International Elementary School Shadow Teacher

Website: https://aicwc.jp/kyoto/

Provide in and out of classroom support for approximately 30% of students with very limited exposure to English, those hailing from Japanese kindergartens, or those whose home language is solely Japanese
Job details: 

Seeking Position: Full-time Assistant Homeroom Learning Designer (International Elementary School Shadow Teacher)
Place of work: AIC World College of Kyoto Elementary School (https://aicwc.jp/kyoto/)
Start date: April 1st 2024
Visa Sponsorship: Available for those with relevant experience and qualifications
NOTE: AIC World College promotes diversity and inclusion, is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Rigorous background checks of candidates will be conducted for the purpose of child protection and safeguarding.

Requirements & Preferences
Experience: Experience working as a teaching aide or assistant, working directly with young students who have learning differences to improve their classroom experience
preferably in an International School or Immersion setting
Skills & Knowledge: Deep understanding of additional / alternative language acquisition theories, stages in developmental psychology, classroom management skills, ability to
(devise and) follow an individualized education plan. Basic knowledge of
constructivist approaches, inquiry-based learning, and project-based learning preferred.
English language proficiency: Native level required

Document Submission
Submission deadline: None (rolling basis)
Required Document 1: Resume / Curriculum Vitae in English
Required Document 2: Two or more professional references (NOT character references)
Required Document 3: Any form of Safeguarding / Child Protection related certificate(s)
Required Document 4: A link to your own video that conveys to us what you think must change in education (or in this world), why, and what you have been working on in order to contribute to this change. (Maximum length = 2 minutes)
Preferred Document 1: Certificates of IB Workshops
All documents should be submitted to: gkumazawa at aicwc.ed.jp (George Kumazawa, Principal, AIC World College of Kyoto Elementary School)
NOTE: Documents will not be returned. All documents will be considered private and will not be used for any purposes other than possible future recruitment or legitimate post-recruiting administrative reporting. Due to the number of applications we receive, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Working Conditions & Benefits
• Working hours: 7:45am – 4:00pm (7:45am – 4:50pm on Wednesdays and 7:45am – 3:10pm
on Fridays)
• Working days: Monday through Friday with occasional Saturdays
• Holidays: a) Saturdays and Sundays; b) Japanese national holidays stipulated by
law; c) “Golden Week” holidays, Summer holidays, Winter holidays; d) Paid
holidays
• Contract starts: April 1st 2024
• Contract term: April 1st 2024 – March 31st 2025 (renewable yearly thereafter)
• Remuneration: Starting Monthly Base Salary Range: Between 3,000,000 yen and 4,000,000 yen per year) The first year at AICWC can be a steep learning curve regardless of experience or qualifications especially for those transitioning from an ESL to an EFL environment, and for those without exposure to a translanguaging learning environment. After a successful first year though, Assistant Homeroom Learning Designers have the opportunity to move up the salary scale.
• Benefits: Transportation cost reimbursements, professional development
allowance, one-time relocation allowance, and other allowances
• Pay cycle: 11th of the previous month to 10th of the current month, paid on the 25th
of the current month (e.g. Salary earned from April 1st to April 10th will be
paid on April 25th)
• Insurance: Government-sponsored Social Insurance (Health, Pension,
Unemployment)

Job Description
• Position title: Full-time Assistant Homeroom Learning Designer (International Elementary School Shadow Teacher)
• Reports to: EAL Coordinator, Homeroom Learning Designer
• Key collaborative relationships: EAL Coordinator, Homeroom Learning Designer, Specialist
Learning Designers, PYP Coordinator, and Administrative Staff
Main Role:
• Provide in and out of classroom support for approximately 30% of students with very limited exposure to English, those hailing from Japanese kindergartens, or those whose home language is solely Japanese
• Work closely with the Homeroom Learning Designer and EAL Coordinator to provide support for target students to work towards achieving individualized education plan goals
• Provide regular measurable progress reports to the parents of target learners as well as to the Homeroom Learning Designer and EAL Coordinator
• Initiate collaborative planning, make resources, and suggest learning strategies to target students
• Build caring and positive relationships with the target students, their families, and other stakeholders key to their language development
• Inspire a love for self-directed learning
Other Key Tasks:
• Communicate with parents and guardians in a professional manner
• Communicate all day-to-day issues and share project guidelines with parents using online platform
• Effectively conduct all consultations (e.g. student-led conferences, meetings with parents, etc.)
• Treat all students and staff with respect
• Educate student responsibility
• Nurture students to autonomously engage in learning
• Ensure assessment, monitoring and recording of student progress
• Provide assistance in Exhibition(-like) summative tasks such as the Celebration of Learning
• Ensure assessment is used as part of the learning process
• Ensure meaningful reporting of results to each student
• Participate in teacher appraisals
• Demonstrate eagerness to make changes in response to feedback from students, parents, EALC and administrators
• Active participation in continued professional development in order to remain relevant, and to stay abreast of latest developments in second language acquisition theories
• Initiate change and / or the creation of new programs and projects
• Comply with policies and quality control measures (in accordance with IBO Standards & Practices)
• Attend staff / teacher meetings for effective communication and coordination on various issues
• Cooperate with and make time for other staff; Help improve others
• Complete all administrative tasks in a timely manner
• Carry out additional delegations and responsibilities
• Make contributions to broader school life; Support causes to better the world
• Contribute to changing education in their lifetime for the purpose of moving society forward
• Support the IB PYP authorization process
• Support the Principal and PYP Coordinator for the school to comply with the IBO authorization requirements

********************THE SCHOOL************************
AIC World College of Kyoto Elementary School

—What is AIC?—
AIC stands for “Academy for the International Community”.
AIC provides students with a nurturing environment where independence and active exploration of their academic interests are encouraged.
AIC provides students with opportunities for higher academic achievement and a place in the global community as valuable, contributing and responsible members.
AIC nurtures students’ creativity in order to become leaders in whatever they do and wherever they choose to be.
AIC encourages its students to respect their own cultural identity as well as the cultures of others.
AIC contributes to the next generation worldwide.

—Education at the school—
Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB): application intended
Holistic, inquiry-based, concept-based, project-based, student-driven learning
Language of instruction: English (additional language: Japanese)
Active learning supported by advanced technologies and cognitive science theories
Age of students: 6 to 12 years old, elementary school students (Grade 1 through 6)
Class size: Approx. 20 students per class

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Document Submission
Submission deadline: None (rolling basis)
Required Document 1: Resume / Curriculum Vitae in English
Required Document 2: Two or more professional references (NOT character references)
Required Document 3: Any form of Safeguarding / Child Protection related certificate(s)
Required Document 4: A link to your own video that conveys to us what you think must change in education (or in this world), why, and what you have been working on in order to contribute to this change. (Maximum length = 2 minutes)
Preferred Document 1: Certificates of IB Workshops
All documents should be submitted to: gkumazawa at aicwc.ed.jp (George Kumazawa, Principal, AIC World College of Kyoto Elementary School)

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