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Senior Community Service Employment Program    

Age is an asset. Experience, a benefit!

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands provides paid community service assignments, on-the-job training, and skills development for income eligible individuals aged fifty-five and older.

The program serves as a “Bridge Back to Work” for eligible individuals, whether they are unemployed, underemployed, have been laid off, or have retired.  The program's goal is to help participants gain the skills that they need to return to the regular workforce.

The SCSEP Program also works with hiring managers from local businesses to fill positions with candidates who have demonstrated their reliability and resourcefulness through successful completion of a community service assignment. Click here for information about our Placement Service

 What Services do participants receive? 

·         Re-entry coaching, referral services and encouragement

·         Paid on-the-job training and work experience at local non-profits and government agencies

·         Special skills training at local training facilities

·         New or revitalized  professional networks

·          Assistance with transition to permanent full or part-time employment

What are examples of work assignments? 

·          Receptionist

·          Administrative Assistant

·          Library Aide

·          Adult Day Care Worker

·          Maintenance Worker

·          Outreach Assistant

·          Data Entry Clerk

·          Museum Guide

·          Horticulture Assistant

·          Other possibilities depending on the participant's skills, interests, and agency needs

To learn more about SCSEP and about eligibility guidelines, call the program office at 508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630.   

If your non-profit organization or government workplace is interested in hosting one of our experienced workers,

Click here to find out how to Become a Host Agency.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans operated under a U.S. Department of Labor grant. We thank the Center for Workforce Inclusion, Inc. for selecting our organization to operate SCSEP in our community.

The ESCCI SCSEP program is funded by a $46.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This funding provides 90% of the support for SCSEP, with the Center and its subgrantees providing approximately $5 million in nonfederal match. The SCSEP Program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. .