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These job listings are submitted by Project SEARCH affiliates throughout the US and abroad. The job opportunities are screened by the Cincinnati-based Project SEARCH leadership team, but all applications are handled by the local Project SEARCH site team that listed the job. To apply for a job, please click the “Visit Website to Apply". If you'd like to add a posting to our list, click the button below:

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Project SEARCH Teacher

Location: Watertown, WI USA
Organization: Watertown Unified School District [Visit Website to Learn More and Apply]
Date Posted: 6/27/2017
  • Recruits appropriate students with disabilities for Project SEARCH. Attends IEP meetings of possible student recruits
  • Develops internship sites within host sites to build skills for students resulting in integrated employment.
  • Coordinates job coach activities and provide input to for purposes of supervision/evaluation.
  • Teaches classroom activities based on the Project SEARCH Model and monitors the young adults' worksites each day.
  • Instructs young adults in “soft skills” curriculum standards.
  • Coordinates all services with Managed Care Organizations, Host Business, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, School Districts and other interested partners and potential work sites. Identifies and create solutions for behavioral concerns for any of the young adults.
  • Monitors daily attendance and report to home districts.
  • Reports quarterly grades and progress to school and home. • Attends advisory meetings with partners as needed.
  • Refers participants to appropriate agencies for support and services related to successful employment.
  • Attends trainings and staff meetings.
  • Participates in assigned meetings, professional development, and training as required. 
Sarah Miller

920-262-1460 ext. 3223

Skills Trainers

Location: St. Paul, MN
Organization: Forest Lake Area Schools [Visit Website to Learn More and Apply]
Date Posted: 6/27/2017

The Forest Lake Area Schools is seeking a Skills Trainer/Para Educator to work in the State of Minnesota Project SEARCH Program, located on the the grounds of the State Capitol in Saint Paul. This position will start August 21st, 2017. The position is 6 hours a day. 

Chad Erichsrud


Employment Advisor Supported Employment/Project SEARCH

Location: Wakefield, England
Organization: HFT
Date Posted: 5/22/2017

The Employment Advisor role is central to the delivery of high quality services and promoting Hft’s reputation. The job requires an individual with drive, enthusiasm and commitment. Someone with a ‘Can Do’ attitude who has the ability to look for creative solutions to meet people’s support needs in a way that respects their individuality and works with the Operational and Quality Manager Project SEARCH Wakefield is an initiative aimed at students with learning disabilities to develop skills for the work place and be supported in their search for employment. The goal is to provide three on-site work placements for young people with learning disabilities, leading to gaining the skills necessary for employment. Project SEARCH is partnership between Hightfield School, Mid Yorks Hospitals NHS Trust Pinderfields, HFT (the charity which delivers adult disability services ), Wakefield Council Council and DWP.

Sharon Daey

Teacher/Job Placement Specialist (Project SEARCH/Northwest Hospital)

Location: Randallstown, MD
Organization: Sheppard Pratt Health Systems [Visit Website to Learn More and Apply]
Date Posted: 2/16/2017
As a Teacher & Job Placement Specialist you will: Work as a 10 month employee; Act as the instructional leader of the Project SEARCH Program; Provide direct vocational instruction and training to students in job search skills, resume writing, interviewing, functional life skills, and similar skills for success in the workplace; Provide and document services in compliance with student's IEP; Work with businesses to schedule and arrange internship placements, checks student's progress on a daily basis, and documents work assignments, skills acquired, evaluations, and feedback. 
Abby Dudley

Lead Job Coach/Developer

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Organization: Easter Seals TriState
Date Posted: 8/15/2016
Individual in this position will be responsible for job training/job coaching and providing job development services to transitional youth with disabilities that are in the Project SEARCH program. Individual in this position will job coach at the Project SEARCH job site throughout the school year and will then be responsible for job development to help the graduates of the program find and obtain community employment following the program. May require community coaching once a position is found (based on case load size).
Vicki Strole


UPMC Mercy Job Coach II

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Organization: Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania [Visit Website to Learn More and Apply]
Date Posted: 6/23/2016
The Project SEARCH Job Coach will provide onsite job specific training, support and supervision to high school students with disabilities, business co-workers, and families by ensuring that individuals' needs are met, goals are implemented, and a safe environment is maintained. The job coach must have the ability to represent the student as a valuable asset to the business while also being able to identify and facilitate the necessary supports for the student to be a successful student participant and employee. This position provides training on proper work techniques and socialization skills through the completion of job and task analysis. The Job Coach Implements necessary educational, behavioral, and/or developmental supports, and builds natural supports within the work environment helping to identify and implement job modifications and assist the student participant to establish routines that promote independence. This is a part-time position working approximately 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:30pm. 
Holly Opatick

UPMC Passavant Project SEARCH Senior Program Specialist (Instructor)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Organization: Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania [Visit Website to Learn More and Apply]
Date Posted: 6/23/2016
The UPMC Project SEARCH Senior Program Specialist will provide job readiness instruction, job coaching and related transition services to students enrolled in Project SEARCH an international employment model, designed to help students with disabilities gain work experience hosted by UPMC. Job responsibilities include assisting with recruitment, providing job readiness curricula, working with hospital personnel to identify appropriate training rotations, providing coaching to students and support to hospital personnel during the training phase of the program. The Specialist will be working as part of a team with service providers, agency staff, hospital staff and school districts to implement Project SEARCH at the host site. The Specialist will also ensure the implementation of individual student’s transition plans and work with the host business, and industry to identify and build work site rotations that meet their competitive employment needs.
Holly Opatick

Special Education Teacher, Off-Site Career Based

Location: Florence, KY
Organization: Boone County Schools [Visit Website to Learn More and Apply]
Date Posted: 5/3/2016
Project SEARCH Instructor (Job Posting #2584): 
  • Off-site career based classroom at Cengage Learning 
  • Service students ages 18-21 
  • Responsibilities will include working with the business to provide the students with internship experiences



  • Holds a bachelor's or higher degree and the required Kentucky certificate for the assigned position 
  • Has demonstrated the ability to work effectively with students, peers, and adults 
  • Has demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, and community 


Pamela Eklund


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