Senior-Specific Programs

Goodwill Keystone Area offers a number of programs and services to help senior citizens learn new job skills and maintain financial independence.

What is SCSEP?

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and paid job training program for older workers. It was authorized by Congress in Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide subsidized, part-time job training for low-income persons 55 years of age or older.

SCSEP is designed to help seniors receive the training they need to find jobs in the community. Goodwill recognizes the importance of work in your life.

What is the Goal of SCSEP?

In addition to providing community services and paid part-time job training, the program has a goal of building your skills and confidence to succeed in a job.

You would train an average of 20 hours a week and are paid the highest in federal, state or local minimum wage. There is a wide variety of community service training opportunities at non-profit and public facilities, including day-care centers, senior community centers, schools and hospitals.

Are You Eligible for SCSEP?

Eligible participants:

  • Must be 55 years of age and older
  • Meet income eligibility requirements
  • Not currently employed

Please note that priority is given to persons over 60 years of age, Veterans and individuals with the greatest economic need.

For more information, contact:

Mike Ross

Toll Free: 888-216-1501