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Decedent Care Team Member

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$22.00 - $25.00 Hourly


TITLE: Decedent Care Team Member 

REPORTS TO: Mission and Family Care Manager

ENTITIES: Mount Olivet Cemetery Association Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary at Mount Olivet, Inc. St. Simeon Cemetery Association

ENTITY: Mt. Olivet Cemetery was consecrated in 1892 and is located on the western side of the Denver Metro area in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. It is the largest cemetery in Colorado containing 392 acres. St. Simeon Cemetery was consecrated in 2004 and is located on the eastern side of the Denver Metro area in Aurora, Colorado. The Mortuary is located on the grounds of Mt. Olivet Cemetery and was opened in 1981. These entities serve the Catholic Community of the Denver metro area and its various parishes, missions, and apostolates and other members of the general public regardless of their religious affiliation.

THE POSITION: The Decedent Care Team Member is a trained professional with a specialized skill-set for preforming a variety of tasks including embalming, dressing, cosmetizing, hairstyling, casketing and preforming cremations using appropriate safeguards and following safe practices during the preparation and cremation process. The Decedent Care Team Member is expected to interact with other Decedent Care Team Members, Supervisors, Funeral Directors, Funeral Director Associates and other internal/external personnel and departments.


~ High school diploma or equivalent;

~ Degree in Mortuary Science (or related program) from an accredited school or university preferred;

~ Certification and/or the ability to obtain certification in the state of practice;

~ Take ownership and responsibility for professional development through learning, via classroom, online training or self-directed learning as required to maintain certification status,

~ 1-3 years of relevant work experience.


~ Serve with care when receiving and preparing the decedent for final disposition by performing a variety of tasks for the preparation, inspection, embalming, dressing, cosmetizing, hairstyling, casketing, preforming cremations of the decedent and release of cremated remains;

~ Share the journey and serve families with care as guided by the Catholic faith;

~ Verify the decedents identity, identify, and document receipt of the decedents personal property received when taken into our care,

~ Properly handle caskets, alternative containers and urns as directed,

~ Preform case analysis and document using and Embalming Report per procedure;

~ Perform duties using appropriate safeguards and according to safe practices,

~ Perform emergency restorative procedures when applicable,

~ Handle hazardous materials, chemicals, and spills in accordance with the Safety Data Sheets (SDS);

~ Perform administrative and day to day operation duties as required including, but not limited to, authorization of services, verifying information, completing forms, data entry and maintaining logs,

~ Maintain Case Management board for scheduled embalming / cremation / preparation work,

~ Maintain a regular schedule of Prep Room/Crematory inventory, cleaning, and maintenance including equipment repair, instruments and certification logs,

~ Monitor exhaust stack emissions to ensure compliance with regulatory emission standards, Revised 6.2021

~ Communicate via telephone/email with internal/external personnel and departments,

~ Inspect all products for any manufacturing or delivery defects,

~ Comply with federal and state laws/regulations applicable to human and cremated remains,

~ Any other duties as directed by management



~ Have a positive and supportive attitude toward the Catholic Church, her teachings and her work;

~ Knowledge of the Catholic faith, rituals and traditions;

~ Working knowledge of funeral services, ceremonies and case management;

~ Knowledge of embalming/cremation process, equipment and procedures

~ Knowledge of mortuary laws and legal requirements and compliance for federal and in state of practice;

~ Ability to perform ones duties without direct supervision;

~ Proficient in the use of computers, software and technology;

~ Refrain from public promotion or approval of any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with the Catholic doctrine or morals;

~ Must hold current valid Colorado drivers license to perform duties;

~ Must have excellent communication skills;

~ Possess a high level of compassion and integrity;

~ Possess problem solving skills;

~ Must be detail oriented and preform duties in a timely and accurate manner;

~ Possess a professional attitude and ability to be a team player.


~ Ability to lift and/or move objects weighting between 75-100 lbs.;

~ Ability to push and pull up to 300 lbs. with a wheeled cart;

~ Ability to stand for long periods on a hard surface;

~ Must be able to sit for extended periods of time; Revised 6.2021

~ Ability to operate computer and mouse, copier/printer and telephone;

~ Ability to work on a computer and look at a computer screen for extended periods of time; and,

~ Use the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and prepare for embalming/cremation