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Israel Now Hiring Homebased Caregivers via Government to Government Hiring Program

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is now accepting applicants for HOMEBASED CAREGIVER Jobs in Israel. Deadline of submission of applications:

 Applicants from the POEA Regional Offices : August 26, 2021
 Applicants from the Central Office (POEA – Ortigas): August 31, 2021

HIRING DETAILS:

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Homebased Caregivers

I. Estimated minimum salary
a. Gross Monthly Minimum Wage – 5300 NIS (5300 New Israeli Shekels which
is approximately PhP 77,320.4 exchange rate of 1 NIS= PhP 14.58)

II. Other Benefits (To be discussed in detail during orientation)
Weekly Rest Day, Holidays And Vacation
Medical Insurance And Sick Pay
Accommodations
The Employer shall provide the Caregiver with suitable living accommodations in
the home of the PWD for the entire duration of the employment, and for at least
seven days after the termination of the employment.
Severance Pay And Pension:
After the Caregiver has completed six (6) months of work in Israel, in addition to
the above salary, the employer will be responsible to pay the Caregiver, a sum as
set out in the Pension Extension Order. In addition, if the Caregiver is eligible for
severance pay as per the 1963 Severance Pay Law, the Employer shall be
responsible for adding any outstanding sums as per that law. The above sums
shall be paid no later than at the end of the employment period.

Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection the Employer may instruct the
National Insurance Institute to deposit monthly pension and severance pay
deposits for the Caregiver into the “Foreign Caregivers Deposit Fund”(hereinafter:
the Fund) held by PIBA.

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National Insurance Institute
Recuperation Pay

III. Food And Drink In The Workplace:
The Caregiver will provide for his own meals at his own expense.

IV. Airline Expenses
The Caregiver will pay for his airline tickets, inclusive of travel insurance, from
the Philippines to Israel, as well as upon his return from Israel to the
Philippines

V. Qualifications and other preconditions for inclusion of applicants in the roster
Qualified Applicants should register online at www.poea.gov.ph or
www.onlineservices.poea.gov.ph and personally present the originals and the
documentary requirements on your appointment schedule:

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A. For Registration:
 At least 23 years of age.
 At least 1.5 meters tall and weigh at least 45 kg.
 BS Nursing or BS Physical Therapist graduate OR Successfully
completed at least 10 years of schooling (High School) with TESDA
certification for NCII Caregiving with at least 760 hours of relevant training
 English language proficiency enables them to communicate with relevant
bodies in Israel.
 Have never previously worked in Israel.
 Do not have parents, a spouse or children currently working or residing in
Israel.
 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.
 Have clean National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) records from the
Philippines.
 have Philippine citizenship.

B. Documentary requirements:
 Print-out of E-Registration account
 Certificate of online Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS)
 TESDA NC II for Caregiver with copy of Training Certificate from a
TESDA accredited Training Center (760 hours of relevant training)
 Scanned copy of Passport (data page, valid for at least three (3) years)
 NBI Clearance NBI Clearance – six (6) months from the date of issuance
 Copy of Birth Certificate issued by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
 Copy of UMID ID or Voter’s ID or Postal ID or driver’s license of
applicant and copy of spouse’s UMID ID or Voter’s ID or Postal ID or
driver’s license for PIBA system requirement
 Other requirements or criteria as may be specified by PIBA

Photo Credit: https://www.timesofisrael.com/

C. A general description of the recruitment procedure including the
selection process:

Each applicant shall initially file his application with POEA via online
registration procedure as follows:
 Visit the POEA website, www.onlineservices.poea.gov.ph
 Under e-Registration, click “Let’s Go”. Then type your registered email
and password to login.
 Note: If you don’t have an e-Registration account yet, click the
“Register” link. Then click the “I Accept the terms of Use” to
continue, fill up the form with your personal data then click
“Register”
 Important: Complete all your credentials and information in eregistration before applying.
 Reminder: Do not create multiple accounts to avoid
unnecessary impediments in your future transactions.
 Click the “Apply” button in the e-Registration dashboard to continue.
(Announcement regarding application for homebased caregivers for
Israel is visible in the dashboard)
 Answer all questions then submit by clicking the “Submit” button
 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 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.

D. Recruitment Process
 Applicants attend pre-recruitment briefing hosted by POEA-GPB
 Sending of applicant’s information to PIBA for namecheck
 The Israeli Authorities will check that there is no migration limitation on the
applicants in the final list (such as prior work in Israel or first degree
relatives in Israel etc.) and will remove from the database any such
applicants and inform POEA of the reason for such, so POEA can inform
the removed applicants. (name check)
 The Israeli Authorities will then carry out a random selection of no more
than 75% of the applicants in the final database (approximately 90%
women and 10% men) – Lotttery
 Conduct of recorded interview of applicants and fill out a computerized
questionnaire
 Applicants undergo basic medical examinations (any accredited DOH
accredited medical clinic for overseas employment)
 Selection of applicants by the employers
 Receiving of SEC by PIBA and sending to POEA
 POEA conducts Pre-Documentation Briefing and signing of SEC
(signing should be within 5 days from date of receipt
 POEA to scan the contract and send it back to PIBA
 POEA to assist in visa application and travel arrangement
 Deployment
 Arrival pick up by PIBA at Israel airport

VI. 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 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.

VII.General working and living conditions:
Working conditions will be as set out in SEC.

VIII. 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.
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.

IX. Estimated costs associated with the recruitment and employment of the
Caregiver:

There will be no recruitment fees collected from the applicants at any stage of the
recruitment process.

X. The applicant will be responsible for paying for his/her plane ticket to and from Israel,
as well as for his/her medical examination in the Philippines, to be carried out as
per a form set by Israel.

XI. In addition – not all applicants included in the final database will be chosen to arrive in
Israel and inclusion of an applicant in the database does not constitute any
obligation on the part of Israel or POEA or any person or body concerning work in
Israel for any applicant!!

XII.Maximum duration of permitted employment. – The regular maximum duration of
permitted employment of a home based caregiver in Israel is up to 63 months
from the time of first entry into Israel

XIII. The link to a website containing a Foreign Workers’ Rights Handbook in
English;
https://www.gov.il/BlobFolder/generalpage/foreign_workers_rights_booklets/he/eng_0718.pdf

XIV. 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.

Covid-19 – Please be aware that additional testing or limitations, including covid-19
testing before leaving the Philippines and 14-day minimum quarantine after arriving in
Israel, will be included in the procedure as per agreement between POEA and the Israeli
Authorities.

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 : August 26, 2021
 Applicants from the Central Office (POEA – Ortigas): August 31, 2021

Only those with complete documents will be accepted.

Important Notification
The Government of the State and/or PIBA are not and will not be the employers of the
Homebased Caregivers.

Date: July 29, 2021

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