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Dental Assistant

Part time .42EFT, ongoing

Based between Niddrie & Kensington


We are seeking a qualified dental assistant who exhibits high level of experience and professionalism within a community setting. Applicants will have a strong interest in primary health care and a commitment to improving the health of the disadvantaged.

Being a Dental assistant, you're already a compassionate, caring individual by definition. You will have a rewarding career if that is the case.


What's in it for you?

  • The facilities are well equipped with all the equipment (and more) necessary to get the job done;
  • Ongoing professional development in a caring environment;
  • Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities;
  • Not for Profit ‘Salary Sacrificing' benefits on top of your salary, and most importantly, job satisfaction!


The positions 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 Assistants, 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.


To be considered for this position you will have;

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as member of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • A current Victorian driver’s licence;
  • Working with Children Check;
  • Previous experience in the public dental system (desirable); and
  • Ability to speak a relevant second language and understand cross-cultural issues (desirable).


If you have the passion, dedication and drive to make a difference to achieving high quality care with demonstrated success in working with clients, then capitalise on this great opportunity, apply today.

Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website: www.cohealth.org.au


This position will be paid under the Victorian Public Health Sector (Health Professionals, Health and Allied Services, Managers & Administrative Officers) Enterprise Agreement 2011-2015, Dental Assistant 2.6


To be considered for the role, you must address the Key Selection Criteria (with clear headings) within your cover letter. The Key Selection Criteria can be found in the attached Position Description.


Applications close on 27th August  


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Closing Date 25/08/2017
Reference Number 15140
Position Title Dental Assistant
Employment Type Ongoing Part Time
Organisation Co Health
Contact Person Melanie Claughton
Contact Details 94486206
Alternate Contact Person Suzanne Gaskin
Alternate Contact Number 9448 6579
Position Description
Dental Assistant PD Level external.pdf Open
Location 3-15 Matthews Avenue NIDDRIE VIC 3042, 6 Gower Street KENSINGTON VIC 3031