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Compassionately facilitates funeral arrangement discussions with deceased next of kin and presides over visitation, funeral, and graveside services in accordance with family’s wishes; company expectations; and local, state, or federal laws. As the licensed Funeral Director, responsible for the compliance with all mortuary, health, and vital statistics regulation compliance within the funeral establishment(s).
+ 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
+ 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
+ Apprentice, Funeral Director experience as required by state/provincial law
+ 2 years directly related experience preferred
+ 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
Postal Code: 77039
Category (Portal Searching): Operations
Job Location: US-TX - Houston
**Req ID:** Req.101078
**Position Type:** Full time
**Who we are. What we do.**
We are a company committed to supporting families at difficult times. Nowhere will you find a group of caregivers and teams more passionate about the work they do or more invested in the well-being of the families they serve.
The Dignity Memorial name is a symbol of trust and a mark of excellence. As the largest provider of funeral, cemetery and cremation services in North America, we're dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of every loved one with professionalism, compassion and attention to detail that is second to none.
_"SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliates._
**Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V**
SCI Shared Resources, LLC is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process.
On request, we will seek to provide appropriate accessibility options to all applicants with disabilities.
We’re more than North America’s largest single 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 25,000 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.
Service Corporation International is dedicated to compassionately supporting families at difficult times, celebrating the significance of lives that have been lived, and preserving memories that transcend generations, with dignity and honor.
As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.
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