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Vocational Consultation

Our Services

Our certified vocational rehabilitation counselors and licensed professional counselors work with patients to discuss and plan the services they need, beginning with a complimentary consultation (additional one-on-one counseling is available for a fee). This may include an assessment to help them decide on employment goals by comparing their work abilities, interests and skills to local opportunities. Other services may include job-placement assistance, which includes:

  • determining a job-placement goal.
  • learning job-search skills.
  • identifying local job opportunities.
  • post-employment follow up.

During the complimentary consultation, counselors will also explain additional resources, including, sponsored and created by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, now part of Northwestern Medicine. AbilityLinks utilizes technology and personal interaction to match qualified individuals with disabilities to companies that embrace diversity. Job-seekers connect to employers by posting résumés, applying for jobs and contacting AbilityLinks for information and referrals. AbilityLinks also offers virtual job fairs, employment and disability webinars and interview skills workshops. This service is provided at no cost to job-seekers and employers. AbilityLinks is responsible for over 700 reported job placements, as well as valuable assistance to thousands of additional candidates.

For More Information

For more information about vocational rehabilitation programs and services, please call Ken Skord, AbilityLinks Program Director, at 630.909.7440 or email at