ADEC’s community employment consultants work with individuals to understand their skills and preferences by using hands on assessments, job shadowing, and interviews. In cooperation with vocational rehabilitation and local businesses, ADEC supports individuals in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, providing job matching, coaching, and support at no cost to employers. Once employed, consultants offer individualized levels of support to aid the success of both participants and employers.
If you’re interested in community employment services, follow these steps to begin the process:
1. Contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation Office and let them know you are interested in employment services. You can refer yourself, or you can be referred by a family member, friend, or support person. All services are provided at no charge to you!
a) Elkhart County: (574) 262-2086
b) St. Joseph County: (574) 232-4861
2. Complete the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) application process to determine if you qualify.
3. Tell your VR counselor that you would like ADEC as your employment services provider.