Over the next decade, the number of Americans age 55 or older will increase by almost 30 percent—they will be working well beyond the traditional age of retirement. The goal of the Department of Aging is to provide employers and mature job seekers with the resources needed to address the changing workforce.
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
SCSEP's goal is to provide work experience and on-the-job training to improve the individual’s skills and thus enhance their ability to obtain an unsubsidized job. Watch a video from the Center for Workforce Inclusion to learn more about the program.
- Must be a resident of Baltimore County.
- Meets income eligibility requirements.
- Age 55 and older.
- Training 20 hours per week for 52 weeks per year.
- Minimum wage payment, paid bi-weekly by check which must be directly deposited to their bank of choice.
- Part-time Baltimore County employment under the non-classified status and are enrolled and exited by the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) Senior Employment Office.
- Call payroll hours on Monday, followed with a timesheet mailed to the Senior Employment Office at the end of their training week.
- Attend quarterly meetings, monthly employment workshops, various job fairs and various training classes through community colleges or Workforce Development Centers.
- Seek unsubsidized employment four times per month during their training period by complete a self-directed job search form.
Program Funding and Insurance
- SCSEP is funded by a $45.2 million grant from the United States Department of Labor, in cooperation with The Center for Workforce Inclusion, Inc.
- Liability and workmen’s compensation insurance is the responsibility of Baltimore County Government.
- SCSEP is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
SCSEP Host Agencies
Host agencies provide training, supervision, and work experience for participants. SCSEP participants train at various agencies including but not limited to:
- Baltimore County Libraries
- Public Schools
- Department of Aging Senior Centers
- The American Red Cross
- The American Cancer Society
SCSEP participants are assigned to the host agency as their training sites for no longer than one year. A host agency must be a unit of government or a non-profit organization classified under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Host Agency supervisors are required to attend an annual supervisors meeting each program year.
Join the SCSEP
The BCDA's Senior Employment Office administers the SCSEP in Baltimore County. For further information call 410-887-4006.