Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that Israel has vacancies for 500 homebased caregivers. Accepted applicants will receive gross salary of 5300 NIS or around $1,500 monthly.
In a recruitment specification form no. 200008, POEA posted that the vacancies are under the government to government hiring program. Here are some of the details:
General job description, general working and living condition
Homebased Caregivers should provide diligent and skilled caregiving assistance to Persons with Disabilities including elderly disabled persons in Israel (hereinafter: PWD’s) in order to assist the PWD in carrying out activities of daily living including:
1. household management, as reasonably required for the personal needs of the PWD, such as dressing, bathing and cleaning, toileting and/or diapering, food preparation, cooking, eating, feeding and cleanup,
2. giving prescribed medications, supervision, lifting, transferring, cleaning of PWD living quarters, purchases, laundry and
3. accompanying the PWD outside the home, as well as any special duties are required in order to take care of the PWD
4. Special duties as set out in Annex A (https://drive.google.com/u/0/uc?id=1AkKcC7eruXlQGCFqU50FUbBQEMZQePu2&export=download) of the Special Employment Contract
5. As per instructions given to the Caregiver by the Employer or his representative
6. Please note that there are 2 versions of the SEC version one for cases in which the PWD is himself the employer of the Caregiver, and the second for cases in which a family member or legal representative of the PWD will be the official employer of the Caregiver.
7. In both cases the Caregiver’s duties will be to care for the PWD and the Caregiver will live in the PWD’s home, during the regular work week.
Workplace and Work Week
Work Week – The regular work week of the Caregiver will be six (6) days a week, and the Caregiver agrees to be available to care for the Employer throughout the work week, as a live-in caregiver, provided that the Caregiver is given reasonable breaks from active work for relaxation, personal needs, and sleep.
1. The regular workplace will be the home of the PWD (Version 2), located at his address as set out above in this SEC or any updated address of the PWD.
2. The regular work week of the Caregiver will be six (6) days a week, and the Caregiver agrees that he will be available to care for the PWD throughout the work week, as a live in caregiver, provided that the Caregiver is given reasonable breaks from active work for relaxation, personal needs, and sleep.
Aside from the reasonable breaks, the Employer will endeavor to provide the Caregiver with at least eight (8) rest hours, subject to the special needs of the PWD.
3. The Caregiver’s duties are counted among those that require a special degree of personal trust, as stipulated in the Work and Rest Hours Law, 5711-1951. In addition, the Caregiver will reside in the accommodation provided by the Employer in the home of the PWD. Thus, as per Israeli case law, the Caregiver will not be entitled to remuneration for overtime hours.
Estimated minimum salary
a. Gross Monthly Minimum Wage – before permitted legal deductions 5300 NIS (5300 New Israeli Shekels which is approximately 1500 USD at the October 2020 exchange rate of 3.52 NIS to 1 USD).
b. Deductions from salary – From the above gross salary the employer will deduct monthly sums as follows (approximate): caregiver’s contribution to private medical insurance- up to 144 NIS, caregiver’s contribution for housing, property tax, water electricity provided by employer – up to 563 NIS (this sum varies according to the area of Israel in which the PWD resides and whether the PWD owns or rents his home– please see details in SEC addendum and/or Rights Booklet) as well as any sum owed by the Caregiver to the Employer if agreed in writing in a language the Caregiver understands, up to a maximum of 25% of the monthly wage monthly. If the caregiver agrees in writing, some of the wage may be paid in the reasonable market value of food and drink provided to the Caregiver by the Employer in the workplace.
c. The Caregiver will be responsible for all his expenses in Israel, including but not limited to: food not provided as above in the workplace, toiletries, telephone, clothing, cable tv if he desires such, internet, travel, changing and/or transferring salary paid in NIS abroad in USD or other currency, etc. Please be aware that the cost of living in Israel is high. Other benefits – – as set out in SEC attached.
Weekly Rest Day, Holidays And Vacation
1. The Caregiver shall be entitled to a weekly day of rest of at least 25 consecutive hours on a day agreed upon by the parties.
2. After three months of employment, the Caregiver shall be entitled to 9 days off with pay per year of work for Philippine Religious/National Holidays or for Israeli Religious/National Holidays, when those Holidays do not fall on the Weekly Rest Day of the Caregiver.
