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Kowloon Junior School (KJS) is one of the primary schools under the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong, and is a very large, well-established five form entry school catering for 900 students from Year 1 to Year 6.  It is an IB World School, and teaching and learning at KJS is rich in inquiry and underpinned by a rigorous approach to pedagogy and practice.

At KJS, our staff work in close partnership to realise our School Vision of “Success for Every Child”. Our aim is to help students develop the confidence, self-esteem and motivation necessary to “become lifelong learners who are empowered to take action to make a positive difference in the world”. We are committed to achieving our vision by:

  • Being internationally minded.
  • Our commitment to developing a community of learners.
  • Developing independence and collaboration in pursuit of excellence.
  • Valuing mistakes as learning opportunities and recognising endeavor.
  • Treating others as we would like to be treated.
  • Recognizing, respecting and actively seeking the ideas and opinions of others.
  • Encouraging creativity and innovation.
  • Having high expectations of ourselves and others.
  • Promoting physical, social and emotional well-being across the community.
  • Demonstrating our values through responsible action.

Our school accommodates up to 30 classes, 5 classes at each year level and the maximum class size is 30 pupils. To assist each child to develop to their full potential in all areas, a balanced programme of academic, social, physical and cultural activities is offered at KJS.

All of the classrooms have interactive whiteboards, full wireless connectivity, and access to a bank of laptop computers and mobile devices.

The current staff are outstanding educators. Whilst they originally hail from UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or American, many have been in Hong Kong for many years.

Hong Kong culture values education and at KJS, parents are very supportive. The students are wonderful and the staff are amazing. It is a wonderful place to teach.

ESF is an equal opportunity employer.  To know more about working with ESF, please click here.

Non Teaching Staff

Educational Assistant

Teaching Staff

Leadership

Cleaner 清潔工友

Main Duties 職責:

  • To keep all designated areas clean and tidy at all times 時刻保持校園範圍清潔及整理
  • To assist in setting up of venues for school events, including moving furniture and equipment when needed 協助佈置場地,包括重搬運桌椅、傢俱及重物等
  • To assist in gardening work e.g. plant watering 協助校內園藝工作、包括淋花、清除去水渠內垃圾等
  • To carry out day-to-day cleaning, disinfecting, minor maintenance and repair work 負責校內日常清潔、消毒及簡單維修工作
  • To assist in woodworking projects 協助校內木工工作
  • To handle other assigned duties 處理其他由主管安排的雜務

Requirement 資歷/要求:

  • Good standard of hygiene to carry out cleaning and disinfecting work 具良好衛生常識,熟悉基本清潔及衛生工作
  • A team player who is positive, hardworking, responsible and trustworthy 具團隊合作精神、樂觀積極、勤奮、有責任心及值得信任
  • Good time management skills and flexible in handling daily tasks 具良好的時間管理及處事靈活變通的能力,按時完成每日指派的工作
  • Ability to follow instructions and self- motivated 能按指示及自覺性地完成工作
  • Preferably possessing an electrician certification (Grade A) and experience in woodworking 具水電牌照及木工經驗可獲優先考慮
  • Fluent in Cantonese – fair in English would be preferable 操流利廣東話 – 懂簡單英語者可獲優先考慮

Remuneration 待遇:

15 days of annual leave 年假15天
Medical and dental benefits 醫療及牙科福利

Working Hours 工作時間

Mondays to Fridays 星期一至星期五
7am to 4pm or 7:30am to 4:30pm 早上7時至下午4時 或 早上7時30分至下午4時30分
Including 1-hour lunch break 包括1小時午膳時間

Applicants must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong 申請者必須為永久香港居民或持有可於香港工作之簽証

All applications should be faxed to the school on 37658701 or emailed to jobs@kjs.edu.hk 有意者請傳真簡歷至37658701或電郵至 jobs@kjs.edu.hk

For enquiries, please contact Ms Cheung on 37658700 如有任何查詢,請致電 37658700 與張小姐聯絡

Applicants must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.
申請者必須為永久香港居民或持有效香港工作簽証。

Supply Educational Assistant

KJS is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Supply Educational Assistants to cover ad hoc absences.

