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Dental Health Educator

Company: Algoma Public Health
Job Type: Permanent Full
Posting Closes: April 12, 2023 up to 4:30pm
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Sault Ste. Marie

Reporting to the Manager of Emergency Management & Oral Health Programs , the Dental Health Educator (DHE) will work within an interdisciplinary team environment to deliver the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) and Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO). As required, the DHE will provide program support as per the Ontario Public Health Standards for both Chronic Disease Prevention and Well-being and School Health.

Responsibilities will include service delivery, client navigation, data collection, school oral screening, oral health education and health promotion, and clinical chair side assisting.

Ability, Experience, and Skills for this position include (but not limited to):

• Current Dental Assistant Certification Level II from a community college;
• Current registration with the Ontario Dental Assistants Association;
• Current HARP certification;
• Current CPR certification;
• Minimum of 2 years related work experience;
• Knowledge and/or experience in health promotion and/or leading a specific initiative or community campaign;
• Familiar with the Ontario Public Health Standards Requirements for Chronic Disease Prevention and Well-Being and School Health;
• Familiar with the Ministry of Health Oral Health Protocol, 2021;
• Ability to communicate effectively with seniors, families, groups, and community partners using verbal and written communication;
• Must be self-directed and able to work effectively with seniors, families and community groups to meet program objectives;
• Ability to form partnerships with dental care providers and community organizations;
• Ability to display empathy and sensitivity to the needs of the target population;
• Experience with Electronic Health Records would be an asset;
• Ability to work independently and participate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
• Skills with facilitating presentations and/or educational sessions;
• Knowledge and understanding of health equity and how to apply it to public health practice;
• Strong interest in professional development and self-learning;
• Proficiency using Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook;
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving and time management skills;
• The ability to communicate (verbally & in writing) in French or any other language(s) will be considered an asset;
• Ability to work outside regular business hours, including weekends and evenings, as required;
• Must have valid “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence and use of a reliable vehicle;
• As a condition of hire, you are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series, per our COVID-19 Immunization policy. Should you be the successful candidate, you will be required to comply with our COVID-19 Immunization policy that is in effect;
• A current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) with satisfactory clearance is a condition of employment, at own expense.

A cover letter and current resume must be provided in order to be considered for this position.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Algoma Public Health will provide accommodation for candidates with disabilities, upon request.