Ability Employment is located at 416 - 8 Street South, Lethbridge and offers pre-employment and employment services to adult Albertans with disabilities or chronic mental health conditions that may be preventing them from finding and maintaining successful employment in Lethbridge and the surrounding area.
Ability Employment is funded in part by The Government Of Alberta, Alberta Disability Services - Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) and Alberta Health Services – Addictions and Mental Health. People interested in receiving employment support services from Ability Employment can inquire directly to determine eligibility for services and referrals are also made through the government funding sources.
Ability Employment is a division of the Ability Resource Association, a not-for-profit registered charity.
Due to a high interest in services, there may be a waitlist for active services with an Employment Specialist.
Those who are eligible for services can download an Application for Services below. This is a fillable form that can be completed on the computer and emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off in person. Applicants must also have their doctor or mental health therapist fill out the medical form below. When applicants return the completed application and medical form, a meeting is scheduled with the Intake Coordinator. A qualified Ability Employment staff person will collect further information regarding abilities, work history, and work with the person to develop an individualized service plan. The person is then assigned an Employment Specialist who supports them in finding and keeping a job.
Ability Employment has an open intake process and accepts referrals from a variety of sources including:
If you receive funding from Disability Services (PDD), please contact your PDD caseworker before applying for services with Ability Employment.
Ability Employment has an extensive network of community partners, including employers, government funders, business partners and community agencies. Referrals come from a variety of sources including: self-referral, government departments, doctors, families/guardians and other community agencies.
Individualized services include pre-employment activities, resume, job and interview skills development, job carving, interview support, job matching, and job follow-up.
Services for people with barriers to finding and maintaining employment.
Ability Employment can partner with your business to provide quality job matching.