Teach English in Japan
CITY: Japan All Areas
START DATE: Sunday, December 16, 2012
SALARY: 270,000 Japanese yen (increases are based on length of time with the company)
The teacher agrees to work exclusively for Amity during the contract period.
The initial contract is for one year. The teacher must be invited to extend.
Branch school hours vary from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The working schedule is a five-day, forty-hour week from Tuesday to Saturday.
270,000 Japanese yen (increases are based on length of time with the company)
Depending on the needs of the branch school, teachers may be requested to work overtime. Overtime is paid for actual in-class teaching. Teachers will receive 3,000 yen per hour after 25 hours of teaching per week.
Amity offers a bonus system for teachers who instruct 28 or more lessons on average per week in our monthly business report. Teachers are eligible for this benefit as soon as they begin teaching alone in their classroom.
A furnished, rent-subsidized, single-occupant apartment is provided. The key money and deposits are paid by Amity. The teacher is responsible for paying 42,000 yen in rent each month. Amity subsidizes the rest of the rent over 42, 000 yen. Many teachers pay an average of 15,000 yen per month for utilities and 60,000 yen for food, although the amount varies from person to person.
All Amity teachers are enrolled into the Japanese Social Insurance System. This system provides teachers with comprehensive health insurance, which includes coverage of pre-existing conditions, optical care, and dental care. Teachers are also automatically enrolled in the Japanese pension plan.
Approximately 30,000 yen will be deducted from the teacher’s monthly salary for the Social Insurance and Pension system. Though the cost of health insurance is non-refundable, the Japanese government offers a pension refund in 6 and 12-month increments. Teachers must apply for a refund through the Social Insurance Agency of Japan after leaving Japan permanently. For more details, please consult the SIA website: http://www.sia.go.jp/e/index.html
All Japanese national holidays that occur on the teacher’s workdays will be paid days off. There are three vacation periods at designated times that are approximately one-week in length; not all contracts encompass every vacation period. There are also five personal paid days off available per year.
The airfare to and from Japan is to be arranged by the teacher. Upon arrival, ground transportation is provided from the airport to the training center to the branch school. A transportation stipend of 60,000 yen will be provided upon completion of the final contract.
The teacher receives a one-week paid initial training in Japan. Accommodations during the training period are provided at the company’s expense. Ongoing training is provided throughout the contract period.
A one-time cash bonus is provided upon the successful completion of the final contract as follows:
After completing one year : 65,000 yen
After 1 year, 6 months: 100,000 yen
After 2 years: 185,000 yen
After 3 years or more: 200,000 yen
A non-refundable processing fee of 200 USD is required as a demonstration of a firm commitment from the teacher upon signing the contract.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree combined with a strong understanding and a masterful command of the English language to apply to Amity. Furthermore a genuine interest in teaching and business is required as well as in the culture and people of Japan. Japanese language ability and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) teaching experience are helpful, but not mandatory. Amity has employed a variety of individuals, ranging from recent graduates to trained professionals. Positions are filled year-round on a monthly basis, and applications should be made at least four to six months before the desired departure month.
Amity Head Office
2-3-23 Kousei-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8610, Japan
Tel: (086) 224-1612 / Fax: (086) 234-9593