Kids Duo After-School/Preschool English Program Leader

Job description

Yaruki Switch Group is looking for enthusiastic and passionate teachers to join our Kids Duo schools!

We are hiring year-round, with positions located all over Japan.



Benefits & Compensation

  • Starting salary of ¥250,000/month (approx. $27.8K USD/year).
  • Teachers receive fully-paid comprehensive initial training, during which accommodation and transportation reimbursement can be provided if necessary.
  • Usable and transferable experience & skills gained via regular teaching workshops held throughout the year.
  • 10 paid days of leave per year (after 6 months of employment), in addition to national holidays.
  • Work-related commuting costs reimbursed.
  • Social Security & Health Insurance provided.
  • Visa sponsorship and renewal support available.

    * Some contract details may vary depending on location.


Main Responsibilities & Duties

Kids Duo focuses on fostering students’ confidence and enthusiasm in English via interactive games and activities. Our motto is “Play in English, Learn in English,” and with this mentality in mind we strive to create a fun, safe, and comfortable environment in which our students learn usable, real life English.

Kids Duo teachers take turns leading and supporting a variety of highly active games and activities, including Arts & Crafts, Music & Dance, Science, Social Studies, and Teachers Choice. Expect to conduct activities with both large and small groups (sometimes as many as 30 or more students) of children ages 3-12.

While a set curriculum and lesson plans for main activities are provided, teachers are expected to grow and expand on these foundations with their own unique and original games and lesson ideas; allowing ample creative freedom to personalize your teaching approach and inject passion and enthusiasm into your class.

Regular working hours fall within the hours of 9:00-20:30, typically Monday through Friday. Shifts are 9 hours per day (8 working hours with a 1-hour lunch break). Teachers also participate in occasional special events held on Saturdays & Sundays, including open schools, spelling bees, and recitals.

In addition to conducting and supporting lessons, teachers are expected to model proper behavior and life skills, play with students in between programs, help with school events, field trips, seasonal events, etc.

    Job requirements

    We are looking for new teachers who:

    • Are Native English Speakers*
    • Have at least a 2-Year Associates Degree OR Valid Working Visa
    • Are independent and creatively minded, ready to innovate and adapt in any circumstance
    • Can be team-oriented, passionate, enthusiastic, and creative in your approach to teaching children
    • Have a strong sense of professionalism, and are self-motivated
    • Prior experience with children (teaching or otherwise) is preferred

    *Our curriculum puts emphasis on pronunciation and phonics practice. While we of course welcome English speakers from a variety of countries with varying dialects and accents, we ask that you are able to effectively teach and express these concepts in a phonetically natural English environment. Only applicants that are able to meet the highest standards of fluency will be considered.