Yaruki Switch Group is currently looking for energetic and dedicated Native English teachers for our Kids Duo schools in the Osaka area!
Known as Japan’s Second City, Osaka is often tragically overlooked as second fiddle to Japan’s larger, more infamous capital. But if Tokyo is the somewhat cold, impersonal, New York-esque metropolis of the North, then Osaka would be its laid-back, outgoing, and distinctly quirky counterpart to the South – and many feel that its more casual and friendly atmosphere is more conducive to making friends, chatting with locals, and enjoying the more authentic side of what Japanese culture has to offer.
Situated in the heart of Kansai, Osaka is perhaps most famous for its eclectic culinary heritage. Historically referred to as ‘the nation’s kitchen,’ visitors are often overwhelmed by the enticing smells emanating from the food carts and street vendors lining the city’s neon-lit roads and alleyways, serving up regional specialties like takoyaki and okonomiyaki. It is home to Dotonbori, one of Japan’s most famous dining and lightlife districts, and Universal Studios Japan, the massive amusement park and popular tourist destination. Japanese history enthusiasts will also enjoy visiting Osaka Castle, one of Japan’s most famous landmarks, and Shitennoji, the first shrine ever to be built by the state. Its convenient central location also provides quick access to Kyoto, Japan’s historic and cultural epicenter, and Kobe, Kansai’s scenic city of lights – well within an hour by train.
Starting salary of ￥250,000/month. (Career advancement opportunities available.)
Teachers receive fully-paid comprehensive initial training, during which accommodation and transportation reimbursement can be provided if necessary.
Usable and transferrable experience & skills gained via regular teaching workshops held throughout the year.
Ten paid vacation days a year (after 6 months of service), in addition to national holidays.
Work-related commuting costs reimbursed.
Social Security & Health Insurance provided.
Visa sponsorship opportunities available, overseas applicants welcome!
Regular working hours fall within the hours of 9:00 – 20:30, 5 days a week (generally Monday through Friday.) Typical shifts include 9:30-18:30, 10:00-19:00, 11:00-20:00, etc.
Working shifts are 9 hours per day; this means 8 working hours and a 1-hour lunch break.
Kids Duo represents a fresh new approach to the language learning process, focusing on creating a solid foundation of enthusiasm and self-confidence in speaking 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 – often without even realizing it!
As a Native English Teacher, you are the centerpiece of a Kids Duo school. Kids Duo teachers work with their school’s Japanese Bilingual staff, administrative staff, and other Kids Duo teacher to coordinate and conduct fun and interactive lessons in which students can practice speaking and interacting in a 100% English environment. While Kids Duo has a set curriculum, teachers are actively encouraged to grow and expand on these foundations to create truly unique and personalized lessons; allowing ample creative freedom to inject passion and enthusiasm into your class. No one day is the same at Kids Duo, and you can expect to cover a broad variety of subjects including Music & Dance, Science, Social Studies, and Arts & Crafts – all of which are conducted in English, allowing students to be exposed to a plethora of unique and valuable English vocabulary.
You will be working at one of our educational brands (Kids Duo/ WinBe/ Kids Duo International/ i Kids Star) as a Native English staff.
Your role may include:
・Engaging children using English in a variety of settings
・Creating exciting and fun, purposeful lesson plans, leading activities/classes and providing support to other staff when they lead activities/classes
・Working as a team and communicating to ensure the best possible experience for children, each and every day
・Supporting school management for smooth operation of the school and facilities
・Meeting and greeting fellow staff, sharing goals for the day, providing support and advice for each other as needed
Working hours vary among brands.
Core time is listed below, but there may be slight changes between different schools and seasons.
OPEN 9:00 to 20:30
Two shifts, morning and afternoon, 8 hours/day (+ 1 hour break) between the schools open hours. Staff rotate between shifts.
OPEN 10:00 to 21:00
Weekdays: 13:00 to 21:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00
8 hours/day (including 45min break)
【Kids Duo International / i Kids Star】
OPEN 8:30 to 17:30
8 hours/day (+1 hour break)
Holidays vary among brands.
・Staff generally work a 5-day work week (Sundays off plus 1 additional day a week)
・Public holidays, summer & winter holidays, paid holidays and miscellaneous holidays are also included
・Some school events are held on weekends
Base salary of ￥250,000 monthly. Structured pay-rise system and career advancement opportunities based on experience, ability and performance. All new instructors will have a 3－month probationary period (no change in wage).
※Contract Employee （1-year contract is renewable）
Training: Thorough initial training is given to all new instructors.
Transportation Reimbursement: Work related commuting costs are covered
Health Insurance: Health insurance included
Career Advancement: Opportunities for promotion
Looking for housing in Japan can be a stressful and expensive experience, especially if you are not familiar with the language or customs. We can provide affordable, furnished accommodation to make your transition into Japan as smooth and as comfortable as possible.
YSG will fully sponsor your VISA before you leave for Japan.
We provide guidance for all documents and procedures involved for your ease and comfort.