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Dental Assistant

Care for the Homeless (CFH) is a growing not-for-profit health care and social service agency that serves the homeless population of New York City.  CFH operates Susan’s Place, a homeless residence and medical clinic, and provides medical and social services at thirty shelters, soup kitchens, and drop-in centers.


Dental Assistant reports directly to Dental Director and performs patient care duties, laboratory duties, and clerical duties.  Under direct supervision, the Dental assistant must demonstrate skills in the performance of dental procedures and in the use of dental equipment. The assistant is required to work at all dental sites located in The Bronx and Queens and mobile clinic van.


  • Provide chairside assistance when necessary during dental treatment and assist Dental Hygienist during dental procedures
  • Greet patients and escort them to appropriate operatory
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment, including placement of bibs and instruments for procedures
  • Maintains supplies and instruments in all dental operations.
  • Performs laboratory and x-rays tasks under supervision
  • Sterilizes and disinfects instruments and surfaces in dental operations
  • Takes and records medical and dental history and vital signs of patients
  • Participates in dental events and outreach programs for patients
  • Instructs and educates patients on best oral hygiene practices
  • Provides post-operative care as prescribed by dentist
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times
  • Utilizes electronic dental and medical records to document patient information
  • Must abide by policies set by OSHA, CDC and OSAP
  • Be committed to learning and developing oneself in areas of clinical procedures, patient care, best and safest practices to ensure quality and improvement for the wellbeing of patients and self
  • Demonstrates ability to be an unwavering team player
  • Attends and participates in monthly and other staff meetings as requested


Experience & Skills

  • Minimum of two-year of clinical experience as a Dental Assistant
  • Employ excellent written, communication and verbal skills

Educational Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Certified or completion of an Accredited Dental Assistant program
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required

Other Duties

please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This position requires evenings and weekend hours. Requires travel at different locations if necessary approximately 25% of the time.

EEO Statement

Care for the Homeless provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Care for the Homeless complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Care for the Homeless expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Care for the Homeless’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


Care for the Homeless advocates for policies to ameliorate, prevent and end homelessness. We occasionally circulate policy information to employees and require that staff review it. While we don’t require it, we encourage every employee to become involved in supporting and advocating for our agency’s policy agenda and related activities.

Only one submission of your resume is required. Please do not send multiple submissions. Please send cover letter with resume to The subject heading should be the position you're applying for. Electronic submissions must be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format.


  Metro Area New York NY
  Job Location City New York
  Job Location State New York
  Job Category Health and Medical
  Prefered Experience 2 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Jun. 16, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Care for the Homeless
  Organizational Focus Homelessness
  Contact Person Misratu Saka
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
  Web Address

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