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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.

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Direct Support Professional – Seniors Full-Time

Join a quality driven, creative team environment with the mission to positively impact the lives of adults with disabilities. Direct Support Professionals must be patient, compassionate, and detail-oriented. The Arc of Oswego County has been serving the Fulton, NY community since 1953. The Seniors program operates 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. Your daily schedule will be a combination of the needs of the program and your own personal availability. This is a part-time position with up to 22.5 hours per week.

A qualified candidate:

• Takes pride in helping others achieve their personal goals

• Works well in a team environment

• Has good communication and interpersonal skills

• Has a valid NYS Driver’s License

• Has a high school diploma or an equivalent

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Respite Aide Part-Time

SUMMARY: The Arc Respite Aide is responsible for providing direct care to individuals attending the Recreation program. This position is responsible for supporting the Arc Coordinator of Recreational Respite Services, which includes hands-on assistance, supervision, instruction, and guidance for the programs’ individuals. The Arc Respite Aide implements assigned goals, objectives, and services for individuals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and/or RESPONSIBILITIES : Other duties may be assigned.

• Provide hands-on assistance, instruction, and guidance on an individual, small, and large group basis in the development of skills, as outlined in program plans, to individuals in various settings as appropriate.

• Assist individuals with personal care and hygiene needs as necessary. Demonstrates appropriate techniques in all physical interactions or interventions with consumers, including lifting, transferring, positioning, or redirecting.

• Act as a member of the recreation team, providing feedback, suggestions, etc. for program plans for individuals. Assists, as requested, in assessment and evaluation of individuals’ needs and abilities.

• Accompany individuals on community outings as requested.

• Ensure safety of participants.

• Serve as a positive role model for individuals.

• 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.

• Must maintain job-required certifications and/or licenses.

• Support the goals and mission of The Arc of Oswego County. Ensure that communications and personal performance reflect the Agency’s commitment to teamwork, compliance with policies and procedures, and respect for individuals and staff.

• Computer knowledge beneficial.

• Attend and participate in required Arc meetings, staff development, and training programs.

• Establish and provide clear and legible documentation and compliance records required by The Arc and government agencies.

• Provide other job-related support and services as required or assigned by management.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma and/or GED. Experience with individuals challenged by disabilities preferred. Combination of education and experience which, in the judgment of the employer, equals above standards. A valid NYS driver’s license. Ability to pass required background checks. 

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

SUMMARY: The Arc of Oswego County and our sister agency, Oswego Industries, 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:

• Takes pride in helping others achieve their personal goals

• Is productive in an independent setting

• Has good communication and interpersonal skills

• Has a valid NYS Driver’s License

• Has a high school diploma or equivalent

Apply now.