Being an Au Pair in Austria is a great way to learn a new language and live abroad for one year or at least some months. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that there are some rules for both sides. In this post we share some important information about the program in Austria.
Au Pair duties
Au Pairs in Austria are in charge of taking care of the Host Kids and helping the family in some basic house chores like cooking for the kids and doing their laundry. Read more about what the Au Pair does during the stay. All these duties should be written in the contract and respected during the whole stay.
Host Family duties
Austrian Host Families also have some duties during the Au Pair stay. First of all, they must have a room for the Au Pair at their home and the conditions to pay his/her salary and daily meals and respect the established work schedule (max 18 hours a week) and free time.
The Host Family has to register their Au Pair at the “Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich” and pay for the health insurance in case it’s needed. It is very important to mention that the family should do their best to help the Au Pair learn German abroad and integrate into Austrian culture. In addition, the family must help with the registration at the foreign office and request of the residence permit.
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Au Pairs in Austria work a maximum of 18 hours per week including the babysitting hours.
Please keep in mind that the candidates from countries outside the European Union are not allowed to have an additional job. In addition, an Au Pair from a non EU nationality and under 28 years old will get a permit for six months at first and might extend the stay for another six months.
The official Au Pair program in Austria establishes that the Au Pair is entitled to at least 425,70 € per month for the set working hours.
Time off and holidays
Au Pairs in Austria are entitled to at least one free day each week. Official regulations in Austria also establish a 30 working day holiday period for a one year stay.
The Host Family should provide the participant with accommodation in the family’s home and meals during the stay. This includes not only the working days but also during holidays, free days and if the Au Pair gets ill.
Au Pairs in Austria must be able to attend a German language course. The family is not obligated to pay for the course but they can help their Au Pair with this expense if they choose too!