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Project SEARCH – Transition for Students with Disabilities

Project SEARCH - Transition for Students with Disabilities

Project SEARCH is a unique workforce development program designed for students with disabilities.

Because the program is at a hospital or business, you will spend your school day at that site.  The program is a one-year program designed to provide you with a variety of worksite experiences in a business/ hospital setting.  During the school year you will rotate through two or three different jobs and learn the skills of that career.  Each experience will help build the skills you need for the world of work.  The goal of the program is a job at that business or somewhere in your local community.

Learn more about how Project SEARCH began and what it means for students.

Project SEARCH programs are at the following locations.  Read more about these sites below...

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Xavier University

Want to know more about the program?  Email or call Nancy Mulvey, Director of Student Services, at mulveyn@greatoaks.com or 513.612.3608.

Application packets can be downloaded below.  Please call to check on location openings before completing the packet.

Project SEARCH / Xavier University

A unique aspect of this program is mentoring from Xavier University education students.
Classroom location: Gallagher Center on the main campus
Possible worksite experiences are individualized for student strengths, abilities, and interests.

  • Physical plant
  • Technology support
  • Food service
  • Banquet set up
  • Student recreation center
  • Clerical support
  • Library

Project SEARCH / Fifth Third Bank

Classroom location: Operations Center in Madisonville
Possible worksite experiences arebindividualized for student strengths, abilities, and interests.

  • Title processor:  Verify vehicle titles
  • Telephone verification of information
  • Return card specialist:  Enter bad address code, change addresses on returned bank cards
  • Internet specialist:  Process auto and equity loan applications
  • Mail clerk:  Sort and deliver inter-office mail
  • Document control clerk:  Log incoming documents into computer, sort by type, deliver to appropriate department
  • File clerk:  File loan documents by 12-digit number; sort and file collateral documents alphabetically
  • Case preparation:  Scan documents, draft preparation, filing
  • Adjustment representative:  Make debit/credit adjustments to bank cards on various networks
  • Collections specialist:  Log incoming and outgoing files into spreadsheet, copying, assemble packets for mailing
  • Call center:  Authorizations, verification of accounts and data entry
  • Consumer loss mitigation:  Create spreadsheet, enter data
  • Administrative assistant:  File, enter data, scan, fax and telephone skills

Project SEARCH / Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Classroom location: 5th Floor Building E, main hospital campus
Possible worksite experiences are individualized for student strengths, abilities, and interests.

    • Nurse server stocking
    • Stocking in a variety of departments
    • Pickup/delivery of various hospital supplies
    • Pharmacy
    • Cafeteria stocking
    • Clerical/filing
    • Clinical sterilization
    • Patient transport and/or family escort
    • Environmental services
    • Landscaping
    • Child care

Project SEARCH Cincinnati 2019 Graduation

 

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