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Dental Assisting Instructor

Employer
Reading Area Community College
Location
Reading, PA

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Dentistry, Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Application Instructions

Send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references, to resumes@racc.edu

Please indicate the job code ESCT-DAI in the subject line of your email.

After sending in your documents, please fill out the online Job Applicant Identifier form. RACC is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with government regulations we are required to record numbers of job applicants by sex and ethnic category. We ask that you indicate your race or national origin and sex, but you are not required to provide this information. This information will not be kept with your application and will be used only in accordance with state and federal regulations.

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Job Details Title:Dental Assisting InstructorAnnounce date:03/28/2024Apply by date:Open Until FilledApplication status:Accepting ApplicationsPosition type: Part-time Salary:$37.00 per hour

Working Hours:

Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for 20 weeks. The positions consist of 24 hours of class instructional time and 4 hours of curriculum management, a total of 28 hours per week.

Summary:

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:
  1. Enforce classroom management and ensure that safety precautions are adhered to.
  2. Adhere to all state and other licensing requirements mandated by the state and/or the profession.
  3. Prepare for each class by reviewing the curriculum, lab stations, and presentations provided and deliver lectures, supplementing with real-life work experience as needed.
  4. Develop and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials for dental assistant students
  5. See that equipment and/or labs are properly maintained where appropriate. Assist with ordering lab supplies
  6. Demonstrate dental skills/procedures, including x-ray and assist students as they practice hands-on in the lab
  7. Remain aware of current practices and industry standards and update curriculum as needed.
  8. Prepare students for all portions of the DANB exam by evaluating student performance and make any necessary adjustments to meet student learning needs.
  9. Maintain good communications and working relationships with appropriate staff, appropriate agencies, and class site location staff.
  10. Maintain good communications and work effectively with all other offices of the college on matters concerning the program.
  11. Adhere to procedures and policies for the smooth day-to-day operation of the program.
  12. Attend and participate in professional development activities and teacher meetings as required.
  13. Role model professional behavior
  14. Work with the internship coordinator to prepare students for internship
  15. Ensure a safe learning environment, monitor class attendance, grade student assignments
  16. Assess student competency and provide constructive feedback
  17. Update Canvas course and have class open prior to class start.
  18. Collaborate with other faculty members to improve instructional practices
  19. Participate in faculty meetings and professional development opportunities to enhance teaching skills
  20. Assess and evaluate student progress and provide feedback to students on their performance
  21. Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with students, staff, and faculty
  22. Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications:

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:

Required

  • 2+ years field experience as a Dental Assistant, Hygienist, or Dentist required
  • PA Radiology certification required

Preferred

  • Field experience as EFDA
  • Current CDA and CPR certification
  • Previous teaching experience in a college and or Career Training Program
  • Experience with adult education population, curriculum development, mandated welfare reform, and dislocated workers are preferred.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish
Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and internet skills. Knowledge of Ellucian Colleague or other administrative software a plus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Current CDA, PA Radiology, and CPR Certifications a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.

Communication Skills:
  • 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.
Mathematics Skills:

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.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands:

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.

Work Environment:

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.

Organization

Working at Reading Area Community College

Reading Area Community College (RACC) is a mid-size comprehensive community college located in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania in the City of Reading.  The College serves not only Berks County but draws students from the surrounding area.  Located less than 60 miles from Philadelphia and 50 miles from Harrisburg, Reading and its suburbs offers a quality-of-life, as well as access to major cultural, urban environments.               

The institution is committed to a philosophy of student success with an experienced, dedicated faculty and staff.  The academic portfolio includes 40-plus programs ranging from liberal arts to engineering, as well as a unique center devoted to cutting edge technologies supporting local businesses and industries.  The College has incorporated a strong commitment to technology and is adding each year to its online course offerings as well as blended, hybrid courses enabling the community year round access to quality education.  The College is also designated the only Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Pennsylvania.

The College is looking to attract individuals who are interested in helping Reading Area Community College continue its evolution as a standard for opportunity, excellence, and hope for students. RACC is devoted to enabling students to fulfill their academic goals.   We particularly welcome applications from energetic, enthusiastic individuals who wish to be a part of a growing, thriving community college and who share this commitment.

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