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We are looking for Japanese Bilingual Childcare Workers, Foreign English Teachers, Japanese Language Teachers, Bus Staff, etc.

What is CGK?

Since opening our international school in Yokohama in 2016, we have been providing a curriculum of inquiry-based learning along with high quality childcare.

We have opened an international preschool and an international afterschool (for elementary students) in Bashamichi and Kannai in Yokohama and are planning to open a combined Elementary, Middle and High School.

We are committed to creating an environment where aspiring staff members can work with peace of mind, a positive and cheerful attitude, enjoying time with the children with a smile.

Advantages of Working at CGK

Terms and Conditions (Example: Full-Time Employee)

  • Allowances
    100% overtime allowance
    Commuting allowance (up to 30,000 yen)
    Holidays / Vacations
    Paid Vacation system
    Maternity and paternity leave (male employees have also taken paternity leave)
    Approx. 130 days of annual holidays
  • Social Insurance
    Health insurance
    Employee pension
    Workers’ compensation
    Unemployment insurance
    Employees Benefits / Welfare
    Cabinet Office “Babysitter” discount coupons
    Employee discount at CGK International School
    Support for moving expenses

CGK by Statistics

  • 01

    Ratio of Male / Female Employees

    As of April 2022

  • 02

    Age Ratio of Staff

    As of April 2022. The staff are of varying ages, but this is a very frank and casual environment because many staff members have experience studying abroad and are very internationally minded. Many experienced people are employed at CGK.

  • 03

    Overtime Work

    Monthly average: 10.4 hours (FY2021)

    16.6(FY2017)→15.2(FY2018)→10.5(FY2019)→9.0(FY2020)→10.4(FY2021). After opening in 2016, the school has grown from 3 students to approximately 100 students. The amount of work has increased significantly, but the situation is improving year by year and deteriorated only slightly in 2021. The number is not yet as small as we’d like, but we continue to take measures to reach our goal of 5 hours/month. Of course, there is no unpaid overtime or take-home work.

  • 04

    Paid Leave Utilization Rate

    25%(FY2016)→42%(FY2017)→83%(FY2018)→106%(FY2019)→56%(FY2020)→78%(FY2021). We employ a sufficient number of teachers and have a system in place that provides ample cover for teachers on vacation. From 2019, we created a system to encourage employees to take long vacations. Some teachers have taken about 3 weeks with summer vacation, and others took time off for more than a month including voluntary isolation periods because of COVID-19. We hope teachers enjoy this time off in a meaningful way with short or long-term travel or study abroad. (In 2020, due to COVID-19, the number of applicants wishing to take paid leave decreased.) Of course, part-time staff also take paid leave (the above results include part-time staff).

  • 05

    Maternity / Paternity Leave Utilization Rate

    Female: 100%, Male: 100%

    As of April 2022. Both men and women are encouraged to take childcare leave. In addition to childcare leave, some male employees have taken paternity leave. After returning to work, employees can work shorter hours, creating an environment conducive to long-term work.

  • 06

    Number of Holidays Per Year

    Approx. 130 days

    Every year, about 130 days. In addition to summer and winter vacations, staff take paid vacations to enjoy their personal lives.

  • 07

    Parental Satisfaction

    9.1

    Average Score of 9.1 out of 10

    Implemented at CGK Preschool in FY2021. Although a registered-type questionnaire, the average satisfaction rate was 9.1 out of 10 (response-rate 93.8%). Based on this high level of satisfaction, CGK continues to grow.

Employees Benefits / Welfare

Cabinet Office “Babysitter” Discount Coupons

CGK is eligible for the Cabinet Office “Babysitter” Discount Coupons, and therefore, these coupons of 2,200 yen are available for staff members. One coupon per child per day, up to 24 coupons per month (the equivalent of 52,800 yen).

Employee Discount

Full-time employees of CGK are entitled to an employee discount when enrolling their children in CGK.

Support for Moving Expenses

By using a real estate agency affiliated with CGK, staff can receive a discount of half a month’s rent on agency fees (*may not be available in special cases). Service in English is also available for teachers who are foreign nationals.

