Our Community Employment Program assists individuals with job placement and job coaching services at host employers throughout an individual’s local community.

Community employment enables individuals to work within their communities and encourages work, social interaction and independence. Many services are offered to both an employee and their employer. Some of these services include vocational evaluation, on-the-job training, job placement, job counseling, and follow up support.

Job coaches are available for every individual participating in community employment. They provide ongoing training to the employees, greatly reducing employer costs. These services are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Disabilities and Department of Rehabilitation Services as well as Effingham County 377 and Richland County 708 Funds.

Employer Partners

Employers who partner with the Community Employment program include:

  • Asperion Care
  • Bill's Machine Shop
  • BM Trucking
  • Burger King
  • Casey's General Store
  • Conagra Brands
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dan Hecht
  • Effingham Park District
  • Flora Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
  • Ginger Ale's
  • Goodwill
  • Harmon's Drugstore
  • Helia Healthcare
  • Holiday Inn
  • John Boos & Company
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Kohl's
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites
  • Mach 1
  • McDonald's
  • Petro
  • Pizza & More Cafè
  • Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen
  • Priceless IGA
  • Quad Graphics
  • Rosati's Pizza
  • Rural King
  • The Glenwood Assisted Living
  • United Methodist Village
  • Vantage Outsourcing
  • Villas of Hollybrook
  • Walgreens
  • Wal-Mart Supercenters
  • Wendy's
  • Workman's Sports Complex

Janitorial Crews

In addition, janitorial crews provide cleaning and maintenance services at area businesses and the Illinois Department of Transportation Rest Areas. Janitorial sites include:

  • A.M. Transport Services
  • Caritas Family Solutions
  • Centenary United Methodist Church
  • Deer Creek Seed
  • Dieterich Community Civic Center
  • Dieterich Village Hall
  • Effingham Equity Warehouse
  • Effingham Equity - Dieterich
  • Effingham Equity - Montrose
  • Effingham Equity Corporate Office and Store
  • Effingham Equity Truck Shop
  • EJ Water
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Grace Church
  • Holland Energy
  • Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
  • Illinois Department of Employment Services
  • Illinois Department of Family Services
  • Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Illinois Department of Specialized Care for Children
  • Illinois Department of Transportation Green Creek Rest Area
  • Illinois Department of Transportation National Trail Rest Area
  • Illinois State Police Headquarters
  • Jansen Cable Construction
  • Merz Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Planters Precision
  • Sim Products
  • Trident Group
  • Watson United Methodist Church
  • Winfield United
Pete Niccum

Director of Employment Services

  217-705-4300 Ext. 7044