Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
The largest program offered by Experience Works is the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program, funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act as well as state and local grants, enables us to help thousands of low-income individuals, age 55 and older, throughout the United States.
Through this program, seniors benefit from training, counseling, and community service assignments at faith-based and community organizations in their communities, prior to transitioning into the workforce.
Participants are placed at eligible host agencies (primarily at faith-based and community organizations) for which they are paid the minimum wage for an average of 20 hours per week. A host agency is either a private nonprofit organization (other than a political party) that is tax exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1954, or a public agency operated by a unit of government.
Thirty-eight percent of Experience Work's SCSEP participants found permanent jobs, notably as teachers' aides, emergency dispatchers, care providers, and clerical assistants.
Job Training Objectives
Gain job-related training designed to assist participants in performing their community service assignments and in finding employment.
Develop new skills and upgrade existing skills.
Understand safe work practices and healthful work environments.
Learn effective job search skills and develop good work habits.
Be 55 years of age or older, and a resident of the state where he or she is enrolled in the SCSEP program.
Annual family income must not be more than 125% of the established federal poverty income guidelines.
Be eligible to work in the United States.
Be currently unemployed.
SCSEP is operated by county. Click here to discover if Experience Works operates in your area.