Information for Babysitters

Welcome to Jaleesa!

We recruit the top child carers and babysitters from across Lebanon. This page explains how Jaleesa works for babysitters. If you have any questions that are not answered on this page, please contact Stephanie (stephanie@jaleesa.co or WhatsApp at +961 76 817 019).

1. What is the job description?

2. What kind of people are you looking for?

3. Do you pay transportation?

4. Is it difficult to get accepted as a Jaleesa child carer?

5. What are the advantages of working with Jaleesa?

6. How do I apply?

7. What are the security and vetting procedures?

8. What training will I receive?

9. How do you ensure I will be safe at work?

10. How much will I be paid, and how?

11. How can I get more information?

What is the job description?

There are five different types of Jaleesa child carer: homework helper, infant carer (day/night), babysitter, events leader, and nurse. When you apply you can tell us which type(s) of child carer you are interested in, and we will help you.

We expect Jaleesa babysitters to:

  • to look after children aged 0-15, in areas of Lebanon that you can easily reach
  • to offer excellent child care, play with the children and do stimulating activities. Jaleesa babysitters never just plonk the kids in front of the TV, although they can use video, TV, and movies as activities, with the parents’ permission
  • to act at all times in a responsible manner
  • to respect and implement the family’s instructions
  • to give feedback on the family after every session, and to receive and respond positively to feedback on your own performance
  • to attend regular training sessions
  • to keep Stephanie updated on your schedule and availability.

You will have a full briefing on Jaleesa’s standards at your Training and Induction Day, if your application is successful.

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What kind of people are you looking for?

Jaleesa is looking for women and men who want to work as babysitters and child carers. We welcome applications from men and women aged 18+. There is no upper age limit for Jaleesa babysitters. We are currently focused on Greater Beirut, the Metn and the Chouf, but we welcome applications from sitters in all areas of Lebanon.

We are looking for people who:

  • love kids
  • have childcare experience
  • speak, read, and write Arabic (and ideally also English, French, or another language, but this is not essential)
  • are responsible, punctual, and hard workers
  • are open minded, and driven to learn and improve
  • have the legal right to work in Lebanon. You will also need to be able to sign a contract with us that says you agree to work to our standards.

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Do you pay transportation?

Jaleesa babysitting salaries are designed so that you can cover your own transport costs, so there is no fixed transport allowance.

If you are referred to Jaleesa by one of our partner NGOs, we may be able to help you with arranging and paying for transportation.

In some cases, for example when a family requests a special package, or if a family lives in a faraway location, we may be able to offer a transportation allowance. We will discuss this with you if such an opportunity arises.

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Is it difficult to get accepted as a Jaleesa child carer?

We work hard to recruit the top child carers and people of all ages with great potential to be super child carers. Currently, about one in three applicants is successful.

If we think you have great potential but need more experience, we may invite you to help out at Jaleesa’s parent-and-child events. These are fun events for families, held mainly at the weekends, and will be your chance to gain experience and be trained by our experienced professional child carers. You will also have the chance to build up a star rating on your Jaleesa profile.

All proceeds from our events go to subsidize child care for refugee and underprivileged families.

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What are the advantages of working with Jaleesa?

We think that working with Jaleesa is a great opportunity! You will be joining a fantastic community of people who are passionate about great child care.

It’s a flexible job, and can be short- or long-term. You can choose your own working hours. You will be paid between $4-$10 per hour, depending on your experience and the type of child care you can offer. You will be paid in cash or on an ATM card, once every two weeks. You are responsible for your own taxation and personal status affairs.. There will be opportunities for ongoing training and specialization that will look great on your CV.

By becoming part of Jaleesa you will also be part of a positive social impact, helping underprivileged and refugee families to invest in their children.

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How do I apply?

Please complete our online application form, in English or Arabic.

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What are the security and vetting procedures?

If you succeed at the first stage of your application, we will contact you to request a ‘sejel 3adle’ (police records check). This costs around $10 and is easy to arrange at any branch of LibanPost or at the Internal Security Forces headquarters in Furn al Chebbak (call 01/292880 – 01/292885 to find out where specifically).

(If you are referred to Jaleesa via a partner NGO, we may be able to help you with the cost of your sejel 3adle.)

Once we receive your sejel 3adle, we will then invite you for an interview in person or on the phone, with a member of our recruitment team. The interviewer will ask you questions (in the language of your choice), to help us determine your suitability to work as a babysitter, infant carer, nurse, homework helper, or events leader. We will also call two of your references and use their comments to rate your suitability for child care work.

If you successfully pass the interview and reference stage, you will be invited to our next Jaleesa Training and Induction Day, which consists of training in First Aid, Child CPR, Child Development, Safety, and Jaleesa customer service standards. Soon we hope also to offer you a session with a child psychologist.

At this stage we will create an online profile for you, which will be shared with families we think could be a good match for your skills.

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What training will I receive?

If you successfully pass the interview and reference stage, you will be invited to our next Jaleesa Training and Induction Day, which consists of training in First Aid, Child CPR, Child Development, Safety, and Jaleesa customer service standards. Soon we hope also to offer you a session with a child psychologist.

Before the Training and Induction Day we will share a pack of information which you should read and digest, to help you prepare.

We are also working on a longer-term program of training that will allow you to study child psychology, the latest child care trends, nutrition, education and healthcare. We may in future also be able to offer language lessons specialized in child care topics. We’d love to hear your ideas about how we can offer a training program you want: click here to give us your ideas.

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How do you ensure I will be safe at work?

We take the safety of our child carers very seriously. We currently spend a lot of time engaging with Jaleesa families before they book a carer, which gives us the chance to get to know them and be sure they will offer you a safe environment in which to work.

At your Training and Induction Day we will train you in safety precautions, how to set and stick to boundaries, and what to do in an emergency. You will also be given access to our Panic Button App on your mobile phone, which will automatically contact us in an emergency. The Jaleesa team is on-call 24/7 to respond to any events that arise.

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How much will I be paid, and how?

You will be paid between $4-$10 per hour, depending on your experience and the type of child care you can offer. You will be paid in cash or on an ATM card, once every two weeks. You are responsible for your own taxation and personal status affairs.

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How can I get more information?

For more information please review our website and FAQs page. We are working on the Arabic version – meanwhile, if you have questions that are not answered online, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@jaleesa.co or on +961 76 817 019.

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