Dental Assistant

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

Merri health is looking for a skilled, vibrant and motivated Dental Assistant to join our amazing team.
What we offer
• Professional development opportunities.
• Work with a passionate and engaged team
• Excellent Salary Packaging Benefits
• Convenient Brunswick location with public transport at hand
• Flexibility of casual hours
Your new organisation
Merri health has been a leader in community health sector for over 40 years. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for all clients and the wider community. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will be responsible for:

The Senior Assessment and Planning Officer:

- Provides clinical guidance and case consultations to a team of Assessment and Planning Officers.
- Is responsible for triage and allocation of cases to ensure prompt and responsive assessment and service delivery in line with Carer Gateway requirements.
- Manages client emergencies and escalations.
- Provides training and support to staff to enhance their practical skills and sector knowledge.
- Undertakes holistic assessments (using the Carers Star) and develops goal-directed care plans for carers with particularly complex presentations.
- Contributes to policy and process development to ensure best practice approaches are implemented in supporting carers.
- People management through the employment life cycle, including recruitment, orientation, performance management, development, leave, and separations.

You will be responsible for:

As a Dental Assistant you will be responsible for:

• Providing a high level of clinical chair side assistance contributing to dental operator efficiencies
• Adhering to Infection Control practice as outlined in the Infection Control Policy
• Assisting with accurate dental charting into Titanium
• Monitoring sterilisation procedures in accordance with recognised standards and organise regular auditing of equipment as per relevant national standards
• Participating in outreach services like Smile Squad as required.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our patients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

• Certificate III in Dental Assisting or equivalent
• Relevant experience in dental assistant responsibilities and high level of skills including customer service particularly in dealing with internal and external clients from diverse backgrounds and clients with special needs
• Demonstrated high quality communication skills and demonstrated the ability to work as an effective team member
• Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services (desirable)

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

Above all - you will be joining an extremely supportive and fun team that is truly making a difference in your local community. 

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position description. If this piques your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you have any questions, contact Harneet on harneet.kaur@merrihealth.org.au.

When you're ready to apply, email your CV and cover letter to jobs@merrihealth.org.au

Application close date 27/09/22

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.