The Goal: Independent adults working in a competitive environment 

Now Accepting Applications to Newton Medical Center 

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.

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

To set up a tour or for more information contact: 

Jaime Westerfield
Supervisor of SLE/Project SEARCH
Sussex County Educational
Services Commission
Cell Phone: (973) 222-1671
Email: jwesterfield@sussexesc.org 

FOR MORE DETAILS,
GET IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE TODAY.

NON-PUBLIC ITINERANT

18 Gail Court, Sparta, New Jersey, 07871

Telephone: 973-579-6980  |  Fax: 973-579-1086

Andrea Romano, Superintendent 

aromano@sussexesc.org

NORTHERN HILLS ACADEMY

10 Gail Court, Sparta, New Jersey, 07871

Telephone: 973-579-6980  |  Fax: 973-579-1086

 

Jennifer Cook, Principal

jcook@sussexesc.org

 

Sara Femiano, MSW /LCSW

 Supervisor of Special Education

sfemiano@sussexesc.org

PROJECT SEARCH
18 Gail Court, Sparta, New Jersey, 07871

Telephone: 973-579-6980  |  Fax: 973-579-1086

Jaime Westerfield, Supervisor of SLE & Project SEARCH

jwesterfield@sussexesc.org

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