Project Search Supervisor

This position is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day responsibilities for the Rutland region Project SEARCH program.  This includes planning and teaching the Employability Skills curriculum along with building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and community partners; and driving metrics which support program outcomes.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, and teach the Project SEARCH Employability Skills curriculum. Curriculum tailored per need for all interns. 
  • Assists student interns with interviewing skills, resume and portfolio development
  • Coordinates and implements the Employment Planning meetings.  (There is program expectation of at least 2 meetings during each internship).
  • Develops internship sites with the Job Coaches.
  • Ensures that the student interns learn competitive, marketable, transferable skills and achieve maximum productivity and quality while on their internships.
  • Provides employer education about disability awareness and supervising individuals with disabilities.
  • Advocates for and helps to facilitate internal job development at the host business.
  • Supports the recruiting process to find individuals who would benefit from participating in this program.
  • Consults around the development of marketing materials for program.
  • Markets program to local schools and agencies.  Arranges information sessions for families, host businesses and schools.
  • Create and implement all graphic design in relationship to Project Search.
  • Attends meetings with community partners, stakeholders and staff of host site as necessary.
  • Coordinates the Family Involvement Program with the Family liaison and other family members.
  • Plans and facilitates monthly Steering Committee. Ensuring goals set at National Level are being met. 
  • Prepared and onboarding participants at host site. Ensure all aspects for participants to start are in place (i.e. Open file in Vocational Rehab, Ensure uniforms are purchased).

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred; equivalent experience may be considered.
  • Previous experience in development disabilities preferred.
  • Previous experience teaching or coaching preferred. 
  • Must be able to meet pre-employment drug screening expectations of host site.
  • Proficiency with computers.
  • Ability to work with others in a positive, responsible manner.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills in order to receive and convey information in efficient and effective manner. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility, dependability, and ability to work independently.
  • Commitment to community inclusion and individual choice.
  • Ability to resolve problems and find creative solutions.
  • Able to flex schedule as needed.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation with personal automobile liability insurance coverage at or above the levels mandated by the State of Vermont.
  • *Successful completion of a criminal history background check after hire.

CCN is an equal opportunity employer.