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 Monday, August 14, 2017


Work Supervisor (Center Based Employment)  Applybutton

Responsibilities

Provide supervision of clients in a Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Help maintain quality and production schedules. Integrate rehabilitation programming into production flow along with daily record keeping.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous work experience, training or education in rehabilitation, production, or supervision helpful.
  • Good clerical, computer and basic math skills.

Hours

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

Salary

Commensurate with experience and qualifications + benefits.


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 (Vocational Development Services – VDS)  Applybutton

Responsibilities

Assist with the implementation and development of program services for Vocational Development Services and Community Based School to Employment (School to Work) departments. Provide job training, implementation of program plans, direct supervision and job coaching assistance to participants in community-based employment.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred.
  • Must possess valid drivers license and be insurable.
  • Computer skills necessary.

Salary

$12.50-13.50/hour plus benefits, depending on qualifications. Eligible for shift differential.


Program Coordinator (Extended Employment Program) Applybutton

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Salary

Commensurate with experience and qualifications + benefits.


Program Assistant (Ability Options/Abilities Unlimited/Independent Living Services/Semi-Independent Living Services) 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.

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

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

32-35 hours per week.

Salary

$11.00/hour.


Program Assistant (Semi-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
Location:  Rochester
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.