Our Deaconess Project SEARCH is modeled on a nationally recognized program developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Project SEARCH provides your transition age students with quality, unpaid internship experiences preparing your student for competitive employment in the “real world”. Through Project SEARCH Indiana, students in transition, those with disabilities who are in their last year of high school can experience innovative employment and career development opportunities.
Deaconess Project SEARCH is a successful partnership between SIRS, Deaconess Hospital, Warrick County School Corporation, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Center on Community Living and Careers -Indiana University. At this time, SIRS provides this service to students in Warrick County.
SIRS Employment Consultant works with the Deaconess Hospital staff and the Warrick County Special Education teaching staff so that Project SEARCH student interns can develop a variety of skills, including be not limited to:
- Specific job skills
- Employer relationship skills
- Workplace social skills
- Interviewing skills