Domestic workers are persons who work in a private household and perform household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking, etc. and/or activities such as supervising and bringing up children or assisting in the care of children.
The families are usually fully employed and are looking for a person with experience to take care of their children and/or household, who can support them lovingly and competently in everyday life, childcare and household tasks.
The tasks vary greatly depending on the family and their individual needs. Often our families are looking for a person who can take care of the children as well as do the household chores. Mostly these are families in which the child/children are partly out of the house in the crèche, kindergarten or school. So that the employed person has enough time to take care of the household. However, we also have families who are looking for nannies, who only take care of the childcare and light housework.
The families offer jobs in live-in (with accommodation) as well as in live-out. The salary of the employee person is based on the legal guidelines of the canton, as well as the current market conditions.
We attach great importance to the fact that all our staff are employed under fair and good conditions. For this reason we visit all families in advance in a personal interview at home to get a good overview of their wishes and requirements.
In average we place domestic helper/nanny/housekeeper in families with a workload of 100% and 80%, depending on the family. Almost all positions are a liv-in. That means that you have to live within the family in their home. You will get an own room and a bathroom to share with the family. For living and eating by the family, the family will deduct a fix amount from your salary which is CHF 990.-. This amount has been set by the Swiss government.
Potential candidates should have the following skills:
- Fluency in English or German
- Valid driving lisence and active driver
- Professional experience of working in family households and/or training with an educational background
- Very good references
- Enjoy working with children and household tasks
- Fun and skill for cooking
Other requirements may vary depending on the family.
The monthly salaries and the contracts are standardised and are set up by us. Families are following these guidelines as well.
These are as following:
✓ If the workload is set to be 100% the weekly average working hours are 43 hours. You do have 4 weeks of paid vacation per year. The gross salary is set to be CHF 3’931.65.-. That would be around EURO 3700.- (depending on the exchange rate).
The net salary/cash out would be approx. CHF 2250.-. That would be approx. EURO 2120.- Important: the net salary is an approximately calculation, since depending on age of you and were in Switzerland you we will live the deductions will vary. That is why the net salary will be between CHF 2000. – to CHF 2200.-. (EURO 1880. – to EURO 2120.-)
✓ If the workload is set to be 80% the weekly working hours are 35 hours. You do have 4 weeks of paid vacation per year. The gross salary is set to be CHF 3’114.- The would be around EURO 2937.- (depending on the exchange rate).
The net salary/cash out would be approx. CHF 1’700.-. That would be around EURO 1601.- Important: the net salary is an approximately calculation, since depending on age of you and were in Switzerland you we will liv the deductions will vary. That is why the net salary will be between CHF 1500.- to CHF 1700-. (EURO 1400.- to EURO 1601.-)
Should you only work 80%, there is a possibility also getting a second job for a day or some hours, to come up to 100% of income. Perfect Way could advice on that.
After pay out of the net salary the only thing you have to cover yourself is the monthly costs of the health insurance. The Swiss law says that every person working and living in Switzerland is obligated to get covered at recognized Swiss health insurance company. The costs for this will be between CHF CHF 250.- to CHF 350.- per month (depending on conditions, age and place of living it will vary).
Should it come to a successful placement, you will receive a welcome letter with the most important information regarding health insurance, work and living in Switzerland etc.