Hello to everyone,

My name is Maria and I am a social worker and consultant at Avi-Ad Training Centre in Tel Aviv. I would like to address the following text to caregivers in Israel and to their hard work and dedication for their jobs. Recently, I had the chance to read an interesting quote about caregivers which I would like to share it with you too. The quote says like this: “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need a caregiver.”

As we can see caregiving is one of our most human and elevated quality which contributes to our successful adjustment to society and which keeps us all together. In our days this quality was transformed even in a job for the hundreds of people in need of care. As a caregiver there are many challenges to face and a lot of responsibility relies on the shoulders of the people performing these jobs and without a proper preparation and education it can become a source of stress and frustration or even worst, can lead to abuse and aggression.

Many caregivers in Israel confessed that if they would have more knowledge and understanding about their jobs they could face much easier the challenges and provide more professional care to their patients.  These feelings and the fact that there is no demand or any standards in Israel for studies or training for caregivers cause much frustration and increase the difficulties of the caregivers’ daily work.

Due to all this many of the caregivers feel that there is no future (professionally and personally) in the caregiving work. We are here to show you that this is not the case; your work here as a caregiver and your experience can be used as a stepping stone to a greater future professionally and personally.

Many Western countries see the caregiving as a profession with great value, a profession that attracts people who have a sense of mission, those that their desire is to help others.

We in Avi-Ad also see the importance of the caregiving as a profession. Therefore, we have chosen the best professional learning programs and brought them to Israel. We offer different types of vocational courses internationally recognized and approved all over the world from one of the biggest education company existing, Pearson. These courses can be studied at different levels and offer to the caregivers the tools they need in order to perform their jobs professionally.

If you are a caregiver in Israel and doing 24/7 caregiving but still you want to make a difference in the way you are caring for your patients then come and study with us one of our health and social care courses! Choose the way you want to study: from home (online – offline), in a class based with teachers that have great experience within the field or by combining these two in an interactive and interesting course.

Once you’ve studied one of our courses many options will open up for you as now you backed up our experience with real studies and became a professional caregiver. As you know your time in Israel is limited and most of the caregivers working in here are thinking about their future after Israel. In most of the cases they would like to move forward to a different country and to continue working as caregivers or to start a career in this field. If that’s the case with you too, then you need to know that this BTEC qualification is the perfect tool to take with you anywhere in the world. It will show you skills in the field and help you find easily jobs as a caregiver or it can become the foundation for further studies in the field up to a BA or a skilled job diploma.

If your intentions for the future are to be reunited with your family and the ones you love back home, then take your experience and knowledge with you and make your home a better place. Use your skills to offer poor people a shelter by opening a care home, teach others how to become good caregivers or even more, contribute to the improvement of the welfare system in your country by bringing the good practice you’ve learned through this vocational courses and your experience in Israel.

At Avi-Ad training center we are teaching caregivers to be professional in their jobs, we are opening pathways for progression to BA and skilled qualifications and we are encouraging people to want more, to make a difference in what they do and to be noticed and appreciated for their good practice.

I wish you to be part of our story, to always look for progression and never to give up on your dreams!

With respect,