Service Corporation International (SCI)

  • Visitation Assistant

    Job Locations US-CA-Whittier
    Associate Requisition ID
    # of Openings
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  • Overview & Responsibilities

    Position Summary: Assist and direct families to appropriate viewing and services. Provide assistance to families, guests and coworkers during mortuary visitation time, while exhibiting empathy, warmth and friendliness with the ability to provide a pleasant atmosphere. Responsible for taking money in the form of cash, check, or credit card from customers in exchange for goods.



    Essential Job Functions:

    Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.


    At all times, must present warmth, compassion, empathy, good manners, and diplomacy to grieving family members and guests. Present a genuine smile out of kindness.

    Provide directions to Rose Hills, to the proper staterooms, and to interment locations.

    Give service and viewing time information to families, florists and visitors.

    Direct and assist families and their guests to proper viewing rooms and chapels.

    Answer incoming calls promptly and professionally using proper telephone etiquette.

    Answer families’ questions and provide personal assistance as needed.

    Insure that visitation rooms are prepared to receive families.                      

    Enters purchases into cash register to calculate total purchase price. Accepts cash, checks, or credit cards for payment; completes transactions according to established procedure and issues receipt for funds received

    Balances cash drawer and receipts; documents discrepancies.

    Assists customers in locating specific items.

    Keeps register area neat and stocked with necessary supplies and make sure merchandise displayed in an orderly manner.

    Deal diplomatically with continual interruptions, changing priorities, and daily deadlines.

    Must be able to multi-task, set priorities, and organize work.

    Adhere to Company and departmental policies, procedures, rules, and controls.

    Adhere to safety rules and regulations, and report unsafe practices to management.

    Act on customer complaints to provide satisfactory resolution.

    Understand and achieve annual SMART goals.

    Participate in training and skill development opportunities to improve competency and customer service.

    Report to work on time and maintain standard attendance.


    Key Competencies:


    As an Individual Contributor, incumbent is expected to meet the Key Competency Requirements of Open Communication, Building Relationships, Personal Leadership, Commitment to Quality, Business Focus, and Customer Focus. Meeting the behavior standards in each Competency links directly to the annual Performance Review.





    Requirements & Qualifications

    Minimum of two years in a customer service environment where warmth and compassion were developed

    High School Diploma, or GED

    Bilingual English/Chinese speaking preferred


    Special Skills


    Warmth, compassion, empathy

    Diplomacy under pressure

    Manage large crowds of people by maintaining composure

    Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and differentiate level of importance

    High level of communication skill

    Cultural sensitivity to the diverse community that Rose Hills serves

    Basic PC skill with MSWord, Excel, and Outlook

    AS400 familiarity


    Working Environment


    Works in a carpeted, air-conditioned building where grieving families come to pay their last respects to their deceased loved ones. The atmosphere can be heavy with grief and sad emotions. Incumbent must be able to work effectively in this atmosphere by not letting it affect his/her ability to provide the level of professional service that families expect. Present a professional front office appearance at all times and have the ability to at times come into contact with deceased human bodies. Must exhibit flexibility, dependability, and teamwork to coworkers. It is crucial that reports be completed by 4:00 pm daily. Must work with constant interruptions and heavy inbound phone calls. Incumbent must enforce Company rules to maintain order and decorum with large crowds of people.


    Physical Requirements


    Stand for up to approximately half to 3/4 of the working day

    Answer a continual stream of phone calls

    Lift up to approximately 40# (supplies, equipment, flower vases and easels)


    Equipment / Machines Operated


    PC and printer


    Fax machine




    SCI Overview

    Who we are. What we do.


    We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.


    We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.


    SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at


    As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.


    Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V


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