Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home – Tuscaloosa – Tuscaloosa AL – full_time

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service > Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home – Tuscaloosa – Tuscaloosa AL – full_time

Position pays $23-$25/hour
The Funeral Director/Embalmer will be responsible for caring for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks including, embalming, removals and transfers, cosmetology, dressing, hair styling, and any other preparation required for the deceased. The successful candidate will have a current license in the applicable state and knowledge of the current regulations related to the funeral industry.

Essential Functions and Competencies:

-Ensures every client family is presented with all service and merchandise options
-Contributes to the overall efficiency of the location by maintaining open and effective communication and maintaining accurate and timely client files
-Acts to improve market share through participation in community events, groups and/or organizations and other community relationships as assigned by your supervisor
-Carries out other projects/duties as assigned i.e. car washing, building and equipment repair, pre-need arrangement planning
-Works on-call/first call, in rotation as assigned i.e. phone, face to face, at the hospital, hospice, residence
Initial transfers of decedents, embalms, dresses, cosmetizes, caskets and prepares deceased on as needed basis (per appropriate licensing) to the instructions obtained from the family
-Meets with client families to listen, educate and arrange personalized funeral services and ensures their experience with the business is of the highest quality
-Completes tasks and details resulting from the Arrangement Conference
-Ensures proper paperwork, including permits and certificates are completed timely and in accordance with relevant laws and regulations
-Conducts and attends funeral services regularly
-Lead all post service follow-up as needed

Required Education and Experience:

-Current license or certification if required by state regulations
-2+ years of funeral industry experience
-Understanding of the services and products available
-Professional communication skills
-Experience handling sensitive situations in a professional manner
-Knowledge of current federal, state and local regulations related to the funeral industry