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September 21, 2018

Oswego County Opportunities Welcomes New Employees


FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities, one of the top 10 largest private employers in Oswego County, has welcomed eight 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.  Seated from left are: Joelle Dimon (Crisis and Development Services), Carmen Horlacher (Health and Nutrition Services), and Geoff Sawyer (Residential Services). Standing from left are: Angel Bardin (Crisis and Development Services), Lisa Bettinger (Health and Nutrition Services), Amanda Sixberry, Mike Montalban, and Alyssa O'Bryan (Residential Services).

Pictured are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program. Seated from left are: Joelle Dimon (Crisis and Development Services), Carmen Horlacher (Health and Nutrition Services), and Geoff Sawyer (Residential Services). Standing from left are: Angel Bardin (Crisis and Development Services), Lisa Bettinger (Health and Nutrition Services), Amanda Sixberry, Mike Montalban, and Alyssa O’Bryan (Residential Services).

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 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.

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 www.oco.org

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