About Access Health and CommunityWith a history of 150 years and caring at our centre, our mission and commitment is to build healthier lives within our communities and to deliver excellent health and community services for all.  We have a dedicated and experienced team of over 300 employees and 200 volunteers operating across 18 locations. Our people are the centre of everything we do, making a contribution to the wellbeing of the community every day through our work, making a difference every day to those that need it most.About the roleAn exciting new opportunity to join our thriving community health care organisation and work within a truly supportive and valued based culture and engaged workforce. We are currently seeking an experienced Dental Assistant to join our Dental Team at Access Health & Community – Ashburton.You will have the ability to contribute to the provision of high quality, efficient and effective dental health care to eligible clients, through clinical support activities.  A high level of knowledge and skills in undertaking duties with best practice and infection control standards is essential.The AccessHC dental program provides community based dental care to all children under 12 yrs of age, adult concession card holders and their dependents (under 18 yrs).  In addition, we offer a range of private services to our eligible & non-eligible clients who wish to access our private clinic.You would be part of a multidisciplinary dental team comprising of dentists, dental therapists, oral health therapists, dental prosthetics, oral health educators and dental assistants.A high level of experience, knowledge and skills in providing chairside assistance and range of dental procedures is required.What you will be doing Provide efficient & effective clinical chair-side assistance to dental clinicians, to aid in the provision of high-quality dental services to clientsMaintain the dental surgery and clinic consistent with quality, efficiency and OH&S standardsAssume responsibility for the sterilisation and maintenance of the clinical environment, dental instruments and equipment within the dental clinicEnsure compliance with the IECHS IC policy, National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and AS/NZS 4817 2014 Standards: Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisationsWhat you will bring Key Selection CriteriaCertificate III or IV in Dental Assisting or Equivalent is essentialHigh level of clinical competence and broad relevant experience in all aspects of dentistryExcellent interpersonal, communication and time management skillsDemonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary teamMinimum 3 years’ experience with at least 6 months within AustraliaPreferred:Knowledge of electronic patient management system Titanium/ExactPrevious experience in community dental /private practiceExperience in oral health promotion and outreach activitiesAttributesAn ability to work sensitively with people of diverse cultures, abilities, ages, sexualities and gender identitiesCommitment to continuous quality improvement and health promotion principlesStrong communication and interpersonal skillsDemonstrated behaviours consistent with Access Health and Community valuesAccessHC Culture & BenefitsThe reasons why people love working at AccessHC:Not only will you benefit from a rewarding and challenging career; you will thrive in our collaborative and supportive culture where you will make a positive difference each day giving back to those that need it most.Enjoy the extensive AccessHC range of benefits that are on offer.A truly supportive and valued based culture and engaged workforceA culture of trust and empowerment for people to grow and thriveCommitment to a work-life balance with flexible working conditionsGenerous salary packaging opportunities (up to $15,990 per annum + $2,650 meals/entertainment expenses)A commitment to ongoing Professional Development and career growthPaid parental leave and opportunity to purchase additional leaveAnnual leave LoadingAccess Health and Community have an authentic commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff: Wellbeing Connector Program  A network of 20 peer supporters called Wellbeing Connectors that are there to talk with their colleagues about mental health  Personal Resilience Plans Every staff member at AccessHC have the opportunity to complete a Personal Resilience Plan with the support of their manager. These plans are a proactive approach to addressing and navigating workplace stress. Wellbeing Information Sessions Access to recorded Wellbeing Sessions: staff have access to a number of recorded sessions facilitated by experts in the field addressing self-care, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout and dealing with difficult behaviours from clients. The Wellness Well The Wellness Well: An internal grants program that provides staff with upwards of $5,000 to implement activities that benefit physical, social and mental wellbeing.  Employee Assistance ProgramWe offer counseling for our people through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). You can access up to three sessions in a 12-month period. Wellbeing Days  Available annually to all permanent and fixed term full-time and part time employees an opportunity to take a day off from work for your self-care and wellbeing. Environmental Impact initiativesAccess Health and Community are committed to taking action to reduce our impact on the environment and as a City Switch member we access resources, toolkits and expertise to help us become a more environmentally sustainable organisation. We have implemented a number of climate related initiatives, to reduce e-waste, by recycling old computers, monitors and ink cartridges and waste separation, and allocated a pin to print for all staff to reduce and cut down waste production and unnecessary printing.Apply NowIf this position resonates with you and you are passionate about working alongside a collaborative and supportive team, we would love to see your resume and a paragraph or two about where you are on your professional journey and why you think the position will work well for you.Please reach out to for further information and/or the opportunity to discuss this role. Please contact Niki Hantzis, Senior Manager, Dental: NikiHantzis@accesshc.org.auRemunerationAs per Victorian Stand-Alone Community Health Services (Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Officers) Multi Enterprise Agreement -2018-2022, based on applicant’s skill set and experience. Please refer to the position description on our website for the key selection criteria information: https://accesshc.org.au/careers/Apply now so you don’t miss this opportunity. We will be assessing applications as they are submitted.Applications close date:  8th February 2023Access Health and Community is a Child Safe Organisation.Access Health and Community actively supports an inclusive culture and celebrates diversity. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, people with lived experience of mental health and/or AOD recovery, and people with diverse genders and sexualitiesAccess Health and Community actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgroundAccess Health and Community acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we workAccessHC is a vaccine positive organisation, which supports, and encourages our workers, clients / patients and communities to access the COVID-19 vaccination, and where relevant seek medical advice from a registered medical practitioner regarding the vaccination as it relates to themAccess Health and Community is a provider of disability services and successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Workers Screening Check, WWW Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointment Position Description 30 AUD Ashburton 3147

Experienced Dental Assistant

  • Experienced Dental Assistant, Ashburton
  • Part Time, Working Weds, Thurs & Fri, Mat leave role ends Sept 23
  • Collaborative and supportive team with generous salary packaging benefits

About Access Health and Community

With a history of 150 years and caring at our centre, our mission and commitment is to build healthier lives within our communities and to deliver excellent health and community services for all.  We have a dedicated and experienced team of over 300 employees and 200 volunteers operating across 18 locations. Our people are the centre of everything we do, making a contribution to the wellbeing of the community every day through our work, making a difference every day to those that need it most.

