Senior Community Service Employment Program

Desk with nobody sat at it against a white background. Blank name sign to add your own text. Older adults often have the hardest time finding a new job. Their skills may not be up-to-date due to the ever-changing world of technology. To help these individuals improve their skills and abilities and find a job, Self-Help for the Elderly administers the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

The program provides unemployed low-income, older adults (55+) part-time community service assignments in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara or Alameda Counties. Individuals will be placed in assignments in non-profit or government agencies to help them improve their job skills and experience through on-the-job training. Individuals will be able to learn from employees and be trained on how to do the job. They will also be assisted in transitioning to unsubsidized employment. They gain work experience in a variety of community service activities, including community based organizations, senior centers, day centers, hospitals, schools and many more. They build skills and self confidence that can lead towards permanent employment. Individuals work around 12 - 20 hours a week and are paid at minimum wage.

The Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) is administered by The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, which awards grants to 15 non-profit organizations around the U.S., the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging which subcontracts to Self-Help for the Elderly.

To learn more about how to get involved with senior community service and SCSEP, call (415) 677-7620.


Department of Disability and Aging Services