Employment Opportunities2018-11-13T13:14:03+00:00

Employment Opportunities

Working at SJIS

Working at SJIS is like entering a home away from home. The student body and school community warmly welcome new staff members. As a staff member of SJIS you will be respected and given the freedom to grow in your field of expertise. Staff are provided with professional development and the opportunity to participate in school events.

Our ideal applicants are empathetic, skilled, innovative and passionate about nurturing excellence in children. If this sounds like you and you have the right to work in Australia, we encourage you to apply for the positions advertised and register your interest in future employment opportunities by contacting us.


International Division Positions Vacant

Casual teaching roles are available in the International Primary division. You must hold the right to work in Australia and hold teaching qualifications that are recognised in Australia.

Positions Vacant

Seeking Japanese Language Teacher (Part-Time)

This applicant will join the JFL team (Japanese as a Foreign Language), delivering daily Japanese lessons to small classes from Beginner to Advanced levels.

The successful applicant will have experience teaching Japanese to primary students, along with;

  • Japanese language proficiency
  • NESA accreditation with appropriate teaching and tertiary qualifications
  • proven ability to work as an effective member of an enthusiastic team
  • cultural knowledge of/experience living in Japan
  • sound classroom management practices
  • dynamic and energetic teaching style
  • ability to collaborate with others and work harmoniously in a multicultural, bilingual environment

In order to apply for this role please email your CV to jodie.hoenig@sjis.nsw.edu.au. If you would like further information about this exciting opportunity please contact Jodie Hoenig, Head of International Division, on 9450 1833  Please note only suitable applicants will be contacted. Applications close by Friday 16 November.

Sydney Japanese International School Teacher Aide (1.0)

Sydney Japanese International School (International Division) is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced full-time Teacher Aide commencing 2019.

Sydney Japanese International School consists of two divisions, the International Division K-6 and the Japanese Division 1-9. The International Division carries a student population of about 129 students, many of whom are from Japanese backgrounds.

The International Division teaches the NSW K-6 curriculum and fosters students’ development through its unique bilingual and bicultural program. The community prides itself on a high level of academic achievement, small class sizes, and a caring and stimulating learning environment. Teachers employ a wide range of differentiation strategies to engage and meet the learning needs of a diverse student body.

The Teacher Aide will play an integral role in the support of individual or groups of students, including Kindergarten classes.

Selection Criteria:

  • Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions within the school
  • Demonstrated ability to assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas
  • Capacity to provide basic academic, physical and emotional care for students
  • Ability to assist with the supervision of pupils in classes, playgrounds, at camps, on excursions
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the capacity to work alongside class teachers
  • Ability to assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment
  • Capacity to promote student inclusion and participation in school activities
  • Working With Children Check Clearance Letter
  • Possess current references
  • Have the right to work in Australia
  • Hold a qualification recognised in Australia

Salary is determined by your qualifications and school experience.

In order to apply for this role please email your CV to jodie.hoenig@sjis.nsw.edu.au. If you would like further information about this exciting opportunity please contact Jodie Hoenig, Head of International Division, on 9450 1833  Please note only suitable applicants will be contacted. Applications close by Friday 16 November. 

Sydney Japanese International School EAL/D Teacher 0.5(ESL)

Sydney Japanese International School is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Primary EAL/D teacher (Intensive English), commencing 2019.

Sydney Japanese International School consists of two divisions, the International Division K-6 and the Japanese Division 1-9. The International Division carries a student population of about 129 students, many of whom are from Japanese backgrounds. The Japanese Division comprises 74 Primary students and Junior High School students.

The International Division teaches the NSW K-6 curriculum and fosters students’ development through its unique bilingual and bicultural program. The community prides itself on a high level of academic achievement, small class sizes, and a caring and stimulating learning environment. Teachers employ a wide range of differentiation strategies to engage and meet the learning needs of a diverse student body.  

The EAL/D teacher will play an integral role in the support of non-English speakers.

Selection Criteria:

  • Qualifications to teach EAL/D
  • Planning and teaching EAL/D programs using principles and practices of EAL/D differentiation
  • Assessing, monitoring and reporting on EAL/D students English learning progress with reference to the EAL/D Learning Progression
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the capacity to initiate and collaborate with staff
  • Capacity to enthuse and engage students and encourage the promotion of languages in the school community.
  • Working With Children Check Clearance Letter
  • Possess current references
  • Have the right to work in Australia
  • Hold a teaching qualification recognised in Australia

What the school can offer you: 

A career at Sydney Japanese International School offers you the opportunity to teach Kindergarten to Year Six. We host QTC accredited professional development and we support teachers’ accreditation journeys.

Salary is determined by your teaching qualifications and school experience.

In order to apply for this role please email your CV to jodie.hoenig@sjis.nsw.edu.au. If you would like further information about this exciting opportunity please contact Jodie Hoenig, Head of International Division, on 9450 1833  Please note only suitable applicants will be contacted. Applications close by Friday 16 November. 

Seeking  School Primary Classroom Teacher

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced teacher, beginning January 2019.

Sydney Japanese International School (International Division) is situated in Terrey Hills. It offers the NSW K-6 curriculum to children from diverse cultural backgrounds. SJIS fosters students’ development through its unique bilingual and bicultural program. The International Division prides itself on a high level of academic achievement, small class sizes and a caring and stimulating learning environment.

The successful applicant will have experience teaching the NSW curriculum as well as:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience in teaching K-6
  • Dynamic and effective programming and teaching practices
  • Ability to differentiate for EAL/D and other students
  • Readiness to collaborate and work harmoniously in a bilingual environment
  • Confidence to use ICT as a tool for enhanced teaching and learning
  • Japanese language skills are not required

What the school can offer you:

A career at Sydney Japanese International School offers you the opportunity to teach all Key Learning Areas. We provide ongoing NESA accredited professional development for all teachers. We are a small school who enjoys the benefits of a harmonious and passionate staff in a serene environment of 14 acres.

Salary is determined by your teaching qualifications and school experience.

Applications close Sunday 25 November. Please  submit your resume and covering letter to Jodie Hoenig , Jodie.hoenig@sjis.nsw.edu.au and call with any questions on 9450 1833.

To express your interest in any other roles which may become available, we welcome you to contact us


Japanese Division Positions Vacant

No positions available

The teachers of the Japanese Division are dispatched by the Ministry of Education in Japan. Please contact them if you are interested in applying.