The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is an employment training program serving people age 55 plus and 125% of poverty level. SCSEP’s goal is to assist participants in becoming gainfully employed in unsubsidized employment.
Participants enrolled in SCSEP have multiple barriers to employment. SCSEP provides supportive services and works with participants to upgrade their employability skills. Some of the supportive services include transportation assistance, food assistance, clothing, physicals, computer training, job search assistance, and other services as needs arise.
Training for participants is provided by host agencies, which are non-profit or government agencies. Program managers interview SCSEP participants to determine their skill levels and interests. The training programs are designed and created for each participant’s unique needs. Examples of training may be working in an office setting assisting with administrative tasks, assisting customers at the public library, answering phones at a phone bank, working at a homeless shelter or working as an aide in a public school. There are a variety of training opportunities and we are continually creating new opportunities.
Participants train with host agencies a maximum of twenty hours a week and are provided a minimum hourly wage stipend. Typically participants train with one host agency for no more than a year at a time and then they are rotated to another host agency. Participants may be enrolled in SCSEP for a maximum of four years over their lifetime.
If you are interested in becoming involved in SCSEP please give Audrey Krebs a call at 303-866-2846.