3. The Caregiver will be entitled to yearly paid vacation, after coordinating the dates of such with the Employer at least 14 days in advance. The number of vacation days for which the Caregiver is eligible will be as set out in the Yearly Vacation Law, 1951, and figured according to the length of time the Caregiver has been employed by the Employer. For the first five years of employment – the Caregiver will be eligible for 16 vacation days yearly (14 days not including the weekly rest day).
4. The Caregiver and Employer may agree that the Caregiver may take only seven (7) vacation days per year and accumulate the unused paid annual vacation days to be used within two (2) consecutive years. If the Caregiver has not used his accrued paid vacation days, he will be eligible to receive monetary compensation from the Employer for those unused paid vacation days at the end of his employment by the Employer as set out in the Yearly Vacation Law, 1951.
Qualifications and other preconditions for inclusion of applicants in the roster
Qualified Applicants should register online at www.poea.gov.ph or http://eservices.poea.gov.ph/Home and personally submit the following documents at the Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg. (formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City (fastened in a folder and properly labeled with RSF No., Applicant’s Name, Position Applied For, Country of Destination, PEOS Online Number and E-Registration Number):
They are at least 23 years of age.
They are at least 1.5 meters tall and weigh at least 45 kg.
They have successfully undergone at least 760 hours of relevant training, have passed examinations and have received TESDA certification, certifying them as caregivers eligible for overseas placement, or have received a diploma which certifies that they have graduated from a 4 year nursing or physical therapy college course approved by the Philippine Government.
Their English language proficiency enables them to communicate with relevant bodies in Israel.
They have successfully completed at least 12 years of schooling.
They have never previously worked in Israel.
They do not have parents, a spouse or children currently working or residing in Israel.
They are physically and mentally healthy, do not suffer from diseases or from chronic medical conditions including (but not limited to) tuberculosis, hepatitis, syphilis, gonorrhea, and AIDS; and are capable of difficult caregiving work in Israel.
They have clean National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) records from the Philippines.
They have Philippine citizenship.
5. A general description of the recruitment procedure including the selection process:
a. Each applicant shall initially file his application with POEA via online registration procedure as follows:
a.1 Visit the POEA website, www.onlineservices.poea.gov.ph
a.2 Under e-Registration, click “Let’s Go”. Then type your registered email and password to login.
Important: Complete all your credentials and information in e-registration before applying.
Reminder: Do not create multiple accounts to avoid unnecessary impediments in your future transactions.
a.3 Click the “Apply” button in the e-Registration dashboard to continue.
(Announcement regarding application for homebased caregivers for Israel is visible in the dashboard)
a.4 Answer all questions then submit by clicking the “Submit” button
a.5 POEA will then evaluate your submitted online application.
Schedule of Interview and Submission/Verification of documents will be posted in your e-registration account
Print your schedule, since it will serve as your Appointment Slip in POEA
Each applicant will present the originals of the required documents and submit one (1) set of photo copies fastened in a folder labeled with his full name and E-registration number at the relevant POEA office.
Each applicant shall present proof and declare that he meets all qualifications and shall be asked to sign a Declaration and Undertaking which includes a waiver of confidentiality of information.
Each applicant will then receive from POEA a registration card confirming receipt of the applicant’s complete documents.
Applicant can thereafter check the status of his application with POEA.
a. Print-out of E-Registration account
b. Certificate of online Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS)
c. TESDA NC II for Caregiver with copy of Training Certificate from a TESDA accredited Training Center
d. Scanned copy of Passport (data page,valid for at least three (3) years)
e. NBI Clearance NBI Clearance – six (6) months from the date of issuance
f. Copy of Birth Certificate issued by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
g. Copy of UMID ID
h. Copy of Driver’s License (if any)
i. Other requirements or criteria as may be specified by PIBA
The start of Applicants’ e-registration will be on Monday, 16 November 2020. Only those with complete documents will be accepted.
Important Notification: The Government of the State of Israel and/or PIBA are not and will not be the employers of the Caregivers, and the deployed workers will be directly employed taking care of the PWD in his or her home, either directly by the a PWD who holds a permit allowing employment of a foreign caregiver, or by the PWD’s family members or legal representatives, either alone or jointly with a caregiving company as set out in the SEC.
Applicants are required to present their original documents for authentication of written information before forwarding the same to the employer.
Deadline of submission of applications:
– Applicants from the POEA Regional Offices November 27, 2020
– Applicants from the Central Office (POEA – Ortigas) November 30, 2020
Interested and qualified applicants are strongly advised to read the full deptails of hiring HERE. For more inquiries, please contact POEA.