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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.

Teaching Staff

Educational Assistant

Non Teaching Staff

Leadership

Mainscale Class Teacher

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and exemplary teacher to join us from August 2023. This position will be full-time two year teaching contracts, renewable by mutual consent. An additional leadership responsibility allowance (TLR 3) may be offered to the successful candidate with relevant experience and vision.

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.

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 those who are also interested in the leadership role, please specify this in the applications.

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

Closing Date: Sunday 5 February 2023

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.

Teaching Staff

Educational Assistant

Non Teaching Staff

Leadership

Expressive Arts Lead Teacher
(two vacancies – one with a leadership responsibility allowance TLR 3)

KJS is looking for enthusiastic, experienced and exemplary teachers to join our Expressive Arts Department starting August 2023. These positions will be full-time two year teaching contracts, renewable by mutual consent.

While an additional leadership responsibility allowance (TLR 3) will be offered to one of the successful candidates with relevant experience and vision, both Expressive Arts Lead Teachers will be an integral part of the schools’ teaching teams. They will work closely with our Senior Leaders to set strategic direction and help realise our vision of “Success for Every Child”. In addition to specialist teaching obligations, the Expressive Arts Lead Teachers have a responsibility for leading best practice in inquiry based, Expressive Arts 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 Expressive Arts Lead Teachers will work to ensure a consistent and cohesive approach to Music, Dance, Drama & Performance across the whole school. They will further be expected to:

  • work closely with other colleagues to develop an Expressive Arts programme across the school (Y1-Y6) to incorporate Music, Dance, Drama and Performance
  • teach music and other expressive arts skills across the school
  • coordinate and prepare students for concerts/performances within the school and across the Foundation
  • coordinate curriculum documentation
  • support the school’s assembly programme
  • coordinate the school choirs and orchestra
  • add value to our musically talented cohort of students
  • represent the school at ESF Curriculum Group meetings
  • work with all teachers to ensure the Expressive Arts programme has authentic links across the PYP programme of Inquiry
  • work closely with the PYP Coordinator to promote, enhance and develop Expressive Arts across the school
  • be responsible for areas of the KJS School Development Plan related to Expressive Arts

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent;
  • qualified Teacher status with additional Music qualifications (ideally including Piano); ideally with expertise/ experience in dance, drama and performance; and
  • an understanding of the IB and the key underpinnings of the curriculum framework (PYP) is highly desirable.

Closing Date: Sunday 8 January 2023

Head of Learning Enhancement (TLR 3)
Expressive Arts Coordinator (Specialism in Music) (TLR 3)

KJS is looking for enthusiastic, experienced and exemplar leaders to join us in January 2023. Each position will be a full-time one year and two terms contract, renewable by mutual consent.

HEAD OF LEARNING ENHANCEMENT (LE)

The Head of LE, in collaboration with the principal and staff, plays a key role in determining the direction of the LE policy and provision in the school in order to enhance the learning of children with a diverse range of needs. The Head of LE 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. The Head of LE also provides professional guidance to colleagues with the aim of securing high quality teaching for children with identified learning needs.

The Head of LE, with the support of staff, seeks to develop effective ways of overcoming barriers to learning and sustaining effective teaching through the analysis and assessment of children’s needs, by monitoring learning and by setting learning targets. The Head of LE will collaborate with teachers so that learning for all children is given equal priority and available resources are used to maximum effect. The Head of LE will take direct responsibility for the learning support for mainstream students with additional needs (Level of Adjustment 1 & 2), and manage and lead provision students with a learning support place (Level of Adjustment 3 & 4).

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

STRATEGIC DIRECTION/DEVELOPMENT
Develop, coordinate and implement LE policies, plans, timetables, targets and practices.

  • Review and implement policies and practices for LE (in conjunction with ESF policy) which reflect the highest standards of teaching and learning.
  • Use evidence effectively to identify strengths and areas of improvement in the provision for LE children and where necessary, create and implement effective plans of action for support.
  • In conjunction with SLT and teaching colleagues, prepare and review the School Development/Improvement Plan (SDP) for LE based on identified strengths and weaknesses in the areas.
  • Create a climate which enables other staff to develop and maintain positive attitudes and confidence towards teaching children with identified learning needs.

TEACHING AND LEARNING (including Monitoring & Evaluation)
Work with SLT and teaching colleagues to ensure ‘Success for Every Child’ at KJS especially those with identified learning needs.

