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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

Benefit Summary

Billing Manager

The primary purpose of this job is to perform all related functions to track and complete billing activities for all AF programs with contracted funding entities. These entities include, but are not limited to MO Healthnet (Missouri Medicaid), Missouri Department of Mental Health, and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.


Employment Specialist I

The primary duty of the Employment Specialist I is to work with individuals on their caseload to help them identify and find a job that is a good fit for them. The Employment
Specialist I is responsible for learning the interests and abilities of their clients and matching them with employers in the community.



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.



The Entry Level Administrative Assistant/Data Entry position is in the First Steps Early Intervention Program which provides services to children ages birth to 3 years old with developmental disabilities and their families. This position is responsible for coordination and support activities to ensure efficient, effective, and timely completion of Department of Elementary and Secondary of Education required processes. The employee will assist the SPOE Director with administrative duties as assigned in the First Steps office.


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.