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Employment

2019-2020 Vacancies

Canadian International School Tokyo Employment
 
CIS Tokyo is a Canadian school in Japan. Accreditations include Canadian provincial ministry affiliation (PEI), International Baccalaureate (IB), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS), and East Asia Regional Council of International Schools (EARCOS). The language of instruction is English. 
 
The following position is available for April – June 2019
Grade K4/K5 Homeroom teacher (Early Childhood or Teacher certification)
 
The following positions are available for the Sept. 2019 to June 2020 school year:
1. Grade K3 Early Childhood (New position)
2. Grade K4 Early Childhood (New Position)
3. Grade K5 Homeroom Teacher (New position – Teacher certification required)
4. Grade 1 Homeroom Teacher (Teacher certification required)
5. Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher (Teacher certification Required)
6. Primary Elementary (K-5) Art and/or Music (Teacher certification required)
 
 
Initial contracts are for 10 months (September-June), while all subsequent one and two-year contracts are for 12 or 24 months respectively (August to July).
Teachers for grades K5-12 are required to apply for Canadian teacher certification license within the first two months of employment. Thus, all K5-12 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 all teachers. Transportation costs for teachers applying from outside of Japan are provided.
Any teacher who would wish to be considered for one of the above positions is asked to please forward his/her resume to the Principal at rpittman@cisjapan.net. Teachers who are being considered will be contacted by e-mail to plan for an “in person” or “SKYPE” interview. Thank you for your interest in CIS Tokyo.
 
 
 
Faculty Benefits are outlined below:
 
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.
 
 
Robert Pittman
Principal
Canadian International School Tokyo
E-mail: rpittman@cisjapan.net
 

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.
 
 
Robert Pittman
Principal
Canadian International School Tokyo
E-mail: rpittman@cisjapan.net

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