Salary: *$2,646 to $2,917, seven-step schedule to $3,546 per month.
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Cabrillo College is seeking an enthusiastic and committed Instructional Assistant to the Dental Hygiene program on a part-time, 80% (32 hours per week), 11 month assignment to provide instructional laboratory and administrative support for the District's dental hygiene instructional program.
In addition, an Instructional Assistant position eligibility pool may be established in order to fill other part-time, or substitute assignments as needs arise.
The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 45.13% are LatinX, 5.26% multi-ethnic, 2.64% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 0.79% Filipino, 0.30% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.
Cabrillo College has a tradition of collegial governance, and staff possess a long history of participatory governance in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.
Examples of Duties
• Provides instructional laboratory support for dental hygiene course instructors and students; sets up, installs, maintains, services and arranges for the repair of dental clinic and laboratory equipment for use in classes, workshops, laboratory sessions and supplemental tutoring; imports, reads and mounts dental x-rays and follows up with dental offices to resolve any questions or issues; ensures all required equipment, materials and supplies are available for classes and other sessions in accordance with instructor requirements.
• Compiles, maintains and updates a variety of instructional materials and exercises for instructor use; provides training to students and others on the safe use of specialized dental office equipment such as x-rays; scores quizzes and tests to assist faculty and records student data.
• Answers student questions regarding the safe use and disposal of dental office equipment, materials and supplies.
• Performs a variety of administrative support duties for the dental instructional program; prepares purchase orders and maintains an inventory of dental and office supplies including Student Kits and clinic supplies to meet instructional requirements; obtains bids and participates in negotiating prices for dental supplies.
• Maintains a safe and sanitary learning environment for faculty and students.
• Conducts weekly spore tests of sterilization equipment according to California Law & Ethics standards and documents findings.
• Arranges for the pickup and disposal of sharps and pharmaceutical waste in accordance with established District and OSHA regulations and procedures.
• Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Completion of two (2) years of college with coursework in dental assisting or dental hygiene, and at least two (2) years of experience in a dental office performing front-office administration and sterilization procedures.
Required certifications include completion of the following as required by the Dental Board of California:
• Current Registered Dental Assistant License OR Current Dental Hygienist License OR
• Completion of Board approved eight (8) Hour Infection Control course AND Law and Ethics course AND Current Dental X-ray license
• Current CPR certificate from American Red Cross or American Heart Association
• Principles, practices, methods and equipment used in a dental office including digital radiology, nitrous oxide analgesia and air compressor and vacuum systems equipment.
• Common dental materials and supplies used in a dental office.
• Health and safety practices applicable to sterilization and infection control related to the Dental Hygiene program.
• Applicable laws and regulations governing the Dental Hygiene Program including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Insurance Portability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
• Study and learning techniques and strategies applicable to dental hygiene and assisting students at a level necessary to perform assigned responsibilities.
• Hazardous materials management and disposal practices and procedures.
• District policies and procedures governing purchasing and accounts payable activities.
• Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computers and applicable software programs.
• Principles and practices of sound business communications, including correct English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
• Provide day-to-day administrative and technical support to instructors in carrying out their instructional responsibilities.
• Accurately, thoroughly and clearly answer students' subject-matter, equipment-use and technology questions.
• Provide day-to-day technical support for computer hardware, peripherals and business and specialized equipment and software used in dental hygiene and dental assisting laboratories.
• Demonstrate safe practices and procedures in the use of specialized dental office equipment, materials and supplies.
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records, files and databases.
• Maintain the confidentiality of student records.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
• Operate a computer and use standard business software.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Uphold the District's mission, values and objectives including equity and Guided Pathways.
• Support an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.
A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program.
Internal Number: 89990
About Cabrillo College
Cabrillo College empowers students to be effective communicators, critical thinkers, and responsible world citizens. With a commitment to quality and equity, we connect all learners to pathways that propel them from where they are to where they aspire to be, including: academic, personal, and career growth.