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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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Funeral Assistant

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.

Key Accountabilities

The Funeral Assistant is accountable for performing a variety of tasks during the funeral and memorialization process and assists Funeral Directors and other location staff to ensure services run smoothly and that the expectations of our client families and their guests are exceeded.

 Greets and escorts client families and their guests to the appropriate visitation room or chapel.

 Answers questions and assists with serving the needs of the client families, their guests, and other visitors during the visitation and memorialization event.

 Places caskets in parlors or chapels prior to service.

 Ensures that public spaces such as parlors, chapels, and reception/rest areas are clean and prepared prior to scheduled services.

 Receives and places flowers in chapels or parlors.

 Carries flowers to hearses or limousines for transportation.

 Closes caskets at appropriate point in services.

 Directs parking and/or lines up visitor cars in an orderly and safe fashion.

 Prepares, cleans, and drives funeral vehicles such as cars or hearses in funeral processions.

 Transfers the deceased into our care.

 Assists in preparation of the deceased, including dressing and casketing (where applicable).

 Obtains burial permits, death certificates, and any other necessary documents.

 Receives, unloads, and arranges merchandise in the selection room.

 Performs other duties as assigned.


 High School Diploma or equivalent.

 Valid state issued driver’s license in good standing and acceptable driving record.

 Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.

 Bilingual is a plus.

 Basic overall computer proficiency.

 Demonstrated willingness to participate in growing market share through personal community involvement.

 Ability to communicate effectively with internal and 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.

 Ability to actively respond to the requests of the client families and their guests.

 Attention to detail and follow-through.


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