Mitasek – Fixed Term Contract

Location: Westpark Cemetery Johannesburg
Position Type: Fixed Term

Purpose of the Job

To transport and being involved in the burial of the deceased in an empathetic, professional manner.

Role and Responsibilities

  • To collect and deliver bodies with hearse.
  • To ensure that all medical death certificates are collected timeously.
  • To deliver and accept death notices and death certificates from and to Home Affairs.
  • To fulfill all the duties of a Funeral Attendant required by the Funeral Director and Sexton (Gabbai).
  • To collect and deliver goods, members of staff or any other delivery service required by management.
  • To be available for any emergency or duty the burial society allocates as his responsibility.
  • To be available at any time during the day or night (Shift work) in order to perform emergency services for the burial society.
  • Check stock levels
  • Assisting with general duties around the cemetery.
  • Work on Sundays and Public Holidays and be on standby calls when required (shift work).


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of Jewish customs and cultures is essential
  • Must be able to work on Sundays and Public Holidays and be on standby when required
  • Must be able to work after hours in emergency cases
  • Previous experience as a Mitasek advantageous

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to work independently and lead a team
  • Patient and empathetic
  • Strong organisational skills, paying attention to detail
  • Good communication skills at all levels through organisation
  • Effective problem identifying and solving skills
  • Good decision making skills
  • Prepared to work under pressure, flexible hours and partake in standby duties
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office and Chev software) and general handyman skills
  • Familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act regulations
  • Knowledge of project management advantageous
  • Adaptability
  • Managing work
  • Quality orientation
  • High work standards

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