Senior Dental Therapy Assistant / Kaitiaki Niho

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location: Wellington

Service: Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service

Contract:   Permanent / Full Time

Salary: (PSA Allied & Technical MECA) -$62,154

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Senior Dental Therapy Assistants spend (approximately) 30% of their time supporting the Team Leader in a range of leadership and team administration functions, including recruitment, overseeing mentoring and training of Dental Therapy Assistants, and undertaking audits and reviews.

The other (approximately) 70% of their time they work clinically as Dental Therapy Assistants. As Dental Therapy Assistants, the primary purpose of their role is to assist and support the Therapist by providing clinical and administrative support. They are also involved collegially in ensuring the good running, cleaning, and maintenance of the hub.

Senior Dental Therapy Assistants role model  Te Whatu Ora values, contribute to a positive workplace culture, and encourage others to do the same.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service is a community based service providing free (publicly funded) dental care for children up to and including year 8. We provide oral health care to children in community based hubs and mobile vans. Our team is committed to achieving health equity for Maori and Pacific children

Moū – About you

You are a Dental Assistant with at least 3 years’ experience preferably in a community oral health service. You have a high skill level in all aspects of Dental Therapy responsibilities including both clinical and administrative. Leadership experience (in paid and/or voluntary roles)  is an advantage as is experience mentoring dental assistants. The ability to converse in te reo Māori, Pacific Island languages, and/or the languages of refugee communities would be beneficial. You have good computer, written and oral skills  and  have the  the ability to learn new computer skills. A current drivers licence  is required  as the role requires driving to other hub clinics  in the service.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast 

Hutt Valley

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service 

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number (23116915-23) in the subject line.

Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, having received two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 23116915-23

Location: Wellington

Closing Date: Sunday, 10 December 2023