Dental Assistant - Smile Squad

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1688917
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: 12mths
Attachments: PD - Dental Assistant Dec22.pdf (PDF, 579KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jacinta Nguyen
jacinta.nguyen@swh.net.au

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) has an exciting opportunity for a Dental Assistant to join our Smile Squad team in a full time position for 12 months. You will work in a variety of settings in the Smile Squad team, which is the Victorian Government free school dental program. You will contribute to the provision of free dental care for all Victorian government school students. You may also work in the South West Dental Service clinics from time to time.

This is a fixed term full time position until February 2023, with a strong possibility of extension.

What you bring

It is expected that the successful applicants will have experience with both Dental Assisting, demonstrated high level of clinical competence, knowledge and understanding of the required applications and procedures, and knowledge of dental public health principles. An ability to work under pressure and in a team environment as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills is also required.  A Certificate III in Dental Assisting or a willingness to obtain is essential. All applicants must have a current motor vehicle licence.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.
  • Relocation support available.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 29 January 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Health Sector (Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2021-2024, with the appropriate classification Dental Assistant Grade 1 or 2.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au


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