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September 22, 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 15 new members to the agency’s staff.

Pictured are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program. Seated from left are Alexis Smith (community habilitation counselor, Developmentally Disabled Services) and Kiyomi Young (Peer Specialist, WIC and Nutrition Services). Standing from left are Rachael Donovan (health educator, Crisis & Development Services), Kristen Naylor (nurse manager, Developmentally Disabled Services), Andrew Read (chemical dependence Counselor, (Arbor House - Residential Services), Susanna Estrella-DeMott (bi-lingual interpreter - Health & Nutrition Services), Selena Stacey and Kimberly Zimmer (Peer Specialists - WIC, Health & Nutrition Services).

Pictured are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program. Seated from left are Alexis Smith (community habilitation counselor, Developmentally Disabled Services) and Kiyomi Young (Peer Specialist, WIC and Nutrition Services). Standing from left are Rachael Donovan (health educator, Crisis & Development Services), Kristen Naylor (nurse manager, Developmentally Disabled Services), Andrew Read (chemical dependence Counselor, (Arbor House – Residential Services), Susanna Estrella-DeMott (bi-lingual interpreter – Health & Nutrition Services), Selena Stacey and Kimberly Zimmer (Peer Specialists – WIC, Health & Nutrition Services).

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.

Seated from left are Alison Cramer (resident counselor, Developmentally Disabled Services) and Regina Doran (residence counselor, Transitional Living).  Standing from left are Gerard Burns and Linda Rogers (resident counselors, Developmentally Disabled Services)  Sarah Hartman - advocate JART and Crisis and Development Services), Carolyn Deloff (support services assistant , Education Services), and Jessica Ermini (Breastfeeding peer specialist, WIC)

Seated from left are Alison Cramer (resident counselor, Developmentally Disabled Services) and Regina Doran (residence counselor, Transitional Living). Standing from left are Gerard Burns and Linda Rogers (resident counselors, Developmentally Disabled Services) Sarah Hartman – advocate JART and Crisis and Development Services), Carolyn Deloff (support services assistant , Education Services), and Jessica Ermini (Breastfeeding peer specialist, WIC)

“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 touches the lives of more than 30,000 people each year through more than 50 programs operating in more than 80 locations throughout Oswego County.

The agency, which is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member, employs more than 650 people and has more than 1,200 highly valued volunteers.

For more information, visit www.oco.org

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