Here, we will briefly explain the standards required in the field of caregivers for foreigners of specified skills.
※Extracted from a guidebook for care providers regarding the employment of foreign caregivers
Standards, qualifications, and obligations required for residence status “Specific Skill No. 1”
“Specific skill No. 1” is a status of residence for accepting foreign human resources for working purposes, which starts in April 2019.
Target foreigners will enter Japan after confirming their skill level and Japanese language ability level through tests.
You can hire for up to 5 years at a nursing home.
After returning to Japan after 5 years, if you obtain the national qualification of a care worker, you can change to the status of residence “caregiver” and work permanently.
Note that the technical intern trainees who have completed the course up to the third year are exempt from the examination required for “Specific Skill 1”.
Japanese ability required for foreign caregivers
Confirmed the following Japanese language proficiency level through tests before entering Japan
・Ability to have a degree of daily conversation and not hinder life
・Japanese proficiency required to work in nursing care settings
※Those who have completed three years of technical training or those who have completed a nursing care worker training facility are assumed to meet the required Japanese language ability level and are exempt from the examinations, etc.
Skills required for foreign caregivers
Confirmed the following skill level through tests before entering Japan
・Standards required to work properly in the accepting industry
※Those who have completed three years of technical training or those who have completed a nursing care worker training facility are considered to meet the required skill level and are exempt from examinations, etc.
Obligation to take the national examination for care workers during the period of stay
※If you obtain a national qualification for a care worker, you can change your residence status to “nursing”
Types of services you can work for
・Physical care, etc. (Bathing, meals, excretion assistance, etc. according to the physical and mental conditions of the user)
・Support work (execution of recreation, assistance for functional training, etc.)
・Night shift possible
Services that cannot be engaged
・All visiting services
Personnel / Job Change
・Transfer within the same corporation is possible
・Possible to change jobs in nursing care category
Period until included in placement criteria
Included in placement criteria immediately after hiring
(However, a system to ensure the safety of care at the receiving facility for 6 months is required)
Receiving adjustment organization, etc.
Support by registration support organization
We can introduce “specific skill visa” workers from Philippines and Vietnam to Japanese companies.
Please check the summary item for the detailed contents of the “specific skill visa” workers.