Service Corporation International Houston , TX 77020
Overview & Responsibilities
SCI is certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute. In a recent survey, our associates said that their work has special meaning and is not "just a job". We currently have a full time opening for a Funeral Director, Apprentice at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home in Houston, TX. This is the opportunity to be part of the Dignity Memorial provider network and grow your career in the funeral, cremation and cemetery services business. For us, there is no greater responsibility than celebrating each life like no other and making a difference in the lives of people we serve.
This position interacts directly with client families during their time of need and is expected to assist the Funeral Director/Manager in creating and maintaining a premier level of client family satisfaction.
Learn to arrange and conduct funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional, organized and caring manner and in keeping with Company Policies and Procedures
Adhere to all Company and regulatory requirements
Care for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks which may include: 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 and setting of chairs and the removal, proper care and storage of these items
Assist with funeral services by supervising the parking of cars, ushering, driving funeral vehicles, assisting at chapel and church services, assisting at the cemetery, floral delivery, picking up supplies, participating at special functions and other duties, as required
Promote a safe work environment by being aware of and practicing universal precautions and adopting general principles of safe conduct
Aftercare includes delivery of death certificates, documentation, pre-arrangements for next of kin
Prepare documents related to services, cremations, maintenance, and any other type of data entry
Office duties such as operating fax machine, computer, multiline phone system, debit card machine, typewriter, postage meter and scale and stereo/video system may be required to be operated from time to time
Assist with the maintenance of vehicles, the facility and property; receive caskets and other funeral home supplies as well as place into inventory and carry out other responsibilities that may be reasonably delegated by management
Answer phones, prepare reports as necessary and participate in staff meetings
Other duties as directed by management
Requirements & Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent
Ideal candidate has recently completed or is currently enrolled in an accredited Mortuary Program
Desire for FT/PT employment as an apprentice in a Funeral Director role
Funeral industry experience is a plus
Excellent work history and good driving record
Previous customer service and/or sales experience would be a definite asset
Knowledge of computers and some software would be an asset, or willingness to learn
High level of compassion and integrity
Good communication and problem solving skills
Professional and team player
Ability to pass both the National Board exams and the State Funeral Board exams at the appropriate time
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.
Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)
401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match
Vacation and sick time
Funeral discounts, and more
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