Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP is the largest federally-funded program specifically targeting older adults seeking employment and training assistance.

The goal of SCSEP is to help participants gain work experience and overcome barriers by receiving on-the-job training at not-for-profit, 501(c)3 community based organizations or government agencies.  The dual purpose of the SCSEP program is to provide community service while also improving participants’ job skills to enable them to find full or part-time unsubsidized employment.

Nationally, NAPCA serves over 1,200 older workers through the SCSEP program annually. In 2011, NAPCA SCSEP participants contributed 539,744 hours to our community through their community services.


Individuals that are selected will get assigned to a host agency (non-profit or governmental agency) where they will be provided supervision and training.  Participants will be allowed to work part time for up to 20 hours a week and will be paid the state or federal minimum wage.  Periodic individual employment plans and assessments will be conducted to provide further assistance to the participants.   Skills learned through the host agency and training sessions will be useful in assisting participants to transition into unsubsidized employment.