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Oswego Industries/The Arc of Oswego County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

DSP (Direct Support Professional) – Full-Time/Part-Time

SUMMARY: To assist in the provision of community-based experiences with adults who are disabled. As a Direct Support Professional, maturity, responsibility, sensitivity, and the ability to work independently are essential traits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and/or RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide instructional activities both center-based and community-based, which will develop new skills and/or enhance existing skills related to fuller community inclusion.
  • Provide direct, hands-on personal care required by each person (may include lifting, and transferring).
  • Provide opening and closing Door Duty/Transportation as assigned.
  • Support program areas to cover staff absences, both scheduled and unscheduled.
  • Support individuals with disabilities in developing and refining skills promoting health, safety, and functional independence.
  • Assist in the implementation of ISP (Individual Service Plan) goals within a group setting or in one to one situations.
  • Educate the general public as to the value of integrating individuals with disabilities into community life.
  • Incorporate individual choice and decision making into all phases of planning.
  • Participate in initiating new methods and/or ideas that will lead to more effective learning for the individual.
  • Maintain records, charts, billing, and progress notes (written and/or electronic) for assigned individuals.
  • Operate program vehicles in transporting participants for off-site activities.
  • Collaborate with Service Coordinators, Production Supervisors, and the Health and Safety Coordinator as individuals’ needs require.
  • Participate in meetings on a daily basis.
  • Augment current job knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. conducted both within the agency and outside the agency.
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent. Experience working on a team. Experience with those who are disabled is preferred, but not required. Basic writing abilities. A clean, valid New York State Driver’s License. Ability to pass required background check

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Agency Driver – Part-Time

SUMMARY: Provide transportation services to individuals with developmental disabilities to various sites, generally within Oswego County. Driver will assist individuals with embarkation or debarkation as needed. Responsible for maintaining the security and safety of all passengers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Drive obeying all New York State traffic laws. Operate vehicle in such a way that road and safety regulations are always followed. Report any traffic violations immediately to supervisor and Human Resources.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of passengers being transported to and from the program/routes.
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections (e.g. lights, check oil, bus exit, fluid levels, tire pressure, etc.) to ensure the safety of passengers, safe operating condition of the vehicle and complying with mandated guidelines.
  • Ensure the vehicle always has sufficient fuel.
  • Monitor passengers during transit for the purpose of ensuring the safety of all passengers.
  • At the end of a route, physically walk the length of the bus and visually ensure that no individuals are left unattended.
  • Report all vehicle equipment problems, incidents, accidents, and close calls to the supervisor.
  • Keep all records designated by the Supervisor, including attendance and daily trip log.
  • Keep vehicle clean both inside and out.
  • In the event of an accident, assure that established emergency procedures are followed and complete a written accident report as required.
  • Interact with staff, supervisors, families, and representatives of other agencies and members of the general public in a professional manner.
  • This position requires a two-week notice of voluntary resignation.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent. A clean, valid New York State Driver’s License. Ability to pass required background check. Must meet the standards established by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) for Commercial Class B driver under Article 19A of NYS V & T Law. Must conform to US DOT Drug and Alcohol testing requirements.

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Community Habilitation DSP (Direct Support Professional) – Full-Time 

SUMMARY: To assist in the provision of community-based experiences with adults who are disabled. As a Direct Support Professional, maturity, responsibility, sensitivity, and the ability to work independently are essential traits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and/or RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide instructional activities both center-based and community-based, which will develop new skills and/or enhance existing skills related to fuller community inclusion.
  • Provide direct, hands-on personal care required by each person (may include lifting, and transferring).
  • Provide opening and closing Door Duty/Transportation as assigned.
  • Support program areas to cover staff absences, both scheduled and unscheduled.
  • Support individuals with disabilities in developing and refining skills promoting health, safety, and functional independence.
  • Assist in the implementation of ISP (Individual Service Plan) goals within a group setting or in one to one situations.
  • Educate the general public as to the value of integrating individuals with disabilities into community life.
  • Incorporate individual choice and decision making into all phases of planning.
  • Participate in initiating new methods and/or ideas that will lead to more effective learning for the individual.
  • Maintain records, charts, billing, and progress notes (written and/or electronic) for assigned individuals.
  • Operate program vehicles in transporting participants for off-site activities.
  • Collaborate with Service Coordinators, Production Supervisors, and the Health and Safety Coordinator as individuals’ needs require.
  • Participate in meetings on a daily basis.
  • Augment current job knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. conducted both within the agency and outside the agency.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent. Experience working on a team. Experience with those who are disabled is preferred, but not required. Basic writing abilities. A clean, valid New York State Driver’s License. Ability to pass required background check. Motor vehicle with up-to-date inspection, registration, and insurance coverage. (Personal motor vehicles are subject to agency inspection for appropriateness of use.)

