SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program)

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Looking for job training opportunities as a senior citizen?

Come join us every Monday at the American Job Center (AJCC) for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Authorized by the Older Americans Act, SCSEP is a community service and work-based job training program designed for low-income, unemployed seniors who are at least 55 years old.

SCSEP participants gain work experience through various community service activities, such as working at non-profit organizations, hospitals, schools, day-care centers, and senior centers. By participating in SCSEP, seniors receive over 40 million community service hours, which help non-profit and public agencies to enhance and provide needed services to the community.

The program provides a training ground for seniors who are seeking employment opportunities and serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment. Participants are paid the highest of federal, state, or local minimum wage and work an average of 20 hours a weekThe Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) is administered by The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, which awards grants to 15 non-profit organizations around the U.S., the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging which subcontracts to Self-Help for the Elderly.

Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, followed by individuals who are over 65, have a disability, 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.