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 Wednesday, October 18, 2017
- Residential Direct Care Staff, Part-time (Spring Grove)
- Vehicle Maintenance/Driver, Part-time (Rochester)
- Program Coordinator (Extended Employment Program)
- Program Assistant (Ability Options)
- Program Assistant (Semi-Independent Living Services/Independent Living Services)
- Job Coaches (multiple openings, Rochester and LaCrescent)
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.
- 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.
Days/Tuesday nights from 10:00 pm-6:00 am, every other Friday night from 10:00 pm-8:00 am
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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.
- 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.
Responsible for the case management activities, coordinate and conduct performance reviews/goal setting, complete record keeping requirements, work with community employers and job coaches to maintain job sites, provide employer training, on the job training, job analysis and job modification services.
- Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, work evaluation, social services, psychology, or field related to rehabilitation; plus three years of experience working with people with disabilities.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
- Computer skills necessary.
- Must be capable and willing to transport program paiticipants.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications + benefits.
Program Assistant (Ability Options)
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.
- 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.
32.5 hours per week.
Program Assistant (Semi-Independent Living Services/Independent Living Services)
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.
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.