Senior Community Services Employment Program
A Program of the Center for Workforce Inclusion
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed people age 55 and older. Participants also have access to employment assistance through the American Job Center network.
SCSEP participants gain work experience in various community service activities at non-profit and public agencies, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers, and senior centers. Participants work an average of 20 hours a week and are paid the highest of the federal, state, or local minimum wage. This training serves as a bridge to civic engagement and skills enhancement and leads to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants.
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Participants must be 55 and older, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level.
Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses of veterans, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.