Future Challenges and Initiatives

Human Resource Development / Overseas Training

We aim for an environment where employees can improve their skills and enhance their careers.

Further Reduction of Overtime

We are taking measures to reach our goal of only 5 hours of overtime per month.

Short-term Study Abroad Support

As a working adult, it is difficult to study abroad unless you retire. However, for employees at an international school, studying abroad is an experience that directly relates to work quality, so we are considering establishing a study abroad support system.

Overseas Business Development

Many staff members working in international schools have an inclination towards life overseas. Working at an ordinary school, there would be no chance to be experience life overseas unless one retired and went abroad. CGK would like to expand its business overseas in the future and give staff members who wish it the opportunity to relocate overseas. Since an overseas business would not only enhance the career planning options of our staff members, but would also enhance of CGK’s curriculum and programs, we are working on plans to make this a reality.

English Environment

The official language of the company is English. If there is at least one foreign staff member in a meeting, the entire meeting will be held in English, however, some international schools do not implement this natural policy.
When hiring staff, we never say, “You don’t need to be able to speak English”. Currently, some of our bus staff and outside instructors cannot speak English, but all of our full-time teachers can communicate in English fluently.

Work Colleagues

CGK has many experienced employees, but we do not hire solely on the basis of experience and skill. Because we are in a position to influence children’s lives and need to work with our colleagues as a team, we place importance on the overall strength of character of the individual, including their personality.

Application Requirements

We are creating a better environment for children and staff by actively incorporating new ideas from our staff. We are a place where employees can continue to work for a long time while enhancing skills and career. We look forward to hearing from you!

The positions listed below may not currently be available. However, feel free to apply even if the position you wanted is not listed below. To those interested in core management, by all means get in touch!

  • Bashamichi Campus: Preschool (3-5 years old)

    3 stations and 3 train lines (all within 5 minutes walking distance) make for easy access to the Tokyo Metropolitan area. Located in the center of Yokohama, near Yokohama City Hall and within walking distance of many tourist attractions, it is also easy to get to many parks and historical places of interest.

  • Kannai Campus: Elementary and Afterschool

    A 15-minute walk from Bashamichi campus, it has 2 stations and 3 train lines near by. Like Bashamichi campus, this area also has a good balance of urban and historical points, and easy access to the Tokyo Metropolitan area. Located near Yokohama Stadium and Chinatown.

Bashamichi Campus: Preschool (3-5 years old)

