Nanny

NANNY/Live-in-Caregiver Training Program:

 

A live-in Caregiver is a person (nanny) who provides continuous full time unsupervised care for children, the elderly or persons with disabilities in a single private household.

 

Canada faces shortage of Live-in-Caregivers

 

At the start of this new century Canada faces significant aging of its population as the proportion of seniors increases more rapidly than other age. In 2003, an estimated 4.6 million Canadian were 65 years of age or older, a number that is expected to double in the next 25 years. Nowadays, it is recognized that there exists a labor market need for Live-in-Caregivers and that there is a shortage of Canadians or permanent residents willing to provide live-in care work to fill these positions. In respond to this need, the Live-in-Caregivers Program was established to facilitate the entry to Canada of foreign Live-in-Caregivers.

Career Opportunities

 

YUG Academy of Health Care Services offers the opportunity to gain Canadian Standard work experience through care giving by matching those who qualify to local families as well families living abroad. The employers we recommend have all passed our screening and eligibility requirements and have agreed to follow labor laws on wage, working conditions and occupation. You and the employer will mutually agree on terms of placement after getting to know each other over a few virtual meetings. As an in-home caregiver, you will be provided a private bedroom in the employer family’s home where the care is provided according to the employment contract as negotiated.

Benefits as an In-Home Nanny / Caregiver:

 

Nanny Academy is a unique company because we go the distance to offer the best experience and support to our caregivers every step of the way. Besides the great international work experience, being a Nanny Academy Nanny/ Caregiver offers many benefits:

  • Cultural Experience Immerse into another country’s culture, language, customs and lifestyle as a local. Toronto is a great city that boasts cultural diversity with lots to offer in terms of its many unique attractions, neighborhoods, points of interest and year-long special events.
    Learning &

    Personal Development

     

    On top of the training and orientation provided once you are matched with a family, it may be possible to plan for arrangementsto take an interest or professional course during your personal timewith your employer. This international learning experience will enhance your skillsets and long term marketability.

    Being out of your comfort zone working in a new country for a new family sparks new perspective, learning and experience. A career in caregiving will grow your maturity, sense of responsibility, patience and compassion.

    Income

     

    Canadianlabour laws and employment standards are above average in comparison to many other countries, along with a fair tax system. You can expect a competitive income, which will also likely be higher than your previous salary.
    Vacation 2 weeks for every 12 consecutive months worked
    Food Free and included in the employment contract.
    Accommodation Your employer will share their home with you and provide you with a private bedroom (with lock). This is the most cost-effective accommodation for the length of your stay as room and board is free for the duration of your contract.
    Support & Service We offer support to families and caregivers throughout your placement to mediate any issues that may come up and provide advice or information. That is our strategy to attract and retain talent!
    Cost savings Use of Nanny Academy’s Preferred Pricing for services we have already negotiated.
    Social activities We encourage you to build new networks and make friends in Canada, and organize various regular social events for you to join during your personal time.
    Contract term Your initial contract is usually 2 years in duration, exclusive to the employer on your work permit only. Renewal terms and conditions can be discussed between you and your employer upon completion of the initial contract. At that time, it is also possible to apply for open permit and permanent residency which will allow you to stay in Canada and work at any job for any employer of your choice.
    Intangibles It is a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when you have made positive and long-term influence in someone else’s life at a critical time of need; regardless of how appreciation is shown through different families or cultures.

Responsibilities as an In-Home Nanny / Caregiver may include:

  • Nanny Caregiver for Senior / Special needs
    Work unsupervised and given full responsibility by family Work unsupervised and given full responsibility by family
    Personal hygiene care for infants / children (diaper change, bath, dress, bottle feed) Personal hygiene care (bath, dress)
    Meal preparation – Make baby food, breakfast and lunches (or lunchbox) for children Meal preparation – according to dietary needs
    Keep children entertained, guarding their safety as top priority (avoid choking, falls etc.) Serve and assist eating meals
    Prepare children for school or bedtime Grocery Shopping
    Accompany children on outings (e.g. parks, classes, activities, playgroup, library, doctor appointments) Escort out-of-home activities (walks, doctor appointments, social activities)
    Pickup  / Drop off children to school Liaise with professionals (doctors, para-medical)
    Light housekeeping duties  – washing, laundry, cleaning etc. Light housekeeping duties  – washing, laundry, cleaning etc.
    Travel with family Travel with senior / person with special needs
    Help with reading / homework Care for special illness (e.g. Alzheimer’s, diabetes, hypertension, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Arthritis)
    Follow family’s guidelines in support of children’s physical development (nutrition, sleep, motor skills) Care of specific disabilities (e.g. Bedridden, handicapped)
    Follow family’s guidelinesto handle behaviour or disciplinary issues Monitoring (food, medication, elimination, etc.)

Caregiver Program Eligibility:

  • Age Minimum of 21 years old
    Work Experience A minimum of one year of experience as a full-time caregiver (other than your own family members and including 6 months with the same employer) OR 6 month caregiver course at a qualified institution
    Education Proof of High School completion, compliant with Canadian standards
    Criminal Record & Police clearance Police clearances from your present resident country and other countries you worked in since 18 years of age
    Passport Valid passport
    Reference A minimum of two verifiable reference
    Health Full confidence that your medical exam will be approved
    Language Fluency in English or French (both written and spoken)