Native English Teacher in Shizuoka


English Teaching Position in Fuji City, Japan from November 2017 Hario English School has a vacancy for an experienced English teacher starting November 2017. We are based in Fuji City, a small, coastal city at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture, a couple of hours from Tokyo. Our students are mainly children, from pre-kindergarten to high school, and we also teach adult and company classes. We use the PLS System in our elementary school classes. Our school has a number of events during the year, including a speech contest, an English camp, a Christmas party and Halloween celebrations. On-the-job training, including how to teach the PLS System, is provided with lots of support, especially in the first few months. For the right candidate, this position could develop into a training or management role in the future. We are a small, growing school with low staff turnover (we last recruited a native English teacher 5 years ago). Our continued success depends heavily on good word of mouth and strong relationships with students and their parents. The successful candidate will need to be able to foster and maintain good relationships with the students, their parents and staff. Our preferred candidate would be someone who is looking to stay in Japan long term and can commit to at least two years. Japanese ability and ties to the area are a considerable plus.Requirements:- A native English speaker- A university degree- Experience teaching English as a foreign language- Must like working with children- A positive attitude, professionalism, good organization and the ability to work in a team.Preferred:- A teaching or EFL qualification (e.g. CELTA, Trinity TESOL)- A driver's license- Experience with teaching children- Extra-curricular talents (e.g. music, art, camp leader)- Japanese ability- Knowledge of or experience with the PLS SystemJob Description:- Working Monday to Friday, approximately 12:30pm - 9:30pm (including a one hour lunch break).- Teaching 30-50 minute classes for students from age 2 up to adults.- A maximum of 25 hours teaching time per week.- Participating in weekly teacher’s meetings.- Helping with school events (e.g. speech contest, English camp, Christmas party).- Occasional weekend work for training courses and school events (approximately 5 times in a year)Wages and Benefits- A one year, renewable contract.- Salary 255,000 yen/month for the first three months, rising to 260,000 yen afterwards. Any overtime will be paid.- Enrollment in the Japanese social security system (社会保険, shakaihoken) which covers health insurance and pension contributions.- Full working visa sponsorship will be provided.- An annual bonus paid from the completion of the first year.- Approximately 5 weeks holiday throughout the year, including at Christmas/New Year, Golden Week, summer and autumn, according to the school's teaching calendar.- Help finding accommodation if necessary.If you have any questions regarding the position, please email