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Medford Multicare Center for Living, Medford

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Project SEARCH® at Medford Multicare Center for Living is a transition to work program for students with developmental disabilities in their last year of high school. It is currently the only Project SEARCH® program operating on Long Island. The program teaches students employability skills with the goal of competitive employment. Students will tell you that they joined Project SEARCH® for various reasons such as “I want to work and meet people,” or “I want to be independent.”

The program is comprised of students from Eastern Suffolk BOCES component districts. Thank you to each of the component school districts who give students the opportunity to participate in a full-day work based learning experience. Each intern will complete three 10-week internships with the support from a staff mentor, teacher, teacher assistant, and job coach.

Types of Internships Offered

  • Central supply
  • Environmental services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dietary
  • Maintenance
  • Front desk reception
  • Nursing concierge
  • Recreation
  • Medical records

Typical Daily Schedule

Individuals attend class 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. After class, they participate in internships 8:45 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. Before dismissal at 1:45 p.m., interns reflect on the day's events.


  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES
  • Abilities, Inc.
  • Work Force Initiative
  • Long Island Parent's Center

Contact Information

Pete Lepore
(631) 244-5900