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SCI Shared Resources, LLC Funeral Director Apprentice in North Little Rock, Arkansas

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Learns to arrange and conduct funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional, organized and caring manner consistent with company policies and procedures

  • Learns to negotiate and create acceptable funeral contracts

  • Handles contracts, legal documents, and collection of monies or insurance 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.

  • Confirms authorization to proceed with the service arrangements

  • Verifies identification of the deceased and authorization for embalming

  • Learns how to arrange for the interment or cremation of human remains

  • Adheres to all company and regulatory requirements

  • Cares for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks which may include:

  • Removals and transfers

  • Lifting of deceased human remains

  • Dressing and casketing

  • Coordinating and assisting with funeral service and visitation

  • Delivery of flowers, caskets, urn, photos and other personal keepsakes or mementos of client families

  • Setting of chairs and the removal, proper care and storage of these items

  • Removals and transfers

  • Assists with funeral services by:

  • Coordinating the parking of cars

  • Ushering

  • Driving funeral vehicles

  • Assisting at chapel and church services

  • Assisting at the cemetery

  • Delivering flowers, caskets, urn, photos and other personal keepsakes or mementos of client families

  • Setting up chairs and the removing, properly caring for and storing of these items

  • Participating at special functions

  • Provides aftercare in absence of Family Service Counselor. Aftercare includes delivery of:

  • Documentation

  • Stationery

  • Information on insurance, health benefits and pension,

  • Pre-arrangements for next of kin

  • Ensures potential pre-need referrals are shared with Family Service Counselors

  • Completes and accurately prepares of all documents related to services, cremations, maintenance, and any other type of data entry

  • Assists with general office duties such as preparing reports as needed

  • Assists with the maintenance of vehicles, the facility and property

  • Receives caskets and other funeral home supplies as well as place into inventory

  • Ensures refreshments are available (where allowed by law)

  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • High School diploma or general equivalency degree (or diploma)

  • Completion of or currently enrolled in a degree training program at an accredited mortuary college or technical school specializing in funeral service or mortuary science.

Experience

  • Typically requires a minimum of 6 months experience in a funeral home, crematory or cemetery

Certification/Licenses

  • Must meet all licensing requirement in applicable state/province as required by law as prescribed by each state board

  • Valid driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of computers and some software including MS Office products required

  • High level of compassion and integrity

  • Good communication skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Ability to multi task and set priorities

WORK CONDITIONS

Work Environment

  • Work indoors and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions

  • Limited amount of local and/or multiple location traveling required

  • Professional Dress is required when in contact with families.

Work Postures

  • Frequent, continuous periods of time standing, up 6 hours per day

  • Sitting continuously for many hours per day, up to 6 hours per day

  • Climbing stairs to access buildings frequently

Physical Demands

  • Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required, includes paperwork, calculators, computers and phone usage

Work Hours

  • Working beyond “standard” hours as the need arises

  • Travel up to 25%

Postal Code: 72117

Category (Portal Searching): Operations

Job Location: US-AR - North Little Rock