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Licensed Funeral Director

Service Corporation International Davenport, IA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Description Summary

Provides customer service in all areas of helping client families following the loss of a loved one. Implements choices made by the families’ legal representatives regarding the final disposition of the body and memorialization of the individual. Interacts with the family to fulfill the death care needs of their loved one. Provides exemplary personalized and professional service. Fulfills the requirements as dictated by the licensing Board in the practicing state or province.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Arranges and conducts funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional, organized and caring manner consistent with company policies and procedures
  • Negotiates and enters into funeral contracts
  • Handles contracts, legal documents, and collection of payments in accordance with company policies
  • Ensures client families are informed of special recognition/services available for veterans and ensures the delivery of selected recognition/services
  • Arranges for the interment or cremation of human remains
  • Confirms authorization to proceed with the service arrangements
  • Verifies identification of the deceased and authorization for embalming
  • Cares for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks which may include: performing removals and transfers including lifting of deceased human remains; dressing and preparing caskets; coordinating and assisting with funeral services and visitations
  • Supervises/assists in funeral services by: supervising the parking of cars; ushering; driving funeral vehicles; assisting at chapel and church services; assisting at the cemetery; delivering of flowers, caskets, urn, photos and other personal keepsakes or mementos of client families; setting up and removal of chairs, and; participating at special functions
  • Handles aftercare including delivery of: documentation, stationery, information on insurance, health benefits and pension and pre-arrangements for next of kin
  • Handles pre-need sales where applicable. And, or ensures potential pre-need referrals are shared with Family Service Counselors
  • Ensures adherence to all professional, municipal, provincial/state and federal licensing authority, regulations and rules applicable to the provision of funeral services
  • Prepares and accurately completes documents and online entries related to services, cremations, maintenance
  • Promotes and maintain a safe and healthy work environment
  • Retains heritage and grows market share through active involvement with community, religious and other organizations

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a degree training program at an accredited mortuary college or technical school specializing in funeral service or mortuary science as required by state/provincial law

Experience

  • Apprentice, Funeral Director experience as required by state/provincial law
  • 2 years directly related experience preferred

Certification/Licenses

  • Must meet all licensing requirements required by state/province law and as prescribed by each state board
  • Current state/province issued driver’s license with an acceptable driving record

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of religious and fraternal organizations customs
  • Knowledge of computers and some software including MS Office Suite required
  • High level of compassion and integrity
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi task and set priorities
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Detail oriented
Company Description
Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at www.sci-corp.com.

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Service Corporation International

Why Work Here?
Our Associates Celebrate Lives. We Celebrate Our Associates. We have been awarded "A Great Place to Work" since 2017!

Who we are. What we do. We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe. We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life. SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at www.sci-corp.com. As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies. Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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Personal Care

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