Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP is currently accepting waiting list applications.

How does the SCSEP work?

The purpose of the SCSEP is to offer a “stepping stone” back into the workforce. Funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act, the SCSEP helps people find employment by providing paid training assignments and job search assistance.

To be eligible for this program:

  • Be willing to participate in occupational skills training and receive job search assistance
  • Be 55 or older
  • Be currently unemployed
  • Have a household income that does not exceed program requirements

As a participant you will:

  • Improve your skills through an internship – Train at a non-profit organization or a public agency where you will have an opportunity to refresh and learn new skills in a real world environment. During this time you will be paid minimum wage for 20 hours per week and may qualify for additional training.
  • Improve your job search skills and receive assistance with connecting to employers. Staff will work with you to improve your job search skills and help you find a job. You will have access to workshops (e.g. resume writing and computer classes).

The SCSEP will help you develop a customized Employment Plan to assist you with the goal of getting a job. Participants are required to attend training classes, workshops, actively participate job in a search to help increase their occupational and job search skills.

This workforce solution is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, expressed or implied, with respect to such information.