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DEC employs nearly 400 people and operates 21 locations in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.

The vast majority of #teamADEC work as direct support professionals, who directly assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DSPs help the people we serve accomplish their dreams, discover their true potential and lead lives full of choice and possibility. Some DSPs work with the individuals we serve in ADEC group homes or supported living settings, while other DSPs provide vocational and recreational opportunities at our five day service locations.

Other essential positions round out #teamADEC, from music therapists to employment consultants.

Our team consists of students, parents, and retirees. Some came with many years of experience, some came with none at all. All came with the goal of making a difference in someone’s life and in their community.

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ADEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

direct support professional

Direct Support Professionals, DSPs, fulfill ADEC’s mission of helping individuals served live lives full of choice, possibility and respect on a daily basis. DSPs have the privilege to positively impact the lives of others by assisting with daily living, helping individuals reach goals, and involving them in the community. As a DSP at ADEC, you work in a home setting developing relationships with individuals served to help them grow and achieve their dreams such as running in the Chicago Marathon, attending a Notre Dame football game, or becoming an artist, all dreams ADEC DSPs made possible.

No experience or certification required.

Positions start at $10.50 for Day Services and $11/hour for Residential with quarterly raises and annual merit increases. Both set and flexible schedules available for full and part time positions, including 20 hour, 30 hour, and 40 hour positions.

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music therapist

Restore, remediate, or rehabilitate to improve functioning and independence, as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability through the provision of music therapy to clients with developmental disabilities. The music therapist is responsible for the evaluation, planning, organizing, and directing of a medically approved music program based on the individual’s needs and interests.  Assess each assigned individual on case load. Write goals and objectives, provide weekly therapy, complete daily documentation and write quarterly and annual summaries. Bachelor’s or master’s degree in music therapy required, as well as current MT-BC. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@adecinc.com.

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barista, part-time (20 hours)

Greeting customers, coffee preparation, cleanup, inventory and daily deposits. Position is located at both the Bristol and Goshen Gaining Grounds locations. High school diploma or equivalent and previous barista experience preferred. Valid driver’s license and auto insurance required.

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recruiting specialist

Recruit, screen, and hire ADEC employees, ensuring all federal, state, accreditation and ADEC regulations and policies are followed. Work with Human Resources team on recruiting, retention, and training efforts to help attract and retain needed talent, providing excellent customer service to applicants, employees and managers. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 2 years of experience in Human Resources, specifically recruiting, hiring, or onboarding, required. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@adecinc.com.

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ADEC is a rewarding place to work where you can have a positive impact on someone’s life while at the same time making a positive contribution to the community. Our goal is to help the individuals we serve become more independent while living fulfilling, well-rounded lives.