Open Positions

We appreciate your interest in Oswego Industries as an employer!

Current JOB OPPORTUNITIES are listed below.

  • Crew Leader – Custodial Services (Mobile Crew)
  • Direct Support Professional – Senior Day Habilitation (Mon-Fri)
  • Camp Counselor – Seasonal
  • RN/Health & Safety Coordinator (Day shift – No nights or weekends!)
  • Direct Support Professional (Mon-Fri)
  • Community Hab / Respite Aide (flexible hours)

Crew Leader - Custodial Services (Mobile Crew) (Full time)

To supervise and perform assigned duties as a working crew leader with the Custodial Crew to maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout assigned buildings. Work with Oswego Industries' Custodial Services Division Supervisor and Department Heads to ensure that these standards are met.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of janitorial and lawn maintenance procedures and standards.
  2. Maintain awareness of conditions which will improve upon the safety and welfare of the individuals we serve.
  3. Implement methods of attaining high standards that are both cost effective and efficient.
  4. Possess knowledge of chemicals and their usage; safety practices and expectations; and SDS as well as conditions of usage.
  5. Demonstrate excellent supervisory skills and the ability to lead a team.
  6. Continually keep abreast of cleaning and lawn maintenance industry standards, methods and management of costs as will benefit Oswego Industries, Inc.
  7. Have the ability to maintain and properly address contract negotiations.
  8. Work closely with Purchasing, Human Resources, and Safety to maximize and maintain workforce, customer, and vendor relationships.
  9. Have the ability to project and set yearly budgets and maintain margin of profitability.
  10. Implement new departmental policies and procedures, working closely on Human Resource functions.
  11. Prepare and submit payroll and purchase orders.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of budgeting, payroll, cost control, and inventory management.
  13. Possess and demonstrate decision-making, time management, coping, and prioritization skills.
  14. Have the ability to put together competent teams of individuals that can successfully fulfill contractual obligations and management of personnel and account performance.
  15. Institute policies and procedures which will ensure high standards, to maintain quality assurance and customer satisfaction.
  16. Make timely evaluation and help to set goals which will keep employees aware of strengths and weaknesses in their performance and value to Oswego Industries, Inc.
  17. Conduct interviewing, hiring, employee review, corrective action and ensure other assigned staff have familiarity as necessary.
  18. Have ability to understand and motivate individuals according to their needs, as measured by employee’s view of employment at Oswego Industries, Inc.
  19. Familiar with all types of cleaning, floor care and lawn care equipment and the proper usage and maintenance of such.
  20. Read and understand parts break down illustrations to effectively make repairs and order replacement parts, including reading and understanding specification sheets.
  21. Follow and implement preventive maintenance programs.
  22. Ability to train others in all phases of equipment usage and safety procedures involved.
  23. Flexibility in hours week to week.
  24. Any other related assignments deemed necessary by Oswego Industries, Inc. management.

Education and/or Experience

High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of (2) years site supervisor experience or (4) years related experience. Computer literacy. Basic writing abilities. A clean, valid New York State Drivers’ License. Ability to pass required background check.

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

  1. Ensure, safeguard and advocate for individuals’ human dignity, rights and liberties.
  2. Provide meaningful activities to individuals as assigned each day.
  3. Provide support to Day Hab program areas to cover both scheduled and unscheduled staff absences.
  4. Support individuals with disabilities in developing and refining skills promoting health, safety and functional independence.
  5. 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.
  6. Provide transfer assistance for personal care and/or other hygiene needs as assigned. Such assistance may include lifting.
  7. Provide personal care assistance to individuals as needed and as assigned.
  8. Provide opening and closing Door Duty/Transportation as assigned.
  9. Ensure and advocate for individuals’ health, safety and independence.
  10. Assist during fire drills with individuals as assigned by the Health and Safety Coordinator.
  11. Augment current job knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, etc., conducted both outside and within the agency.
  12. 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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Camp Counselor - Seasonal (Full time)

To provide direct supervision of a group of children (some with intellectual and developmental disabilities) in a seasonal day camp setting.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

  1. Enjoy, be skilled at and understand the importance of building relationships with people.
  2. Reliable, with a high degree of patience with children and other staff members.
  3. Multi-task oriented; able to take initiative; effective organizational skills; effective and mature communication skills.
  4. Ability to develop effective working relationships, and to effectively communicate and problem-solve.
  5. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  6. Follow YMCA procedures and policies as well as those of The Arc of Oswego County.
  7. Maintain confidentiality of privileged information obtained in the course of work.
  8. CPR and first aid certifications preferred.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum requirements: high school diploma or G.E.D. and experience working with people as a team. Experience with those who are disabled is preferred, but not required. The successful candidate must possess a clean, valid NYS Driver’s License and be able to pass required background check.

