Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

 

Program designed to assist the mature worker

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Senior Training The Senior Community Service Employment Program, sponsored by the Illinois Department on Aging, is a training program designed to assist the mature worker (age 55+) in re-entering the job market.  It operates under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor under Title V of the Older Americans Act. 

Eligible individuals are enrolled, usually for 20 hours a week at minimum wage, in non-profit agencies where they receive:
  • Skill acquisition or skill enhancement opportunities;
  • Personal and employment-related counseling; and
  • Assistance in the transition to unsubsidized employment.

GOALS OF PROGRAM

  • Achieve permanent employment
  • Provide paid training to enhance opportunities
  • Enhance services to the community as a whole by placing the program participants in community service agencies
  • Serve as an advocate for all older workers seeking employment
  • Service as a link between employers seeking to hire older workers

TYPE OF SERVICES

The program provides temporary training that contributes to the general welfare of the community.  Typically, SCSEP participants are offered training in:

  • schools
  • hospitals
  • senior citizen centers
  • literacy instruction
  • nutrition programs
  • beautification projects
  • conservation projects
  • day care centers; and
  • other opportunities

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

  • Age 55 years or older
  • Unemployed
  • Capable of performing tasks involved in the proposed community service assignment; and
  • An annual family income of less than 125% of the established federal poverty level

BENEFITS OFFERED

  • Annual physical exam
  • Job-related counseling
  • Paid training experience

 

 

 

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