CBA is here to provide you with all of the resources you need for employment with the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Because we recognize that income and productivity are key to maintaining the quality of life our seniors deserve, the National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc., proudly provides employment training and placement services under its Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The program is authorized by the Older Americans Act.
We see to it that SCSEP participants receive the necessary job related training in preparation for job assignments. Training takes place in group sessions or at the work site and may involve performing duties at a non-profit, including daycare facilities, faith-based organizations, and senior centers.
Priority is given to Veterans and their qualified spouses, then to individuals who:
Are over age 65
Have a disability
Have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency
Reside in a rural area
Are homeless or at risk for homelessness
Have low employment prospects
Have been unable to find work after receiving extensive services under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act.
In order to qualify for participation in SCSEP, you must:
Be 55 years of age or older (Applicants 65 years of age or older are given priority)
Be capable of performing part-time training duties
Reside in the state where you will be assigned
Have a family income that does not exceed 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines
Criterion for Continued Participation
Re-certification of financial eligibility requires twelve (12) months after entry date and every twelve (12) months thereafter. Participants may be requires to show proof of age, social security number and household income for the previous twelve (12) months. Participants who are found ineligible are notified in writing and given 30 days notice prior to termination of the program.
Each new participant receives NCBA-SCSEP orientation upon acceptance into the program. Orientation will occur prior to or after participants start their training. Such orientation is designed to inform the participant of the purpose and goals of the program.
NCBA-SCSEP participants receive an orientation and the necessary job related training in preparation for NCBA-SCSEP training assignments. Continued training, preparation, and education includes but is not limited to: teaching new job skills and upgrading old skills; first aid and safety training; job seeking skills; consumer information areas such as social security benefits, personal health, tax requirements, nutrition and retirement laws. Local resource persons are invited to address technical knowledge or skills at leas once each year. Training takes place in group sessions, at the work site, on an individual basis or through other assignments.
Participants train a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week. Participants are paid no less than the federal or state minimum wage. Training schedules for each participant are maintained in the NCBA-SCSEP State offices.
For More Information please contact:
Mrs. Valla Handcock 501-508-2840
Tell her you want to work at the Lonoke County Council on Aging Senior Center!
Lonoke County Council on Aging has five locations (Cabot, Carlisle, England, Lonoke and Des Arc). We are looking for program participants at all locations.