We are looking for energetic and upbeat teachers to join our team. We are a preschool in Higashiyamato (think the suburbs of western Tokyo), surrounded by parks. We have 60 staff, 5 of whom are non-Japanese nationals working in the school’s English program. We would love to hear from teachers that feel that they have something extra to offer. Music, art-and-craft, IT, dance… use your passions to make the learning environment more fun and engaging.
We have English playtime in the mornings, and extra-curricular classes in the afternoon. This position is perfect for someone who is trying to get away from the Eikaiwa and ALT style of work; a large part of this position is playing and interreacting with the children. We love to have our teachers help supervise outside play-time and ride the school buses to give the children a chance to learn about the teachers and other cultures.
【to apply please provide a cover addressing your interest in the position, what skills or experience you have, if you need to relocate for the position】
【applications only through gaijinpot】
Employer: Registered Pre-School, Kodomo Gakuen
April 2023 (negotiable)
Minimum Period: 1 year
Maximum Period: None
JPY250,000 – 270,000 per month
JPY100,000 Contract Completion
Tuesday to Saturday
40 hours per week
7.5-hour standard shift
7.5 hours between 7:00am and 7:00pm
Most common shift 10:00 – 18:30
Days Off： Sunday, Monday, Public Holidays
10 days after 6 months
5 days in summer
December 28th to January 3rd
5 days for returning to own country
Accrual rate: 10 days per year plus 1 day per year of service
1 online interview, 1 follow-up interview onsite
【Morning English Playtime】
-Teaching classes to children aged 6 months to 6 years.
-Number of classes will range from zero to four
-Class times range from 10 to 40 minutes
【Assisting in the classroom】
-Supervising and ensuring the safety of the children
-Taking part in Structured- and Free-Play
-Setting and packing up for lunch
-Teaching afternoon extra-curricular classes to students aged 3 to adult.
-Class size will not be in excess of 10 students (elementary and above),15 students (pre-school)
-Maintaining roll-call and up-to-date class progress
-Maintaining, tracking, storing of English materials
-Assist in the creation of new materials
【Support and Events 】
-Helping with the preparation, set-up, execution, and pack-up for school events.
-Supervising early- or after-hours care.
-Ride the school buses
-Help maintain cleanliness of the environment.
【Training and lesson preparation】
-On the job training will take place in the form of side-by-side teaching, shadowing, pre- and post-lesson discussion.
-3 month probation at start of contract
-Full salary during training and probation period
-Monthly and / or yearly goals will be set for classes. Methodology will be discussed.
-Assistance will be provided in the preparation and / or location of appropriate lesson materials.
-You will be encouraged to teach in a format that works to your strengths
-Time assigned during the week to prepare lesson plans and materials.
-Visa sponsorship available
-Interest free loan for relocation available upon discussion
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