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Funeral Assistant

Park Lawn Corporation | - ON M2R1Y6 CAN | Full Time | Posted: 05/21/2024

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Why Work for Westminister Funeral and Reception?


  • At every level, our dedicated team members display a strong work ethic and commitment to our core values, respect for the family, the profession, and the individual.
  • Work with leading experts in the funeral and cemetery profession.


  • Financial assistance programs encouraging employees through education and development in industry related subjects
  • Employee Discounts on services, merchandise, and property to help our team members in their time of need.


  • We value honesty, courage, integrity, ethical behavior and the development of personal growth.
  • We are rooted in the communities to provide a personal touch to every family we serve.
  • We believe in the value of funeral and cemetery service, drawing on decades of experience to create the best experience for our families.


This position interacts directly with client families during their time of need and is responsible for creating and maintaining a premier level of client family satisfaction. Ideal position for one who is looking for flexible part time or on-call work and would be available for various morning, afternoon and evening shifts from Monday to Sunday. Shifts will range from 4-8 hours long, between 8:00am to 9:30pm. Position could lead to full time.

Essential Functions

  • Ensures that the client families and/or other persons entering the office receives the information or assistance that they require.
  • Assists the Team in the movement of the casketed deceased and other related items in and out of the visitation area, funeral home chapel, church or other place of service.
  • Ensures that public spaces such as lobby, chapels, restrooms and reception/rest areas are clean and prepared prior to, and at the conclusion of, scheduled services.
  • Responsible for assisting client families in and out of limousine with special emphasis and attention provided to the handicapped and elderly.
  • Assists in funeral services and visitation including greeting visitors, coordinating pallbearers and parking.
  • Work on an at-need basis 2-3 times per week
  • Consistently punctual and arrives on or before scheduled shift.
  • Works collaboratively with the funeral home manager and staff to ensure families are provided a high level of service and every aspect of client family care is done with the highest professional standards between funeral and cemetery services.
  • Conduct activities such as transfers of the deceased from place of death (residence, nursing homes, hospitals, Coroner's office, etc.) to our funeral home.
  • Assist with the dressing and casketing of human remains, preparing for visitation and chapel services.
  • Effectively complete business errands, conduct deliveries, drive funeral vehicles and other related activities associated with Westminster families' needs as directed.
  • Assist Funeral Directors in setting up flowers and various memorial tributes prior to , following or during funeral visitations/services.
  • Aid in administrative functions as directed.
  • Attend and assist Funeral Directors at interments, entombments, and cremation burials at various cemeteries.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Teamwork Orientation.
  • Detail Orientation.
  • Thoroughness
  • Customer Service Orientation.
  • Time Management.

Required Education, Experience, Certifications and Licensure

  • Possess a valid driver's license in good standing
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 30lbs and occasionally lift in excess of 80lbs
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and differentiate level of importance
  • Must be able to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to handle emotional situations with professionalism and compassion
  • Excellent attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Proficient using MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and funeral software
  • Standing for long periods of time is required

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Attend and perform work in a professional and courteous manner in accordance with the employer's requirements.
  • Demonstrated willingness to participate in growing market share through community involvement.
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently. Bilingual is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Tactful and professional when dealing with complaints or dissatisfaction with services or merchandise.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and working environment through organization and communication.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects, prioritizes tasks, and exercise good judgment.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The duties associated with this position are generally performed in an indoor office setting.
  • Outdoor duties may require exposure to natural elements such as inclement weather, extreme temperatures, uneven ground, dust, gas, and/or fumes.
  • Equipment used to perform the essential function of this position includes, but is not limited to; computer, fax, copier, multi-line phone system, AV system, body lift, casket handling/transport devices, personal or company owned vehicle.
  • Employees in this role are regularly required to climb, sit, stand, bend, kneel, and frequently lift to 25 pounds.
  • This position may also require reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  • This position may also be exposed to chemicals and/ or blood borne pathogens. Exposure risk is considered: Low


  • This position may require up to 10 percent out of area and overnight travel.
  • Travel is primarily local occurring during the business day only.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Location ON, M2R1Y6, Canada
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