Funeral Worker (Other)

Funeral Workers (Other) includes jobs like Embalmer, and Funeral Director's Assistant.

Overview

Funeral Workers (Other) includes jobs like Embalmer, and Funeral Director's Assistant.

Day-to-day

  • interviews families and associates of the deceased to assist with funeral arrangements such as the selection of coffin, type of service and publication of death notices
  • advise on funeral costs and welfare provisions
  • collects bodies from mortuaries
  • ensures death certificates have been issued, burial and cremation certificates processed and that other legal requirements are met
  • prepares bodies for viewing and burial by washing, draining body fluids, applying padding and cosmetics, dressing bodies and placing them in coffins
  • liaise with clergy, cemetery and crematorium staff
  • co-ordinates the movement of coffins and funeral cars, arranges floral displays and collects attendance and tribute cards
  • arranges the placement of coffins at funeral sites, and the placing and adjusting of floral displays and lighting
  • keeps records and accounts of transactions and services performed
  • may arrange the construction of memorials and the disposal of ashes.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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