Senior Community Employment Program (SCSEP)
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act. This program is building work and job readiness skills and putting seniors back to work into the community. SCSEP has two purposes: To provide useful community services and to foster individual economic independence through training and realistic job placements.
- You must be over the age of 55
- Family income must not be more than 125% of the federal poverty guidelines
- Live in Montgomery, Macon, Autauga, Elmore or Pike Counties
- Have dismal employment prospects
- May or not be disabled
Program participants train up to 20 hours a week in a community service assignment at
an approved SCSEP host agency. The host agency must be a governmental or a 501c(3)non-profit organization. Program participants are paid the federal minimum wage.
Some examples of training assignments include, but are not limited to:
- Assistant or support positions in health care facilities or office setting
- Serving meals to the elderly
- Childcare or teacher's assistants
- Data entry clerks
- Grounds maintenance
- Industrial sub-contracting assistants
For additional information contact:
Frankie Thomas, SCSEP Program Manager
2125 E. South Boulevard
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
(334) 288-0240 Ext. 257
Quotes from SCSEP participants:
"By doing many things in the office I became more sure of myself and I now do the office work with confidence."
"[The Teachers] have inspired me to renew my old skills while learning new skills more suited to my health and aging body...I now feel like a very useful person ready to get back into society with new found hope and confidence."
"The program helps to build confidence and motivate seniors to stay active through work."
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