CareerAbility was founded to meet a vital element of Chapel Haven’s mission: meaningful employment for the individuals we serve.
Predicated upon a job seeker’s abilities and interests.
Enhance each person’s quality of life.
Based upon opportunity and Choice.
Allows each person to earn a competitive wage in an integrated work environment.
Each job seeker directs their service as they enter the workforce.
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 as, your 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.
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
of working-age adults with developmental challenges or autism are receiving job skill development
of adults referred to CareerAbility with developmental and social disabilities are receiving job skill development.
of working-age adults with developmental challenges or autism actively seeking are competitively employed.
of adults referred to CareerAbility with developmental challenges or autism have been placed in competitive employment. (2020-2021)
adults with developmental challenges or autism that remain in competitive employment for at least 90 days
of adults remain in competitive employment for at least 90 days or more.
CareerAbility is allocated into two key areas:
WORK-BASED LEARNING & TRAINING
Career Pathway Training i.e. Retail Sales Training, Café/Culinary Arts.
Volunteering (Career Related)
Job Negotiation (Customized Employment)
On the Job Training/Internships
On Site/Off Site Employment Support
Workplace Forums & Instruction
Career Advisement takes place throughout your CareerAbility experience
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.
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