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Senior Employment Services (SCSEP - Title V)

An employment training program for low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55 years and older.

Eligibility

  • Individuals applying for the SCSEP must meet the following requirements:
  • A legal resident of Tennessee
  • 55 years of age and older
  • Unemployed
  • A family income at no more than 125% of the federal poverty level

Priority Groups

The first priority for program enrollment is given to veterans and their eligible spouses, as long as their discharge was not dishonorable.

The second priority for program enrollment is given to individuals with at least one of these characteristics:

  • Are 65 years of age or older
  • Have a disability
  • Have limited English skills
  • Have low reading, writing and math skills
  • Live in a rural area
  • Need extra support and training in order to secure employment
  • Did not get a job after receiving Workforce Investment Act services
  • Are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Income Eligibility

Number of People in Household Maximum Yearly Income
1 $15,075
2 $20,300
3 $25,525
4 $30,750
5 $35,975
6 $41,200
7 $46,425
8 $51,650
More than 8 $51,650 plus $5,225 for each additional person

 

If you have a documented disability, you are considered to be a family of one, even if you live with several people in your household.

Some income is not included in income eligibility calculations, such as disability benefits and unemployment benefits.  Ask the SCSEP representative for your county if you meet the program’s income eligibility requirements.

Explanation of Services:

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is an employment training program for low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55 years and older. The program provides subsidized, part-time work experience for a limited time through community service. Participants in the program learn new skills and talents, or enhance existing skills, through valuable work experience and other training to become competitive in today's workforce.

Seniors Have Everything to Gain:

  • Assessments to determine individual needs for training
  • Training consists of upgrading existing skills, developing new skills, limited educational opportunities, job counseling, and assistance in finding and keeping a job
  • Placement is closely matched with seniors’ personal goals when placed in a position in community service (nonprofit, public, or private sector) for approximately 20 hours per week
  • Participants receive the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Type of Work Experiences Available:

  • Teacher's aides
  • Nurse's aides
  • Library clerks
  • Clerical workers
  • Adult and child day care assistants
  • Campground recreational coordinators
  • Maintenance workers

Time Limits

SCSEP is a temporary job training program. The program helps you learn the skills you need and access other resources so you can find a job in one or two years. Some people need more time to complete their training. The longest time that you can stay in SCSEP is 48 months.

 

 

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is an employment training program for low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55 years and older. The program provides subsidized, part-time work experience for a limited time through community service. Participants in the program learn new skills and talents, or enhance existing skills, through valuable work experience and other training to become competitive in today's workforce. - See more at: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/topic/senior-work-experience-program#sthash.10f3VjTM.dpuf

Contact

 

Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Scott, Union

Kelly Cox
(865) 590-1052 ext 7109
Kcox@ethra.org

Contact

Anderson, Blount, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Loudon, Monroe, Roane, Sevier

Arlita Brisbin
(865) 691-2551 ext 4347
abrisbin@ethra.org

Funding

The program is federally funded through the Tennessee Department of Labor and Senior Services of America.

Title V Testimonials

Counties Served

Blount County, Claiborne County, Campbell County, Anderson County, Morgan County, Cocke County, Grainger County, Hamblen County, Jefferson County, Loudon County, Monroe County, Roane County, Scott County, Sevier County, Union County

Resources to Download

  • Initial AssessmentAssessment

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  • SCSEP Initial Assessment Fillable Assessment

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