Dental Careers Teacher PT (12:15PM-3:45PM) Performs instructional duties, to high school students enrolled in the Dental Careers curriculum provided by the Career & Technical Education Center to area high schools. Central to the program is the management and conduct of a classroom and practical laboratory for teaching the related skills to high school students.
Thorough knowledge of managing a Dental Careers classroom and curriculum to include infection control and OSHA standards, anatomy and physiology, tooth morphology, oral histology, preventive dentistry, applied psychology, effective communication, office administration and management, use of dental software, operative dentistry techniques, and dental materials/laboratory skills. Units of study include medical emergencies, coronal polishing, oral pathology, dental roentgenology, nutrition, schedule IV drugs and pharmacology, and advanced laboratory techniques.
An ideal candidate would have the following:
- 3 - 5 years of experience/desire to work with high school aged students;
- Willingness to be flexible and adapt to change;
- Enthusiasm for the teaching profession;
- Ability to take initiative and maintain control of the classroom;
- Thorough knowledge of instructional methods and presentation strategies for high school student learners;
- Ability to create a classroom/laboratory that fosters mutual respect with students and an exciting, positive, project based learning environment;
- Ability to coordinate and support regular student competitions, work-study, and internships experiences with community partners for students;
- Communication skills appropriate for interaction with fellow teachers, assistant teachers, Center staff, parents, and the community;
- Ability to collaborate with local businesses to build and maintain a program advisory council.
Candidates must hold, be eligible for, or be willing to obtain a Virginia Collegiate Professional or Technical Professional licensure with endorsement in applicable subject area. Candidate must have certification as a Certified Dental Assistant I through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), licensure as a Certified Dental Assistant II from the Virginia Board of Dentistry, licensure as a Dental Hygienist from the Virginia Board of Dentistry, or licensure as a Dentist from the Virginia Board of Dentistry, along with two years occupational experience in the endorsement area. Experience should include varied responsibilities, such as direct client care, supervision, and education. The candidate must also have a current CPR certification and earn a VDOE Industry Credential. This course will be dual enrolled and the students will receive credit for First Aid/CPR and Medical Terminology.