  • Support teachers and EAs catering for LE children within their classrooms taking direct responsibility for Level of Adjustment one and two students (teaching component)
  • Ensure that information about students’ learning in previous classes and schools is used effectively to ensure continued progress.
  • Liaise with parents of children with LE in conjunction with the class and Learning Enhancement teacher.
  • Assist/guide teachers and educational assistants in the implementation of IEP’s.
  • Liaise with external agencies including other schools, educational psychological service, LE professionals, health and voluntary bodies
  • Liaise with other Heads of LE

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
(including Monitoring and Evaluation)Make ongoing improvements in the provision of Learning Enhancement

  • Establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships among staff.
  • Sustain own motivation and enjoyment, maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of LE developments.
  • Ascertain professional development needs of staff, providing training and induction as appropriate.
  • Work with other staff in providing advice and Learning Enhancement support.
  • Ensure regular dialogue with SLT about the development and improvement of LE children and provision.
  • Work with SLT and ESF to prepare for and respond to the outcomes of any evaluations or external inspections.
  • Maintain and oversee individual records on all children with LE needs.
  • Provide an up-to-date record of all children on the LE register (class by class) including their teaching programme and Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Contribute actively in the ESF (LE) group and disseminate information to staff.
  • Contribute to parent education programmes in conjunction with staff.

MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES
Identify appropriate resources and ensure that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely.

  • Ensure the effective, efficient management, organisation and use of learning resources.
  • Maintain existing resources and explore opportunities to develop or incorporate new resources from a wide range of sources inside and outside the school and submit budget priorities.
  • Model and promote an effective and stimulating environment for LE.

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

Interested candidates please apply via ESF website and do not send CVs to the school.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS COORDINATOR (SPECIALISM IN MUSIC)

The Expressive Arts Coordinator at KJS is an integral part of the school’s leadership team and receives an additional teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR 3). He/She works closely with senior leaders to set strategic direction and help realise its vision of “Success for Every Child”. In addition to his/her own class teaching obligations, Expressive Arts Coordinator has a responsibility for leading pedagogy across the school. His/Her main role is to model, encourage and advocate quality learning and teaching to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students.

The Expressive Arts Coordinator will work to ensure a consistent and cohesive approach to Music, Dance, Drama & Performance across the whole school.

The Expressive Arts Coordinator will further be expected to:

  • work closely with the other Expressive Arts Teacher and other colleagues to develop an Expressive Arts programme across the school (Y1-Y6) to incorporate Music, Dance, Drama and Performance
  • teach music and other expressive arts skills across the school
  • coordinate and prepare students for concerts/ performances within the school and across the Foundation
  • coordinate curriculum documentation
  • support the school’s assembly programme
  • coordinate the school choirs and orchestra
  • add value to our musically talented cohort of students
  • represent the school at ESF Curriculum Group meetings
  • work with all teachers to ensure the Expressive Arts programme has authentic links across the PYP programme of Inquiry
  • work closely with the PYP Coordinator to promote, enhance and develop expressive arts across the school
  • line manage and performance manage the other Expressive Arts teacher
  • be responsible for areas of the KJS School Development Plan related to Expressive Arts

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

Closing Date: Sunday 25 September 2022

Full Time Educational Assistant

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us as a Full Time Educational Assistant starting February 2023.

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 visa to work in Hong Kong.

Closing Date: Sunday 29 January 2023

Full/Part* Time Educational Assistant (Learning Enhancement Team)

KJS is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Learning Enhancement Team as Educational Assistants starting August 2022.

* The successful candidate for the role of Part Time Educational Assistant will be working 12 hours per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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 candidate will be someone who have 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.

For more details of the role, please refer to the main accountabilities below and this generic job description.

  • 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

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

Closing Date: Sunday 12 June 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.

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

Closing Date: Sunday 15 May 2022

Office Manager

Kowloon Junior School is now seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our existing support staff team from October 2022.

The post holder will organize and supervise all of the administrative activities to facilitate the smooth running of the school office; assist in site, buildings and facilities management; and ensure resources are utilized effectively and efficiently. He/she will work closely with ESF Facilities Development Team and the school’s office and site teams.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Organisation and supervision of all administrative activities in the school office
  • Repair and maintenance of school buildings and facilities
  • Campus cleaning and security
  • Room rental and allocation
  • Line management of school office and site team

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

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

Closing Date: Sunday 16 October 2022

Janitor 校工

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
9 hours per day – including 1-hour lunch break 每天工作九小時 – 包括一小時午膳時間

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 Yeung on 37658700 如有任何查詢,請致電 37658700 與楊小姐聯絡

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。

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