Career Opportunity

Oral Health Therapist


Reference: 5032748

  • Part-Time, Permanent Position (24 Hours Per Week)
  • Footscray Location
  • Level 1 - Oral Health Therapist - $28.02 Per Hour + Generous Salary Packaging + Salary

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

The Oral Health Therapist Level 1 is a practitioner has a moderate skill level consistent with their Scope of Practice and credentialing for eligible clients; they will ensure the standard of care is maintained at the highest level in accordance with cohealth policy and procedures and relevant legislation and standards. They will work in a consultative and referral relationship with dentists as required by the Dental Board of Australia

As the Oral Health Therapist, your responsibilities will include

  • Provide oral health promotion, education and screening to clients and parents in the community setting.
  • Provide direct client care
    • within the scope of publicly funded dental services;
    • consistent with the level of experience;
    • in accordance with cohealth clinical guidelines and policies and
    • in collaboration with the client and within a multidisciplinary team
  • Refer clients to a more senior dental and Oral health therapist or a dental officer where appropriate and in accordance with current policy

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

  • Possession of a dental qualification eligible for registration as a Dental Therapist/Oral Health Therapist with the AHPRA.
  • An understanding and commitment to the principles of community health and public dental services.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of people from marginalised or CALD backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively
  • Developing skills in oral health promotion.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Working with Children Check
  • Victorian drivers licence
  • Victorian Radiation licence

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 28th February 2020 @ midnight

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)

Applications Close: 28 Feb 2020