The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps older adults find employment by building skills and confidence through paid temporary community service positions.  People age 55 or older can apply regardless of their employment history or educational level.  SCSEP participants serve their communities while gaining valuable on-the-job part-time training through paid (minimum wage) temporary assignments with local non-profit and governmental agencies, including schools, libraries, social service agencies, senior centers, and museums.

To be eligible, you must meet all of the following guidelines:

  • Unemployed
  • 55 years of age or older
  • Meet 125% of federally established poverty income guidelines (click here for details)
  • Reside in East Alabama Commission’s SCSEP authorized counties: Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, and Talladega.

For more information, call 1-800-239-6741 or email

Click here for the SCSEP Intake form.

Participants must be at least 55 • Unemployed • Family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level SCSEP Program Requirements The Center for Workforce Inclusion’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. SCSEP is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses of veterans, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system or are formerly incarcerated or on supervision from release from prison or jail within five years of the date of initial eligibility determination.

September 18th–24th, 2024 is National Employ Older Workers Week (NEOWW); a week that recognizes the vital role of older workers in the workforce and  encourages employers to hire these individuals. Through a grant from the Department of Labor, East Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps older Americans who are unemployed, low-income, age 55 and older build valuable job skills while performing on-the-job training at non-profit and government agencies that serve the needs of their local communities.  SCSEP has helped over one million older Americans enter the workforce.  Join us in our celebration!


For more information contact East Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission’s AGE-LINE 1-800-243-5463 or visit




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