Dental Assistant Traineeship 76 hours per fortnight About Grampians Health Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term. This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future. A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region. Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services. This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be. About the role The successful applicant will join our dynamic dental team in the provision of high-quality dental services to the local community. This position will be based in our new state of the art clinic in Sebastopol but the successful applicant may be required to work from time to time at one of our other clinics. You will be joining an experienced and dedicated public dental team and have the support of many experienced staff members. Key Responsibilities As an dental assistant , you will be responsible for delivering a positive chair-side experience for our patients. This is achieved as a result of your calming, competent and organised nature. You will form part of the clinical Team, working closely with Dentists, students, Therapists, receptionists and other dental assistants. You will be responsible for chair side assisting, organisation of clinics, sterilisation, infection control and other day too day tasks. If you are a trainee you will have a unique opportunity to study and be assessed on site through a training organisation. Skills and experience Access to reliable transport Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels Demonstrate a commitment to continuing personal and professional development Demonstrate a high level of initiative Possess a sound understanding of exceptional customer service principles and the ability to apply those principles to both internal and external customers Ability to maintain high standards of work, with a focus on quality Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team Possess sound time management and organisational skills Demonstrated flexibility in work locations and hours of duty Capacity to work in a range of clinical environments Grampians Health Culture & Benefit At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites. Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays Free parking Access to discounted health club membership Staff rewards and recognition programs Paid traineeship Ballarat Region Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states fastest growing inland city. Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping. Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes. How to apply Click APPLY or contact Jacqui Nolan, Operations Director - Dental Services, on 03 5320 4267 for a confidential discussion. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check. All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask. Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent. Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA.