About the organisation
At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.
Founded on the vision that everyone is entitled to good health, we’re one of the nation’s leading health and community service providers, offering a broad range of services for over 40 years. Our services include Community Health, Mental Health, NDIS, Counselling, Support for Older Australians and Family Services.
About the role
If you’re a Dental Assistant, qualified with a Cert III in Dental Assisting in Australia with 4 years experience in recent practice, enjoy variety in your day, and work closely with other service delivery professionals, you might be exactly the person we’re looking for!
As part of our new Oral Health Smile Squad team in the Maroondah area, EACH is looking for several Dental Assistants for full-time positions to provide efficient clinical chair-side assistance to the dental operators in all facets of the delivery of safe, high-quality, efficient and effective public dental services.
What you’ll be doing
Smile Squad school dental program that will transform dental care for every student attending a Victorian public school.
It won’t matter if a student is visiting an examination van in rural Victoria or a treatment van in central Melbourne – they will have a similar experience, wherever they are.
Our vision for Smile Squad is the delivery of consistent, accessible, high-quality dental care, every time. Students are quickly becoming familiar with our bright orange fleet, smart uniforms, our approachable staff and the great customer care they provide.
You will be responsible for providing professional communication and customer service to the clients within their scope of practice of the dental assistant role. Compliance with infection control principles, maintaining the clinical environment appropriately and sterilisation of instruments is a necessary part of the role. The maintenance of dental instruments to industry standards along with the people aspect of building and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients.
Who you’ll be working with
This position involves working in the mobile dental units of the Victorian government’s Smile Squad program that provides services to local primary and secondary schools, as well as providing services in our clinics during school holidays. The mobile units and our clinics have the latest modern equipment and are fully equipped with the IT and dental equipment needed to provide a full range of services.
We are a large Public Dental agency with 18 dental chairs in Ringwood and Ferntree Gully, a mobile van and outreach programs.
In total there are approximately 60 staff members that work across the site in the provision of high quality, safe clinical services. A diverse team consisting of dentists, prosthetists, oral health therapists, dental therapists, senior dental assistants, oral health educators, dental assistants, and trainee dental assistants, EACH also supports dental student placements during the year from Melbourne University.
What we offer
EACH is committed to developing our people. At EACH you’ll be supported to be your best. We provide:
- Work arrangements that flex to you to allow for a positive work-life balance
- Engaging, inclusive supportive team that meet regularly and has its own chat page to provide daily support to each other
- Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
- Generous Not-for-Profit Salary Packaging of up to $15,900 tax-free income per year
- Up to $2,650 additional tax-free money to spend towards meals entertainment
- Opportunities for internal career progression across QLD, NSW, ACT, and VIC
- Support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program for you, and your immediate family members
- Opportunities to continuously grow and develop.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Dental Assistant via Pro Bono Australia.