Oral Health Therapist Graduate Program 2024
Opportunities for our Oral Health Therapist Graduate Program 2024 are coming soon!
Public oral health is investing in the future of our workforce and as such we are looking for graduate Oral Health Therapists to join our public oral health teams.
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) is partnering with Victorian community and health services and we will have numerous opportunities in sought-after locations across the state.
Why choose a career in public oral health?
- exciting clinical challenges through the diverse cross section of people/patients.
- well-equipped, state-of-the-art technology and clinical environments.
- work alongside multi skilled teams, with Oral Health and allied health professionals in full-time and part-time positions.
- access to senior clinicians
- professional indemnity insurance included (for clinicians).
- ongoing support to help you achieve your career goals through training, scholarships, seminars, mentoring and coaching.
Why work in the public oral health sector as a graduate?
- exciting clinical challenges through the diverse cross section of people/patients
- well-equipped, state-of-the-art technology and clinical environments
- work alongside multi skilled teams, with Oral Health and allied health professionals in full-time and part-time positions
- paid holidays, sick leave, long service leave
- professional indemnity insurance included (for clinicians)
- ongoing staff development through training, scholarships, seminars, mentoring and coaching
- generous salary packaging.
Regional Placement Payment
What is the payment all about?:
DHSV is excited to offer an $8,000 Regional Public Oral Health Payment for those who secure work in regional locations in Victoria.
The payment will be split into 2 transactions:
- $4,000 upon signing of your new contract
- $4,000 upon completion of your first 12 months within the Public Oral Health sector.
To be eligible, you must graduate from the Bachelor of Oral Health course in 2023 and start your career in a Victorian public oral health service, working for at least 12 months.
To find out more about the Regional Public Oral Health Payment, click here.
To find out more about living in regional Victoria, please click here.
Check out page 3 of this document to find out more about some of the locations you could be working in.
Smile Squad: an opportunity to expand your skills and create positive experiences
Smile Squad is a Victorian Government program that provides free dental care to all Victorian public primary and secondary school students. Smile Squad is led by DHSV and the Department of Health, with input from the Department of Education and Training. The program is managed by DHSV, and examinations and treatment are provided by community dental agencies across the state. With a strong focus on education and prevention, Smile Squad wants every student seen to walk away with the tools and knowledge they need to eat well, drink well and clean well – for life.
Find out more about Oral Health Therapist work in Smile Squad:
More opportunities for Oral Health Therapists
Colin Riley Scholarship:
The Colin Riley scholarship is an opportunity for all health professionals in the public oral health sector to make a difference in the Pacific Islands. As the scholarship is dedicated to Dr Colin Riley, a man who devoted his career to public oral health, the program run by DHSV will allow successful applicants to participate in a study tour in one of the following countries: Tonga, Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
Participants will meet with a range of government officials and health practitioners to support the development of local health teams. Applicants will also work with local leaders to find new ways to understand the community’s needs and investigate how DHSV will partner with oral health teams over the next 5 years. Overall, this scholarship will allow you to use your current skillsets to give back to the community while undertaking opportunities to understand other lenses in public oral health.
Louisa Hungerford-Morgan Scholarship:
The Louisa Hungerford-Morgan Scholarship organized by DHSV provides selected applicants with a grant to help further their growth and development. Dedicated to Luisa Hungerford-Morgan, a student who remarkably impacted a patient’s life, the scholarship sets a reminder that acts care and dedication can forever transform a patient’s life.
It will support a range of learning and development opportunities from professional development courses to university fees associated with oral health. Overall, the scholarship provides an amazing opportunity to promote values of quality and community within oral public health.