Kindergarten Teacher

Requirements

  • English: Native level (preferred)
  • Must currently reside in Japan

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION.
Do you enjoy teaching younger learners and bringing smiles to their faces through lessons featuring songs, movement and crafts…all in English!? Would you like to work at an established and prestigious school? Please read on and apply as soon as possible if you believe you are a good fit.

A.) ENGLISH LESSONS
i.) Regular lessons
   ● Junior class (3-4 years old): Once a week for 10 minutes x 2 lessons.
   ● Middle class(4-5 years old): 2 lessons of 15 minutes twice a week
   ● Senior class (5-6 years old): 2 lessons of 15 minutes x 2 times a week
Example of one lesson:
-Introduction -Beginning song (talk about the weather, days of the week, etc.)
-Vocabulary and speech strengthening
-English activities (games, songs, puppet shows, Q&A, reading aloud, dialogues, etc.)
-End of the day songs
(Lessons for each year group have the same theme, but with slightly different sentence
difficulty and introductions.)
   ●Once a month, there is time to learn about other countries and their cultures.
ii) Afterschool (held from 13:30 to 14:30 on weekdays except Wednesdays)
Example of one lesson.
-Daily conversation such as greetings, weather, etc.
-Physical activities
-Vocabulary and speech strengthening
-English activities (games, songs, puppet shows, Q&A, reading aloud, crafts, dialogue,
etc.)
-End of day songs
1. Picking up and dropping off children at school in the morning and evening
(communication with parents may occur).
2. Participating in the school children’s ‘lunch time’ and ‘free play’, assisting the Japanese
teachers.
3. Participation in seasonal events (potato digging, sports day, etc.)
4. Recording listening tests (this is not kindergarten work, but help with work at the attached high school).
5. Meetings with Japanese teachers and looking back with them
6. Meetings with the company:
●Curriculum and lesson plans will be discussed with Human Academy Co. (PC will be provided.)
●Periodic meetings with the person in charge to discuss issues etc.

B.) REQUIRED ITEMS:
●Visa: You must currently hold a visa that allows you to work in Japan.
●Singing ability: Must be able to sing at the correct pitch.
●Work schedule:
 ‐Monday to Friday, 8.15 a.m. – 4.15 p.m.
 ‐Seasonal events: participation in potato digging, sports day, etc.

B.) HOLIDAYS:
●Saturdays and Sundays (2-3 times a year for participation in events*, with compensatory days off).
●Summer holidays (approx. 3 weeks in August) and winter holidays (approx. 2 weeks in December/January).

D.) LOCATION:
●Private kindergarten in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.
●About 8 minutes’ walk from the nearest station.

E.) REUNUMERATION:
●Salary: 280,000 yen/month~ (negotiable depending on experience and qualifications)
●Contract period: 1 Apr 2024 to 31 Mar 2025 (with possibility of extension)
●Transportation expenses: fully paid.
●This is an outsourced contract so no health insurance, pension scheme or paid leave.

F.) RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
●We will only contact those we wish to interview.
●Successful candidates who passed paperwork screening (resume and work history) will then need to submit a video recording of a simple mock lesson teaching and singing two nursery rhymes. Candidates who passed video recording examination will then be invited to the final interview by the kindergarten. Decisions will be swift…so apply today!

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