The Japanese government, through the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS), is opening its door to 50 nurses and 300 careworkers.
An announcement from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that the jobs are open for qualified male and female applicants, provided that they will undergo a one-year intensive Japanese language training before they can work.
The deadline for the online applications is on June 15.
Nurses must be a nursing graduate with an active Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) license, have a minimum of three years of hospital work experience, and “must be motivated and committed to work and study as (a) candidate for ‘kangoshi’ (nurse) to obtain a national license in Japan.”
Careworkers, on the other hand, must be a nursing graduate with or without a PRC license.
Applicants for careworkers may also be a graduate of any four-year course, but they are required to submit a TESDA National Certificate II in Caregiving, or NC II.
The Japanese Language Proficiency requirement meant six months of intensive Preparatory Japanese Language Training in the Philippines. It would either be online or face-to-face.
After passing the preparatory course, another six months of intensive language training will be done in Japan.
Applicants with Japanese Language Proficiency Training Certificate N4 will be exempted in the JLPT in the Philippines while those with JLPT N3 or N2 will be exempted in the Philippines and Japan.
Applicants must ready their detailed resume with one piece 2×2 picture and photocopies of their transcript of records (TOR), college diploma, updated certificate of employment, JLPT certificate, and valid TESDA NC II certificate in caregiving if not a nursing graduate.
They must also have a valid passport, valid clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), pre-employment orientation seminar (PEOS) certificate from POEA, and a printed copy of worker’s information sheet or e-registration from POEA.
DOLE and POEA asked applicants to register online via POEA’s official website and to submit personally the documentary requirements at the Blas F. Ople Bldg. in Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City.
Those with a previous record of entry in Japan as a nurse or caregiver under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) or the Technical Internship Trainee are disqualified from applying to the program.