Whilst previous working experience in Year 1 to Year 6 of a primary school would be an advantage, our main goal at KJS is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”.

The successful candidates will be someone who have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude with lots of energy and enthusiasm to provide quality support across the campus. He/She will have excellent organisational skills and relish working as part of a team. His/Her excellent spoken and written English *, coupled with warm personality and strong interpersonal skills, will enable him/her to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

All applications should be emailed to jobs@kjs.edu.hk

The successful candidates must be permanent Hong Kong residents or possess valid visas to work in Hong Kong.

* plus Mandarin/Cantonese for Mandarin Department

There is no opening at the moment.

There is no opening at the moment.

Non Teaching Staff

Educational Assistant

Teaching Staff

Leadership

Senior Administrator / Administrator

KJS is now seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our existing support staff team from May/June 2022.

The post holder will either assist in site, building & facilities management or provide procurement services & administrative / clerical support at our school.

Main Accountabilities

Site, Buildings & Facilities Management:

  • Repair and maintenance of school buildings and facilities
  • Campus cleaning and security
  • Room rental and allocation
  • Line management of site team
  • Liaison between the school and ESF Facilities Development Team

Procurement Services:

  • Purchase of general supplies and teaching materials
  • Bookings of student events and outings
  • Production of School Publication

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary educated with at least 3-year relevant experience
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Chinese (Cantonese), both written and spoken
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Confidence in using and learning new computer systems
  • Willing to help with casual staff bookings at 6.30am during school days (shared responsibility)
  • Permanent resident or holder of a valid dependent visa who is not prohibited from taking up an employment in Hong Kong

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in multicultural working environment
  • Fluency in Mandarin
  • Administrative support experience in schools or other educational institutions

For more details of the role, please refer to our job descriptions (site, building & facilities management / procurement services).

The successful candidates must be permanent Hong Kong residents or possess valid visas to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

School Nurse

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated School Nurse from 15 August 2022 to mid February 2023.

Our main goal at KJS is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”. The School Nurse’s primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth operation of the medical room in order to provide professional, immediate and appropriate medical support to the students and the school.

General Duties:

  • Providing appropriate first aid and nursing care to students and staff at the school
  • Working alongside teaching staff in order to provide appropriate health education to students and their families
  • Collating health and student medical information
  • Arranging and organizing health programmes provided by the HKSAR Government

The successful candidate will be a Hong Kong registered nurse * who has a positive ‘can do’ attitude and enthusiasm to provide quality support across the campus. Your excellent spoken and written English, coupled with your warm personality and strong interpersonal skills, will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community. Previous working experience in a primary school and ability to communicate in Cantonese would be advantageous.

* In case the successful candidate is registered overseas instead of Hong Kong registered, the position will be School Health Professional instead.

Working Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mondays to Fridays

For more details of the role, please refer to this generic job description.

For any questions, please send us an email at jobs@kjs.edu.hk.

The successful candidates must be permanent Hong Kong residents or possess valid visas to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: Sunday 15 May 2022

Full Time Educational Assistant

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic Full Time Educational Assistant from 15 August 2022.

Our goal is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”. The successful candidate will be someone who has a positive, ‘can do’ attitude with enthusiasm to provide quality support across the campus. He/She will have excellent organisational skills and relish working as part of a team. His/Her excellent spoken and written English, coupled with warm personality and strong interpersonal skills, will enable him/her to communicate effectively with all members of the school community. For more details of the role, please refer to this generic job description.

Whilst previous working experience in Year 1 to Year 6 of a primary school would be an advantage, our main goal at KJS is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning.

Interested candidates please complete the online application form via (ESF website ). Please do not send CVs or letters of application directly to the school.

