Project SEARCH

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    Project Search

    Real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills to help youth with significant disabilities make successful transitions from school to productive adult life.

     

     

    INTERNSHIPS/WORKSITE ROTATIONS:

    Through three internships the students acquire competitive, marketable and transferable skills.  Students will build:

    • Communication skills
    • Social Behaviors/Workplace Etiquette
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
    • Problem-solving skills

    Worksites are identified through a process involving the teacher, skills trainers, and business liaison.  Worksite locations:

    • Begin a couple of weeks after start of program.
    • Include an on-site department mentor that interacts with the instructor, skills trainers, and student giving constant guidance and feedback.
    • Have students work 4 hours per day with a 30-minute lunch break.
    • Provides job-coaching and teacher support to student interns.

    WORK SKILLS DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

    • Update Patient Records
    • Data Entry
    • Sanitize/Stock Patient Rooms
    • Deliveries Throughout Hospital
    • Alphabetize & Sort
    • Sanitize Equipment
    • Food Preparation
    • Inventory & Stock Supplies
    • Check Expiration Dates
    • Machine & Hand Fold Linens
    • Update Employee Files
    • Customer Service
    • File Paperwork
    • Burn/Shred CD's
    • Telephone Skills

    PROJECT SEARCH MODEL INVOLVES:

    • Classroom instruction of independent living skills, money and budgeting, workplace ethics and communication skills
    • Extensive period of training and career exploration
    • Innovative adaptations
    • Long-term job coaching
    • Continuous feedback from teacher, skills trainers, and FMH department supervisors/mentors

     

     

     

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    Project SEARCH Phone

    Lisa Laqua

    (907) 590-3881

    FNSBSD Project SEARCH Administrator

    Lori Swanson

    (907) 452-2000  ext. 11444

    National Project SEARCH website

     www.projectsearch.us

     

    Newsletters:

     

    February Newsletter 

    ELIGIBILITY:

    Project SEARCH serves students with disabilities.  Typically these are students who:

    • Are on an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
    • Have completed their last year of high school (must defer diploma in order to enroll in Project SEARCH)

    DATES to WATCH for:

    • JANUARY - Open House at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
    • End of February - Applications DUE
    • Mid-March - Interviews with potential interns
    • Early April - Selection of interns announced
    • Beginning of May - ALL additional immunization requirements/enrollment paperwork MUST BE COMPLETED
Last Modified on February 6, 2020