Open Positions

We appreciate your interest in Oswego Industries as an employer!

Current JOB OPPORTUNITIES are listed below.

  • Community Hab / Respite Aide (flexible hours)
  • Contract Cleaner – Custodial Services (Mon-Fri, occasional weekends)
  • Direct Support Professional – Senior Day Habilitation (Mon-Fri)
  • Direct Support Professional (Mon-Fri)

Community Hab / Respite Aide (Part time)

The Community Habilitation Aide is responsible for providing direct support to individuals enrolled in the Community Habilitation program. This position is responsible for providing individual directed supports and services to promote positive community engagement activities, which includes hands-on assistance, supervision, instruction, and guidance for the assigned individual(s). The Community Habilitation Aide implements assigned goals, objectives, and services for individuals in one on one and small group settings.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

  • Provide hands-on assistance, instruction, and guidance on an individual and small group basis in the development of skills, as outlined in program plans, to individuals in community-based settings.
  • Supports individuals in engaging in community activities and achieving goals.
  • Models and supports positive behavioral and appropriate social interactions within community settings.
  • Assist individuals with personal care and hygiene needs as necessary. Demonstrates appropriate techniques in all physical interactions or interventions with individuals, including lifting, transferring, positioning, or redirecting.
  • Acts as a member of the Community Habilitation team providing feedback, suggestions, etc. for program plans for individuals. Assists, as requested, in assessment and evaluation of individual’s needs and abilities.
  • Works flexible hours, days, evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary in order to meet the needs of individuals served.
  • Must be able to transport self and individuals in an Agency provided vehicle and/or their own vehicle throughout entire service area (Oswego County) as well as to program activity sites.
  • Works collaboratively with families, caregivers, individuals, and the Behavior Support Coordinator to ensure services delivered meet the needs of individuals and communication is proactive among all members of the team.
  • Supports the goals and mission of The Arc of Oswego County. Ensures that communications and personal performance reflect the Agency’s commitment to teamwork, compliance with policies and procedures and respect for individuals and staff.
  • Computer knowledge beneficial.
  • Attends and participates in required agency meetings, staff development and training programs.
  • Establishes and provides clear and legible documentation and compliance records required by Arc and other government agencies.
  • Provides other job-related support and services as required or assigned by management.

Education and/or Experience

Associates Degree in a related field of study or a High School Diploma or GED with any combination of life and employment experiences with individuals challenged by disabilities, which in the judgement of the agency are appropriate.

Safety

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Contract Cleaner - Custodial Services (Full time)

Clean customer facilities as instructed by Janitorial Crew Leader or Site Supervisor. Duties will vary dependent on specific contracts and locations.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

  • Follow the directions of the Crew Leader.
  • Complete assigned task list for each specific assignment, which may include:
    ▪ Checking all restrooms in assigned area.
    ▪ Cleaning restrooms and re-supplying as necessary.
    ▪ Sweeping and mopping of all restroom floors.
    ▪ Cleaning facility windows.
    ▪ Dusting all desktops, cabinets, ledges, partitions, furniture, etc.
    ▪ Cleaning floors as required, using floor signs and all appropriate safety procedures.
    ▪ Emptying waste receptacles and replacing liners as needed.
    ▪ Removal of all recycling material and placing in appropriate bins.
  • Properly maintain equipment.
  • Report equipment failures promptly to Supervisor or Crew Leader.
  • Report any problems, complaints or incidences promptly to the Supervisor or Crew Leader.
  • Inspect area for cleanliness and ensure no cleaning devices (chemical containers, equipment, rags, etc.) are left behind.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent education. A minimum of one (1) year janitorial experience. Must have ability to work productively when unsupervised. Some experience working as a team. Ability to pass a required background check. Valid Driver’s License required.

Safety

  • Wear personal safety protection appropriate to the area where work is being completed.
  • Be knowledgeable in blood-borne pathogens and apply proper safety precautions.
  • Be knowledgeable about cleaning products and chemicals and use in accordance with prescribed recommendations.
  • Use ergonomically correct posture when completing repetitious work or lifting pails, etc.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Direct Support Professional - Senior Day Habilitation (Full time)

Provide experiences and direct care to senior citizens with developmental disabilities which promote individual choice, independence, integration and productivity.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

  • Ensure, safeguard and advocate for individuals’ human dignity, rights and liberties.
  • Provide meaningful activities to individuals as assigned each day.
  • Provide support to Day Hab program areas to cover both scheduled and unscheduled staff absences.
  • Support individuals with disabilities in developing and refining skills promoting health, safety and functional independence.
  • Provide feedback to Plan Coordinators, Supervisors, and others of the Team on individuals’ wants, needs, skills and achievements to better tailor Day Hab Plans with individuals’ Valued Outcomes.
  • Provide transfer assistance for personal care and/or other hygiene needs as assigned. Such assistance may include lifting.
  • Provide personal care assistance to individuals as needed and as assigned.
  • Provide opening and closing Door Duty/Transportation as assigned.
  • Ensure and advocate for individuals’ health, safety and independence.
  • Assist during fire drills with individuals as assigned by the Health and Safety Coordinator.
  • Augment current job knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, etc., conducted both outside and within the agency.
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Manager.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with a minimum of two (2) years experience in human services. Working knowledge of developmental disabilities and/or geriatric populations. Valid NYS driver’s license and clean driving record. Ability to pass required background check

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Direct Support Professional (Full time)

To assist in the provision of community-based experiences with adults who are disabled. As a member of the Community and/or Day Habilitation team, maturity, responsibility, sensitivity, and the ability to work independently are essential traits.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

  1. Provide instructional activities both center-based and community-based, which will develop new skills and/or enhance existing skills related to fuller community inclusion.
  2. Provide direct, hands-on personal care required by each participant (may include lifting and transferring).
  3. Educate the general public as to the value of integrating individuals with disabilities into community life.
  4. Incorporate participant choice and decision making into all phases of planning.
  5. Participate in initiating new methods and/or ideas that will lead to more effective learning for the participant.
  6. Maintain daily progress notes for each participant as assigned.
  7. Operate program vehicles in transporting participants for off-site activities.
  8. Collaborate with Service Coordinators, VSAs, Career Development Specialist, Day Habilitation Plan Coordinators, and the Health and Safety Coordinator as participants’ needs require.
  9. Participate in Day Habilitation meetings as scheduled.
  10. Augment current job knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. conducted both within the agency and outside the agency.
  11. Conduct observations, interviews and perform other duties as assigned by the Day Hab Coordinator or Vocational Services Coordinator.

Education and/or Experience

Experience/training in working with developmental disabilities preferred. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Valid Drivers License required.

Safety

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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