CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Full Time Seasonal Cemetery Labourers
- Funeral Service Representatives (Part- time, Markham)
Full – Time Seasonal Cemetery Labourers
Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services – Archdiocese of Toronto (CCFS) is currently seeking self-motivated and team oriented individuals located throughout the GTA and surrounding areas to join our team as Seasonal Cemetery Labourers. These are full-time seasonal positions for the 2018 season starting in April and ending in November, five days per week, Monday to Saturday. The Seasonal Cemetery Labourer is responsible for working alongside Full-Time Cemetery Labourers to participate in the Catholic burial process, to ensure the general maintenance of the cemetery property and to assist in the preparation of on-site religious celebrations.
The ideal candidate will have at a minimum two years of previous proven professional experience and/or knowledge in one or more of the following areas: general construction labourer and/or landscaping. Physically able to do heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.), bend, stoop, climb, reach and walk for prolonged periods of time with the ability to work from heights, work within confined spaces and in various weather conditions, as well as have the ability to operate a variety of equipment and vehicles. Must be fluent in English, both orally and written, have the ability to pass a basic numeracy skills test and be punctual and reliable to assist us in serving our families. A valid Ontario G Driver’s License in good standing, a clear Criminal Record Check and a High School Diploma or greater is required.
We offer a competitive wage rate, partial uniform, on the job training and a great work environment with the opportunity for annual recall.
Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto is currently looking for a full time Service Counsellor to join our team. This position will be shared between two of our locations, Assumption Catholic Cemetery located in Mississauga and Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery located in Woodbridge. This role will provide the incumbent with the opportunity for a truly fulfilling career as you support the Catholic Community in their time of need.
The Service Counsellor will report directly to both Cemetery Managers at each cemetery property and is responsible to ensure the entire burial process is carried out as per our procedures and the requirements of our Families. You will be expected to locate and inspect the burial site for verification purposes as part of the burial process on the day prior and on the day of the burial. In addition, you will provide the Cemetery office with administrative support including but not limited to: typing and filing burial and memorialization related records. You will have the opportunity to liaise with Funeral Directors ensuring special requests are reviewed and Cemetery by-laws are understood prior to the committal service. As a representative of our organization, you are expected to attend committal services and ensure all interments are carried out with both compassion and superior customer service. This position assists Cemetery Staff with the timely investigation and resolution of customer complaints; as well as ensuring corporate display stands at local parishes are stocked.
The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills, time management skills, interpersonal skills, customer service skills, problem solving skills, computer skills, detail oriented, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Fluency in English required and the ability to explain concepts and ask questions about a family’s needs are key to this position. Previous bereavement experience is preferred as is the ability to work in both an office environment as well as the ability to be outdoors in all weather conditions. A valid Ontario G Driver’s License in good standing, a clear Police Clearance Record and a College Diploma or greater is required. This position is scheduled for a five day work week at both locations, with one scheduled day off, Monday to Saturday. We offer a competitive salary, on the job training and a great work environment.
Funeral Service Representatives
(Part-Time – Markham)
Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services – Archdiocese of Toronto (CCFS) is currently looking for a number of Part-Time Funeral Service Representatives to join our team at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home. The Funeral Service Representatives will report directly to the Funeral Home Manager and be responsible for a variety of duties that will assist full time staff and support CCFS families during their difficult time of need.
This position offers a range of duties fluctuating between our funeral home and our receptions aspects of our business. This role requires individuals that are able to consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service while being able to anticipate and exceed CCFS families’ expectations. When supporting funerals, the position includes a number of duties including but not limited to: greeting, guiding and directing CCFS families and their guests while attending the funeral home for visitations, services and receptions; answering and directing incoming phone calls; assisting funeral home staff in preparing and directing visitations, funerals and receptions; general housekeeping of common areas such as the Coffee Lounge (if applicable), Visitation rooms and Reception Centre; and, providing support to CCFS for special event days and/or projects. When supporting receptions, the position includes a number of duties including but not limited to: room and stations set up, accepting food deliveries, serving food, clearing dishes and food after a reception, conducting inventory of equipment and supplies, laundering of linens, follow all safety and sanitation policies and procedures when handling food and beverages, maintain and clean service areas, maintain and keep all equipment in good working order and report any deficiencies immediately to the manager/supervisor.
The Funeral Service Representative position will be scheduled on a part time basis, with a minimum requirement of being available three days/week and work a variety of shifts as required. Schedules include day, evening and weekend hours as required ensuring the operational needs of the funeral home are met. The physical aspects of position require someone that is able to safely lift and easily maneuver trays of food frequently weighing up to 20 to 25 pounds and set up tables and chairs weighing 5 – 45 lbs. as well as being able to work in a standing position for long periods of time and walking throughout shift. This position offers on the job training, a competitive hourly rate, a uniform program, a safety oriented employer and a great work environment.
The ideal candidate will be customer service oriented and have the following skills: ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times, administrative skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office, food service experience, team oriented, work well under pressure in a fast paced environment, excellent communication skills and strong time management skills. The candidate selected will be highly responsible & reliable, have the ability to work independently, a High School diploma or greater, Smart Serve certified or the ability to attain certification, a clear Police Record Check and an Ontario Driver’s License in good standing.
We would like to thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.