We offer employment services at no charge to employers. Good workers are hard to find and hiring mature workers makes sense.
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans operated under a U.S. Department of Labor grant. We thank the Center for Workforce Inclusion, Inc. for selecting our organization to operate SCSEP in our community.
Individuals 55 years of age and older who meet the SCSEP income guidelines may be enrolled in the program. SCSEP participants are provided part-time assignments at local non-profit, governmental and public agencies. A few examples are: receptionists, clerical assistants, data entry clerks, bookkeepers, custodians, child/adult day care assistants, and nutrition assistants.
Our paid training assignments allow the SCSEP participants to develop or enhance their skills. Formal and informal training is given on the community service assignment. In addition, Supportive Services Corporation provides job development services, classroom training, or a combination of these.
Supportive Services provides full financial responsibility (wages, state-mandated fringe benefits, worker’s compensation and general liability) for participants who are placed in a community service assignment. Written personnel policies & procedures and time sheets/pay schedules are provided for each enrollee.
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A Host Agency must be a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) or governmental/public agency to qualify as a host agency. Training sites (host agencies) are selected to furnish supervision, instruction and training for assigned SCSEP participants. Host Agencies’ responsibilities include supervision, keeping time sheets and completing performance evaluations. Host agencies also agree to consider hiring participants whenever job openings occur for which the participant is qualified.
… Senior Service America works with local organizations around the country like Supportive Services Corporation in Buffalo, New York, sponsoring programs designed to keep or bring back older people to the workforce.
Anita Wolniewicz, a program director at Supportive Services, says she has seen strong interest from workers past retirement age that want to work. In one federal program that helps place older workers with non-profits while they look for more permanent work, 27% of participants have been 66 or older over the past year, Wolniewicz said…
By 2024, older workers will represent the largest single segment—25 percent of the labor force in the United States. For more than forty years, Supportive Services Corporation has been assisting older job seekers by providing free employment and training services in Erie County…
Supportive Services Corporation’s SCSEP program is funded by a $46.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This funding provides 90% of the support for SCSEP with the Center and its sub-grantees providing approximately $5 million in nonfederal match. The SCSEP Program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.