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, June 15, 2018


Sewing Work Supervisor (Center Based EmploymentApplybutton

Responsibilities

Provide supervision of clients in a Center-Based Vocational Rehabilitation Program in the Sewing Department. Maintain quality and production schedules. Integrate rehabilitation programming into production flows along with daily record keeping.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous work experience, training or education in rehabilitation, production or supervision preferred.
  • Prior sewing experience is highly preferred.
  • Good clerical, computer and basic math skills necessary.

Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Salary

Wages based on experience, plus benefits.


Program Assistant (Abilities UnlimitedApplybutton

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. The Program Assistant will provide individualized support based on each participant’s 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.
  • Ability to work with groups and individuals with physical and cognitive impairments.
  • Must have good oral and written communications skills.
  • Experience in activity programming preferred.
  • Computer skills necessary.
  • Good driving record, may be asked to pass a DOT physical and/or drug screen.

Hours

Approx. 35 hours/week. Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Salary

$10.50/hour + benefits.

 


EE Program Coordinator (Extended EmploymentApplybutton

Responsibilities:

Responsible for case management activities, coordinating and conducting performance reviews, working as a team to establish goals, complete record keeping requirements, work with community employers and job coaches to maintain job sites, provide on the job training, job analysis and job modification services.  Will be required to be part of the on-call rotation.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, work evaluation, social services, psychology, or a related field is required
  • Two years working with a vulnerable population.
  • Good written and oral communication skills necessary.
  • General computer skills necessary.
  • Must be willing and able to travel in the community for meetings and check-ins.

Salary:

$27,000-31,000/year plus benefits depending on 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.


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

M-F 2:00pm to 9:00pm

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.