The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. SCSEP serves unemployed low-income (125% of Poverty Guidelines) Floridians age 55 and older who have poor employment prospects. Eligible individuals are placed in part-time community service positions to gain needed job skills. Participants train an average of 20 hours per week and receive the highest of either Federal, State or local minimum wage.
SCSEP has a dual program goal of community service and job training. SCSEP provides useful opportunities to participants by training through community service. This experience provides the skills needed to transition participants into unsubsidized employment allowing economic self-sufficiency and the ability to remain a vital part of Florida’s workforce.
SCSEP is administered by several organizations in Florida, including the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) which contracts with the AARP Foundation to provide services to the local community. AARP Foundation, National Caucus and Center on Black Aged (NCBA), and National Urban League (NUL) are also directly funded by the United States Department of Labor to provide SCSEP services in Florida.
Please click here to find the service provider in your county. Your local provider can determine if you are eligible for SCSEP and start the application and enrollment process.