Community Services

Senior Community Service Employment (SCSEP)

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is offered through the State of CT, State Department on Aging. SCSEP provides seniors who were once in the workforce with an opportunity to return to the work and also seniors who have had difficulties entering the workforce, the opportunity to gain skills that will essentially assist them in finding permanent employment. Seniors have the opportunity to work up to 20 hours per week in a community service agency (host agency) for one year. During this time, the senior will develop and enhance skills while receiving on the job training. The goal is that after the year at the host agency, the worker will gain permanent employment at either the host agency or another employer. Host agencies are non-profit or public agencies that can provide on the job training and opportunities for learning to SCESP participants. During the first year of employment, the SCESP participant is paid through the Title V program and the host agency is not responsible to pay any wages to the participant.

For more information, to apply for the program or to become a host agency, please contact:

Associates for Training and Development (203) 721-6263

State of CT Development Services (203) 806-8700

Waterbury ARC (203) 575-0707

Senior Community Service Employment Program