Teledentistry Project Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

800 N Brand Blvd. 19th floorGlendale, CA 91203

About

Position Background and Description

The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW) explores the innovative uses of technology to empower individuals to live well, especially in their later years. FPCIW works collaboratively with all stakeholders and in partnership with funding sources, researchers and technology partners.

The Tele-dentistry project is a 3-year dental health initiative funded by California Wellness Foundation and led by the Pacific Center for Special Care at University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. The project aims to deliver oral health care services to low-income vulnerable senior populations in Los Angeles by implementing Virtual Dental Home system.

Job Functions

OUTREACH

  1. Promote and organize oral health fair at community sites.

  2. Create and/or translate community outreach fliers.


TRAINING/SUPPORT

  1. Provide direct support to dental navigators and dental hygienists.

  2. Coordinate with resident service coordinators to set up and maintain cleanliness.

  3. Exercise high degree of sensitivity and privacy toward personal health information.

ADMINISTRATION

  1. Participate in regular team meetings.
  2. Document activities and events through photos, notes, and other observations.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; ability to verbally express ideas assertively, clearly.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with others to secure necessary information and cooperation from a variety of people.

  • Knowledge of dental terminology and public health is helpful but not necessary.

  • Bilingual in English and Korean/Spanish/Russian or any other languages a plus!

Time Commitment and Pay

This is an unpaid, part-time volunteer position for 4-10 hours/week once a week during regular workday hours, as agreed upon between the volunteer and the FPCTIW director. The term of this volunteer position will be from July 1, 2016 to December 1, 2016.

How to Apply

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for a volunteer position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Please send a resume along with a brief cover letter describing your interests, skills, and appropriate experiences with the position. Applications may be sent to Julie Santos at jsantos@frontporch.net. All volunteer placements are subject to criminal background checks, and are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the Front Porch volunteer handbook.

Skills

  • Data Entry
  • Dental
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5
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