The SCSEP program is still accepting new participants! To keep our community healthy and safe, we will be conducting intake assessments for the SCSEP program by phone and receiving documents by mail and email. SCSEP participants are participating in virtual training assignments and limited in-person training assignments until further notice. Participants are encouraged to apply in order to benefit from online resources and phone and email communications to prepare for a training assignment. If you have questions, please contact DFSSCSEP@Fairfaxcounty.gov.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides temporary community service training opportunities to older Americans to prepare them for jobs in their community.
SCSEP participants train an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid a training stipend that is the highest of federal, state, or local minimum wage directly by SCSEP. Participants are placed in a wide variety of community service training assignments at non-profit and public facilities, such as senior centers, day care centers, schools, and hospitals. This on-the-job training experience can then be used as a bridge to find employment opportunities outside of the program.
Effective July 1, 2019, the Virginia Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) under the National Council on Aging (NCOA) has been sub-contracted to the SkillSource Group, Inc. in partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services (DFS).