Project SEARCH Skill Instructor

JOB SUMMARY:

A Project SEARCH Skill Instructor provides vocational and programmatic support to High School Senior interns by rotating through internship sites at St. Elizabeth Hospital and other community based work sites. They will communicate relevant progress, barriers and programmatic concerns to the Project Search Team Leader and assist with instruction in classes designed to enhance learning experiences related to the skills needed on their job assignments.

ABOUT YOU:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Demonstrates strength in areas of written and verbal communication.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain client confidentiality.
  • Works well in a team.
  • Able to meet Ascension Health Screening requirements to work in the Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital setting.

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A THE PROJECT SEARCH SKILL INSTRUCTOR AT VPI:

  • Provides hands-on demonstration of work tasks and observes intern performance. Assists in ensuring that work site activities remain consistent with each intern’s vocational rehabilitation plan for program participation
  • Responsible for the preparation of written vocational rehabilitation reports, and provides verbal reports while participating in intern vocational meetings
  • Professionally communicates with employers, work site supervisors and staff, and other VPI staff to facilitate mutual program planning
  • Assists in training Project Search interns in the areas of work skills, social and personal adjustment, and community adjustment
  • Assists in developing and conducting special training programs, classes, and activities to broaden intern career awareness
  • Provides assistance/job coaching to other community support programs as needed
  • Works flexible hours to include evenings, weekends, and holidays on an as-needed basis
  • Performs other duties as required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work performed is generally within the light range as defined by the United States Department of Labor.

Pay rate starting at $15.00. Full time with benefits offered.

 

ABOUT VPI:

VPI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a variety of education, human service, and vocational skills training to community members who have disabilities or are disadvantaged, and custom packaging and manufacturing related services to private industry. By consistently meeting clients’ and customers’ needs, VPI has grown into the successful service organization it is today with: 20+ unique rehabilitation programs, over 800,000 square feet of customizable production space, large isolated packaging areas, high-speed equipment, and a uniquely blended workforce that integrates hundreds of individuals with disabilities with technically trained production workers.