Safety

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Oswego Industries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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RN/Health & Safety Coordinator (Full time)

The Registered Nurse/Health & Safety Coordinator will provide direct nursing care by assessing, planning, organizing, documenting, administering and evaluating care provided for the people supported by Oswego Industries and The Arc of Oswego County. Care delivery will be done in compliance with the rules and regulations of OPWDD and the rules and regulations of Oswego Industries and The Arc of Oswego County. The RN/Health Safety Coordinator will also monitor and perform direct services in health and safety areas, as well as participate in specific programmatic instruction to participants.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities

  1. Assume primary responsibility for program oversight specifically related to the maintenance of a safe and healthy program area.
  2. Provide care direction as needed to direct care staff based on the individual’s plan of nursing care.
  3. Ensure that all individuals’ medical records are in compliance with all applicable regulations. Maintain all appropriate charting.
  4. Support the interdisciplinary approach to individual care as well as the team process and participate on the team as directed.
  5. Make reasonable judgments regarding necessary treatments related to participant complaint, injuries, accidents, etc. and carry out emergency, First Aid and/or other care as determined.
  6. Perform assessments on individuals supported by Agency.
  7. Assist in writing and reviewing Nursing Policies and Procedures as directed.
  8. Administer medications as required/indicated and maintain all related records for compliance.
  9. Continually model appropriate instructional and care techniques.
  10. Assume primary responsibility for and carry out participant specific health care activities as required, i.e., tube feedings, soaks, lotion rubs, etc.
  11. Collaborate with OI/The Arc Plan Coordinators, PT/OT/ST, families/residential staff, and personnel from other agencies as necessary/required.
  12. Conduct and/or coordinate health related training programs as required or desired by the program.

Education and/or Experience

Active New York State Registered Nurse license, BSN preferred. At least 1 year experience working with developmentally disabled population, 1 year clinical experience and 2 years’ experience in a human service or healthcare agency preferred. Supervisory experience is expected. A clean valid New York State driver license is required. You must have acceptable results of background screenings and reference checks, and be CPR certified.

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 (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

  1. Provide instructional activities both center-based and community-based, which will develop new skills and/or enhance existing skills related to fuller community inclusion.
  2. Provide direct, hands-on personal care required by each participant (may include lifting and transferring).
  3. Educate the general public as to the value of integrating individuals with disabilities into community life.
  4. Incorporate participant choice and decision making into all phases of planning.
  5. Participate in initiating new methods and/or ideas that will lead to more effective learning for the participant.
  6. Maintain daily progress notes for each participant as assigned.
  7. Operate program vehicles in transporting participants for off-site activities.
  8. Collaborate with Service Coordinators, VSAs, Career Development Specialist, Day Habilitation Plan Coordinators, and the Health and Safety Coordinator as participants’ needs require.
  9. Participate in Day Habilitation meetings as scheduled.
  10. Augment current job knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. conducted both within the agency and outside the agency.
  11. 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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Community Hab / Respite 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

  1. 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.
  2. Supports individuals in engaging in community activities and achieving goals.
  3. Models and supports positive behavioral and appropriate social interactions within community settings.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Works flexible hours, days, evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary in order to meet the needs of individuals served.
  7. Must be able to transport self and individuals in an Agency provided vehicle and/or their own vehicle throughout entire service area (Oswego County) as well as to program activity sites.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 individuals and staff.
  10. Computer knowledge beneficial.
  11. Attends and participates in required agency meetings, staff development and training programs.
  12. Establishes and provides clear and legible documentation and compliance records required by Arc and other government agencies.
  13. Provides 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.

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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