Careers at ABC

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.

Ability Building Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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


Current ABC Staff Openings
Last updated Friday, December 15, 2017


Job Coach Supervisor (Ability Enterprises)  Applybutton

Responsibilities

Launch new work sites as they are developed and maintain existing sites. Provide training, support, direction and supervision to staff. Serve as backup job coach and assist other job coach supervisors. Assist with Maintenance of on-call book and be part of the on-call rotation. Ensure compliance in all regulatory areas including wage & hour and safety.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent desired with preference given to persons having supervisor experience and/or BS or BA degree.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Computer skills necessary.
  • Previous experience as a job coach is preferred.

Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m, though hours may vary depending on program need.

Salary

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Residential Direct Care Staff, Part-time (Spring Grove)  Applybutton

Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Residential Direct Care Staff is to effectively implement procedures to satisfy individualized program plans, supervise and ensure safety as directed by the House Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent desired with preference given to persons with two or more years experience in working with the developmentally disabled.
  • Must possess the ability to provide physical intervention and physical care for persons with limitations and/or aggressive behaviors.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, walk, stoop, bend, push, pull, lift, twist, and do repetitive tasks for various lengths of time.  Must be able to work on hard, wet uneven surfaces.
  • Must achieve certification in CPR, First Aide, PIA (Physical Intervention Alternatives), TMA (Trained Medication Administration).
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable.  (MNDOT physical may be required to operate some agency vehicles)
  • Must be capable and willing to transport individuals in your own vehicle.
  • Capable and willing to work a flexible schedule.
  • Positive Contributor to ABC’s team.

Hours

Days/Tuesday nights from 10:00 pm-6:00 am, every other Friday night from 10:00 pm-8:00 am

Salary

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Vehicle Maintenance/Driver, Part-time (Rochester)  Applybutton

Responsibilities

Responsible for vehicle maintenance and inspections and providing safe transportation for program participants. 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 program participants.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma, with preference given to persons with experience in working with individuals with development disabilities.
  • Must possess a valid Class D driver’s licence, have a clean driving record, pass a Department of Transportation physical and drug test, be insurable and have personal insurance.
  • Understanding of very basic motor vehicle maintenance.

Salary

$10.50/hour.


Program Assistant (Ability Options) Applybutton

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Hours

32.5 hours per week.

Salary

$11.00/hour.


Program Assistant (Semi-Independent Living Services/Independent Living Services)  Applybutton

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Hours

30-35 hours per week.

Salary

$11.00/hour


Job Coach (Multiple Openings)    Applybutton

Programs: Ability Enterprises, Extended Employment, ABC Works
Location:  Rochester and LaCresecent
Schedule:  Days, Evenings, Weekends possible; full-and part-time positions available.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

  • 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.

Salary

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