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

What is SCSEP?

Are you aged 55 or older, unemployed, and looking for work?

Learn more about training with the NCOA Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)!

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).

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To participate in SCSEP, you must be aged 55 or older, unemployed, and meet financial guidelines.

In addition to community service training, SCSEP provides participants with other training and support services that are important for finding future employment.  These include Individual Employment Plan (IEP) development, specialized training to prepare for placements, assistance in securing future employment, and access to Virginia Career Works Centers.

NCOA SCSEP offers a wide variety of temporary community service training positions at both non-profit and public facilities, including hospitals, schools, senior centers, government agencies, and libraries. These positions are training assignments designed to provide the skills and experience to obtain future employment outside the program.  Additional training through lectures, seminars, one-on-one instruction, training programs, and community colleges may also be provided.

Am I Eligible?

To participate in SCSEP, you must be aged 55 or older, unemployed, and meet financial guidelines.  The Northern Virginia SCSEP covers the counties and cities of Alexandria, Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fauquier, Loudoun, Manassas, Manassas Park, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, and Warren.

Please contact our office to learn more at or 703-827-3782.

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Please contact us at 703-827-3782 or via e-mail below.

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