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Open Positions

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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.

Current openings:

  • Family Resource Specialist – Part-Time with flexibility
  • Vocational Coordinator – Full-Time
  • Direct Support Professional – Full-Time or Part-Time
  • Community-Based Direct Support Professional – Full-Time

Check out our generous benefits package.

Family Resource Specialist – Part-Time with Flexibility

SUMMARY: We are looking for a talented, motivated individual to join our Agency as a Part-Time Family Resource Specialist. The Family Resource Specialist assists families in navigating the special education system by reviewing IEPs, attending meetings, and helping to develop and implement support plans for students with disabilities. The Family Resource Specialist will partner with school providers and other members of the support team and correspond on behalf of the students and families, and will attend all required CSE and other school related meetings. This position is responsible for maintaining a case load to be assigned by the Family Support Manager. This position is Monday-Friday 8-2pm with flexibility up to 20 hours per week.

A qualified candidate:
• Has a valid New York State Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
• High School Diploma (or equivalent) with 1 year experience working with children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities OR Associate Degree.
• Experience supporting individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is preferred.
• Experience in educational advocacy and an understanding of the CSE processes, Progress Reports, and IEP’s.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check process.
• Works well in a team environment.
• Has good communication and interpersonal skills.

Benefits:
• NYS Paid Sick Leave
• Generous Paid Time Off policy
• 9 Paid Holidays

(eligibility is based on hours worked per week. Plan details are subject to change)

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Vocational Coordinator – Full-Time

SUMMARY: To oversee and manage those who provide vocational supports and vocational assessments. This position is responsible for vocational plan development, implementation, pre-employment assessment, job exploration, and benefits advisement. They provide direct supervision to all Pre-Vocational and Community Pre-Voc staff and are responsible for maintaining awareness and oversight of all applicable regulations and funding requirements, and ensuring that appropriate internal and external documentation is accurate and timely.

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

  • Ensure coordination and attendance at semi-annual LifePlan Meetings for individuals in the program.
  • In consultation with the person’s planning team, ensure development and/or modification of individualized vocational plans, job development, job retention plans at semi-annual and annual meetings. Write, update, and distribute Staff Action Plans.
  • Provide Employment Assessments, job exploration and benefits advisement as assigned/required for people participating in Pre-voc, Community Pre-Voc, and Career Employment Services.
  • Audit and ensure appropriate documentation of daily notes written by Direct Support Professionals.
  • Compile monthly summaries of progress for each person supported. 
  • Provide audit and first level approval of all billing submitted by Pre-Vocational DSP’s. 
  • Support vocational staff in assessment of individual levels of satisfaction with the vocational plan and service.
  • Ensure completion of all required documentation within specified time guidelines.
  • Work in collaboration with the Manager and DSP’s to ensure that plans are being implemented consistently.
  • Work in collaboration with the Production Department to ensure people supported are afforded a variety of job tasks and training opportunities in the Oswego Industries Integrated Business model.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree required. Experience working on a team. Experience with those who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is preferred. Supervisory or Program Management experience preferred. A clean, valid New York State Driver’s License. Ability to pass required background check. 

Apply now.

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

Apply now.

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

SUMMARY: Oswego Industries and our sister agency, The Arc of Oswego County, are recruiting Community-Based Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to join our Community Habilitation Team. A Community-Based DSP must be patient, compassionate, and detailed oriented. They are responsible for providing services aimed at promoting positive community engagement, independence, instruction, and guidance to support individuals with disabilities. This is a goal-oriented program that has positive, meaningful, daily impacts on the lives of adults with disabilities.

The Community Habilitation program has flexible hours determined by the needs of the individual and the DSP providing services, to include full-time and part-time positions. If you are an independent worker who recognizes the importance of community inclusion and services for adults with disabilities, we encourage you to apply.

A qualified candidate:

  • Has a valid NYS Drivers License
  • Has a high school diploma or an equivalent
  • Takes pride in helping others achieve their personal goals
  • Is productive in an independent setting
  • Has good communication and interpersonal skills

Apply now.