Description: Kansai International Academy is currently seeking experienced teachers for the 2019 -2020 academic year for one of our 9 Kansai campuses and Tokyo campuses: Higashi Osaka, Ashiya, Hirakata, Akashi, Kyoto, Himeji, Tennoji, Kobe, Kyoto, Yokohama, Bunkyo, Chiyoda and Azabu. We offer bilingual education to children living in Japan. This position is competitive in terms of salary, benefits and conditions. Successful candidates should be flexible, enthusiastic and love the challenge of working with children.
Kansai International Academy (Kobe) has an elementary school and is an IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme. We also have a secondary school in Kobe and is a candidate school for IB Diploma Programme.
We are not an English conversation school. We teach IN English rather than teach English so applicants must be aware of the challenges associated with holistic education as opposed to language instruction and be proactive about their own professional development. We welcome well qualified, highly motivated and committed teachers to apply for a rewarding career opportunity.
Currently, we are seeking teachers particularly for the following positions:
Main Classroom Teacher Positions for Ages 1-6 (early years and kindergarten)
We focus on various aspects of the children’s development, such as linguistic development, mathematical development, knowledge and understanding of the world, and creative development. It is a full school year position, with teachers being responsible for teaching one class of students together with a bilingual Japanese teaching partner.
Applicants must have experience caring for and teaching young children. A qualification in early childhood care or a degree or graduate diploma in education is strongly preferred. For some positions, we offer an earlier starting date followed by some initial training.
Since our academic year has already started, successful applicants may start as a trainee/substitute teacher taking on the classroom teaching position the following school year.
Full time teaching duties as a classroom teacher.
Assessment of student progress.
Fundamental care and supervision of students.
Toilet training, including diaper change.
Assistance with curriculum revision and development.
Ability to apply curriculum principles in practice and to plan effective lessons.
Ability and experience teaching students for whom English is not their first language.
Teaching certification or qualification in early childhood strongly preferred.
Experience working with young children.
We have established a successful curriculum and a strong support network for our teachers. Teachers with BA or BSc in Education will receive monthly qualification allowance.
Travel expenses are paid up to a maximum of 25,000 yen per month and health insurance is provided in addition to the salary.
Please attach a cover letter addressed to our school and is relevant to the position you are applying for.
KIA is committed to students safeguarding and well-being which is in line with the United Nations Policies on Child Protection. We expect all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. By applying, you are confirming that you have never harmed or been accused of any wrong doing involving children. Successful candidates will be required to undergo relevant background checks.
Due to the large number of applications we get, we will only contact applicants deemed suitable for an interview. Make sure your cover letter is addressed specifically to Kansai International Academy and includes why you would like to work at our school and how you think your skills and experience could add to our academic environment. This is not an entry-level job and positions are extremely competitive. Having numerous years of ESL teaching experience or being multicultural will not be enough to warrant an interview. Please give some specific references to our educational environment, philosophies and approaches based on the information from our website, and let us know how you would fit into our team.
Before applying, be sure that you are at least meet the minimum requirements of having a Bachelor's degree, experience working with children and a valid working visa.