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Dental Assistant 2.6


Reference: 4769846

Three positions available

Full-time fixed term until October 2019

Part-time 0.63 EFT, Fixed term until July 2020 (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Part-time 0.63 EFT, Fixed term until February 2020 - (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)

Based across Niddrie and Kensington


Why work for us

You will be in joining a health service which will see you working in a fast-paced, challenging and supportive environment where every employee plays a critical role in our ongoing success. You will enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • Role diversity with internal career progression opportunities;
  • Keep your work-life balance in check with the flexibility of part-time hours
  • Not for Profit ‘Salary Sacrificing' benefits on top of your salary, and most importantly, job satisfaction!


cohealth's Oral Health Program provides a range of preventive, restorative and health promoting activities to enhance the Oral Health of the community in Kensington, Niddrie or Footscray. The Program delivers oral health care across the age continuum. Aligned with the philosophy of the organisation, the Program has a specific focus on the provision of oral health care to those marginalised and high needs groups within the community.


About the role

Within this position you will ensure the provision of high quality, efficient, effective and safe dental services to clients by undertaking dental assisting duties consistent with best practice and infection control standards, client-focused care, professionalism and an emphasis on teamwork in the dental surgery and within the entire dental team.


As the Dental Assistant, your responsibilities will include

  • Providing quality clinical chair side assisting the dental operators, providing a client focused dental care;
  • Ensuring the appropriate storage and collection of infectious wastes;
  • Assisting with the induction and mentoring of new staff, trainees, agency staff and students; and
  • Assisting in the provision of health promotion and screening to clients and parents in the community setting.


You'll value interacting with other professionals and thrive on working in a supportive culture founded on teamwork, integrity and social responsibility. To be successful in this role you have the following attributes

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across a multi-disciplinary service and with marginalised clients, including CALD groups;
  • Highly developed written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, effective time management and ability to prioritise workload;
  • A current Victorian driver's licence; and Working with Children's Check Card; and
  • Previous experience in the public dental system and/or the ability to speak a relevant second language and understand cross-cultural issues (desirable).


Your commitment and ability to provide the highest levels of care, will see you succeed in this challenging and rewarding environment


Additional information can be obtained by reviewing the attached position description

Applications close on 22nd July @ 10.00pm


Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)