Career Training - Dental Assisting Instructor (Part-Time)
Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for 20 weeks. The positions consists of 21 hours of class instructional time and 4 hours of curriculum management, a total of 25 hours per week.
The Dental Assisting Instructor reports to the Healthcare Coordinator who will assign location and hours of the dental assisting instructor activities. The dental assisting instructor is responsible for the implementation, management, and teaching of the dental assistant program curriculum. The dental assisting instructor will also provide all classroom/laboratory instruction including dental practices and procedures, practical ethics and confidentiality; basic dental records, charts, and forms; dental terminology; and a sound knowledge of instructional methods and techniques.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Maintain responsibility for instruction and classroom management.
- Teach provided curriculum in classroom.
- Maintain good communications and working relationships with appropriate staff, appropriate agencies, and class site location staff.
- Maintain good communications and work effectively with all other offices of the college on matters concerning the program.
- Adhere to procedures and policies for the smooth day-to-day operation of the program.
- Participate in professional development activities as required.
- Attend teacher meetings as required.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Must be a licensed Dental Assistant, Hygienist, or Dentist.
Previous teaching experience in a college and or Career Training Program.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Excel spreadsheet software, Word processing software and PowerPoint.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Current CDA, PA Radiology, and CPR Certifications a plus.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.
Experience with adult education population, curriculum development, mandated welfare reform, and dislocated workers are preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
RACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran
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