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Want to make a difference?

Looking for a rewarding opportunity? Abilities United is a non-profit agency that provides educational, therapeutic, and recreational services to infants, children, and adults with developmental and other disabilities.

Abilities United provides excellent benefits and training. You’ll go home at the end of the day feeling good about the difference you make in the lives of those you work with.

Life at Abilities United

What employees say:

I choose Abilities United because…

  • I know I am helping someone
  • as employees we work hard, treat each other with respect and laugh together
  • managers listen to me
  • the environment is open-minded
  • I want to be a part of my program’s success
  • we value each other’s differences and use that to best serve our clients
  • I love working with the people, it’s my favorite part of the job
  • my co-workers are the best, we keep things light and fun but, take our jobs seriously
  • we all have a clear common goal


At Abilities United we have a culture of respect. We care about one another, we care about the people and families we serve, and we care about the community we are a part of. Our staff is genuine and authentic and this shines in our culture and how we treat one another. We strive to make this a better world, not just for people with disabilities, but for the entire community.


Our Palo Alto location allows us to serve people in both San Mateo and Santa Clara County. Positions are located either on-site or in the field. For employees in the field, we strive to match clients with your location to keep traveling to a minimum. Our Palo Alto office is close to the freeway and easily accessible via bus routes.


Our leadership style can be described as open and inclusive. There exists a foundation of honesty at Abilities United in our management team and throughout the organization. At Abilities United it’s not about who you know, but what you do. We work as a team to build strong connections among the people we serve to further enrich their lives with personal, meaningful experiences.


The values and beliefs that guide Abilities United include respect for all. We respect what each employee brings to the organization and value our differences and diversity. We believe diversity brings new perspectives, solutions, and advancements. Unique opinions, experiences, and knowledge are valued and employees are encouraged to share insights with all levels of the organization.


Successful employees are dedicated, caring, and committed to our cause of diversity and inclusion. We are passionate about what we do and how we support the people we serve. We value change which brings improvement and new opportunities. We pay attention to what employees think and together we make changes to improve how we do our work and how we serve.


At Abilities United we are proud of making a difference in people’s lives every day and in many different ways. We feel a strong sense of purpose watching our participants acquire new skills and we celebrate their progress. We are a strong team and take pleasure in each other’s accomplishments.


Staff Development is critical to what we do. We value personal and professional growth which benefits both the individual and the organization. Through our trainings, team meetings, one-on-ones, and coaching we want our employees to succeed and obtain professional growth. We value promoting from within. Many of our coordinators and managers started in direct service. The range of services we offer give our employees the option to cross train and grow in different areas.

Equal Opportunities

Abilities United provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetics, sexual orientation, or sexual identity. In addition to federal law requirements, Abilities United complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment with regard to any other status as required by state and local law. This policy extends to all conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.