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Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Many people 55 & over are faced with poor employment prospects in today’s job market. SCSEP opens the door to new opportunities.   

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans operated under a U.S. Dept. of Labor grant. We thank the Center for Workforce Inclusion, Inc. for selecting our organization to operate SCSEP in our community.

The mission and purpose of SCSEP is to foster and promote individual, economic self-sufficiency through useful, part-time opportunities in community service assignments for unemployed, low-income people ages 55 and older. The program aims to increase the number of older people who may enjoy the benefits of unsubsidized employment in the public and private sectors of Bristol, Plymouth and Hampden Counties.

Program Details:

Eligibility: Must be 55 and older, unemployed, and meet income guidelines (125% of the poverty level)

Documentation Needed: Proof of income.

Application Process: Interested parties should contact the Fall River office.

Criteria for Selection: Eligible persons are considered based on their number of Most in Need characteristics. Veterans and spouses of Veterans receive first consideration.

Note: Greater Taunton residents seeking information or who wish to apply should contact the office in Fall River at the telephone number listed below.

Program Funding Details: The CFC SCSEP program is funded by a $46.3m grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This funding provides 90% of the support for the SCSEP with the Center and its subgrantees providing approximately $5m in nonfederal match. The SCSEP Program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Fall River Office

Director: Sherilyn Benedetti
E-Mail: sherilyn.benedetti@cfcinc.org

Address: 264 Griffin St. Fall River, MA 02724
Telephone: (508) 679-0041
Fax: (508) 324-0643

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.