At Ardmore, we believe that all people are able to work with the right supports and in the right setting. We support people wherever they may be on their path to employment.
Ardmore utilizes a structured approach to assist people in exploring, obtaining and maintaining successful employment. Our employment team uses the Customized Employment process, which is designed to support a person to identify their ideal conditions for employment and match them with the needs of a local employer.
Services are tailored for each job seeker to include one or all of the three phases of our Customized Employment process: Discovery, Job Development, and Follow-Along/Ongoing Supports.
Discovery: Employment Specialists provide a time-limited, community-based personal assessment designed to assist the person and their support team to identify the person’s abilities, interests and ideal conditions of employment.
Job Development: Once a job seeker’s ideal conditions of employment have been identified, a Job Developer can assist in matching a person’s skills and abilities with the needs of a community employer.
Follow-Along and Ongoing Job Supports: Once a person is employed, Ardmore will provide the support needed to maintain that employment. Support is based on the needs of each employee and their employment.
Flexible Service Delivery
Ardmore provides support services in a flexible and individualized way, which may include In-Person Services, Virtual Services, Tele-Support, or a combination (hybrid version).
In-Person Services: One-on-one or small group face-to-face supports in the community. Currently, In-Person services are limited due to the public health emergency and will be explored on an individual basis.
Virtual Services: Many of our services can be provided virtually. This could include engaging in online experiences (learning, fitness, social and entertainment, etc.) usually conducted via Zoom. Supports are customized based on a person’s community membership, interests and goals. Learn more about Ardmore’s virtual service delivery: VirtualAccess and Job Club.
Tele-Support: Remote (via telephone or computer) service delivery may be an option for people who are not be able to receive supports in-person or virtually.
Employing People with Disabilities
Looking to expand and diversify your workforce? We can show you how hiring a person with differing abilities can be good for your business.