About the role

An exciting new opportunity to join our thriving community health care organisation and work within a truly supportive and valued based culture and engaged workforce. We are currently seeking an experienced Dental Assistant to join our Dental Team at Access Health & Community – Ashburton.

You will have the ability to contribute to the provision of high quality, efficient and effective dental health care to eligible clients, through clinical support activities.  A high level of knowledge and skills in undertaking duties with best practice and infection control standards is essential.

The AccessHC dental program provides community based dental care to all children under 12 yrs of age, adult concession card holders and their dependents (under 18 yrs).  In addition, we offer a range of private services to our eligible & non-eligible clients who wish to access our private clinic.

You would be part of a multidisciplinary dental team comprising of dentists, dental therapists, oral health therapists, dental prosthetics, oral health educators and dental assistants.

A high level of experience, knowledge and skills in providing chairside assistance and range of dental procedures is required.

What you will be doing

  • Provide efficient & effective clinical chair-side assistance to dental clinicians, to aid in the provision of high-quality dental services to clients
  • Maintain the dental surgery and clinic consistent with quality, efficiency and OH&S standards
  • Assume responsibility for the sterilisation and maintenance of the clinical environment, dental instruments and equipment within the dental clinic
  • Ensure compliance with the IECHS IC policy, National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and AS/NZS 4817 2014 Standards: Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations

What you will bring

Key Selection Criteria

  • Certificate III or IV in Dental Assisting or Equivalent is essential
  • High level of clinical competence and broad relevant experience in all aspects of dentistry
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with at least 6 months within Australia

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of electronic patient management system Titanium/Exact
  • Previous experience in community dental /private practice
  • Experience in oral health promotion and outreach activities

Attributes

  • An ability to work sensitively with people of diverse cultures, abilities, ages, sexualities and gender identities
  • Commitment to continuous quality improvement and health promotion principles
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated behaviours consistent with Access Health and Community values

AccessHC Culture & Benefits

The reasons why people love working at AccessHC:

Not only will you benefit from a rewarding and challenging career; you will thrive in our collaborative and supportive culture where you will make a positive difference each day giving back to those that need it most.

Enjoy the extensive AccessHC range of benefits that are on offer.

  • A truly supportive and valued based culture and engaged workforce
  • A culture of trust and empowerment for people to grow and thrive
  • Commitment to a work-life balance with flexible working conditions
  • Generous salary packaging opportunities (up to $15,990 per annum + $2,650 meals/entertainment expenses)
  • A commitment to ongoing Professional Development and career growth
  • Paid parental leave and opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Annual leave Loading

Access Health and Community have an authentic commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff: 

Wellbeing Connector Program  

A network of 20 peer supporters called Wellbeing Connectors that are there to talk with their colleagues about mental health  

Personal Resilience Plans 

Every staff member at AccessHC have the opportunity to complete a Personal Resilience Plan with the support of their manager. These plans are a proactive approach to addressing and navigating workplace stress. 

Wellbeing Information Sessions 

Access to recorded Wellbeing Sessions: staff have access to a number of recorded sessions facilitated by experts in the field addressing self-care, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout and dealing with difficult behaviours from clients. 

The Wellness Well 

The Wellness Well: An internal grants program that provides staff with upwards of $5,000 to implement activities that benefit physical, social and mental wellbeing.  

Employee Assistance Program

We offer counseling for our people through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). You can access up to three sessions in a 12-month period. 

Wellbeing Days  

Available annually to all permanent and fixed term full-time and part time employees an opportunity to take a day off from work for your self-care and wellbeing. 

Environmental Impact initiatives

Access Health and Community are committed to taking action to reduce our impact on the environment and as a City Switch member we access resources, toolkits and expertise to help us become a more environmentally sustainable organisation. We have implemented a number of climate related initiatives, to reduce e-waste, by recycling old computers, monitors and ink cartridges and waste separation, and allocated a pin to print for all staff to reduce and cut down waste production and unnecessary printing.

Apply Now

If this position resonates with you and you are passionate about working alongside a collaborative and supportive team, we would love to see your resume and a paragraph or two about where you are on your professional journey and why you think the position will work well for you.

Please reach out to for further information and/or the opportunity to discuss this role. Please contact Niki Hantzis, Senior Manager, Dental: NikiHantzis@accesshc.org.au

Remuneration

As per Victorian Stand-Alone Community Health Services (Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Officers) Multi Enterprise Agreement -2018-2022, based on applicant’s skill set and experience. 

Please refer to the position description on our website for the key selection criteria information: https://accesshc.org.au/careers/

Apply now so you don’t miss this opportunity. We will be assessing applications as they are submitted.

Applications close date:  8th February 2023

Access Health and Community is a Child Safe Organisation.

Access Health and Community actively supports an inclusive culture and celebrates diversity. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, people with lived experience of mental health and/or AOD recovery, and people with diverse genders and sexualities

Access Health and Community actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background

Access Health and Community acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we work

AccessHC is a vaccine positive organisation, which supports, and encourages our workers, clients / patients and communities to access the COVID-19 vaccination, and where relevant seek medical advice from a registered medical practitioner regarding the vaccination as it relates to them

Access Health and Community is a provider of disability services and successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Workers Screening Check, WWW Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointment