CareerAbility was founded to meet a vital element of Chapel Haven’s mission: meaningful employment for its clients.

 Predicated upon an individual’s abilities and interests.

 Contributes to the individual’s quality of life.

 Allows each individual to earn a competitive wage for their work.

 Individual is given both opportunity and choice as they enter the adult world of employment.

A Trans-disciplinary team makes sure that placements are matched to every client’s individual strengths and vocational preferences. To ensure success, CareerAbility’s model incorporates a unique combination of best practices.

What makes the CareerAbility*
employment model exceptional

A unique state-of-the-art hybrid assessment process, incorporating career advisement and vocational elements

A broad range of opportunities for experiential career exploration

Job Skill Development

Enhanced employment placement services

And what is an ultimate placement? Our tag line is “lifelong employment tailored to your needs.”

BROAD
PREFERENCES &
BROAD
APTITUDES

CAREER
EXPLORATION
SELECTION

CAREER
DEVELOPMENT
ADVISEMENT

REFINE
SUITABLE JOB
PARAMETERS

OPTIMALLY
SUITED JOB
PLACEMENT

We listen, assess, and take time to understand your  interests and employment considerations.

We facilitate discovery and explore careers to help get a real understanding of what a career is like in a particular field, as well asyour strengths, challenges, interests and motivation.

CareerAbility’s uniquely administered assessment combines industry gold standards in Vocational and Clinical Assessment Tools.

 

…and our career development advisor helps you to narrow down what you like to do and what you are most able to do

When you can narrow down not just the field that bests suits you – that translates into long term success!

We take a client-centered, individualized approach to job procurement and career development

And what is an ultimate placement? Our tag line is “lifelong employment tailored to your needs.”

BROAD PREFERENCES & BROAD APTITUDES

We listen, assess, and take time to understand your  interests and employment considerations.

CAREER EXPLORATION SELECTION

We facilitate discovery and explore careers to help get a real understanding of what a career is like in a particular field, as well asyour strengths, challenges, interests and motivation.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT ADVISEMENT

CareerAbility’s uniquely administered assessment combines industry gold standards in Vocational and Clinical Assessment Tools. 

REFINE SUITABLE JOB PARAMETERS

…and our career development advisor helps you to narrow down what you like to do and what you are most able to do

OPTIMALLY SUITED JOB PLACEMENT

When you can narrow down not just the field that bests suits you – that translates into long term success!

By developing relationships with multiple employers in our area, we can offer the most choice

Where we work…

As each day goes by, we are working to grow our relationships even further

That is why our results are so far above the national average

NATIONAL AVERAGES

CareerAbility RESULTS

Skill
development

44%

of working-age adults with developmental challenges or autism are receiving job skill development

84%

of adults referred to CareerAbility with developmental challenges or autism are receiving job skill development.

Employment
placement

Only 18%

of working-age adults with developmental challenges or autism actively seeking are competitively employed.

89%

of adults referred to CareerAbility with developmental challenges or autism have been placed in competitive employment

Employment
retention

62%

adults with developmental challenges or autism that remain in competitive employment for at least 90 days

100%

of adults remain in competitive employment for at least 90 days or more.

We take a client-centered, individualized approach to job procurement and career development.

NATIONAL AVERAGES

44%

of working-age adults with developmental challenges or autism are receiving job skill development

Only 18%

of working-age adults with developmental challenges or autism actively seeking are competitively employed.

62%

adults with developmental challenges or autism that remain in competitive employment for at least 90 days

CareerAbility RESULTS

84%

of adults referred to CareerAbility with developmental challenges or autism are receiving job skill development.

89%

of adults referred to CareerAbility with developmental challenges or autism have been placed in competitive employment

100%

of adults remain in competitive employment for at least 90 days or more.

Other key features…

 Provision for opportunities of continuous growth on your path to achieving your full potential in a voction of your choice.

 For each placement a job-specific skills tutorial is developed to enhance on the job performance and development.

CareerAbility teaches you soft skills and the “hidden workplace curriculum”. We also provide job coaching to assist you with acclimating to the work environment and to support your success.

CareerAbility is allocated in two key areas:

VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Discovery.

Career Pathway Training (Vocational Training)

Work-Based Learning ie (PAVE)

Group-Supported Experiences

Volunteering (Career Related)

 Pre-Vocational Instruction

Job Monitoring

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Career Assessment

Career Advisement

Facilitated Discovery and Internships

Job Negotiation (Customized Employment)

Job Placement

Career Transition Services

 Workplace Forums and Instruction

 

We are proud of our results and grateful to the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation for their financial support and vision in the founding of CareerAbility

We are proud of our results and grateful to the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation for their financial support and vision in the founding of CareerAbility

Contact Info:
Danielle Chiaraluce
Executive Director, CareerAbility Center 
(203) 397-1714, ext. 212