Project Search is a collaboration of several Enid organizations and will help high school seniors with disabilities receive intensive employment training and job coaching in a hospital environment at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.
To qualify for the program students must be at least 18 years old and a high school senior in Enid Public Schools. They must have completed all graduation credit requirements except senior English.
Students who apply must have the ability to take direction, have appropriate hygiene, social and communication skills, have the ability to take direction, willingness to change behavior, pass a drug screen and background check and have all current immunizations.
Students accepted into the program will report to work at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center and community during school hours. The students will go through an orientation period before beginning their job rotations.
Each student will go to through three 10-week unpaid job internships in the community and at hospital.
During their internships the students will identify areas of interest as well as learn important skills such as building a résumé, interviewing for a job, notifying supervisors about absences, giving two weeks’ notice and updating portfolios.
When the student has completed the program and graduated from high school, they will be able to begin work in the community.
Partners involved in Project Search include Enid Public Schools, Integris Bass Baptist Health Center, Department of Rehabilitation Services, CDSA and NCDET.
If the spaces available in the program are not filled with students from Enid Public Schools, students from surrounding school districts may be considered.