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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.

To apply for a vacancy, please visit its job portal.

Educational Assistant

Teaching Staff

Non Teaching Staff

Leadership

Full Time Educational Assistant (Temporary)

KJS is looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join us as Full Time Educational Assistants (Temporary) starting mid- August 2024 until the end of June 2025.

Whilst previous working experience in Year 1 to Year 6 of a primary school and/or with children who have moderate special educational needs 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”.

Key Responsibilities

  • To actively support all students to a balanced school curriculum
  • To support department by taking on practical roles of responsibility for administrative, managerial and auditing activities
  • To join and work cohesively within a highly motivated and professional group of teachers
  • Linking and communicating effectively with support staff

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

Requirements

Each successful candidate will be someone who has a positive, ‘can do’ attitude 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.

Both successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid dependent visa to work in Hong Kong.

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 contact us at jobs@kjs.edu.hk.

Closing Date: Sunday 16 June 2024

Full Time Educational Assistant (Chinese)

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Chinese Department as a Full Time Educational Assistant starting August 2024.

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”.

Key Responsibilities

  • To actively support all students to a balanced school curriculum
  • To support department by taking on practical roles of responsibility for administrative, managerial and auditing activities
  • To join and work cohesively within a highly motivated and professional group of teachers
  • Linking and communicating effectively with support staff

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

Requirements

The successful candidate will be someone who has a positive, ‘can do’ attitude 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 and Chinese (Mandarin), coupled with a warm personality and strong interpersonal skills, will enable him/her to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

The successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid dependent visa to work in Hong Kong.

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 contact us at jobs@kjs.edu.hk.

Closing Date: Sunday 26 May 2024

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 and/or with children who has moderate special educational needs 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 dependent visas to work in Hong Kong.

* plus Mandarin for Chinese Department

Learning Enhancement/SEN Teacher (One-Year Finite Contract)

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and exemplary teacher to join our Learning Enhancement Team in 2024/2025. This position will be a full-time one-year finite contract and renewable upon sufficient school budget, satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

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 Learning Enhancement 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. Working closely with the Head of Learning Enhancement and the team, the teacher assumes day-to-day responsibility for the provision made for individual children with identified learning needs, working closely with students, teachers, parents, the ESF and other agencies.

Main Accountabilities

Teaching and Assessment:

  • Planning lessons and sequences of lessons to meet student’s individual learning needs and to ensure student’s progression
  • Using a range of appropriate strategies for teaching and learning and classroom management
  • Maintain a well-organised and stimulating learning environment
  • Use technology to effectively enhance learning for students of differing needs
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment for pupils with a range of learning needs
  • Providing clear and constructive advice to students and their parents and caregivers

Wider professional roles:

  • Planning and engaging in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities
  • Taking responsibility for own professional development and using the outcomes to improve teaching and students’ learning
  • Making an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school regarding Inclusion
  • Lead a team of Educational Assistants that support meeting the needs of students with differing learning needs
  • Collaborating with external professionals and other members of the school community

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Attend and contribute to meetings, discussions and management systems necessary to coordinate the ongoing work and improvement of the school in terms of meeting pupils’ learning needs
  • Assisting year level co-ordinators, curriculum co-ordinators, student management co-ordinators, principal and vice principal with the performance of specific functions
  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programmes

Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Exemplary classroom practitioner
  • Experience of working with students with a range of learning needs
  • Sound knowledge of writing IEPs and support plans
  • Committed to supporting children’s individual needs

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in a similar role working in a mainstream and/or special school.
  • Experience with more than one curriculum model
  • Experience in the PYP IB framework will be an advantage
  • International and home teaching experience

Other Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Education, or
  • Bachelor Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent
  • Relevant teaching experience within a recognised educational organisation

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

The successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid dependent visa to work in Hong Kong.

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 contact us at jobs@kjs.edu.hk.

Closing Date: Sunday 26 May 2024

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Educational Assistant

Teaching Staff

Non Teaching Staff

Leadership

Full Time Educational Assistant (Temporary)

KJS is looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join our Y4 and Y5/Y6 Teams as Full Time Educational Assistants (Temporary) from 8 January to 28 June 2024.

