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|1.3.5 Care (in the welfare/compassion sense)|
Care measures the level of compassion or concern for people, animals or other living things that is inherent in the nature of the job, eg nurse, welfare worker, cleric, veterinary surgeon, zoo keeper. This factor applies to jobs that provide emotional or compassionate support on a personal basis, or are responsible for facilitating such support. Included is the work of environmentalists. Positions which deal directly with circumstances relating to the emotional wellbeing of individuals such as undertakers, some law enforcement positions, and those positions primarily responsible for engendering a caring culture in an organisation are included. (Compassion and understanding in human resources management are measured by the Human Resources Management factor and the interpersonal skills factor, Speaking and Listening skills.)
Table 1.3.5 Care
The position is not one that specifically deals with, or controls the provision of services relating to matters of compassion.
The position requires that compassion be expressed towards, or comfort be provided to an animal or other living thing (other than to a person) at a basic level. For example, an animal minder.
The position requires that compassion be expressed towards, or comfort be provided to, a person or other living thing on a personal basis.
Requires an appreciation of, and the ability to respond positively to, the emotional, or spiritual as appropriate, or wellbeing needs of people or other living things. Included at this level are positions that direct the provision of compassionate services.
Requires a broad understanding of and empathy towards the emotional, or spiritual as appropriate, or wellbeing needs of people or other living things and the ability to comprehensively respond to those needs on a personal basis.
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