Preschool Teacher Needed with a Background in Education in Mie Prefecture, Japan
Maple Leaf International School is currently seeking a preschool teacher with a background in education for our 1-3 year old preschool class. The position starts from April, with training to occur mid-March.
Maple Leaf International School is located in Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture. Matsusaka is about 1 hour south of Nagoya and 1.5 hours northeast of Osaka. There is a population of about 170,000 people, spread over an area of 623 square kms.
We are a private International School focusing on students between the ages of 2 to 6. The main area of focus of our school is our Preschool Immersion program, where children are taught an array of subjects in English 5 days a week from 3 to 5 hours a day. We also have once a week English conversation classes for students outside of the immersion program as well as a English Extended Childcare program.
The school houses 4 classrooms as well as a staff office, and waiting room for customers. We have a playground on site, and are walking distance to 2 large parks, which we use for field trips. The school is filled with resources and materials for teachers to use.
About the position
Monday to Friday 8:30~5:30
Maximum of 25 teaching hours per week
Preschool course lessons occur every day and are from 9:15-12:15
Afternoon lesson occur 2 to 3 times a week and vary in length from 50-90 minutes.
Teachers teach the same children every lesson, and only would be required to teach different children if substituting.
260,000yen per month to start. Compensation reviewed twice a year during performance reviews and regular raises given to top performers.
1 autumn bonus and 1 Spring bonus based on performance each up to 100,000 yen
Must have experience working with young children.
A degree in an education related field, or a teaching certification is required.
-Teaching multiple subjects to children in the preschool course
-Teaching children in afternoon English conversation courses
-Supervising children during playtime and in the daycare
-Writing lesson plans and reports
-Creating teaching materials
-Communicating with parents
-Participating in Spring and Summer School programs
-Participating in school events such as sports day, Open School, Halloween Parade etc
-Participating in school and class field trips
-Attending staff meetings
-General classroom maintenance
Teachers have the option of staying in a partially furnished company apartment (52,000-56,000yen per month). Accommodations are modern, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments and are roughly 40-50 squared meters (quite large by Japanese standards). No key money or deposit is necessary.
-Full Visa sponsorship available
Approximate Vacation time
-10 flexible vacation days upon completing 6 months of contract, 11 additional days after 18 months.
-5 days during Golden Week (May)
-5 days during Obon (August)
-12 days during Winter Break
-4 days during Spring Break
Use of school computer (each preschool staff is assigned a notebook computer)
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