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Senior Community Service Employment Program

What is the Senior Community Service Employment Program?
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a part-time program for low-income persons age 55 and over who have poor employment prospects.  Program participants receive assignments at community and government agencies and are paid the Federal or State minimum wage, whichever is higher.  Participants may also receive assistance in developing job search skills and in locating a permanent job.  Participants are placed in non-profit or public service type host agencies.  They receive on-the-job training and work experience.  During their training, participants work with their local Employment and Training Coordinator to achieve permanent part time or full time unsubsidized employment either at their host agency or with other employment sources in their area.  Some of the benefits participants receive while in the program are:  temporary paid work experience; improvement of marketable skills; development of new skills and an opportunity to establish a current work history.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for the SCSEP?

  • 55 years of age or older.
  • A resident of the State of Arkansas.
  • Is not employed at the time of application for participation in the program.
  • Household income is at or below 125% of the current Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.

SCSEP Documents
Arkansas Senior Community Service Employment Program State Plan 2012-2015
Arkansas Equitable Distribution Report 2013

Who do I contact if I am interested in the SCSEP?

Division of Aging and Adult Services
Nadine Grice
DHS Program Coordinator
Division of Aging and Adult Services
PO Box 1437 Slot S530
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-1437
Telephone:  (501) 320-6571
Fax:  (501) 682-8155
TDD:  (501) 682-2443
E-mail:  nadine.grice@arkansas.gov

Office Location
Arkansas Department of Human Services
700 Main Street, 5th Floor
Little Rock, Arkansas  72201

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