Senior Community Services Employment Program

As of July 1, 2016 the Senior Communi​ty Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is being administered by Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. For more information please go directly to the DLLR webpage at https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/scsep.shtml​ or contact Deborah Wilburn, Program Manager, 410-767- 2057 or deborah.wilburn@maryland.gov​

The Senior Community Service Employment Program is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.

SCSEP participants gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers, and senior centers. The program provides over 40 million community service hours to public and non-profit agencies, allowing them to enhance and provide needed services. Participants work an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage. This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants.

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