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Canadian International School Tokyo Positions possibly available for 2022/2023 school year

Faculty


#1 Kindergarten (K5) Teacher Assistant Position 


This position is a K5 (Kindergarten Age 5) Teacher Assistant post. The curriculum at this grade level follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) and prepares students for entry to the Grade 1 Canadian/PYP program of studies. 


The ideal candidate should be energetic, organized, and passionate about working with young children. Good communication skills in English and Japanese are ideal and highly valued. Prior work experience with young children is an asset. 


Candidates interested in being considered for this position are asked to please submit their resume and cover letter to Mr. Kent MacLeod, CIS Head of School, at:

kmacleod@cisjapan.net.

 

#2   Early Years (K5) Elementary Homeroom Teacher Position 

 

This possible position is grade K5 homeroom teacher – 5-year-old students. The curriculum at this grade level follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) and prepares students for entry to the Grade 1 Canadian/PYP program of studies. Teachers with experience in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and/or Canadian education are encouraged to apply. All applicants are required to have completed an Education degree or equivalent. 

Teachers interested in being considered for this possible position are asked to please submit their resume and cover letter to Mr. Kent MacLeod, CIS Head of School, at:


 

CIS Tokyo is an accredited International Baccalaureate World School in central Tokyo. Accreditations include WASC, College Board (AP/PSAT/SAT), IB, and Atlantic Canada- Prince Edward Island. The language of instruction is English.  

Thank you in advance to those who submit resumes. Prospective teachers will be contacted if positions become available during the school year.



the Head of School
Kent MacLeod
kmacleod@cisjapan.net.



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Substitute Teachers CIS always has need of substitute teachers to cover classes while the regular teacher is at a professional development workshop, or absent due to illness. If you live in the Tokyo area and have teaching experience and would like to be placed on the school's substitute teacher list, please contact the principal. You should send a cover letter and a brief resume showing your education and teaching experience, as well as the names and e-mail contacts of three references.

Kent MacLeod
Head of School
Canadian International School Tokyo
E-mail: kmacleod@cisjapan.net   
 
Employment Details
 
Initial teaching contracts are for one year. After the first year, the teacher and school may mutually agree to provide a two-year contract or continue with one-year contracts. Initial contracts are for 10 months (September-June Probationary), while all subsequent one and two-year contracts are for 12 months from August to July.
Teachers are required to apply for Canadian teacher certification within the first two months of employment. Thus, all teachers must have completed certified teacher postsecondary training, including a “practicum”, and thus be eligible for certification in Canada. A police background check/vulnerable sector check or equivalent is also required for Canadian teacher certification. Copies of university transcripts and certificates will be required prior to an interview being scheduled. Interviews can be conducted in person or online.


CIS Tokyo Teacher Benefits
 
Salary
The starting salary for new teachers is competitive with other international schools in Asia. The CIS teacher salary scale recognizes full time teaching experience prior to employment with CIS, and subsequent teaching experience gained while teaching at CIS Tokyo. The salary scale also recognizes teacher qualifications including years of post-secondary education and degrees obtained.
Additional salary bonuses may be available for teachers who, in consultation with school administration, are requested to accept additional curricular and/or administrative responsibilities.

Accommodation, Commuting and Airfare Allowances
A monthly housing allowance is paid to teachers. An annual return airfare is provided for those teachers who initially reside in another country or city. Also an allowance is also provided for daily transportation to and from work.

Working VISA and Accommodation Assistance
The school aids in locating and contracting housing upon entry into Japan. Assistance is also provided for teachers in their application for a Japanese work VISA, as required.

Medical Insurance

Medical insurance is provided through the Japanese National Health plan or a private international health insurance/travel insurance plan. The school will pay 100,000 yen/year towards an international health plan or one half of the Japanese National Health plan premium.

Leave
10 days per school year are provided for sick leave.
Within a school year, teachers are provided with 8-10 professional development and administrative days. Access to “in-school” and external in-service is also provided on a rotating basis for teachers. International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement (College Board of the US) workshops form a significant part of the PD opportunities for teachers. Other PD opportunities in subject areas for junior and senior high are also available.
Leave of Absence without pay may also be approved in consultation with the principal.


Japanese Employment taxes
Canadian teachers are liable for Japanese national and local taxes on income earned in Japan.




Kent MacLeod
Head of School
Canadian International School Tokyo
E-mail: kmacleod@cisjapan.net


OFFICE STAFF and JAPANESE TEACHER

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Canadian International School
〒141-0001
5-8-20 Kitashinagawa Shinagawaku Tokyo Japan
TEL:03-5793-1392
FAX:03-5793-3559
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