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Full-Time ALT Positions in Jōsō City, Ibaraki! (Starting April 2021)

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
Jōsō City, Ibaraki
Post date
Mar 11, 2021
Education / Teaching
Teacher, Instructor (ELT, Conversational English)
Work Type
Full Time / Entry Level
¥215,000 ~ ¥233,000 / 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


【Come Teach in Ibaraki - An Adventure Just North of Tokyo!】

We are now hiring for Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) positions in the city of Jōsō, Ibaraki Prefecture! Positions are starting very soon, so we highly recommend applying as soon as possible to secure work in a great part of Japan!

Ibaraki prefecture is home to several large cities, numerous famous mountains and Japan's second-largest lake. With an economy rooted in both agriculture and manufacturing, the area has produced everything from nattō (fermented soybeans) and pottery to brand-name electronics sold worldwide. It's also the birthplace of Aikido! And we have several full-time positions based in one of the most unique parts! These positions are ideal for those seeking a stable schedule and a more laid-back atmosphere. For those looking to relocate from afar, we are able to assist you. Please read on for more information!

【Position Details】
● Locations: Jōsō City, Ibaraki Prefecture
● Contract Period: April 2021 to March 2022
● Contract Type: Full Time
● Level: Kindergartens, elementary schools and/or junior high schools
● Working Hours: Between 8:00 AM to 16:30 PM (actual working time: less than 7 hours)
● Salary range: Between 215,000 to 233,000 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.

While not required, preference will be given to those with one or more of the following:
A) a teaching license from your home country
B) a TEFL/TESOL certificate
C) over 1 year of English teaching experience

Some positions require driving, so candidates with a valid Japanese or International Driver’s License are welcome to apply. License holders 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 Jōsō City (茨城県常総市)】
Accessible via the Kantō Railway Jōsō Line, Jōsō City is located in the southwest corner of Ibaraki Prefecture and just over an hour from Tokyo by train. The city has a large expatriate population from Brazil. Many signs are in both Japanese and Portuguese, and the area has an unique atmosphere from your usual city in Japan. The area is great for those who love the outdoors; the Kinugawa Cycling Road is excellent for cyclists and allows you to see many sites at once. Other sites of interest in the surrounding region include Fukuroda Falls, the Oarai Coast, Suigo Itako Iris Garden and Kashima Shrine. If you're looking for a place that's not too far away from Tokyo but different enough to have a personality all its own, Jōsō City is an excellent place to live and work.

【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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