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Unique Short-Hours ALT Positions in Susono, Shizuoka! (April 2021 Start)

Borderlink (株式会社ボーダーリンク)

Borderlink (株式会社ボーダーリンク)

Job ID
Susono, Shizuoka
Post date
Mar 12, 2021
Education / Teaching
Teacher, Instructor (ELT, Conversational English)
Work Type
Full Time / Entry Level
¥135,000 ~ ¥165,000 / Month


  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • 12 years of education where English was the medium of instruction (all subjects)
  • University graduate with bachelor’s degree or higher (any field)
  • Able to commit to a full year contract with minimal consecutive absences
  • Strong desire to work with young learners (15 years or lower)
  • Valid work visa (eligible to work in Japan; we are unable to accept Tourist/Temporary visas)
  • Visa sponsorship available


【Be an ALT in Shizuoka - the Home of Mount Fuji!】

We are now hiring for Assistant Language Teacher position in the city of Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture. Positions will begin very soon, so we highly encourage you to apply now to secure a spot!

Stretching from the Izu Peninsula to the area surrounding Lake Hamana, Shizuoka has everything: cities, forests, beaches, and mountains, including the greatest of them all, Mount Fuji. Our positions in the area are located in Susono City and offer a unique opportunity with shorter working hours per day, freeing up your afternoons. These positions are full-time and ideal for those seeking a consistent, stable schedule. Driving is required for these positions, but we are able to help if you do not currently own a vehicle. Please read on for more information!

【Position Details】
● Locations: Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture
● Contract Period: April 2021 to March 2022
● Contract Type: Full Time (Monthly salary with shorter hours)
● Level: Kindergarten
● Working Hours: Between 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
● Salary range: Between 135,000 to 165,000 yen /month

In addition to those stated at the top of this ad, successful candidates should have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as be highly motivated, outgoing/friendly, flexible with working conditions, and be in good health. Before applying, please be certain that you can commit to the entire length of the contract (until March 2022).

Successful candidates must have a TEFL/TESOL/equivalent teaching certificate OR have prior English teaching experience in Japan.

These positions require the ability to drive in Japan. Candidates must hold a valid Japanese Driver's License or International Driving Permit. Candidates who do not own a vehicle can lease a company car from us.

We provide initial training before you start and continuing training throughout the year. We also supply you with teaching materials and access to our library of educational resources (worksheets, flashcards, etc.) With all these tools in your kit, you’ll be able to build onto what you’ve learned elsewhere to become a highly-valued and experienced teacher.

Other benefits include:
● Visa assistance (where applicable)
● Help with relocation & finding housing
● Round-the-clock support
● Work regular school hours, allowing you to enjoy your evenings
● Free weekends and national holidays, plus school vacation periods
● ALTs will also be provided a yearly calendar to help manage their other commitments

【About Susono City (静岡県裾野市)】
Susono City is located in far eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Mount Ashitaka, and the Hakone Mountains. An industrial city with a scenic backdrop, the city produces everything from cars and camera parts to strawberries and pork. Local attractions include the Mt. Fuji Museum, Gurimpa amusement park, the Fujiyama Snow Resort Yeti ski resort, and the famous Fuji Safari Park, which allows visitors to see animals from their cars or up close at a petting zoo. The schedule of the Susono ALT position offers a great deal of freedom due to the shorter hours, so candidates are highly encouraged to pair it with additional afternoon/evening work. If you're looking for a different kind of ALT position a beautiful location, Susono is the place to go!

【About ALT Work】
As an ALT, you would be responsible for co-teaching with Japanese teachers, making activities and materials to facilitate English language instruction. You will also make the language “real” by interacting with students throughout the day to help them actively apply what they learn in class. The ideal candidate is flexible with their teaching style and wants to make a positive impact on the lives of the students. It’s perfect for those seeking a stable schedule and further experience in the classroom. ALTs will be provided a yearly calendar which will help manage their other commitments.

【Apply Now!】
We are accepting applications now! We conduct Skype interviews regularly throughout the week and on weekends, and welcome applicants from all over Japan. We’re waiting to hear from you, so please apply today! And thank you for your interest in working with Borderlink!

*Please note that as we receive a high number of applicants, only those who pass the initial screening will be contacted for an interview.

The above information is a public job ad. This job ad is neither an offer nor a contract.

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