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Carriage Services Inc.

Founded in 1991, Carriage Services experienced phenomenal growth in the first 21 years. Here’s why.Carriage Services is:    * The leading consolidator of family owned deathcare businesses    * The leading provider of professional funeral and cemetery services and products in the US    * The fourth largest publicly traded deathcare company    * Prepared to serve families from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds    * Focused on providing services which include the planning and coordinati... Read More

Address      3040 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 300 Houston, TX 77056
Website      www.carriageservices.com/
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Apprentice Funeral Director

At Carriage Services, Inc., we are committed to being the most professional, ethical, and highest quality funeral and cemetery service organization in our industry. It is our belief that the right quality of staff provides the necessary foundation to fuel our high performance culture and allows us to be the best at serving the needs of client families and communities nationwide.

Successful staff members at Carriage are defined as the right people (based on required skills and behavioral competencies, education, and experience) effectively executing the right role (essential job functions) consistently each and every day.

Staff Position: Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
This position, under direct supervision of a licensed Funeral Director and/or Embalmer, works with client families to arrange and carry out all desired services associated with memorialization and burial or cremation of the deceased in most of Carriage’s individual funeral home businesses. The following describes the right quality of staff attributes for this position:

Key Accountabilities

The Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer works under the direct supervision of a licensed Funeral Director and/or Embalmer in performing a variety of tasks during the preparation, planning and execution of the funeral and memorialization process as well as the preparation and presentation of the deceased. While gaining on the job experience they ensure that the expectations of our client families and their guests are exceeded. The Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer in accordance with pertinent state regulations will either observe or perform the following job duties:
•Observe and assist the Funeral Director/ Embalmer in consulting with client families or legal representative of the deceased to create services designed to meet their memorialization expectations.
•Ensures that client families are presented with all merchandizing and service options available.
•Obtains information needed to complete required documents such as obituaries, death certificates, burial permits, and insurance.
•Participate in all service arrangements and details with clergy, other presiding persons, fraternal or military organizations, and others who may participate in conducting the funeral service.
•Utilizes systems to record merchandise selections, enter contracts, and complete necessary forms.
•Observes and assists the Funeral Director/ Embalmer with preparation and embalming the deceased for interment, cremation, or other disposition in conformity with legal requirements and with the utmost respect and dignity.
•Ensures proper paperwork, including permits, logs, identification tags, and certificates are completed accurately and timely and in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
•Properly and safely utilizes embalming instruments and machinery in accordance with company guidelines.
•Under direction of licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, participates in preparation of the deceased (dressing, applying makeup and casketing).
•Assist with planning and scheduling of visitations and services.
•Assist with placing caskets in visitation area, setting up room to comply with family wishes, and arrangement of flowers or plants.
•Take part in directing and ushering families and services attendees to and from the location of the funeral service.
•Assist in the transportation of client family to ensure a timely departure and arrival.
•Assists with preparation of the deceased for transportation as needed.
•Assist in arranging and coordinating shipment of remains to and from other cities and locations.
•Utilizes personal protective equipment and adheres to relevant operational and safety procedures.
•Stock and clean preparation room, refrigeration unit, and other facilities as needed.
•Works on-call /first-call, as needed.
•Appropriately uses corporate support.
•Identify and remedy all hazards on grounds.
•Other duties, as assigned.
Requirements     Qualifications

•High School Diploma or equivalent.
•College degree or some college required.
•Active attendance or enrollment in a Funeral Director/Mortuary School/Program required.
•Ability to pass applicable Board exams. (National/State)
•Able to read, write and speak English fluently.
•Bilingual is a plus.
•Attend and perform work in a professional and courteous manner in accordance with the employer’s requirements.
•High degree of overall computer proficiency.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
•Demonstrated willingness to participate in growing market share through personal community involvement.
•Ability to communicate effectively with internal, as well as external customers, community leaders, and grieving client families.
•Ability to empathize with client families and their guests and demonstrate tact and patience in emotionally charged situations.
•Maintains a positive attitude and working environment through organization and communication.
•Ability to actively listen to the needs of the client families.
•Attention to detail and follow-through.
•Tactful and professional when dealing with complaints or dissatisfaction with services or merchandise.
•Valid state issued diver’s License in good standing and acceptable driving record.

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