Japanese Bilingual Childcare Worker
Job Description Japanese Bilingual Childcare Worker at Preschool
Type of Employment Full-time (possibly of contract employee for the first 6 or 12 months)
Required Qualifications ●Must have or be planning to obtain a nursery teacher’s license (required)
●Experience working in nursery schools, kindergartens or international preschools
●English communication skills (daily conversation or above) (required)
Working Hours ●8 hours per day between 7:30am and 7:00pm on weekdays (shift-work)
* There is a one-hour lunch break.
●Possibility to work overtime (paid) in the mornings or evenings.
Salary Monthly salary from 285,000 yen (with experience) *Probation period 3-6 months
Benefits and Welfare ●Paid vacations (106% paid vacation utilization rate, 2019)
●Maternity and paternity leave system
●Paternity leave and Childcare Leave for men (already tried and tested)
●Commuting allowance: Actual expenses (up to 30,000 yen/month)
●Salary increase: Once a year
●Bonus: Twice a year (once in the first year)
●Social insurance (unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, health insurance, and employee pension)
●Uniforms provided
Holidays / Vacations ●2 days off / week (Sat/Sun, national holidays) *May need to work on holidays a few times a year for events, etc. (Compensatory days off provided).
●Approx. 130 days off / year
●G.W. vacation, approx. 1 week
●Summer vacation, approx. 1 week
●End-of-the-year holidays, approx. 1 week
●10 paid vacation days/year (after 6 months of consecutive employment) + 1 for each additional year
Working Location 2F, 6-75 Otamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0011, Japan
<Nearest station>
●3-minute walk from Bashamichi Station (馬車道駅) on the Minatomirai Line (directly to/from the Tōyoko Line and Fukutoshin Line)
●4-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station (桜木町駅) on the JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line
●5-minute walk from Kannai Station (関内駅) on the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line
* Excellent location with easy access to Minatomirai, Sakuragicho, Chinatown, Yokohama Station, and Tokyo
Comments We are creating a better environment for children and staff by actively incorporating new ideas from our staff. We are a place where employees can continue to work for a long time while enhancing their skills and career. We look forward to hearing from you!
English Teacher
Job Description English Teacher at Preschool
Type of Employment Full-time (possibly of contract employee for the first 6 or 12 months)
Required Qualifications ●Bachelor’s degree or above
●Teaching experience with young children preferable
●Strong teamwork and communication skills
●Reside in Japan
●Visa sponsorship available (Applicants must meet Immigration requirements and have a university degree)
Working Hours ●8 hours per day between 7:30am and 7:00pm on weekdays (shift-work)
* There is a one-hour lunch break.
●Possibility to work overtime (paid) in the mornings or evenings.
Salary Monthly salary from 285,000 yen (with experience) *Probation period 3-6 months
Benefits and Welfare ●Paid vacations (106% paid vacation utilization rate, 2019)
●Maternity and paternity leave system
●Paternity leave and Childcare Leave for men (already tried and tested)
●Commuting allowance: Actual expenses (up to 30,000 yen/month)
●Salary increase: Once a year
●Bonus: Twice a year (once in the first year)
●Social insurance (unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, health insurance, and employee pension)
●Uniforms provided
Holidays / Vacations ●2 days off / week (Sat/Sun, national holidays) *May need to work on holidays a few times a year for events, etc. (Compensatory days off provided).
●Approx. 130 days off / year
●G.W. vacation, approx. 1 week
●Summer vacation, approx. 1 week
●End-of-the-year holidays, approx. 1 week
●10 paid vacation days/year (after 6 months of consecutive employment) + 1 for each additional year
Working Location 2F, 6-75 Otamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0011, Japan
<Nearest station>
●3-minute walk from Bashamichi Station (馬車道駅) on the Minatomirai Line (directly to/from the Tōyoko Line and Fukutoshin Line)
●4-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station (桜木町駅) on the JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line
●5-minute walk from Kannai Station (関内駅) on the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line
* Excellent location with easy access to Minatomirai, Sakuragicho, Chinatown, Yokohama Station, and Tokyo
Comments We are creating a better environment for children and staff by actively incorporating new ideas from our staff. We are a place where employees can continue to work for a long time while enhancing their skills and career. We look forward to hearing from you!
Bus Boarding Staff
Job Description Bus Boarding Staff
Type of Employment Part-time
Required Qualifications ●Must get along with children
●English not required
Working Hours Weekdays 7:20-9:05am, 2:25-6:15pm
* Please contact us about working hours.
Salary Hourly wage 1,100 yen *Probation period 3-6 months
Benefits and Welfare ●Paid vacations (106% paid vacation utilization rate, 2019)
●Commuting allowance: Actual expenses (up to 10,000 yen/month)
●Salary increase: Once a year
●Uniforms provided
Holidays / Vacations ●2 days off / week (Sat/Sun, national holidays)
●G.W. vacation, approx. 1 week
●Summer vacation, approx. 1 week
●End-of-the-year holidays, approx. 1 week
Working Location 2F, 6-75 Otamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0011, Japan
<Nearest station>
●3-minute walk from Bashamichi Station (馬車道駅) on the Minatomirai Line (directly to/from the Tōyoko Line and Fukutoshin Line)
●4-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station (桜木町駅) on the JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line
●5-minute walk from Kannai Station (関内駅) on the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line
* Excellent location with easy access to Minatomirai, Sakuragicho, Chinatown, Yokohama Station, and Tokyo
Comments If you would like to work less than 5 days a week, please feel free to let us know.

