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Project SEARCH

Transitioning Students with Disabilities to Work
Project SEARCH is a one-year, business-led, unpaid internship program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school that takes place entirely at a host business site. It provides students who want to work a chance to explore careers and develop transferable job skills. The combination of instruction and immersion in the workplace prepares young adults with disabilities to make successful transitions from school to productive adult life.

The Goal:
Independent adults working in a competitive environment

Now Accepting Applications to Newton Medical Center – CLICK HERE

Basic Eligibility Criteria
• 18-21 years old
• In last year of high school
• All academic requirements for graduation met
• Agree to accept diploma at successful completion of program
• Basic communication skills (verbal or supported by technology)
• Appropriate social, grooming, and hygiene skills
• Able to pass drug screening and background check
• Updated immunizations
• Ability to access and willingness to use independent transportation options
• Have independent living skills and lunch routine
• Meet eligibility requirements for Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)
• Maintain appropriate behavior in the workplace
• Ability to take direction and change behavior if necessary
• Desire to be competitively employed
Application/Enrollment Contact:
Jaime Westerfield
Supervisor of SLE/Project SEARCH
Sussex County Educational
Services Commission
Phone: (973)579-6980
Email:jwesterfield@sussexesc.org
Useful Links:
www.projectsearch.us
Program Overview Doc
Child Study Team FAQ’s
School Calendar 
Videos:
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youtu.be/8juNYG6nP1U