Horizon Japan International School is accreditated by CIS and Kanagawa Prefecture and authorized to implement IB Diploma Programme. It is currently a candidate school to implement IB PYP and MYP.
HJIS has an outstanding faculty who provide a safe, nurturing environment for students to learn in, foster intellectual rigor and independent thinking, and promote high standards, collegiality and an extremely strong sense of community.
We value candidates who exhibit a passion for teaching, who have experience with students from diverse backgrounds, whose pursuit of professional development is keen and ongoing, and whose academic background and teaching experience are directly relevant to the position.
Prepare and deliver lessons to a range of classes of different ages and abilities
Mark work, give appropriate feedback and maintain records of pupils´ progress and development
Research new topic areas, maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge, and devise and write new curriculum materials
Select and use a range of different learning resources and equipment, including podcasts and interactive boards
Prepare pupils for qualifications and external examinations
Manage pupil behaviour in the classroom and on school premises, and apply appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour
Communicate with parents and carers over pupils´ progress and participate in departmental meetings, parents´ evenings and whole-school training events
Liaise with other professionals, such as learning mentors, careers advisers, educational psychologists and education welfare officers
Supervise and support the work of teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers (NQTs)
Participate in and organise extracurricular activities, such as outings, social activities and sporting events
Undergo regular observations and participate in regular in-service training as part of continuing professional development (CPD)
Qualifications and Requirements
Required CertificatesTeaching Credential/License
MajorEnglish Language and Literature
Native English Speaker
A degree in Education/ or a Teaching credential
Two to five years current teaching experience in teaching English Language and Literature
Experience working with an international education
Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
Familiarity with best practice methodologies as they apply to teaching a diverse student body as well as evidence of recent professional growth activities
Experience and commitment to sponsoring extracurricular and after school activities