For any questions, please send us an email at jobs@kjs.edu.hk.

The successful candidates must be permanent Hong Kong residents or possess valid visas to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: Sunday 15 May 2022

Lead Learner

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and exemplar classroom teacher to join us as one of our Lead Learners. The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2022, renewable by mutual consent.

Lead Learners at KJS are an integral part of the school’s leadership team and receive an additional teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR 3). They work closely with senior leaders to set strategic direction and help realise its vision of “Success for Every Child”. In addition to their own class teaching obligations, Lead Learners have a responsibility for leading pedagogy across the school. Their main role is to model, encourage and advocate quality learning and teaching to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, talented and experienced teacher with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner, he/she will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, be extremely well organised; and possess excellent spoken and written English skills. His/Her warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills will enable him/her to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

For further details of the role, please click here to download the generic job description and refer to the following criteria:

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Exemplary classroom practitioner
  • Experience of working within an inquiry based setting
  • Evidence of leadership and experience of building successful teams
  • Sound knowledge of effective assessment practices
  • Ability to mentor / coach staff
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Committed to supporting children’s individual needs

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in similar role
  • Experience of more than one curriculum model
  • Experience in PYP IB framework will be an advantage
  • International and home teaching experience

Deadline
Sunday 3 April 2022

Mainscale Class Teacher

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated classroom teacher to join the existing team. The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2022, renewable by mutual consent.

While our goal is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”, the main role of the classroom teacher is to maximise student learning and development through the planning, preparation and teaching of programmes which meet students’ individual learning needs and achieve specific student outcomes. Teachers teach a range of student abilities and classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programmes. The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection in order to improve their knowledge and skills to better engage students and improve their learning.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, talented and experienced teacher with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner, he/she will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, have a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills and possess excellent spoken and written English. Understanding and knowledge of the Primary Years Programme would be beneficial.

For further details of the role, please click here to download the generic job description.

Deadline
Sunday 3 April 2022

Vice Principal – with the responsibility of a PYP Co-ordinator

Kowloon Junior School (KJS) is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Vice Principal to join our highly talented, energetic and collaborative team and to contribute to the culture of continual improvement at the school. The position will be a full-time two-year contract starting August 2022, renewable by mutual consent.

KJS is one of the primary schools under the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong, and is a large, well-established five form entry school catering for 900 students from Year 1 to Year 6. It is an IB World School, and teaching and learning at KJS is rich in inquiry and underpinned by a rigorous approach to pedagogy and practice.

At KJS, we create a safe, supportive and caring environment where beliefs and values reflect a respect of cultural diversity. We motivate individuals to become lifelong learners who are empowered to take action to make a positive difference in the world. The school community works together to develop global citizens with a sense of social awareness and responsibility through an engaging, relevant and challenging curriculum.

As a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, the successful candidate will help to provide strategic leadership, manage broad curriculum and functional areas across the school. For details of the generic job description, please refer to this document.

Role Summary

  • Consistently champion and uphold the school’s core values and foster caring, positive relationships
  • Support the schools mission statement and IB Learner profile
  • Develop and articulate a shared vision and strategic development plan for the school and lead colleagues in achieving this
  • Act as a pedagogical leader
  • Create an atmosphere of mutual trust where collaboration, discussion, debate and teamwork are promoted within the school
  • Model exemplary professional practice
  • Contribute to the creation of the school’s learning community, fostering a spirit of inquiry, innovation, professional learning and reflection
  • Promote high standards and expectations through supporting performance

Requirements

  • An experienced educational leader who is committed to the school’s vision of “Success for every child”
  • A passionate, proactive and knowledgeable leader within the IB Primary Years Programme context
  • A proven leader of people, curriculum and pedagogy who is committed to leading a culture of continual improvement
  • Committed to international education and sensitive to cross cultural contexts
  • An effective communicator who is able to promote collegial and collaborative approaches to teaching and learning

Closing Date
Sunday 6 February 2022