【April Start】 Reserve Educator Position in Kanagawa Prefecture


  • English: Native level (preferred)
  • Japanese: Conversational (preferred)
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Hold a valid Japanese Driver’s License or International Driving Permit (IDP) and able to drive a car in Japan.
  • Visa sponsorship available


【Be a Reserve Educator: See the Sights of Kanagawa Prefecture】

If you enjoy a little variety in your work week, then this is the teaching role for you. The Reserve Educator position allows you to be an on-call substitute teacher working within Kanagawa Prefecture. You’ll have the opportunity to work at a variety of cities and towns within prefectural limits. Please understand that this position requires the ability to drive in Japan, and applicants should be comfortable commuting to work by vehicle.

A coastal prefecture just south of Tokyo, Kanagawa is a mecca of culture and cuisine. To the east is the capital city, Yokohama, home to a large Chinatown lined with food stalls and restaurants. There’s also beautiful gardens, such as the traditional Sankei-en Garden and the Landmark Tower skyscraper with its rooftop garden. Ōsanbashi Pier features waterside paths and shops. To the northeast are thriving urban areas such as Sagamihara that blend almost seamlessly into southern Tokyo. Outside the cities to the southwest, one can find plenty of history and nature along the coastline or further up into the mountains. Kanagawa has it all- come and experience it for yourself this year.

【Position Details】
Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) work alongside Japanese teachers to make English lessons fun and engaging for the students. Practicing grammar and vocabulary, participating in games and activities to reinforce the lesson’s goals and communicating with students both inside and outside of the classroom are all part of a day’s work for ALTs. Most of our ALTs work at public elementary and junior high schools, but sometimes also get a chance to experience Kindergarten and high school teaching.

⚫ Contract period: April 2024 to March 2025
⚫ General working hours: Between 8:00 to 17:00
⚫ Salary range: 250,000 yen / month
⚫ Benefits: Social Insurance, paid holidays (as stipulated by the contract), transportation to substitute schools

ALTs should be motivated, enthusiastic, professional and proactive in communicating with others. Successful applicants must also meet the following criteria:

🔺 Resident of Japan (NOT a tourist/temporary visa holder) holding a valid visa and able to work full-time (over 28 hours per week)
🔺 University graduate holding a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
🔺 Have native-level English proficiency with natural phonetic fluency and a minimum of 12 years of education where the main language of instruction in all classes was English
🔺 Have strong conversational Japanese skills. You should be comfortable conversing with teachers about lesson plans in Japanese.
🔺 Are in good health and able to commit and complete the contract period (until March 2025)
🔺 Flexible with the work schedule & conditions, and willing to travel to new areas within the prefecture.
⚠️ Hold a valid Japanese Driver’s License or International Driving Permit (IDP) and able to drive a car in Japan.

*Support will be provided for those who do not own a vehicle.

【Additional Support】
Being an ALT lets you work regular school hours on weekdays, leaving your evenings and weekends free. National holidays and school vacation periods are all yours to enjoy. But that’s just the beginning. ALTs with Borderlink enjoy:

🔷 Assistance with visa sponsorship/renewal (where applicable)
🔷 Continual Paid Training (both before starting and annually during your time with us)
🔷 Access to teaching materials including worksheets and flashcards
🔷 Help with relocation & finding housing if you’re looking to move
🔷 Round-the-clock support for your work/life needs
🔷 Successful candidates are given priority for future positions (based on evaluation)
🔷 Prior to starting, ALTs will be provided a yearly calendar of working days which will help manage their other commitments

【Apply Today!】
We are accepting applications now! Please apply directly to this job post. We screen every application ourselves and conduct online interviews regularly throughout the week. Applicants from all over Japan are welcome, and we can provide help finding housing to those looking to move.

Borderlink is the fastest-growing ALT dispatch company in Japan, and as we grow we seek to revolutionize not only the way English is taught, but the way ALTs are supported. 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 meet all necessary requirements and pass the initial screening will be contacted for an interview.
*If you previously worked with Borderlink, your application process can be expedited after evaluation.

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