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Community-Based Direct Support Professional – Full-Time

SUMMARY:  The Community-Based Direct Support Professional assists in the provisions of community-based experiences with adults who are disabled in the West Monroe/Bernhards Bay area OR the Pulaski area OR the Brewerton/Central Square area. The DSP is responsible for the implementation of an individual’s program goal plans and community-based activities focusing on participant’s choices. As a member of the Day Habilitation team, maturity, responsibility, sensitivity, and the ability to work independently are essential traits. Due to the independent nature of this position, a high level of autonomy, personal responsibility, and integrity are required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Facilitate instructional, community-based activities, which will develop new skills and/or enhance existing skills related to fuller community inclusion.
  • Ensure, safeguard and advocate for individuals’ human dignity, rights, liberties, health, safety and independence.
  • Provide personal care assistance to individuals as needed and as assigned (may include lifting and transferring).
  • Support individuals with disabilities in developing and refining skills promoting health, safety, and functional independence.
  • Assist in the implementation of Staff Action Plan goals within a group setting or in one to one situations.
  • Provide medication management and administer medications according to agency policy and procedures.
  • Provide feedback to Plan Coordinators, Supervisors, and other members of the Day Habilitation team on individuals’ wants, needs, skills and achievements to better tailor Staff Action Plans with individuals’ Valued Outcomes.
  • Collaborate with Service Coordinators, Career Development Specialist, Day Habilitation Plan Coordinators, and the Health and Safety Coordinator as individuals’ needs require.
  • Educate the general public as to the value of integrating individuals with disabilities into community life and promote accessibility for people with disabilities in the community.
  • Incorporate individual choice and decision-making into all phases of planning.
  • Participate in initiating new methods and/or ideas that will lead to more effective learning for the participant.
  • Maintain records, charts, billing, notes – written and/or electronic – for assigned individuals.
  • Documenting each individual’s progress toward their goals in an accurate, complete, and contemporaneous fashion.
  • Operate personal and/or program vehicles in transporting participants for off-site activities.
  • Conduct center or hub-based activities when community engagement is not available/safe due to weather or other acts of nature.
  • Augment current job knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. conducted both within the agency and outside the agency.
  • Conduct observations, interviews and perform other duties as assigned by the Day Habilitation Coordinator.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or equivalent. Experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is preferred. Valid, clean Driver’s License for the state in which the person resides. Motor vehicle with up-to-date inspection, registration, and insurance coverage (personal motor vehicles are subject to agency inspection for appropriateness of use). CPR, First Aid, and SCIP certification within 6 months of hire

Apply on Indeed: Brewerton/Central Square Location.

Apply on Facebook: West Monroe/Bernhards Bay Location.

Apply on Indeed: Pulaski Location.

Community Habilitation Aide – Part-Time

SUMMARY: 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:  Other duties may be assigned.

  • 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 through-out 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 Oswego Industries. Ensures that communications and personal performance reflect the Agency’s commitment to teamwork, compliance with policies and procedures and respect for consumers 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 OI and other government agencies.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Associate 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. Ability to pass required background check.

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LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) – Part-Time

SUMMARY: Provide comprehensive nursing care and intervention under the direction of a Registered Nurse to ensure that the health care needs of individuals are met. Assist and support individuals, as needed, in their day to day activities providing instruction and assistance as necessary. Provide medical training and support to both individuals being supported and program staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Ensure, safeguard and advocate for individuals’ dignity, rights, and liberties.
  • Support individuals with disabilities in developing and refining skills promoting health, safety, and functional independence.
  • Follow all Nursing Plans of Care as assigned by the RN.
  • Provide and document medical observation in the event of illness or injury and report findings to the RN.
  • Prepare and maintain written and electronic records for all individuals’ health-related needs.
  • Responsible for administration of tube feeds and assistance with dining supports.
  • Assist during fire drills with individuals as assigned by the Health and Safety Coordinator.
  • Administration and/or support in self-administration of medication(s) as prescribed by physician.
  • Administration of TB testing and vaccinations as needed.
  • Proficiency with maintaining medical records, documenting medication regimen, and other pertinent demographic and medical information.
  • Performs continual medical supply/medication inventory and ordering to ensure all required supplies and prescriptions are current and available for dispensing as ordered.
  • Works collaboratively with and serves as a resource for Direct Support Professionals in supporting individuals healthcare needs.
  • Serves as nursing point of contact with caregivers, house staff, medical providers, and others in maintaining current diagnoses, prescriptions, and health status of individuals as assigned.
  • Utilizes and implements constructive suggestions and directives from RN and administrators.
  • Augments current job knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, etc., conducted both outside and within the agency.
  • Follows all policies and procedures of Oswego Industries, Inc. /The Arc of Oswego and attends required in-service trainings.
  • Maintains CPR Trainer certification.
  • Provides training on relevant topics to staff as assigned by RN.
  • Other duties as assigned by Registered Nurse and/or by the Associate Executive Director for Programs

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Graduate of an approved practical nursing program, current NYS LPN license. Two (2) years’ experience working with the developmentally delayed, physically handicapped, and/or mentally disabled population is preferred. Awareness of current trends in nursing and nursing care with individuals with physical and mental disabilities preferred. A clean, valid New York State Driver’s License. Ability to pass required background check.

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