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.

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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

Director of Talent Management

The position manages and coordinates the talent strategy for Abilities First including recruitment, retention, mentoring/coaching, promotion and succession planning. This individual oversees organization-wide efforts in performance management using a data-driven focus that sets priorities for improvement aligned with the organization’s strategic goals.


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.


The Director of Quality Assurance is accountable for overseeing quality and operational excellence (best practice) within all program activities, including but not limited to assessing and reporting upon all operational activities that are part of Abilities First programs, managing the quality processes, understanding and embracing program design, planning, control, performance improvement, and operations strategies that include working toward the organization’s vision for the future.

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.