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September 23, 2018

Oswego County Opportunities Welcomes New Employees


Written by: Johm DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – Oswego County Opportunities, one of the top ten largest private employers in Oswego County, has welcomed twelve 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.

Pictured are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program.  First row from left are: Margaret Henderson (Literacy Volunteers Coordinator), Jennifer Parkhurst (Developmental Disabilities), Jessica Currier (Senior Nutrition), Sylvia Parkhurst (Health and Nutrition), Angela Hoefer (Mental Health Transitional Living), Jennifer Figueroa (Arbor House), and Joshua Altoran (Health and Nutrition). Back row from left are: Peggy Armstrong (Corporate Services), Sean Fowler (Arbor House), Thomas Whitney (Transportation), Mark Leach (Mental Health Transitional Living), and Taylor Davis (Transportation).

Pictured are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program. First row from left are: Margaret Henderson (Literacy Volunteers Coordinator), Jennifer Parkhurst (Developmental Disabilities), Jessica Currier (Senior Nutrition), Sylvia Parkhurst (Health and Nutrition), Angela Hoefer (Mental Health Transitional Living), Jennifer Figueroa (Arbor House), and Joshua Altoran (Health and Nutrition). Back row from left are: Peggy Armstrong (Corporate Services), Sean Fowler (Arbor House), Thomas Whitney (Transportation), Mark Leach (Mental Health Transitional Living), and Taylor Davis (Transportation).

Designed to acclimate new employees with the history, mission, and vision 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 pride ourselves in our workforce and offer new staff members every opportunity to become a productive employee and excel in their position so they are able to provide our consumers with the best service possible. 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 thorough training on mandated items such as HIPAA confidentiality, diversity and Right-to-Know, we have discussions about expectations and growth as our culture is to encourage employees to take advantage of the many training opportunities available to them and how 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.

A private, non-profit agency, OCO’s many programs touch the lives of more than 30,000 Oswego County residents each year.

One of Oswego County’s largest employers, OCO employs more than 650 people and boasts a volunteer force of 1,200.

OCO strives to improve the quality of life in Oswego County by helping people, supporting communities and changing lives.

For more information, visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org

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