Dental Assistant
Hunter New England Local Health District
REQ448850 Requisition #

Remuneration: $30.37 - $32.57 per hour + super
Employment Type
:  Full-Time Permanent

Position Classification: Dental Assist Grade 1
Location: Newcastle Metro Area
Hours Per Week: up to 38 hours
Requisition ID: REQ448850
Applications close: 30 November 2023 - Applications reviewed regularly, Apply Now!

Dental Assistant Grade 1
Newcastle Metro Area

If you're passionate about delivering outstanding patient care and seeking a supportive environment for your professional growth, apply now to be a part of our team!

Why Join Us as an Experienced Dental Assistant? 

  1. Excellence in Patient Care: Utilise your expertise to deliver top-tier clinical dental assistance, ensuring exceptional patient care.
  2. Supportive Environment & Growth Opportunities: Benefit from comprehensive support, including a tailored orientation program and continuous training for professional development.
  3. Commitment to Your Success: Join a team that values your skills and offers opportunities for career advancement within our organization.

Where you'll be working:

  • The successful candidate will be working with a dynamic team of Dental Assistants and Dental Practitioners at clinics within the Newcastle Metro area to provide quality dental care.
  • As a Dental Assistant with Hunter New England Oral Health, you will have the opportunity to participate in regular training and training programs.
  • There will also be opportunities to travel within the Hunter New England Local Health District to our rural clinics and to participate in General Anaesthetic sessions.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging - Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members


  • Current Dental Assistant Certificate recognised by the Dental Assistant Education Council of Australia up to the level of Certificate 3 and or unqualified but experienced dental assistant.

Need more information?

  1) Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact Bianca Tribe on HNELHD-OralHealthPTLTeam@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants: 

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • This position is full time; however, part time/job share arrangements may also be considered.
  • To be eligible for permanent employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.
  • All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. 
  • Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. 
  • Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases - this is a Category A position. Please read and understand NSW Health policy directive (PD2022_030). All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.
  • Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2
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