Dental Assistant

Position: 
Dental Assistant
Posting Number: 
1.28
Deadline: 
February 1, 2019 04:30 PM
Job Type: 
Full Time Temporary

Location:  St. Thomas Site
One position (CUPE)

This position is anticipated to extend for a period of twelve (12) months, subject to availability of work and funding.

Reporting to the School Health Program Manager, the Dental Assistant plays an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. The Dental Assistant applies their expertise in determinants of health, health promotion and community development to support health unit programming.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Successful graduation of a Dental Assistant Program from a post-secondary institution as recognized in the province of Ontario
  • Minimum of six (6) months previous related experience in a clinical setting.  Public Health experience preferred.
  • Excellent clinical skills are required to provide effective clinical treatment to clients who have not sought treatment for an extended period of time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Experience with children and youth would be an asset
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member.
  • Excellent organizational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Capable of delivering oral hygiene education to large groups.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA)

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to careers@swpublichealth.ca by February 1, 2019.  For further information about the Southwestern Public Health and the community we serve, please visit us at, www.swpublichealth.ca.

Derek McDonald
Director, Corporate Services & Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.  Only those under consideration will be contacted.