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Linda Holt
SCSEP Coordinator


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Senior Community Services Employment Program

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), also know as Title V, is funded by the US Department of Labor.  SCSEP is a training program that provides meaningful part-time work experience in community service at non-profit or governmental organizations, as well as opportunities to obtain meaningful unsubsidized employment in the private sector.  The program provides short-term training and job placement services for older adults seeking suitable part-time or full-time employment.


  • Job seeking and job keeping skills training;
  • Short-term classroom training to update or acquire new skills;
  • Assessment and training for alternate career opportunities; and
  • Work experience through community service placements and on-the-job training assignments.

Training provided includes but is not limited to:

  • Job search skills;
  • Personal empowerment;
  • Resume design;
  • Interviewing skills; and
  • Computer training. 

Participant Eligibility:

  • Must be unemployed;
  • Must be at least 55 years old;
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina; and
  • Must meet family income guidelines.

Host Agency Requirements for Community Service Placements:

  • Must be a non-profit or government entity;
  • Provide a job description for each position and ongoing supervision of each employee, including an annual evaluation.

Benefits of Becoming a Host Agency:

  • Wage for each position is subsidized by federal funding resulting in savings to the host agency;
  • SCSEP staff provide advertisement for each position, payroll responsibilities, training and ongoing support for the participant and host agency.

Enrollees are encouraged to register for free workshops provided by the Mountain Area JobLink Career Center.