Funeral Worker

Funeral Workers prepare bodies for viewing and burial, arrange and conduct funerals, and perform other specialist funereal services.

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$1275 per week
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    Moderate

    Overview

    Funeral Workers prepare bodies for viewing and burial, arrange and conduct funerals, and perform other specialist funereal services.

    Day-to-day

    • interviewing 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
    • advising on funeral costs and welfare provisions
    • collecting bodies from mortuaries
    • ensuring death certificates have been issued, burial and cremation certificates processed and that other legal requirements are met
    • preparing bodies for viewing and burial by washing, draining body fluids, applying padding and cosmetics, dressing bodies and placing them in coffins
    • liaising with clergy and cemetery and crematorium staff
    • coordinating the movement of coffins and funeral cars, arranging floral displays and collecting attendance and tribute cards
    • arranging the placement of coffins at funeral sites, and placing and adjusting floral displays and lighting
    • keeping records and accounts of transactions and services performed
    • may arrange the construction of memorials and the disposal of ashes.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become a Funeral Worker

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