Senior Community Service Employment
Serving Westchester, Long Island, Queens & Brooklyn
About the Program
Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the SCSEP of the Urban League of Westchester is a workforce development program that provides subsidized, service-based training for low-income, unemployed persons 55 or older.
Participants receive individualized and group counseling activities that focus on senior issues such
as social security, health care, job search techniques, retirement. Participants are placed in unsubsidized employment opportunities.
The goal of the program is to provide participants with
on-the-job training to help them develop the skills and confidence to find unsubsidized employment.
Urban League of Westchester's SCSEP Job Fair
How We Help
Participants are placed in a wide variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including day-care centers, senior centers, schools and hospitals. Participants train an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage.
SCSEP Services include (but are not limited to)
Community Service Training and Placement
Case Management Support
Individual Employment Plan
Workforce Fundamentals Workshop
Job Placement and Retention
Financial Literacy Training
The best part of our work is seeing the positive, tangible impact on communities and individuals alike. Over the course of 10 years, the SCSEP Program served more than 12,000 people.
Just last year, 1,200 participated in the program, with a 47% entered employment rate and 73% retention rate. The work continues!