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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.

2018-2019 KJS Staff Photo

2018-2019 KJS Staff Photo

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

Teaching Staff

Educational Assistant

Non Teaching Staff

(1) Mainscale Class Teacher
(2) Teacher of Chinese (Re-Advertised – For candidates who have applied for the same role in October 2019, please do not re-apply.

Exciting opportunities have arisen at KJS for enthusiastic and dedicated persons to join our team in August 2020!

While our main 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”, we expect our teachers 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.

The successful candidate for each role 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.

Please click here to download the generic job description of the posts.

Interested candidates please complete the online application form via the ESF website (https://recruit.esf.edu.hk/). Please do not send CVs or letters of application directly to the school.

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

Deadline
Sunday 24 November 2019

* plus excellent spoken Mandarin and written Chinese for the successful candidate of the Teacher of Chinese

There is no openings at the moment.

There is no openings at the moment.

Teaching Staff

Educational Assistant

Non Teaching Staff

Teacher of Chinese

An exciting opportunity has arisen at KJS for an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join our Chinese team in August 2020.

While our main 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”, we expect our teachers 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.

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 and Mandarin. Understanding and knowledge of the Primary Years Programme would be beneficial.

Please click here to download the generic job description of the post.

Deadline
Sunday 20 October 2019

Part Time Music Teacher (0.6 PTE; One Year Only)

KJS is looking for a Part Time Music Teacher to join the team from 12 August 2019 to 24 June 2020 (3 days a week).

While our main 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”, we expect our teachers 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.

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 and have a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills. Understanding and knowledge of the Primary Years Programme would be beneficial.

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

Please click here to download the generic job description of the post.

Submission of Applications
Friday 3 May to Sunday 19 May 2019

Teacher Librarian

KJS is looking for a Teacher Librarian to join our team from August 2019.

The successful candidate will be a talented and enthusiastic teacher with the required knowledge and skills to manage a primary school library. He/She will have an excellent understanding of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and information literacy to support students across the primary phase and to realise the full potential of the library as a centre of learning. In addition, knowledge of the enhanced PYP and having a recognised library qualification would be beneficial.

Whilst a library qualification is desirable, the successful candidate will be someone who is passionate about learning and has a love of books. He/She will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic and energetic individual who is a great team player with strong interpersonal skills and a warm personality, very well organised and possesses excellent spoken and written English skills.

In additional to the main accountabilities as stated in the attached generic job description, job duties of the successful candidate will include but not be limited to the items below:

  • Organising Author visits
  • Ordering of appropriate resources
  • Organising Book events e.g. book week
  • Attending appropriate meetings
  • Collaborate and support codesigning unit and lesson plans; be part of transdisciplinary planning, as appropriate
  • Develop projects and school-wide learning initiatives
  • Promote digital citizenship
  • Provide materials which will enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities, and maturity levels of the children

Submission of Applications
Thursday 2 May to Sunday 12 May 2019

Educational Assistant
Several Vacancies; Two of these vacancies will be temporary positions and the contractual period will be from 14 October 2019 to 24 June 2020 – renewable but subject to the school’s budget and the successful candidates’ performance

KJS is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Full Time Educational Assistants to join our team from 14 October 2019.

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 candidate will be someone who have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude with lots of energy and enthusiasm to provide quality support across the campus. You will have excellent organisational skills and relish working as part of a team. 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 Year 1 to Year 6 of a primary school and/or with children who have moderate special educational needs would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will work either in a classroom setting or with students with learning needs (individually or in small groups).

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

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

Deadline
Sunday 25 August 2019

Student Counsellor

KJS is now seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Student Counsellor to work with our existing team from September 2019 to June 2020 (renewable upon satisfactory performance). This will be a part time role – 1 day per week (negotiable working day).

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”.

Job duties of the successful candidate will include but not be limited to the items below:

Student Counselling

  • Provide confidential personal counselling for students as individuals and groups
  • Work with families as and when necessary
  • Maintain and monitor effective referral mechanism, both for teachers and students
  • Liaise with the school to ensure effective flow of information
  • Employ appropriate assessment and screening tools

Community support

  • Identify and respond to trends in student needs
  • Work closely with Learning Enhancement Team and Senior Leadership Team

The successful candidate will be a talented and accomplished counsellor 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.

We are looking for someone with a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills, which will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

In addition to being an exemplary practitioner and excellent team player, the successful candidate will also be extremely well organised, and possess excellent spoken and written English skills.

Applicants must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong. He/She must also possess a recognised degree in counselling and have the ability to work within a counsellor’s Code of Ethics.

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

Deadline
Sunday 25 August 2019

Administrator

KJS is now seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our existing support staff team from September 2019.

The post holder will provide administrative / clerical support and procurement services at our school, and report directly to the school’s HR & Finance Manager.

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

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary educated with 3-year relevant experience
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Chinese (Cantonese), both written and spoken
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Confidence in using and learning new computer systems
  • 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
  • Experience in administrative support, preferably in schools or other educational institutions

In addition to the above criteria, the successful candidate should be:

  • Customer service focused
  • Committed to follow up with great initiative and self-motivation
  • Detail-minded and team centred
  • Able to work under pressure and manage his/her time effectively
  • Able to communicate with confidence and positivity

Submission of Applications
Friday 9 August to Sunday 18 August 2019

Cleaner / Workman 校工

Main duties:

  • To keep all designated areas clean and tidy at all times
  • To carry out day-to-day cleaning, disinfecting, minor maintenance and repair work
  • To assist in woodworking projects
  • To assist in setting up of venues for school events, including moving furniture and equipment when needed
  • To assist in gardening work e.g. plant watering
  • To handle other assigned duties

職責:

  • 時刻保持校園範圍清潔及整理
  • 負責校內日常清潔、消毒及簡單維修工作
  • 協助校內木工工作
  • 協助佈置場地,包括重搬運桌椅、傢俱及重物等
  • 協助校內園藝工作、包括淋花、清除去水渠內垃圾等
  • 處理其他由主管安排的雜務

Requirement:

  • Preferably possessing an electrician certification (Grade A) and experience in woodworking
  • Fluent in Cantonese – fair in English would be preferable
  • Good standard of hygiene to carry out cleaning and disinfecting work
  • A team player who is positive, hardworking, responsible and trustworthy
  • Good time management skills and flexible in handling daily tasks
  • Ability to follow instructions and self motivate

要求:

  • 具水電牌照及木工經驗,懂簡單英語的應徵者,可獲優先考慮
  • 具良好衛生常識,熟悉基本清潔及衛生工作
  • 具團隊合作精神、樂觀積極、勤奮、有責任心及值得信任
  • 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
  • 能按指示及自覺性地完成工作

15 days of annual leave
Mondays to Fridays 7am to 4pm or 7.30am to 4.30pm (including 1 hour lunch break)
The above working schedule may be amended to facilitate the actual needs at school level.

每年15天有薪假期
星期一至星期五 早上7時至下午4時 或 早上7時30分至下午4時30分 (包括1小時午膳時間)
如有需要,校方或會更改上班時間。

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效香港工作簽証。

Deadline for Applications
Sunday 30 June 2019

截止申請日期
2019年6月30日星期日