In Cyprus we have developed our own broader sense for the definition of “domestic helper”. In most cases this definition is used to refer to individuals who are likely to come from abroad (Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam etc.) and want to work as domestic helpers in Cyprus, while residing at their employer’s house.
Families can rely on domestic helpers for the provision of an important support system for their family members and loved ones. Domestic helpers will receive a salary in return for their services. Furthermore, they will be provided with a room for their accommodation and they will have the opportunity to learn a new language and experience a different culture. Therefore this can be considered a purely beneficial relationship.
Depending on a family’s range of needs, a domestic helper may take on some or all of the following responsibilities:
- Maintain the cleanliness and neatness of the house
- Managing household chores such as cleaning and tidying of rooms, bathrooms and toilets, sweeping, washing (dishes, clothes etc.), taking out the trash and cleaning the windows
- Prepare nutritious meals for the entire family
- Get the children ready in the morning (wash them, dress them etc.)
- Run errands and shop for groceries and other necessities
- Pet care
- Plant and garden care
- Other responsibilities the domestic helper has agreed to take on
- Help, for some time during the day, a member/ members of the family that may require special care
Each case differs, however Trust Employment will help you choose the right domestic helper for your loved ones.