Over age 55 and looking for work? We may be able to help you.
Easterseals-Goodwill provides paid on-the-job employment services for low-income adults over age 55 in Idaho, Montana, Utah and select eastern Oregon counties through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
Earn money while you gain skills and experience working at temporary job assignments.
If you are eligible for SCSEP, trained staff will work with you to help overcome employment barriers while you are placed in paid, real-world work opportunities at nonprofits and government agencies, called “host agencies,” in the community.
The goal is to help you learn new skills, update your existing skills and gain workplace experience that can lead to a job with a private employer in your community. Assignments involve about 20 hours per week of work and can range from six to 12 months. During this time you’ll also receive help updating your resume, practicing interview skills, and searching for jobs.
Easterseals-Goodwill works with partners in the community to provide additional training such as updating computer skills, literacy skills, and improving English proficiency. Job leads are also a key component of the services you’ll receive.
Interested in SCSEP and want to see if you qualify? Call us at:
Idaho & Eastern Oregon: (208) 454-8555
Montana: (406) 493-2408
Utah: (800) 771-2153
For more information, please fill out the below form.
Get paid while you take online courses to advance your job skills.
As a SCSEP participant you may also qualify to take online courses as part of your paid training hours. Check out just a few of the course availble below. You can complete this short 7 question form to see if you’re eligible for online training classes.
Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Google docs, sheets, slides, and more
Computers, email, and the internet
Critical thinking and decision-making
Using video conferencing
Working in a digital world
Understanding and using the cloud
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Career planning and job search skills
Customer service skills
Even if you don’t qualify for SCSEP, you can still use Goodwill’s free online learning from your home, at a library or community center or anywhere else you have online access. GCFLearnFree.org® offers more than 1,000 free, self-paced lessons like those mentioned above to improve your digital skills, help navigate careers and live a better life. Lessons are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
SCSEP is helping seniors get back to work.
Read the stores of how SCSEP helped these seniors overcome barriers, improve their jobs skills and find employment.
Attention agencies who assist seniors:
If your agency or nonprofit works with low-income seniors, especially in helping seniors find employment, SCSEP may be an option for some of your clients. To learn more, please contact us.
Why SCSEP is Good for Businesses
For businesses, finding quality employees is always a challenge. By partnering with Easterseals-Goodwill, private employers gain access to a large pool of high-caliber job candidates. Mature workers have the work ethic, enthusiasm, loyalty, and life experience to be valuable assets to any workplace environment. Often the only thing they don’t have is the opportunity. Learn more about the benefits of partnering with Easterseals-Goodwill here.
Become a SCSEP Host Agency
We are seeking non-profit and government agencies to host SCSEP participants as they learn new skills and gain valuable work experience at no cost to you. Contact us about what it takes to become a host agency.
SCSEP is funded by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. SCSEP is an equal opportunity employer program. This document is available in alternative formats, including large print and electronic, upon request.
Goodwill® proudly participates in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a national employment and training program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. A $22,836,313.00 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor provided 90 percent of the funding for Goodwill’s SCSEP programs in the program year 2023. Goodwills provided the remaining 10 percent through in-kind contributions worth $2,537,378.00. See http://www.goodwill.org/scsep/ for funding details. Easterseals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain Inc. received a sub award of $1,891,226.00 for the SCSEP federal slots in Montana, and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $216,566.00 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
Easterseals Inc proudly participates in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a national employment and training program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Easterseals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain received a subaward for the SCSEP federal slots in Utah and Idaho. See www.easterseals.com/our-programs/employment-training/senior-community-service-employment-program-scsep for funding details.
Easterseals-Goodwill’s SCSEP activities in Baker, Grant and Morrow counties are permitted by Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette and in Wallowa, Union and Umatilla counties permitted by Goodwill Industries of the Columbia. SCSEP is funded by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Employment and Training Administration. SCSEP is an equal opportunity employer program. Auxiliary Aids are available upon request to persons with disabilities. TTY:711.