Employment Paperwork

Employment Paperwork


Frequently asked questions about employment paperwork


When will I receive the official employment contract to read, sign and return?

It is sent via email shortly after hire.


Which documents will I be required to provide if I am hired by American Village?

Complete, legible, color scans of the following documents are required :

  1. Passport : data page and signature page
  2. Birth certificate or French social security number
  3. Education: 
    • University diploma or 
    • transcripts or 
    • TEFL/TESL/CELTA or 
    • High school diploma.
  4. Vaccination records that are up-to-date and include a Td booster within the past 10 years
  5. Official criminal background check 

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How do I submit these documents?

Hired counselors upload full, clear, color scans of each document onto their American Village online profile. We do not accept documents via email or post.


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Which vaccinations are required?

Travellers coming to France must be up-to-date with their Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Td, Tdap) vaccinations - (one-time Tdap vaccination followed by Td booster every 10 years.). A polio vaccination is also required. A copy of these records is required of all professionals working with children in France.

Click here for more information about: Td Booster and Tdap, from the Center for Disease Control

Click here for: information from the US government about how to get your shots up-to-date!

Click here for: health information for travelers coming to France.


How can I obtain a copy of my criminal background check if I live in France ?

You can request one from the French government

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