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Seekin an Elementary Homeroom Teacher (ages 6-13)


  • Homeroom teacher for 20 students, responsible for all of the lessons and activities, preparation and all of the day-to-day operations of a classroom
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Become familiar with and utilize the Houghton Mifflin Journeys textbook series
  • Teach children to listen, speak, read and write in English using native-level materials and standard teaching techniques, supported by ESL methodology / teaching strategies
  • Learn, assess, and implement teaching techniques provided by the school, or as requested by training staff and Manager
  • Monitor children as they play outside. Make sure all playground equipment is put away properly
  • Maintain a safe environment through constant visual supervision, intervene physically in emergency situations, including, if necessary, carrying an injured child to a place of safety
  • Participate in team meetings, sharing knowledge, experiences and ideas among team members
  • Maintain a clean classroom environment. Provide a stimulating, age-appropriate, educational environment through decorations, bulletin boards, and displays of student work.. Sweep and clean the classroom daily
  • Prepare and distribute materials and letters to parents
  • Prepare challenging and stimulating, but age-appropriate, lessons and activities
  • Teach students following the company’s curriculum and teaching methodology effectively, offering interesting lessons for students that help maintain their desire to learn more in English
  • Evaluate students using a combination of formal and informal assessment strategies
  • Complete and update daily teaching, attendance, and classroom cleaning records
  • Attend required staff meetings, seminars, and other activities or events


We have many exciting events throughout the year:

  • Summer School
  • Christmas Party and Concert
  • Sports Day Festival
  • Jamboree Bazaar
  • Staff Only Parties

As well as Japanese traditional seasonal events like:

  • Tanabata
  • Mochi (rice cake) Making 
  • Children's Day festivals 
Posted: September 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Sawa District, Japan
March 2019
1 Year
Licensed Teacher
Elementary, Middle School
USD 2400 - 2700

Job Benefits

  • Salary: Full-time native English teachers: JPY 250,000 ~ 300,000/month
  • Completion bonus
  • Kokumin Hoken (National insurance) (70%coverage)
  • Consecutive working hours (no split shifts)
  • 10 sick/personal leave days, in addition to national holidays (approximately 12)
  • Summer vacation 10 days, Winter vacation approximately 5 days, Spring vacation approximately 3days
  • Paid training
  • Airfare and moving allowance reimbursement upon arriving in Japan (for teachers outside of Japan)

Optional benefits

  • Karate (1000 yen/mo)
  • Japanese Language (Free)


  • Furnished/Non-furnished apartments available. Additional cost (¥4000) for furnished apartments 
  • Rent ranges from ¥50000 - ¥60000 per month
  • Employees are responsible for their own utilities
  • Cleaning fee of ¥10000 
  • A single apartment generally consists of 1LDK roughly 30 meters squared 

Qualifications and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
Elementary Education
  • Native level English speaker
  • Must have a BA/BS in Education or be a Certified Elementary or Secondary Teacher from an English- speaking country 
  • Be able to work for a minimum of one year
  • TESOL, TEFL, or CELTA experience (at least 120 hours) or equivalent certificate is considered
  • Teaching experience and/or instructor training experience is favorable
  • Previous classroom teaching experience
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Enjoys of working with children
  • Flexible to changes in schedule or routines
  • Honest, hardworking, flexible and dedicated individual who has a warm and energetic personality