Explore employment opportunities at Abilities First

Abilities First is always looking for caring and compassionate team members to join our organization. Through our supportive atmosphere, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities in our community. Click below to browse our current job openings.

Open Jobs

Positions available at this time.
To apply directly to the Abilities First position that your are interested in, go to the JOB DESCRIPTION for that position and click on the link at the bottom of the description. If you elect to apply for more than (1) position, once you have entered your information on one of the jobs, you can easily go back to the other position(s) and follow the same procedure. Your information will populate the other position without having to re-enter it.
Below is the link to a Summary of Benefits. Most benefits are for full-time staff and those available to part-time staff are noted on the document. If you have any questions regarding benefits, please contact Kim Ward, Human Resources Manager, at: 417-886-0404

Benefit Summary


Provide technical assistance to computer system users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for employees in person, via telephone or from remote location. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and
operating systems.



This position in the First Steps Early Intervention Program work closely with children ages birth to 3 with developmental disabilities, their families, and service providers. Is responsible for developing and maintaining service plans and working within the Missouri First Steps WebSPOE website.


Store Manager for Inspired Boutique

The Inspired Boutique Store Manager is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operations of an upscale resale boutique. Prior retail experience is required, resale store management is preferred. Non-profit experience is preferred for this position. This person must also have a strong passion and vision for our mission and innovative business model.


Admin Assistant Plan Support

This is an entry-level position responsible for the tracking and distribution of Individual Support Plans to persons served by Abilities First and their team members. This administrative assistant role is to provide support activities to the Next Step to ensure an efficient, effective, and timely completion of the ISP process. This includes assisting the Senior Administrative Assistant and the Director of Support Coordination with administrative duties as needed.


Job Developer

The Job Developer is a professional position responsible for working with community and local employers to secure meaningful and appropriate employment opportunities for individuals served by Abilities First. Position will also maintain a caseload of individuals who are receiving supports from AFES.


Job Coach – Springfield

The Job Coach supports successful relationships between individuals with disabilities and their employers. Individuals work at various employment sites within the community. This support is individual-based and centered around work-related goals that focus on helping the individual obtain the maximum level of independence within their job and by developing natural supports. Services are provided at the individual’s place of employment. Flexibility of hours is required – working from 10 – 40 hours per week.


Support Coordinator (The Next Step)

This is a professional case management work in a comprehensive purchase-of-service and community placement program for persons with developmental disabilities.


Production Associate (Artisan Elements)

Production Associates will perform duties requested by the Artisan Elements Manager that include, but are not limited to, manufacturing products, packaging products, and customer service activities. Job activities are subject to change per business needs. Manufacturing of products includes casting and de-molding items and packaging for sale or shipment.