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Easterseals-Goodwill provides transitional employment services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program offers training opportunities to low-income adults age 55 and older in the states of Idaho, Montana, Utah and select eastern Oregon counties who wish to re-enter the workforce.  It allows participants to overcome barriers to employment by gaining real-world work experience at non-profit and community service organizations, called “host agencies,” in the community.

How it Works

Participants are assigned to host agencies for about 20 hours per week. The objective is to provide current hands-on training that can lead to unsubsidized employment in the private sector. Assignments vary and range from six to 12 months.

In addition, SCSEP participants may receive training to update resumes and learn interview skills. Easterseals-Goodwill staff works with partners in the community to provide training such as updating computer skills, literacy skills, and improving English proficiency. Job leads are also a key component of the services provided.

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 being a host agency here.

SCSEP Phone Numbers:

Idaho & Eastern Oregon: (208) 454-8555
Montana: (406) 493-2408
Utah: (800) 771-2153


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 $22,938,400.00 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor provided 90 percent of the funding for Goodwill’s SCSEP programs in the program year 2021. Goodwills provided the remaining 10 percent through in-kind contributions worth $2,293,840.00. See http://www.goodwill.org/scsep/ for funding details. Easterseals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain Inc. received a subaward of $1,863,672.00 for the SCSEP federal slots in Montana, and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $216,613.00 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.

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