Unique opportunity for students with learning difficulties, aged 18 to 25

Project SEARCH is a unique opportunity for students with learning difficulties, aged 18 to 25, to develop skills for the work place and be supported in their search for employment.

The Project SEARCH Open House Information evening is chance to find out more about the Project SEARCH programme, which is a partnership between Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, HFT, Southfield School and Bradford District Council.  At the event you will be able to get information about the project, meet the Tutor and Job Coach and find out more about the employer. 

Application packs for the September 2015 intake will be available at this Open House Information Evening event on:

Thursday 26 March 2015

5.45pm to 7.00pm

Sovereign Lecture Theatre, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford

BD9 6RJ

What is Bradford Project SEARCH, how does it work, and who can apply?

Project SEARCH is a unique opportunity for students with learning difficulties, aged 18 to 25, to develop skills for the work place and be supported in their search for employment.  Project SEARCH started in the 1996 at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, in America. Since then, Project SEARCH has grown from a single program site in Cincinnati to over 200 sites across the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, and Australia.

Project SEARCH's primary objective is to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.

In Bradford, five partners work together to make the project a success.    These are:  Southfield School, HFT, Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust, Bradford Travel Training Unit and Bradford Council.  Project SEARCH is an Annual Programme which provides three "work rotations" for students in their final year of education or in their first year of supported employment.  It involves systematic instruction, learning new tasks and skills and then building up to a full role.  Each Intern has a mentor, who provides continual feedback on performance and areas for learning to ensure improvement. We aim for our mentors to be the best people at the jobs, so that the Interns have good role models. 

The programme is open for young people aged between 18 and 25 who have a cognitive learning disability.   

We are looking for interns to start in September 2015 who are reliable, ready to work hard and are committed to aiming for paid employment at the end of the programme.

Applications are due in for the September 2015 intake by Monday 20 April 2015.

To request an application pack, please email the Project SEARCH tutor.

Email:  mailto:Ali.Sholi@bthft.nhs.uk


Opportunity

Published: 25/02/2015
Audience: SENCOs, Heads of Post 16, DSP Managers
Contact: Alistair Marshall

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