local church
• Enthusiastic commitment to the mission of Christian education
• Unwavering support for the SouthLake Christian Academy Statement of Faith
• Knowledge of age-appropriate and biblically-integrated counseling techniques for pre-K-12 students
• Knowledge of crisis prevention and intervention techniques for students who have experienced
trauma, loss, or abuse
• Ability to analyze educational data and recommend appropriate interventions
• Knowledge of state and national laws, regulations, and policies related to school counseling
functions in a private school setting
• Understanding of a case management approach to working with students at risk, referring families
to off-campus resources as appropriate
• Knowledge of and respect for consent, confidentiality, and professional boundaries
• Ability to engage in oral and written communication that is clear, succinct, and professional
• Provide counseling to individuals and groups related to academic success, spiritual growth,
relational skills, and other appropriate student issues
• Provide crisis intervention and follow-up for students in situations involving anxiety, depression,
suicidal ideation, health concerns, substance abuse, and child abuse
• Serve as the school’s case manager, the point person who coordinates efforts to provide for the
needs of students with issues that impact learning
• Provide input evaluating the school’s academic policies related to grades, testing, attendance,
conduct, and academic integrity
• Serve as a resource for parents, teachers, and administrators regarding student support
• Confer with teachers to provide needed interventions for academic or behavioral accommodations
or instructional modifications
• Assist with special projects as needed including assessment, accreditation, curriculum mapping, and
compliance with government regulations
• Maintain student counseling records with the highest standards of confidentiality
• Other duties as assigned
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
• Sit, stand, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or walk for extended periods of time
• Lift and move up to 20 pounds
• Frequently move to multiple campus buildings and travel off campus when needed
• Exhibit dexterity sufficient to operate a computer with or without visual aids
• Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels
• Speak in audible tones to be understood clearly in classrooms or amplified large group settings