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Food/Beverage Related Service Occupations

Individuals who work in restaurants, cafeterias, hotel dining rooms, cocktail lounges, bars and other establishments that serve food and/or drinks; or in establishments such as bakeries or meat markets which prepare and sell food to consumers.

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Funeral Directors/Mortuary Service Personnel

Individuals who are responsible for a number of tasks following the death of a person including the removal of the deceased to a mortuary, preparation of the remains, performance of a ceremony that honours the deceased and addresses the spiritual needs of the family, and the burial or destruction of the remains. Funeral directors arrange and direct these tasks for grieving families. Also included are embalmers who prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements; and mortuary service support personnel who handle a number of tasks during a funeral such as placing casket in the parlour or chapel prior to service, arranging floral offerings or lights around casket, directing or escorting mourners, closing casket and issuing and storing funeral equipment.

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Hotel/Lodging Related Occupations

Individuals who work in hotels, motels, resorts and other similar establishments and assist patrons during their stay.

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Personal Care Aides

Individuals who assist older adults, people who are ill or people with disabilities to live in their own homes or in residential care facilities instead of in a health facility. Most personal care aides work with clients who need more extensive personal and home care than family or friends can provide. Some aides work with families in which a parent is incapacitated and small children need care. Others help discharged hospital patients who have relatively short-term needs. They provide housekeeping and routine personal care services. They clean clients' houses, do laundry and change bed linens. Aides may plan meals (including special diets), shop for food and cook. They may also help clients move from bed, bathe, dress and groom. Some accompany clients outside the home serving as a guide and companion.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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