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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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lead program manager — bristol, ind.

The Lead Program Manager, located in Elkhart, will supervise QIDPs for Supervised Group Living. This individual will be responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance within the Supervised Group Living program to include surveys with the State Board of Health and safety compliance. A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field required as well as three years’ QIDP experience. Knowledge of scheduling needs in a group home required. To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@adecinc.com.

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behavior therapist — bristol, ind.

Help individuals served improve quality of life, increase independence and have meaningful participation in the community by providing specified behavior management techniques to eliminate or manage behavioral concerns. Observe individuals served on caseload, develop individual behavior support plans and train the Individual Support Team on the plans. A master’s degree in psychology, social work or counseling is required. To apply, send your resume to jobs@adecinc.com.

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communications manager — bristol, ind.

The Communications Manager coordinates external and internal communications to ensure consist messaging of ADEC’s mission, vision and values. This includes all media outlets, all social media platforms, and other forms of external and internal communication. Manages Mission Advancement team. Works with programming and ADEC departments to share ADEC’s special events, resources, and mission with community. Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three to five years’ experience with communication, design or brand marketing required. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@adecinc.com.

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recruiting specialist — bristol, ind.

The Recruiting Specialist’s primary responsibility is recruiting, screening, and hiring ADEC employees. Ensure that 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. Bachelor’s degree and 2 years Human Resources experience required. To apply, please submit your 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.