Open Positions

We appreciate your interest in Oswego Industries as an employer!

Current JOB OPPORTUNITIES are listed below.

  • Program Coordinator – Group Day Habilitation
  • Job Developer/Coach
  • Transportation Aide
  • Job Retention Specialist
  • Packaging & Assembly Technician (part time, per diem)
  • Community Habilitation Direct Support Professional (full time)
  • Direct Support Professional (Mon-Fri)
  • Direct Support Professional – Senior Day Habilitation (Mon-Fri)

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

Program Coordinator - Group Day Habilitation (Full time)

Responsible for oversight of supervisory, programmatic, and instructional aspects of the site-based Group Day Habilitation program.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for the organizing, coordinating, and implementing of the Group Day Habilitation (GDH) Program.
  • Provide direct, day-to-day supervisory responsibility for the GDH Day Habilitation program staff (Direct Support Professionals).
  • Responsible for completing Core Competencies evaluations for all assigned staff.
  • Oversee the planning, writing, and managing the schedule of daily activities and group assignments for the GDH program areas.
  • Build relationships within the community to promote community integration opportunities for individuals in the program.
  • Assume primary responsibility for monitoring and coordinating the paperwork flow and billing associated with the program.
  • Responsible for ensuring that billing documentation is completed in a timely fashion and review billing against attendance to ensure accuracy.
  • Maintain record of staff attendance (ADP) and schedule and approve all GDH staff PTO requests.
  • Monitor staff training and ensure that all staff has the skills and knowledge needed to provide support to assigned individuals.
  • Manage the needs of individuals in the program within the scheduled activities to ensure that individuals are receiving appropriate person-centered and individualized supports within the group setting of the program.
  • Conduct program observations in site-based and community settings to ensure that supports provided are person-centered and within the specified Day Habilitation Plan for each individual.
  • Initiate any new methods and/or ideas which will lead to more effective training of participants.
  • Collaborate with Behavior Management Coordinator and Registered Nurse as individual needs require.
  • Maintain any records, charts, etc. as directed by the Day Habilitation Program Manager.
  • Assume other responsibilities as specified by the Day Habilitation Program Manager or Associate Executive Director for Programs.

Education and/or Experience

Associate Degree in Human Service or education related field, or a High School diploma or equivalent and at least 3 years’ experience in a human service agency. Experience with people with developmental disabilities preferred. Supervisory experience is expected. A clean, valid New York State driver’s license.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Developer/Coach (Full time)

Responsible for supporting individuals with disabilities in finding and maintaining employment. Provides ongoing supports to people employed in the community to promote employment stability and advancement. Builds relationships with employers and the community to promote employment placements.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.

Job Development activities with or for individuals who are supported through Career Employment Services (CES):

  • Promotes and develops employment and on-the-job training opportunities for applicants.
  • Assists employers in tailoring jobs to meet employee skills and workforce needs.
  • Demonstrates to employers the effectiveness and profitability of employing individuals by identifying jobs that workers could perform.
  • Establishes relationships with employers regarding problems, complaints, and progress of recently placed applicants and recommends corrective action.
  • Performs community job search outreach and analysis; makes recommendations as required.
  • Follow up on applications/resumes that have been submitted.
  • Assist with arranging transportation for job and travel training if necessary.
  • Assist with job orientation paperwork, as needed.
  • Developing task checklist for individual jobs that are obtained through CES.
  • Task analysis of new work sites.
  • Assisting individuals with obtaining hiring documentation as needed.
  • Assist in signing up with Department of Labor websites and matrix skills trainings.
  •  Provide counseling and “soft skills” training to supported individuals on proper social etiquette for the workplace, i.e. hygiene and grooming, co-worker/supervisor social interactions, and communication.

Job coaching activities include:

  • Provide initial on/off site job coaching to a supported individual at a new job.
  • Provide job-coaching for individuals who have a new duty or need refresher at existing job.
  • Communicate with supervisor/employer regarding goals, progress, and outcomes by providing information, support and guidance during the job coaching phase of supported work.
  • Complete work-site visits according to OPWDD, ACCES-VR, or OMH extended funding contract guidelines.
  • Provide intense and ongoing job training of supported work participants assigned, and phase out services as required. Job Coaching may require evening, night and week-end work assignments.
  • Complete additional work visits when problems arise or special trainings that individual needs assistance in completing.
  • Be familiar with a variety of instructional techniques/strategies and utilize to enhance individual learning and job performance styles.
  • Provide information and referrals to individuals who don’t have a care coordinator, i.e. food banks, clothing and other community resources as needed.
  • Assist with appointments related to work, i.e. social security appointments, healthcare appointments when related to medical leave from work, and submitting work documentation for Department of Social Services and to employers.
  • Attend Individualized Plan meetings to update valued outcomes and services as appropriate for the individual supported.
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining calendar for scheduling attendance at Plan Meetings and semi-annual reviews.
  • Assist individuals with gathering and submitting documentation for OPWDD eligibility for SEMP services.
  • Facilitating participation in community/agency events that promote services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Collaborate with CES staff for purposes of sharing pertinent information regarding individual service needs.
  • Attend CES team meetings, ACCES-VR quarterly meetings, and other meetings as required.
  • Augment current job knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, etc., conducted both outside and within the agency.

