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Early Years Assistant
Kyoto International School is looking for an Early Years Assistant to join our team of experienced international educators. The Early Years class is a multi-age class with Pre-K and Kindergarten students from 4 to 6 years old. KIS is an IB Primary Years Programme school and in the Early Years class, students learn through a process of inquiry. In EY lessons, play based learning activities enable students to develop conceptual learning and skills. Learning at KIS is active, creative and fun. The role of the Early Years Assistant is to facilitate student learning and to help with the many practical tasks that support student wellbeing.
As a KIS assistant, you will:
- Help to create inspiring, challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students
- Be sensitive to the needs of young children
- Be very aware of health and safety issues
- Have a deep understanding of early childhood development
- Collaborate with the early years class teacher and other subject teachers
- Encourage an inquiry based approach to learning, supporting student agency and independence
- Communicate with parents about student learning and wellbeing
- See the Early Years Assistant Job Description for further information.
- Bilingual English / Japanese speaker
- Hoikushi (保育士）qualification
- Experience of working in a kindergarten
- Adaptable team player
- Experience in an international kindergarten, or international school
- Knowledge of the IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme).
- Please email your CV and a letter of application to the Principal, Mr Myles Jackson: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Provide contact details for two referees who are familiar with your work. One of them should be a current or previous supervisor.
Part Time Japanese Teachers
Kyoto International School is looking for:
- A Part Time Japanese Language Teacher – to teach Japanese to non-native speakers.
- A Part Time Japanese Literature Teacher – to teach native speakers of Japanese.
- These part time positions are for only a few hours each week and so, it is essential for applicants to live locally. Applicants need to be able to come into school just three mornings a week, for one or two hours each time.
- Kyoto International School is an International Baccalaureate school.
- The students are aged from Grade 7 to Grade 10 and are in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). .
As a KIS Japanese teacher, you will:
- Create inspiring, challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students
- Have a deep understanding of the subject progression through middle and high school.
- Collaborate with the Japanese department and the MYP Coordinator to ensure effective delivery of the curriculum.
- Develop IB MYP inquiry based approaches to learning in the classroom.
- Communicate with parents about student learning as necessary and write end of semester reports.
- A relevant degree
- A teaching qualification / license
- Experience of teaching the subject and the age group
- Three or more years of relevant teaching experience
- IB teaching experience
To find out more
If the position sounds interesting and you would like to know more about it, please send any questions to the Principal, Mr Myles Jackson: email@example.com
Please email your CV and a covering letter of application to the Principal, Mr Myles Jackson: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, provide contact details for two referees who are familiar with your work. One of them should be a current or previous supervisor.
If you would be interested in occasional teaching work at KIS as a substitute teacher, please see the job description linked below and use the teacher application form.
A substitute teacher is not a regular employee. It is hourly paid, occasional work. You must already live in Japan and be able to be come to the school at short notice to be a substitute teacher.
- Substitute Teacher (Job description)
KIS Saturday School Employment
Saturday Language Teacher Application
Saturday School is hiring English language teachers and assistants. Please note, these positions are local hires only with no visa sponsorship.
SAFEGUARDING RECRUITMENT PRACTICES
Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. Kyoto International School has in place a Child Safeguarding Policy.
At KIS, all incoming staff will be screened using the following process aligned with recommendations by the International Task Force for Child Safeguarding:
A. Perform ‘live contact’ (phone, zoom/skype, face to face) reference checks of at least 2 references
B. Perform one reference check from direct supervisor of candidate (minimum level of Assistant Principal)
C. Contact all references through business email/business phone numbers
D. Verify credentials
E. Conduct internet checks of all prospective employees
F. Require Police background checks
G. Review and update recruitment practices as per International Taskforce on Child Protection (ITFCP) recommendations/requirements
KIS Recruitment Handbook
A guide to becoming a teacher at KIS