The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) fosters useful part-time, work-based training opportunities (community service assignments) for unemployed low-income persons who are 55 years of age or older who have poor employment prospects.
While in training, participants receive an assessment to determine individual needs for training, supportive services, and potential for employment. Eligible participants help develop a plan with stated employment related activities with the goal of obtaining either part-time or full-time employment.
Training occurs through a community service assignment at a non-profit or government agency for approximately 20 hours per week. Participants receive the higher of the federal or state minimum wage.
Other job-related training consist of developing and/or upgrading existing employment skills, limited educational opportunities, job counseling and assistance in finding and keeping a job. At the conclusion of training, program participants are assisted in pursuing and securing employment opportunities.