Job One KC | Job One Careers


The Job One Careers program provides community-based employment choices. The Job One Careers team works with Vocational Rehabilitation and the Missouri Department of Mental Health to focus on serving those who wish to be more integrated in the community and earn competitive wages alongside nondisabled peers.


Individuals with disabilities who live in areas across Jackson and Northern Cass County (including Belton, Blue Springs, Buckner, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Independence, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Peculiar, Raytown, and Raymore) are eligible to receive the following services through the Job One Careers Program:

  • Tailored job-development services based on one’s unique abilities, skills, and interests
  • Assistance with career exploration, on-site job training, and job-retention supports and
  • Free assistance for job seekers and employers
  • Pre-vocational services for individuals considering community employment who want to sharpen their skills
  • Transition services for youth entering the workforce after high school


The goal of this service is to assist a person to acquire, improve and retain the self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in the community. Skills targeted by this service include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Community Skill Building:
    • Proper behavior in public settings
    • Getting along with others
    • Resolving conflicts
    • Getting your needs met
    • Using the public services available to everyone (ie. Post Office, library, etc.)
    • Recognition and use of money
    • Proper clothing and attire for the time and setting
  • Community Exploration
    • Participating as a member of social events/clubs
    • Engaging in recreational activities
    • Volunteering
    • Participating in organized worship or spiritual activities
  • Vocational Skills 
  • Individualized Skill Development
    • Budgeting
    • Shopping
    • Paying bills
    • Accessing public transportation


Contact the Job One Careers Team via email or call 816-595-1652.
For more diversity-inclusive employment opportunities visit Our Ability Connect.