This is an exciting opportunity to join a community based Not for Profit organisation. We are looking for experienced Dental Assistants to join the team at Central Bayside Community Health Services.    

  • Contact Name: Kelsey Handcock
  • Location: Parkdale
  • Closing Date: October 29, 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to join a community based Not for Profit organisation. We are looking for experienced Dental Assistants to join the team at Central Bayside Community Health Services.



About the Company

CBCHS is a for-cause, not-for-profit organisation providing a wide range of allied health, dental, child development, disability and aged care services to more than 15,000 clients every year in and around the City of Kingston. Many of our clients are differently abled, socially isolated, financially disadvantaged or exposed to other socio-economic vulnerabilities. Our head office is in Parkdale with programs and services also offered at Chelsea, Clarinda, Mentone, Cheltenham, Clayton and Edithvale.

We are a values driven organisation with a reputation for service innovation and quality. We are a flexible and inclusive employer that values and supports workforce diversity. We strongly support equal opportunity and encourage applications from all people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, those with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ community, and people with a disability.


Purpose of the Position

We are looking for experienced Dental Assistants to provide support to our Dental Technicians.  You will assist in providing dental services to our diverse range of clients in an empathetic and efficient manner, along with a range of related duties including maintaining a professional approach to work through provision of quality patient care and provide dental health education in individual oral care consultations.

We have 2 positions available (Full Time and 3 days per week) based in Parkdale.

Job Benefits

What is in it for you?

  • Gain experience working in a values driven and inclusive community organisation
  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging
  • Easy street parking
  • Access to public transport
  • Flexible working arrangements

Please refer to Benefits of Working at CBCHS.

Key Responsibilities

Dental Assisting

  • Provide advanced level of clinical chair-side assistance to Dental Operators consistent with the skills and competence of a Grade 2 Dental Assistant;
  • Prepare the required equipment, dental materials and instruments for each client according to the dental treatment;
  • Maintain Infection Control Standards within the Clinical Surgery and Sterilisation Bay;
  • Work within a team environment to maintain a high standard of housekeeping within the clinic to ensure that a clean working environment is preserved;
  • Ensure that instruments and equipment are effectively sterilized and disinfected in accordance with the established infection control practice;
  • Ensure that the storage, packing, collection and disposal of infectious wastes/sharps and used fixing solution is carried out in accordance with the relevant standards & guidelines;
  • Ensure an adequate supply of stored items: instruments and equipment is available for any dental procedure likely to be undertaken and minimum level of supply is available for the next shift;
  • Maintain communication with the Dental Operators for the coordination of activities/procedures necessary for the provision of client oral care;
  • Prepare and maintain the dental facility for client reception;
  • Maintain dental records by ensuring that medical clearances and letters are scanned into Client records;
  • Participate in Dental staff meetings and other meetings deemed necessary or appropriate by the Practice Administrator.

General Administration

  • Assist dental staff in maintaining medical records, enter client contact information and Tracking records into the database;
  • Assist the dental team with word processing and photocopying, ensuring that appropriate standards are met in terms of presentation of documents and timeliness of completion;
  • Receive and promptly distribute mail to the appropriate staff member.

General Duties

  • Maintain a professional approach to work through provision of quality patient care;
  • Provide significant emphasis on dental health education in individual oral care consultations;
  • Provide general clinical Dental Assistant services in accordance with relevant clinical standards and Central Bayside Community Health Services Policy and Procedures.

Key Selection Criteria

About You

You will have demonstrated experience as a Dental Assistant in either private or public practice. You will have a professional and customer service focused approach, with strong communication skills that will assist in the ability to liaise with families, carers and other professionals from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. Your meticulous attention to detail will ensure infection control standards are maintained at all times and will assist you in keeping client records up to date.

How to Apply

To apply for this exciting position, please include an up to date Resume and a Cover Letter with your application.

For a confidential discussion contact Kelsey Handcock – Dental Nurse (khandcock@cbchs.org.au) Ph: 03 8587 0350

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