Open Positions

We appreciate your interest in Oswego Industries as an employer!

Current JOB OPPORTUNITIES are listed below.

  • Transportation Aide (part-time)
  • Direct Support Professional (full time, Mon-Fri)
  • Community Habilitation Aide (part time)
  • Packaging & Assembly Technician (part time, per diem)

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.

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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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 Driver’s 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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Community Habilitation 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

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.
  • Support individuals in engaging in community activities and achieving goals.
  • Model and supports positive behavioral and appropriate social interactions within community settings.
  • Assist individuals with personal care and hygiene needs as necessary.
  • Demonstrate appropriate techniques in all physical interactions or interventions with individuals, including lifting, transferring, positioning, or redirecting.
  • Act as a member of the Community Habilitation team providing feedback, suggestions, etc. for program plans for individuals. This may include assisting in assessment and evaluation of individual’s needs and abilities.
  • Work 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.
  • Collaborate 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.
  • Support the goals and mission of Oswego Industries.
  • Ensure that communications and personal performance reflect the Agency’s commitment to teamwork, compliance with policies and procedures and respect for individuals and staff.
  • Attend and participate in required agency meetings, staff development and training programs.
  • Establish and provide clear and legible documentation and compliance records required by Oswego Industries and government agencies.
  • Provide 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. Valid NYS Driver’s License. Computer knowledge beneficial.

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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