Position Details


Reference Number 158603
Position Title Dental Assistants
Employment Status Casual
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location Belmont CHC, Corio CHC, Newcomb CHC, Colac Area Health
Salary $52,000.00
Hours Per Fortnight 0
Position Summary
  • Fantastic opportunity for qualified Dental Assistants to fill casual positions in Community Health Clinics Geelong & Colac
  • We are seeking highly motivated Dental Assistants who thrive on being team players to join our multi-sited, multi-disciplinary dental team
  • The Barwon Health Oral Health Service is a lead agency in public oral health providing opportunities for research
  • Challenge yourself with a variety of work including static, mobile dental clinics and outreach services in the Barwon Region
  • 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

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 be required to work on rotation 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

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • 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 III in Dental Assisting
Desirable: Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - Oral Health Promotion and/or Radiography
Essential: Demonstrated working knowledge of contemporary infection prevention policies and procedures
Desirable: Previous experience working in a Community Health setting and multidisciplinary team
Essential: Demonstrated willingness and capability to work in various Community Dental static and mobile dental clinics in Geelong and the Barwon South West region
Essential: Current Victorian Drivers Licence and reliable vehicle
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 25/03/2019
Position Description
File name 
PD Dental Assistant 2017.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.