Open Positions

We appreciate your interest in Oswego Industries as an employer!

Current JOB OPPORTUNITIES are listed below.

  • Community Habilitation Aide (full-time)
  • Plan Coordinator (full-time)
  • Sewing Machine Operator (full-time)
  • Scanning Associate (full or part-time)
  • Transportation Aide (part-time)
  • Direct Support Professional (full time, Mon-Fri)
  • Community Habilitation Aide (part time)
  • Packaging & Assembly Technician (part time)

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.

Community Habilitation Aide (Full time)

The Community Habilitation Aide is responsible for providing direct support to people enrolled in the Community Habilitation program. This position is responsible for providing person-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 people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities 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.
  • Support individuals in engaging in community activities and achieving goals.
  • Model and support 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. Assist, as requested, 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.
  • Work 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.
  • 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 persons supported 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 OI and other 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 equivalent with any combination of life and employment experiences with individuals who have disabilities, which in the judgement of the agency are appropriate. Computer knowledge beneficial. A valid, clean NYS Driver’s License. Ability to pass required background check.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Plan Coordinator (Full time)

Responsibility for the creation of and oversight of implementation of habilitative and/or vocational plans to support identified goals of assigned program participants. Plan development includes engagement with support team and a focus on experiences which support individual choice, independence, and community integration.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

  • Attend annual and semi-annual individualized planning meetings for persons supported.
  • Develop, implement, and upload individual plans and objectives.
  • Document individual safeguards and update as necessary.
  • Responsible for collection and distribution of plans and eligibility information.
  • Collect and maintain attendance data per agency policy and billing standards.
  • Train Direct Support Professionals on updates and/or changes to programs and safeguards.
  • Provide direct care back-up coverage in all Habilitation Programs as needed.
  • Write program notes for assigned individuals supported.
  • Review and QC of daily billing documentation as assigned.
  • Incorporate choice and informed decision-making into all phases of planning.
  • Assess strengths and barriers to individuals’ success and develop strategies to promote success.
  • Collaborate with Nursing and Clinical team as individuals’ needs require.
  • Provide support to program staff in implementing goals and programs in site-based and community settings.
  • Work as part of a cohesive interdisciplinary team to support individuals’ engagement in program and goal achievement.
  • 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 the Program Manager or Associate Executive Director for Program.

Education and/or Experience

Associates Degree with 1 – 3 years of experience working in a disability services agency or similar program. Or High School diploma or equivalent and combination of education, training, and 2 – 5 years of experience working with people with disabilities. A valid, clean NYS Driver’s License.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Sewing Machine Operator (Full time)

This position is responsible for the operation of an industrial sewing machine to produce various products in the Textiles Department. Primary responsibility will be to assist with production of output for AbilityOne textiles assignments. Secondary responsibility to other departments will be for direct or indirect labor as needed.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

  • Operate and tend equipment to sew and adjust machine functions as necessary using dials, pedals, levers, panel buttons, etc.
  • Monitor quality of produced sub-assemblies and assemblies by inspecting each part before and after it is produced for dirt and defects.
  • Keep supplies readily available and organized.
  • Understand the handling of product and proper methods of stitching according to Quality Manual or supervisor’s instructions.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Count, sort, and stack finished work pieces and dispose of waste material.
  • Maintain neat and accurate daily production records of work.
  • Clearly label work in progress and finished goods.
  • Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Lock Out, and all other Safety requirements.
  • Consistently adhere to and support company policies, work Instructions and/or other procedures, and ISO requirements.
  • Report problems or concerns to Production Supervisor.
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent required. 6-12 months of industrial sewing experience required. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Scanning Associate (Full time)

This important role with openings on both 1st and 2nd shifts involves performing various document imaging tasks with a high degree of accuracy, speed, and confidentiality.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

  • Stack racks with documents.
  • Barcode documents in preparation for imaging.
  • Inventory documents to be imaged.
  • Perform data entry and indexing of inventoried documents.
  • Prepare inventoried documents for imaging.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Program Manager.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Experience working in a fast-paced environment is preferred. Experience working with computers and the latest Windows OS is required. Ability to pass required background check.

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

  • 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
  • Attend all trainings as assigned to successfully complete job duties.
  • Attend and participate in required agency meetings, staff development and training programs.
  • Report any status changes to appropriate party including the Behavior Support Coordinator or Program Manager.
  • 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.
  • Provide 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 supervisor.

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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