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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 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Accounting Technician - Level II (Rochester) applynow


Primary responsibilities include: maintaining mastery in the given and backup focuses of Accounting Tech I, as well as demonstrating a knowledge base of focuses, maintaining the primary responsibilities for an Accounting Tech I, maintaining a level of knowledge of the chart of accounts usage, policies and procedures, and Excel to assist supervisor with monthly balance sheet reconciliations, financial statement preparation, and budgeting, and being a principal driver in promoting and identifying process improvements for the department and ABC. Special projects and other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of a four-year degree or a two-year degree with three years accounting experience which must include general ledger or financial statement work.


Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Wage dependent on qualifications plus benefits.

Program Assistant (Ability Options/Abilities Unlimited/Semi-Independent Living Servicesapplynow


The primary responsibility of the Program Assistant is to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of participants while providing recreation and leisure activities, community outings, and vocational supports. Program Assistant will provide individualized support based on each participants need using person centered techniques and values. Program Assistants will ensure work completed by the participants is done up to quality standards set by the business or community agency.

Note: This position is designated to float between departments, depending on needs.


  • High school diploma preferred plus minimum of one year experience working with disabled.
  • Must be certified or achieve certification in CPR, first aid, PIA/CPI (Physical Intervention alternatives/Crisis Prevention Intervention) and Trained Medication Administration (TMA).
  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license, insurance and able to provide own transportation.


32-35 hours per week.



GS-2 Work Supervisor (Rochester) applynow


The primary resonsibility of the GS-2 supervisor is to effectively implement training procedures to satisfy individualized program plans, supervise program partipants as directed by the Program Coordinator, and ensure work is completed according to time schedules and quality standards.


  • High school diploma or equivalent with preference given to persons with 2+ years experience in working with individuals with disabilities. .
  • Must be certified or become certified in CPR, first aid and PIA/CPI (Physical Intervention Alternatives/Crisis Prevention Intervention).
  • Successfully complete training at the Safety Center, or other training location as designated by the Program Coordinator.


$12.00-$13.00 per hour, based on education and/or experience. Flexible benefit package may be available (insurance, annual leave, etc.)

Community Activities and Volunteer Coordinator (Rochester) applynow


Develop, coordinate and implement activities, community outings and volunteer experiences for program participants as well as for persons wishing to volunteer or intern with ABC. Provide daily supervision of external volunteers and program participants. The Community Activities and Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for developing and facilitating recreational groups and programs which meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of the participants.


  • Minimum of two years education post-high school and two years of experience working in activity programming with persons with disabilities. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Must be certified or become certified in first aid, PIA and CPR.
  • Must have a valid Minnesota driver's license and the ability to become DOT certified. Must have a clean driving record with no accidents or moving violations.


Commensurate with qualifications and 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
Location:  Rochester
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

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