Job One KC | Job One Careers


Job One Careers 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 non-disabled peers.

Individuals with disabilities who live in Jackson, Clay, Cass, Lafayette, Platte, or Ray Counties in Northwest Missouri are eligible to receive the following services through Job One Careers

  • 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 services
  • 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


For individuals experiencing developmental disabilities and seeking highly personalized integrated day options, Job One Careers Community-Based Day Services (CBDS) offer a solution unlike any other in the region. This service is designed to fill a gap in the continuum of employment and provide better access to community integration and, ultimately, improved job opportunities.

CBDS serves individuals who may need more one-on-one guidance with meaningful and purposeful activities and skills training based on their individual preferences as identified in a person-centered plan. 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.