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Dental Assistant - Part Time 

Send resume and cover letter to: stacy.flemming@olmoutreach.org

Job Summary:
Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments and materials; assisting the dentist(s) by passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Education/Certification: Minimum of associates degree or accredited program. Must have CPR and Radiology certification.


Qualifications/Skills: Must have experience and knowledge on dental health maintenance, use of dental technology, infection control, patient services, creating a safe, effective environment, listening, teamwork, bedside manner, health promotion and maintenance, use of medical technologies, performing diagnostic procedures.  Must be computer literate (Word, Excel, etc.), and have exemplary customer service skills. Bilingual (Spanish and English) capabilities a plus.


Responsibilities:

  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.

  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.

  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.

  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.

  • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.

  • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming and polishing study casts.

  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.

  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply and emergency telephone directory.

  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.

  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.

  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational webinars, workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break. The initial schedule is Tuesdays & Thursdays (15 hours), with potential to increase hours to 22.5 hours/week. Our standard work hours may vary based upon position requirements. Additional hours or nonstandard hours may be required during peak times.                                                                      

Senior Social Services Manager
         
Send resume and cover letter to: Ryan.vrba@olmoutreach.org

Job Summary: 

Directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the daily operations and strategic direction, activities and operations of the Direct Services Program, which includes oversight of the food programs and pantries, clothing rooms, financial assistance process, em-POWER employment services, and other related direct services. This position serves as the liaison for community activities such as the interagency council and participation in similar task forces. The manager devises, guides and coordinates strategic outreach plans; and provides advice, counsel and support to the Director of Programs. Serves as the senior level social worker on staff coaching other direct services staff on social work practices and principals and handling high-level case management clients, mainly em-POWER employment services clients.  In addition, the position will be responsible for building and strengthening OLMCO’s relationships with community stakeholders towards the pursuit of the mission.

 

Responsibilities:

Management of Direct Assistance Services:

 

  • Provides oversight for the direct services programs for Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach.

  • Oversees the eligibility process for direct services clients

  • Oversees the food pantry, clothing closet, intake process, senior food box, financial assistance, and em-POWER employment services.

  • Coordinates communication, reporting, and ongoing compliance as it relates to the Lowcountry Food Bank

  • Appropriately prioritize community partnerships and look for potential partnership opportunities

  • Oversees the evaluation process for any direct assistance program.

 

Supervision:

  • Supervises staff and volunteers involved in the oversight of the food pantry, food services and clothing room, intake, eligibility, financial assistance, and em-POWER employment assistance at all campuses, holding one-on-one meetings with direct reports, regular team meetings and trainings, and providing regular performance reviews and guidance as needed.

  • Oversees the intake process for the entire organization, coaching all staff involved in administering the OLMCOS intake assessment and its documentation

  • Oversees Charity Tracker documentation for all direct services programs.

  • Provides supervision and management of policies and procedures related to direct services at all campuses.

  • Coordinates staff activities with other areas of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach.

  • Maintains staff’s professional and technical knowledge by providing opportunities for attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies as available

  • Ensures staff’s compliance to policies and procedures.

  • Ensure all mandatory requirements and credentialing are complete.

  • Interviews, selects, orients and trains new staff for Direct services in coordination with Director of Programs

 

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Provides oversight for policies, protocols and structure of the direct services program at all locations

  • Delivers case management at all locations specifically focusing on em-POWER employment services

  • In partnership with Development team, this position will help identify and support the implementation of meaningful community-related networking, service experiences and professional development or engagement opportunities.

  • Works with all programmatic divisions to train staff on in the intake and documentation process as well as on social work principals.

  • Works with Marketing team to identify success stories.

 

Community Networking:

  • Develops annual strategies in coordination with the Director of Programs to increase networking opportunities as well as measure results.

  • Expands and continues to network with community service providers, Churches, associations, service groups, etc. to encourage donations of food, cleaning supplies, clothing, toiletries for direct assistance program.

  • Provides oversight for community or agency networking opportunities

  • Coordinates with staff, opportunities to participate in expos, health fairs and similar events to promote the work of OLMCO.

 

Client Service/Communication:

  • Maintains a professional, respectful, and cooperative culture  with clients, volunteers and colleagues

  • Respects and maintains the privacy and dignity of clients to assure client confidentiality at all times.

  • Responds to client and colleague feedback/information regarding complaints or praises timely manner

  • Reviews client records and statistical reports for accuracy

 

Office Administration:

  • Monitors client scheduling, services, and interactions to ensure OLMCO mission and standards of care are met or exceeded

  • Oversees Direct Services office areas and receptionists, at all locations, to ensure highest standards of operations

  • Oversees and checks accuracy of billing from vendors for orders.

  • Provides monthly service reports.

 

Teamwork:

  • Supports teamwork among staff

  • Participates and/or plans special events and fundraisers as needed

  • Promotes OLMO’s mission, vision, and values, treating all people with dignity and respect.

 

Education/Certification:  MSW required, plus 3-5 years social work and supervisory experience. Preference for community outreach/nonprofit experience as well.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Master complex subject matter quickly, and can carry forward an idea or project from conception to execution.

  • Self-starter with keen analytic, organization, project management and problem-solving skills.

  • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats and adapt quickly in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.

  • Strong budget development and oversight proficiency

  • Business-oriented with analytical skills to forecast and identify trends and challenges

  • Critical thinker with strong conflict resolution, negotiation, and team development skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google products

  • Aptitude to learn new approaches, skills and applications quickly

 

FLSA Status: Full-time, Regular (Exempt) employee

Physical Demands/Work Environment: Work is performed in a fast‐paced and sometimes stressful, professional office environment with noise at moderate levels. Position requires employee to effectively use a computer at a work station for long periods of time and to accommodate potentially frequent interruptions.  Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds. Standing for long periods of time and frequent walking is required.

 

Schedule: This position is a full-time, exempt position for 35 hours per week. Additional hours may be required during peak times, which may require an adjusted work schedule, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines. All work hours above standard hours must have pre-approval of supervisor.