County collaboration leads to new career

Adam Campbell works for Scioto Downs racino
Adam Campbell works for Scioto Downs racino

The Scioto Downs racino hired Adam Campbell as a bar back this past February. Campbell has quickly learned all aspects of his job, which include making sure that all beverage stations throughout the racino and clubhouse are constantly stocked with napkins, utensils, related condiments and all the popular beverages. He checks the stations periodically throughout his shift as well as changes over soda and beer taps as needed in the master dispensing cooler.

Campbell is served by the Madison County Board of DD, but his opportunity for a new job came through Patrick Kilbane, a transition specialist for Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Kilbane has worked with the racino to successfully place several individuals served by and invited Campbell and Madison County’s Community Inclusion Manager Jenn Coleman to participate in the job fair/hiring event. Once the racino’s management had a chance to meet Adam he was on the fast track to employment.

“Scioto Downs racino has been a great employer showing much support for our programs,” Kilbane said. “Their willingness to help us successfully place individuals with disabilities in meaningful community jobs has been a great resource for Pickaway and Madison counties. The staff at the Racino have been fantastic and open to working closely to insure success.”

Click here to read the rest of the article, written by Madison County DD Director John LaCivita for the Madison Press.

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