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PHS Community Services Society is hiring a Certified Dental Assistant.
The Portland Community Dental Clinic (PCDC), a non-profit dental clinic, provides comprehensive oral health care to individuals residing or working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, regardless of ability to pay. PCDC patients often live within extreme poverty, are on a fixed income and may be navigating substance use and mental health challenges.
The Dental Assistant works as a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides high-quality, comprehensive dental care. They are experienced at providing chairside assistance to dentists, performing dental procedures and related administrative support duties. They will also be required to clean and sterilize dental equipment and instruments.
As a member of the PCDC team, the Dental Assistant promotes a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment, ensuring excellent customer service and care to patients in need of both emergency and preventative dental services. The Dental Hygienist works in consultation with the attending dentist, and reports to the Senior Manager of Programs.
Why work here?
PCDC is unique in its commitment to engaging and providing dental care to a population of Canadians who are often unable to access dental care due to barriers of income and/or insurance coverage. PCDC has been a part of Vancouver’s DTES for over 20 years and aims to contribute to reducing the impact of marginalization and poverty through access to oral health.
We are able to offer an excellent benefits package.
You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues and patients who greatly respect your input.
The Portland Community Dental Clinic is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Seawall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.
Job duties include (but are not limited to):
Job Type: Permanent, full-time.
Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
Hours: 37.5 per week.
Benefits: Extended healthcare, dental, vision care and a municipal pension.
Union: CUPE 5536.
Collective Agreement: Community Subsector Association, CBA
Wage: Grid 19, Step 2 – $26.78.
Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.
PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.
How to apply
Send your resume to email@example.com today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.