Japanese Language Acquisition Teacher 2023- 2024 Academic Year

MYP/DP Japanese Language Acquisition Teacher

Equal opportunity statement

No student or staff at HJIS will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any programme or activity on the basis of age, gender, race, religious belief, ideological beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, or disability.

Safeguarding statement

HJIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of HJIS you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within HJIS and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organization.

An ideal candidate will demonstrate commitment to…

Our Core Values of Community, Respect, and Understanding

Cultivating a growth mindset

Dedication to professional growth through professional development opportunities and professional growth plans

Positively contributing to the achievement of the school’s Strategic Plan

Teachers at HJIS:

  • Improve curriculum through a process of reflection, alignment and collaboration with Heads of Department, Curriculum Coordinators, Principal, Grade Level teams, parents, students and community.
  • Participate actively in collaborative meetings
  • Continually maintain assessment and reporting that meets the needs of all school stakeholders, IB programs, and curriculum standards
  • Follow the IB teaching principles and practices, which are:
  • based on inquiry
  • focused on conceptual understanding
  • developed in local and global contexts
  • focused on effective teamwork and collaboration
  • informed by assessment (formative and summative)
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners:
  • Affirm identity—build self-esteem
  • Value prior knowledge
  • Scaffold learning
  • Extend learning (International Baccalaureate Organization, 2022)

Possible Duties at HJIS

  • IB Project (eg. Personal Project or Extended Essay) supervisions
  • Supervision of student service projects and/or clubs
  • Office Hours
  • Advisory System
  • Active supervision of students
  • Participation and/or organization of school events, field trips and Expedition Weeks
  • Substitution, as necessary
  • Conducting online/hybrid lessons, as necessary

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Teaching Experience

  • 3+ years of teaching experience with secondary learners
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related subject
  • (Preferred) Knowledge and understanding of the IB MYP and DP frameworks
  • (Preferred) Experience working in an international school

Digital Literacy and Technology Skills

  • Google suite
  • Zoom
  • Managebac
  • Smartboard technology
  • Apple products (e.g. Macbooks, iMacs, etc.)
Working Hours Working Days
8:00am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday

Complete and submit an application to Horizon Japan International School before the final filing date. Please have your resume and letter of recommendation to submit them through your application form.