This position will be responsible for caring for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks including, embalming, removals and transfers, cosmetology, dressing, hairstyling, and any other preparation required for the deceased. The successful candidate will have a current license in the applicable state and knowledge of the current regulations related to the funeral industry.
Essential Functions and Competencies
- Ensures every client family is presented with all service and merchandise options
- Contributes to the overall efficiency of the location by maintaining open and effective communication and maintaining accurate and timely client files.
- Acts to improve market share through participation in community events, groups and/or organizations and other community relationships as assigned by your supervisor.
- Carries out other projects/duties as assigned i.e. car washing, building/equipment repair, pre-need arrangement planning.
- Works on-call/first call, in rotation as assigned i.e. phone, face to face, at the hospital, hospice, residence
- Initial transfers of decedents, embalms, dresses, cosmetizes, caskets and prepares deceased on as needed basis (per appropriate licensing) to the instructions obtained from the family
- Meets with client families to listen, educate and arrange personalized funeral services and ensures their experience with the business is of the highest quality
- Completes tasks and details resulting from the Arrangement Conference
- Ensures proper paperwork, including permits and certificates are completed timely and in accordance with relevant laws and regulations
- Conducts and attends funeral services regularly
- Lead all post service follow-up as needed
The Funeral Director manages the employees and daily operations of the facility and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that location.
The Embalmer spends a significant portion of time in an office environment within a funeral home. Occasionally works outdoors to transport the body or to accompany the funeral procession. Often exposed to strong chemicals and preservatives. Always required to wear protective gear, such as lab coats, gloves, and face masks, as exposure to contaminants and infectious conditions are imminent.
- Ability to tolerate exposure to hazardous substances subject to government requirements.
- Occasional lifting, pushing and pulling, with assistance, of objects up to approximately 400 pounds.
- Manual dexterity required for clerical tasks.
- Occasional stooping, bending, pushing, pulling and carrying objects weighing up to approximately 30 pounds for short distances.
- Ability to travel by standard methods of transportation.
- Must be capable of communicating with management and supervised employees.
- Must be free from judgment-impairing conditions, disease or addictions, or those, which impair ability to interact with employees, management or public.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Funeral Directors/Embalmers generally work 40-hour weeks, though hours may vary depending on the needs of the family, and weekend and evening hours are common.
No travel is expected for this position.
Required Education and Experience
- Current Funeral Director and Embalming License
- 2+ years of funeral industry experience
- Understanding of the services and products available • Knowledge of current federal, state and local regulations related to the funeral industry
- Professional communication skills
- Experience handling sensitive situations in a professional manner
- Knowledge of current federal, state and local regulations related to the funeral industry
Legacy Funeral Group, LLC. ® is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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