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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.

Administrative Assistant – The Next Step
This is an entry-level position responsible for receptionist duties. The receptionist’s role is to provide support activities to the Next Step to ensure an efficient, effective, and timely completion of processes in the program. This includes assisting all Directors with The Next Step with administrative duties as needed.


First Steps Service Coordinator
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.


Social Media Specialist
This position will develop dynamic content, expand engagement, and build upon Abilities First’s growing reputation across all relevant social media platforms. The Social Media Specialist will collaborate with the community engagement team to execute tactics that align with Abilities First’s strategic goals. The Social Media Specialist must have a comprehensive understanding of social media and the opportunities and risks associated with being the social voice of a brand.


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.


Ready For Your New Job?

Due to the significant number of inquiries, not all applications will receive a response.  Abilities First appreciates the interest in our agency, and will contact the applicants selected for telephone and in-person interviews.

Abilities First is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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