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September 19, 2018

Oswego County Opportunities Welcomes New Employees


FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities, one of the top ten largest private employers in Oswego County, has welcomed six 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. In front from left are Amy Huller, residence counselor, Mental Health Transitional Living (MHTL); and Debora Burnell, specialist, Human Resources Corporate Services. Back row from left are Carrie Iorizzo, Health & Nutrition coordinator, Education Services; Renee Ross, Medical Office secretary, Health and Nutrition Services; Janel Ridgeway, resident counselor, Developmental Disabilities Residential Services; and Virginia Bough, apartment counselor, MHTL Services.

Pictured are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program. In front from left are Amy Huller, residence counselor, Mental Health Transitional Living (MHTL); and Debora Burnell, specialist, Human Resources Corporate Services. Back row from left are Carrie Iorizzo, Health & Nutrition coordinator, Education Services; Renee Ross, Medical Office secretary, Health and Nutrition Services; Janel Ridgeway, resident counselor, Developmental Disabilities Residential Services; and Virginia Bough, apartment counselor, MHTL Services.

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.

Oswego County Opportunities is celebrating 50 years of service to the Oswego County community in 2016.

To learn more about OCO’s past, present and future, visit www.oco.org

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