Whilst previous working experience in Year 1 to Year 6 of a primary school and/or with children who has moderate special educational needs 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”.

Key Responsibilities

  • To actively support all students to a balanced school curriculum
  • To support department by taking on practical roles of responsibility for administrative, managerial and auditing activities
  • To join and work cohesively within a highly motivated and professional group of teachers
  • Linking and communicating effectively with support staff

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

Requirements

The successful candidate will be someone who has a positive, ‘can do’ attitude 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.

The successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid dependent visa to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: Sunday 26 November 2023

Mainscale Class Teacher (Temporary; mid August 2024 to early April 2025)

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and exemplary classroom teacher to work with our Year 1 team during the first two terms in 2024/2025 (mid-August 2024 to early April 2025). This position will be a full-time temporary teaching contract.

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.

Main Accountabilities

Teaching and Assessment:

  • Planning lessons and sequences of lessons to meet student’s individual learning needs and to ensure student’s progression.
  • Using a range of appropriate strategies for teaching and learning and classroom management
  • Use flexible groupings and structured inquiry to deliver high quality lessons in line with the IBO philosophy
  • Maintain a well organised and stimulating learning environment
  • Use technology to effectively enhance learning
  • Using information about prior attainment to set expectations for students
  • Using a range of assessment and reporting methods that show student’s achievement in relation to learning outcomes.
  • Providing clear and constructive feedback to students and their parents and caregivers

Wider professional roles:

  • Planning and engaging in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities
  • Taking responsibility for own professional development and using the outcomes to improve teaching and students’ learning
  • Making an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school
  • Ensuring administration of classroom procedures are completed efficiently
  • Collaborating with members of the school community to build a team environment that supports students’ learning

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting with or managing an aspect of daily school management
  • Assisting year level co-ordinators, curriculum co-ordinators, student management co-ordinators, principal and vice principal with the performance of specific functions
  • Assisting with or managing a specialist function such as sport, careers, student welfare, excursions or camps co-ordination
  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programmes

Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Exemplary classroom practitioner
  • Experience of working within an inquiry based setting
  • Sound knowledge of effective assessment practices
  • 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

Other Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Education, or
  • Bachelor Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent
  • Relevant teaching experience within a recognised educational organisation

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

The successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid dependent visa to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: Friday 5 April 2024

Part Time School Nurse

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Part Time School Nurse from September 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

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

The successful candidate will be a 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.

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

Working Hours: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm Mondays to Fridays.

Closing Date: Sunday 27 August 2023

Principal

The English School Foundation (ESF) is the largest international education system in Hong Kong providing English medium education to students K1 to Y13. For over 50 years we have successfully created the conditions for our students to thrive, and be the best that they can be. We do this by delivering a world-leading education built on the principle that every child is unique.

We are looking for a world-class leader to be the Principal of ESF Kowloon Junior School. Situated in the Ho Man Tin district of Hong Kong, the school is a five-form entry primary school made up of 900 students and over 115 full and part-time staff. The school is equipped with fantastic teaching and learning facilities having been completely rebuilt in 2013.

ESF Kowloon Junior School has a proud history in Hong Kong and is an integral part of the local community. Parents are prepared to wait many years to gain a place in the school – knowing that the world-class staff will not just provide the best education for their child, but that they will also work tirelessly to nurture their child’s interests and passions.

We are looking for someone who has the knowledge and experience of leading a large and complex school – someone who can inspire the staff, engage our families and, above all, deliver an environment that enables our students to thrive. This is not a job for just anyone. We want someone who can help take an already successful school to the next level.

In joining ESF as a Principal, you will play a leading role in shaping the future of one of the most high-profile and high-performing education systems in the world. For more than five decades, we have been at the vanguard of educational thinking – constantly seeking out new ways to deliver the very best for the 18,000 students who learn in our 22 schools.

If you think you have what it takes, then apply today.

To view the official job description for this position, please click here.

Closing Date: Thursday 27 October 2022