Senior Employment Opportunities

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a an employment training program designed to assist the mature worker, age 55 and older, 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. Each year SCSEP enables a multitude of low-income seniors to “earn and learn” while working in local non-profit programs serving their community.

Are you 55 or older and looking for a job?

Employers value the skills and experience older workers bring to the workplace, so they are looking for people like you.  If you’re 55 or older with a low income, local organizations are ready to help you refresh your job skills and re-enter the workforce.

How does the program work?

Eligible individuals are enrolled, usually for 20 hours per week at minimum wage, in non-profit or public agencies where they receive:

  • Skill acquisition or skill enhancement opportunities
  • Personal and employment-related counseling
  • Assistance in the transition to unsubsidized employment

What are the goals of the 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 a link between employers seeking to hire older employees and the older worker.

Types of community services:

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

  • Schools
  • Senior citizen centers
  • Literacy instruction
  • Nutrition programs
  • Beautification projects
  • Child care centers

How do I know if I’m eligible for SCSEP?

To be eligible for SCSEP, you must be:

  • 55 or older
  • Unemployed
  • Live in Adams or York County
  • Living on a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level

It is best to contact us to determine eligibility as not all income is counted.

What do I need to apply?

To apply, simply contact the SCSEP office listed on the back of this brochure to complete an application.  Please be sure to bring:

  • State or Federal Picture ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Documentation of any source of  income (i.e., your Social Security or Unemployment Determination)


Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Crispus Attucks Association
500 South George Street
York, PA 17401
717-848-6719 Fax
Connecting mature workers with jobs in their community

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