Monday, 20 February 2017 09:25

Oswego County Opportunities Welcomes New February 2017 Employees

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Oswego County Opportunities (OCO), one of the top ten largest private employers in Oswego County, has welcomed 11 new members to the agency’s staff. The new employees, who will join the OCO’s staff of human services professionals, recently completed the agency’s orientation process and will begin to serve consumers in their respective programs.

Designed to acclimate new employees with the history, mission, and vision of OCO, the agency’s orientation provides new employees with the tools, guidance, and atmosphere they need to thrive and continue to grow in their new positions. “We take pride in our workforce and the job that they do. To ensure that OCO employees provide our consumers with the outstanding service they deserve we offer each new staff member every opportunity to become a productive employee and excel in their position. Additionally, our culture is to encourage employees to continue their growth and to take advantage of the many training opportunities available to them, said Christine Prevost, training coordinator with OCO.

Prevost added that OCO’s monthly orientation sessions offer in-depth information on the structure, programming and history of OCO. “In addition to receiving training on mandated items such as HIPAA confidentiality, diversity and Right-to-Know, we discuss expectations and growth as our culture is to encourage employees to take advantage of the many training opportunities that are available and the best way to pursue them. Our orientation session is a full day of training and information that will allow our new employees to build a successful career at OCO,” said Prevost.

One of Oswego County’s largest employers, OCO provides more than 50 human service programs that touch the lives of approximately 20,000 county residents each year. OCO’s mission is to build partnerships that improve the quality of life and create successful communities. Visit OCO on the web at Oswego County Opportunities is a member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

Pictured above, in front from left, are Jordan Tiberia (specialist, Victim Services), Nora Sims (specialist, Homeless Services), and Stacie McNitt (advocate, Victim Services). In the back row from left are Sarah Ritchie (center assistant, Discovery Learning Center), Cassandra LaValley (substitute aide, Education Services), Ty Goldthwait (substitute counselor/intern, Mental Health Transitional Living Program), Michelle Farley (specialist, SAF House), Julie Newman (resident counselor, Residential Services), Adriana Becker (bi-lingual outreach specialist, Health & Nutrition Services), Deborah Gibson (substitute aide, Education Services), James Corbett (direct support professional assistant , Residential Services).

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