Career Opportunity

Dental Assistant


Reference: 4916396

  • Part time 0.63 EFt - 24 hours per week Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Based in Niddrie/Kensington
  • 3 month Fixed Term contract covering Parental Leave - 1 December 2019 to 21 February 2020.

Who is cohealth?

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Our team believes passionately, that everyone deserves the very best dental treatment and is committed to providing exceptional service and patient care in a relaxing, trusting and respectful environment. Some of the benefits for you joining cohealth include:

  • Keeping your work-life balance in check with the flexibility of part-time hours
  • Access to staff development and a variety of career path opportunities
  • Generous Not for Profit "Salary Sacrificing" packaging options, which can significantly increase the value of take-home pay
  • Work within an ambitious and fast paced environment and join a team with a heart! Love what you do!

About the role:

Within this role, you'll 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 Assistants, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing quality clinical chairside assisting the dental operators, providing a client-focused dental care
  • Building patient relationships
  • Preparing, maintaining and managing the clinical environment, including equipment, materials, and instruments, in line with the treatment plan
  • Preparing patients & facilities for dental treatment;
  • Providing administrative and clinical chairside assistance to the team
  • Assisting with the induction and mentoring of new staff, trainees, agency staff and students
  • Assisting in the provision of health promotion and screening to clients and parents in the community setting

To be successful in these opportunities you'll possess the following:

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across a multi-disciplinary service and with marginalised clients, including CALD groups
  • Well-developed written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, effective time management and ability to prioritise workload
  • A current Victorian driver's licence
  • Current Working with children's check card

If you're keen to move your career into an organisation that makes a real difference, apply now!

This position will be paid under the Victorian Stand Alone Community Health Services (Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Officers) Multiple Enterprise Agreement 2018 - 2022. Dental Assistant 2.6 - 2.8 (depending on your experience)

To be considered for the role, you're required to provide a CV demonstrating your skills and experience relevant to the position description, along with a cover letter that answers these questions:

  • Why are you applying for this job? (Suggested word limit: 200 words)
  • What skills and experience do you bring to this role? (Suggested word limit: 100 words)
  • Why are you applying for this job? (Suggested word limit: 200 words)
  • What skills and experience do you bring to this role? (Suggested word limit: 200 words)

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)

Applications close on 24 November 2019

Applications Close: 24 Nov 2019