Ability Building Center: Everyone benefits when people with disabilities work!
About ABC News and Info Business Service Programs Technology Support ABC

Mission and Service Model

Board of Directors

Management Team



Contact Us

Careers at ABC

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Privacy Policy

Title VI (Civil Rights)

Diversity Policy

Participant Policies

Web Accessibility

About ABC

Ability Building Center Diversity Policy

Do what you like; like what you do!

Are you feeling fulfilled in your work life? Why not consider a career as a job coach or program assistant with ABC, working alongside people with disabilities and completing contracts for our partners? Coaching is a little like teaching, a little like counseling, and a lot like no other kind of job!

Review our open positions and complete an online application. Or you can stop by our office at 1911 14th Street, NW in Rochester and fill out an application. 

Questions? Call Kellie Wendland at (507) 535-7104.

Current ABC Staff Openings
Last updated Friday, March 24, 2017

Driver, Part-time (Rochester) applynow


Responsible for transportation of participants to and from work each day. Must be able to problem-solve, work within a team structure and work with a variety of different people. Occasionally may have to lift or push up to 150 pounds with or without assistance and be able to perform a variety of other physical tasks. This driver must be flexible and have a desire to work with high needs participants.


  • High School diploma with preference given to persons with experience working with persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Must possess a valid Class D driver's license, have a clean driving record, pass a Department of Transportation physical and drug test, be insurable and have personal insurance.


Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm, 25 hours per week maximum.



Day Training and Habilitation Program Manager (Ability Enterprises)  applynow


Responsible for the development and management of a large Day Training and Habilitation Program. Responsible for the overall supervision of staff. Responsible for assuring that the program meets state, federal, and licensing/accreditation standards. Position assures the maximum number of individuals are served in the most appropriate community-based employment situations.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Service or related field required.
  • Three years of experience working with people with disabilities in a management capacity.
  • Supervisory experience prefened.
  • Knowledge of 245D licensing standards required.


Monday-Friday with hours between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits.

Lead Program Assistant (Ability Options)  applynow


To assist program participants with daily living skills and personal care needs and to support participants in program activities and community outings, as indicated in their service plan. Lead and supervise daily activities. Assist staff and participants in the organization, set-up and clean-up of activity programs, meals and special events. Document attendance, program participation and progress in meeting service plan goals. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma.
  • One year working with individuals with disabilities preferred.
  • Ability to work with groups and individuals with physical and cognitive impairments.
  • Must have good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be willing to receive DHS required trainings.
  • Requires a valid Minnesota Driver's license, insurance and the ability to provide own transportation to work.


Monday-Friday with hours between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm.


Commensurate with experience + benefits.

Program Assistant (Semi-Independent Living Services)  applynow


To assist program participants in achieving their individual program goals. These may include activities of daily living, personal care needs and participation in community activities.


  • High School diploma.
  • Ability to work with groups and individuals with physical and cognitive impairments.
  • Must have good oral and written communications skills.
  • General computer skills necessary.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to transport program participants.
  • Must be able to pass a Department of Human Services (DHS) background check and drug test.
  • Experience working with a vulnerable population preferred.


30-35 hours per week.



Job Coach (Multiple Openings)     applynow

Programs: Ability Enterprises, Extended Employment, ABC Works, Woodland Industries.
Location:  Rochester, Caledonia and La Crescent, MN
Schedule:  Days, Evenings, Weekends possible; full-and part-time positions available.


Responsible for implementation of training and habilitation plans and direct supervision of adults with disabilities in facility-based and community based employment.


  • Preference given to individuals having experience working with persons having disabilities.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good "people" skills.
  • Computer skills necessary.
  • Must possess valid driver's license and be willing to transport program participants.
  • Evenings and weekends are possible.


Positions range from $10.50 to $12.00 per hour + shift differential and benefits for eligible positions.

Ability Building Center, Inc.
1911 14th Street NW • Rochester, Minnesota 55901 • (507) 281-6262 • info@abc.org

Ability Building Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer • Privacy StatementDiversity Statement