Education and/or Experience

Associates degree in a related field of study or a High School Diploma with any combination of life and employment experiences required, which the agency deems appropriate. Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Valid driver’s license, good driving record and reliable transportation required.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Transportation Aide (Part time)

Provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities to successfully engage in transportation services to and from program. This part-time position offers 20 hours per week with a morning or afternoon shift assignment.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

 

  1. Provide supports to assigned persons to promote successful engagement in transportation, to include:
    • Assists in loading and unloading of assigned person supported
    • Redirection for persons assigned to promote safe transportation
    • Engagement in conversation and activity
    • Positive Behavioral Supports to promote safe engagement in transportation
    • Collaboration with bus driver to promote health and safety of assigned individual during transport
  2. Attends all trainings as assigned to successfully complete job duties.
  3. Attends and participates in required agency meetings, staff development and training programs.
  4. Reports any status changes to appropriate party including, Behavior Support Coordinator or Program Manager.
  5. Perform the role of mandated reporter; mandated reporter is one who is required by law to report reasonable suspicions of abuse, neglect or maltreatment when presented with a reasonable cause to suspect abuse, neglect or maltreatment.
  6. Provides other job-related support, tasks, duties and services as required or assigned by direct supervisor or agency management.

Education and/or Experience

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.

 

This position provides work opportunities to those with or without disabilities. If you have documentation to support a physical, psychological, developmental, intellectual, or other type of disability, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Retention Specialist (Full time)

Responsible for supporting individuals with disabilities in all aspects of obtaining and retaining an occupation in the community.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain all required records related to the Career Employment Services (CES) program.
  • Receive referrals and input into mail log. Ensure all required documents and information are included in referral.
  • Complete billing documents for supported employment/direct placement individuals assigned to caseload.
  • Develop resume for billing purposes for direct placement individuals
  • Complete monthly internal progress notes, monthly billing records and other necessary documentation and forms.
  • Develop and review job retention plans.
  • Self- training of current program billing documents and procedures.
  • Communicate with other agencies, service providers, contract providers, support staff, individuals and family members, employers and potential employers.
  • Attend staff meetings, program quarterly meetings, OI meetings, scheduled trainings and other meetings as required.
  • Attend trainings and conferences to augment knowledge in the field.
  • Job Development activities with or for individuals:
    o Develop resume
    o Assist with application completion
    o Computer job search
    o Exploration of individual’s job interest
    o Community job search
    o Interview preparation (mock interview)
    o Attend interviews
    o Contact potential employers
    o Follow up on applications/resumes that have been submitted
    o Assist with arranging transportation for job and travel training if necessary
    o Soft skills training if necessary
  • Task analysis of new work sites.
  • Flexibility in hours week to week as well as ability to work day, afternoon and evening hours.

Education and/or Experience

Associates Degree in a related field of study or a High School Diploma with any combination of life and employment experiences, which in the judgement of the agency are appropriate. Computer literacy. Strong writing abilities. A clean, valid NYS Driver’s License. Ability to pass required background check.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Packaging & Assembly Technician (Part time)

The Packaging & Assembly Technician is responsible for the production and/or packaging of a variety of manufactured products. The Packaging & Assembly Technician is a support role for several areas within manufacturing. The position requires knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures; and relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of this job. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Production duties such as manual lifting, packaging, taping, labeling and assembly operations.
  • Execute and document quality inspections per SOP.
  • Report defective materials, process, equipment or questionable conditions to the department supervisor.
  • Ensure work area and equipment are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Follow prescribed safety and housekeeping regulations.
  • Ability to safely operate tools and machinery: electric, pneumatic and manual.
  • Perform related duties as required by supervision.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent education. Certification in forklift and pallet jack operation preferred. Valid Driver’s License required.

Safety

  • Wear personal safety protection appropriate to the area that work is being completed in.
  • 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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Community Habilitation Direct Support Professional (Full time)

The Direct Support Professional 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 Direct Support Professional 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) * specifically Constantia as well as to program activity sites.
  • 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 consumers and staff.
  • Computer knowledge beneficial.
  • Establishes and provides clear and legible documentation and compliance records required by The Arc and government agencies.

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. A valid NYS driver’s license, Criminal Background Check, Exclusion Check and Child Registry Check must be passed.

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

  • 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 participant (may include lifting and transferring).
  • Educate the general public as to the value of integrating individuals with disabilities into community life.
  • Incorporate participant 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 daily progress notes for each participant as assigned.
  • Operate program vehicles in transporting participants for off-site activities.
  • Collaborate with Service Coordinators, VSAs, Career Development Specialist, Day Habilitation Plan Coordinators, and the Health and Safety Coordinator as participants’ needs require.
  • Participate in Day Habilitation meetings as scheduled.
  • 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 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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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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