School Dental Hygienist

Part-time Position, Available on: 2022-08-17

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Position: School Dental Hygienist (Job ID 4547)
Location: District
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Effective Date: Beginning of 2022-2023 school year

Are you passionate about helping ALL students learn in a collaborative environment? If so, we may have the career for you! Downingtown Area School District is excited to announce an opening for a part-time School Dental Hygienist.

At DASD, we are committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence in education. As a diverse district, we continually seek ways to strengthen our educational environment. We believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of staff who bring various backgrounds and perspectives. Our ability to create and maintain a climate of respect is critical to attaining the best teaching and learning environment.

At Downingtown Area School District we value our employees. We seek to hire new staff who:

Communicate openly to build relationships and trust
Partner with team members to see the TEAM succeed
Demonstrate a growth mindset and seek ongoing opportunities for growth
Embrace and support a safe and inclusive environment
Eagerly and enthusiastically support student learning
Strive to be kind and reflective
Focus on the solution and put people first
Lead by example!

If you want to be part of our “Downingtown Proud” team – please apply! Help us with our mission to educate all students to meet the rigorous challenges of a global society.

Job Summary: To administer all aspects of a Dental Hygiene Services Program for the public and non-public school in accordance with the district dental program and PA Department of Health guidelines.

PDE Educational Specialist Certification as School Dental Hygienist (PK-12)
Current PA license as Registered Dental Hygienist
Bachelor’s Degree or working towards CSDH credentials with expected completion within the 2022-2023 school year
Demonstrates knowledge in the area of assignment
Possesses a positive attitude toward the teaching profession, service to the district, and importance and purpose of the education program
Proficiency in use of current technology for individual or group demonstration or communication
Must be able to flex and vary hours to accommodate needs of students, parents, and other teachers
Possesses effective interpersonal skills with the ability to interface diplomatically with teachers, administrators, parents, students, and outside organizations
Demonstrates effective communication skills to provide accurate information to others and to obtain, give, and follow directions
Demonstrates ability to provide good judgment, planning, and human relations skills, as well as be required to work under periods of stress due to the level of the position responsibility
To follow the standard of member conduct as stated in the PA Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators
Must successfully complete and maintain compliance with all federal and state background and criminal record check requirements
Candidate must adhere to all local, state, federal, and school code requirements for employment

Duties & Responsibilities: (Abbreviated – Please review the Job Description for more details on this specific opportunity)

Provide age-appropriate dental health education lessons to all students using various methods, including hands-on tooth brushing, flossing, nutrition, multimedia presentations and motivational techniques as per district dental program
To maintain knowledge of resources, materials and technology
To differentiate instruction and design learning experiences for students to meet individualized needs
Provide dental screenings for students in K, third and seventh grade
Records student’s dental health findings using the district’s Student Information System (SIS)
Maintain records of dental screenings and provide necessary follow up evaluation as outlined in district dental program
Maintain records of dental lessons, screening and referrals each school year
Maintain information about dental resources in the community to support students
Complete requirements of Dental Hygiene Services for the School Health Annual Reimbursement Request System (SHARRS)

Salary 2022-2023 School Year:
Full salary matrix is available in the appendix of the following collective bargaining agreement, which can be accessed by clicking here:

*Placement upon salary scale is dependent upon education and years of experience; salary will be pro-rated based upon 0.6 FTE.

Summary of Benefits:
Medical, including Telemedicine
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Workers’ Compensation
Paid Sick and Personal Days
Employee Assistance and Advocacy Program
Tuition Reimbursement
403(b) Retirement Savings
State Pension System (PSERS)
Wellness incentives, including fitness club reimbursement
Administrator and peer support mentorship programs
Induction program and Professional Development
District-provided technology
…and much more!

TBD, based upon district-approved calendar
Up to 191 days per year, plus up to 3 days of orientation for professional employees during first year of employment

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Company: Downingtown Area School District

540 Trestle Place
Downingtown, PA 19335

Contact: Jonna Allen-Raffl
(610) 269-8460