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20/1/2022 – Currently accepting applications for Funeral Support Staff (FDA) and Funeral Director (Full Time)

Applications close 28/2/2022


Funeral Support (FDA)

This is a casual entry level position. Experience in the Funeral Industry or similiar is not essential but is an advantage.

Durdin & Forgie have been conducting funerals in the Balaklava area since 1930. During this time it has been owned by the Forgie family since the early 2000s and we currently have the sixth generation in the management team, ensuring a stable future.

https://www.taylorandforgie.com.au/about-us/

We are one of the larger funeral companies in Adelaide with our services conducted primarily in our four chapels that incorporate innovative features.

Following successful probation – the role includes an ‘on call after hours’ roster which is additional to the current salary.

Double CoVid-19 Vaccination and an annual Flu shot is compulsory due to our overlap with medical facilities and aged care homes.

A position is immediately available.

What is Funeral Support Staff or FDA?

A Funeral Support person does everything except arrange and conduct a funeral. They assist the conductor/arranger on the day to ensure it runs smoothly and to plan. They have keen attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

Role Description:
The position requires you to have:

  • Proven sensibility to distressed people, their values and beliefs.
  • Experience in a Service Customer driven position with multi tasking.
  • Proven ability to implement time structures and follow through skills.
  • Interpersonal skills to assist in a team environment.
  • The position can be physically demanding and a Drivers licence is required
  • An on call 24/7 roster system applies.

Funeral Support (FDA) Duties:

  • To prepare our venues for viewings and/or Funeral Services.
  • To liaise with the lead Funeral Director in conducting the service
  • To carry out logistics of testing photos, videos or other presentation material. Including Live Streaming.
  • To reset and restore our venue following a Service.
  • To have expertise in the function and setting up of graveside equipment and placement of vehicles for smooth flow.
  • To assist on viewings and/or Funeral Services at third party venues. (Including setting up of equipment and delivery of services with the lead Funeral Director)
  • To carry out general cleaning and maintenance of our venues, vehicles and equipment. Including garden and yard maintenance.
  • Transfer of deceased people from the place of death, eg, home, hospital, accident scene.
  • To carry out approximately 12 weeks after hours on call per annum.
  • General Clerical duties and moderate computer skills required.

Remuneration:
Based on Funeral Directors Award 2020. However a salary will be paid to acknowledge the experience and skills the applicant brings to the position.

This position is casual to be flexible to demand. On average, 15-25 hours per week.

To Apply:
You must have a cover letter with your resume with at least 2 references.

In the cover letter you must answer this question “What makes a good funeral?”

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Funeral Director (Full time)

Taylor & Forgie; with a team of Funeral Directors, are seeking a mature-minded person with a ‘can-do’ attitude to join a very well established family owned funeral company.

Role Description:
The position requires you to have:

  • Proven sensibility to distressed people , their values and beliefs.
  • Experience in a Service Customer driven position with multi tasking.
  • Proven ability to implement time structures and follow through skills.
  • Interpersonal skills to assist in a team environment.
  • The position can be physically demanding and a Drivers licence is required
  • An ‘on call’ 24/7 roster system applies. (1 in 5 weeks)

Funeral Director Duties:

  • To arrange and conduct funerals.
  • To have a sound knowledge of Churches,Ministers and cemeteries .
  • To interview next of kin to ascertain their requirements as to the Funeral arrangements of the deceased person.
  • To carry out their instructions and ensure all their needs are met before, at and after the funeral.
  • To have expertise in the function and setting up of graveside equipment and placement of vehicles for smooth flow.
  • Operation of Cremator if required.
  • Transfer of deceased people from the place of death, eg, ,home, hospital, accident scene.
  • To carry out approximately 12 weeks after hours on call per annum.
  • To attend to the deceased person for basic mortuary care.

General Duties:

  • To carry out maintenance tasks as required.
  • General Clerical duties and moderate computer skills required.

Remuneration:
Based on Funeral Directors Award. However a salary will be paid to acknowledge the experience and skills the applicant brings to the position.

To Apply:

In the cover letter you must answer this question “What makes a good funeral?”

Durdin & Forgie Family Funeral Directors offer all aspects of funeral services in Balaklava, South Australia. Whether your need is immediate or you’re just planning ahead, our friendly staff are here to help.