Senior Community Service Employment Program
Goodwill offers a community service and work-based job training program designed to help low-income, unemployed Americans aged 55 and older.
Contact your local Job Connection for specifics.
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) participants work an average of 20 hours per week and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage. SCSEP participants gain work experience through community service activities at non-profit and public facilities such as schools, hospitals, day-care centers, and senior centers.
Most participants are in the program for 27 months; however, there are occasions when a person can participate for up to 48 months.
Scope of Training
- Assessment of interests, skills and abilities
- Assistance with development of an employment plan
- Support and connection to resources and specialized training
- Assistance with finding and keeping employment
- Must be age 55 or older
- Family income less than 125% of federal poverty level
- Reside in county where the program operates
- Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.
GIUMSC’s SCSEP program is primarily funded by the Department of Labor in partnership with Goodwill Industries International and South Carolina Department on Aging.