CareerAbility was founded to meet a vital element of Chapel Haven’s mission: meaningful employment for the individuals we serve.

 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 world of employment.

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 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

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 in a personal and career development plan.

OPTIMALLY SUITED JOB PLACEMENT & RETENTION

This process translates into long term success!

We take a person-centered, approach to career development.

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 AVERAGE

CareerAbility RESULTS

Skill
development

NATIONAL AVERAGE

44%

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

CareerAbility RESULTS

100%

of adults referred to CareerAbility with developmental and social disabilities are receiving job skill development.

Employment
placement

NATIONAL AVERAGE

Only 18%

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

CareerAbility RESULTS

89%

of adults referred to CareerAbility with developmental challenges or autism have been placed in competitive employment. (2019-2020)

Employment
retention

NATIONAL AVERAGE

62%

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

CareerAbility RESULTS

100%

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

Other key features…

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:

WORK-BASED LEARNING & TRAINING

Work-Based Learning – PAVE, Customized Volunteering/Internships

Discovery/Career Exploration

Career Pathway Training  i.e. Retail Sales Training,  Café/Culinary Arts.

Post-Secondary Support

Pre-Vocational Instruction

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Career Advisement takes place throughout your CareerAbility experience

Volunteering (Career Related)

Facilitated Discovery

Job Placement

Job Negotiation (Customized Employment)

On the Job Training/Internships

On Site/Off Site Employment Support

Workplace Forums & 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

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

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