Kannai Campus: Elementary School

English Teacher
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Japanese Language Teacher
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Kannai Campus: Afterschool(Elementary Student)

English Teacher
Job Description English Teacher at Afterschool for Elementary Students
●Working with primary 1 to 5 year students
●Teaching English through everyday interactions and focused educational lesson (PBL) times
Type of Employment Full-time (possibly of contract employee for the first 6 or 12 months)
Required Qualifications ●Bachelor’s degree or above
●Teaching experience with young children preferable
●Strong teamwork and communication skills
●Reside in Japan
●Visa sponsorship available (Applicants must meet Immigration requirements and have a university degree)
Working hours ●Regular day: 10:30am-7:30pm
* There is a one-hour lunch break.
●Possibility to work overtime (paid) in the mornings or evenings.
Salary Monthly salary from 280,000 yen (with experience) *Probation period 3-6 months
Benefits and Welfare ●Paid vacations (106% paid vacation utilization rate, 2019)
●Maternity and paternity leave system
●Paternity leave and Childcare Leave for men (already tried and tested)
●Commuting allowance: Actual expenses (up to 30,000 yen/month)
●Salary increase: Once a year
●Bonus: Twice a year (once in the first year)
●Social insurance (unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, health insurance, and employee pension)
●Uniforms provided
Holidays / Vacations ●2 days off / week (Sat/Sun, national holidays) *May need to work on holidays a few times a year for events, etc. (Compensatory days off provided).
●Approx. 130 days off / year
●G.W. vacation, approx. 1 week
●Summer vacation, approx. 1 week
●End-of-the-year holidays, approx. 1 week
●10 paid vacation days/year (after 6 months of consecutive employment) + 1 for each additional year
Working location 8F, 252 Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0023, Japan
<Nearest station>
●5-minute walk from Kannai Station (関内駅) on the JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line
●7-minute walk from Nihon-ōdōri Station (日本大通り駅) on the Minatomirai Line (directly to/from the Tōyoko Line and Fukutoshin Line)
●8-minute walk from Kannai Station (関内駅) on the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line

FAQ

[Preschool] You have a full curriculum, but which teachers teach what?

There are many lessons and activities that are planned and taught in partnership with specialized teachers and institutions. Neither bilingual Japanese nor foreign teachers need specialized expertise that would require specific qualifications (Japanese teachers must be qualified as nursery school teachers).

Are you taking any measures to reduce the workload of your staff?

We have a full range of ICT equipment, including computers. Curriculum, teaching materials, records of past lessons and events, and other data are all managed in the cloud, so lessons and event preparation can be handled smoothly and efficiently.
Taking advantage of the fact that the preschool, elementary school, and afterschool are non-accredited, we make rational decisions and cut unnecessary documentation. With very few written documents, and the active use of applications and other tools to communicate with parents, we have been able to significantly save time.
CGK avoids the typical bad practices of many nurseries, such as making employees pay for their own books and supplies, take work home, or not paying for overtime work.
Also, although handmade decorations at events and handmade teaching materials, etc. are very nice, they can be a huge burden on teachers. Therefore, we are willing to purchase commercially available products that can save time and effort.

Do we really get a full one-hour lunch break?

Of course, there is a one-hour lunch break every day. It is not uncommon in preschools for teachers to be expected to eat lunch with the children, or to fill out children’s correspondence notebooks during the lunch break. At CGK, it’s a truly a one-hour lunch break, so of course it’s OK to go out for lunch in the fashionable city of Yokohama!

Please explain about the hiring process.

Application → Interviews (twice) → Job offer / Hiring.
When you apply, please send us not only your CV but also your resume / career history to facilitate the interview process. This does not have to be in very official format, you can create whatever you feel is appealing and send it to us.

[Preschool] I can’t play the piano, is that okay?

At CGK, playing the piano is not a requirement. Of course, being able to play the piano is a great advantage in teaching music, but we do not refuse to hire people on the basis of their inability to play the piano.

Do you have a housing subsidy or a company housing program?

We do not have either, but if you are moving from a rural area or have other special circumstances, feel free to contact us personally for consultation.
If you use the real estate agency affiliated with CGK, you can receive a discount of half a month’s rent on agency fees (*may not be available in special cases). Service in English is also available for teachers who are foreign nationals.

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