Position Details


Reference Number 157943
Position Title Dental Assistants - Certificate IV
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Barwon Health only
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location Corio CHC, Belmont CHC, Newcomb CHC, Colac Area Health
Salary $50,000.00
Hours Per Fortnight 240
Position Summary
  • The Barwon Health Oral Health Service is a lead agency in public oral health providing opportunities for research
  • Enjoy a variety of work including static, mobile dental clinics and outreach services in the Barwon Region in one of the 3 permanet full time roles available 
  • Improve your skills with ongoing training and professional development in a supported work environment

About the facility

The Barwon Health Oral Health Service provides dental treatment to eligible patients in the Barwon region.

Our service is recognized for its innovative clinical and Oral Health Promotion programs and integrated models of practice that value client centeredness, holistic care, accessibility, inclusiveness, best practice and ongoing personal and professional development.

Barwon Health's leadership in sub-regional oral health services supports our neighbouring health services in continuous delivery of community dental services, credentialing, clinical governance and professional development support.

About the role

We are seeking highly motivated Dental Assistants who thrive on being a team player to join our multi-sited, multi-disciplinary dental team. You will have the opportunity to work with a large team of dentists, oral health therapists, advanced dental prosthetists and dental assistants (Certificate III & IV).

As part of our dental team with a focus on population health, you are responsible for the delivery of high quality and cost effective dental services. You may work in Geelong (Belmont, Corio, Newcomb), Colac and outreach/mobile dental clinics.

About the culture

With a culture of success, staff are encouraged to be pro-active and participate in action research and oral health promotion activities. We aspire to make a difference for individuals and communities in oral and general health.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for apply today!

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Other information                                                          

  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - Oral Health Promotion/Radiography
Essential: Drivers licence and reliable vehicle
Essential: Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary infection prevention policies and procedures
Essential: A demonstrated ability to deliver oral health instruction and oral health promotion to individuals and groups
Essential: Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary dental team delivering value added care to eligible patients
Essential: Demonstrated willingness to work as rostered to the various Barwon Health static and mobile dental clinics, outreach and in other regional services
Desirable: Previous experience working in a community setting as a dental assistant
Contact Person Michael Smith 
Contact Person Job Title Director Oral Health Services 
Contact Number (03) 4215 7620 
Alternate Contact Person Sharon Lewis 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 7620 
Closing Date 20/11/2018
Position Description
File name 
PD Dental Assistant Certificate IV 2018.docx Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.