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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), we offer paid job training to eligible adults wishing to re-enter the workforce. While in this program, participants overcome barriers to employment while gaining paid, real-world work experience at non-profits and government agencies, called “host agencies,” in the community.

How it Works

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

While working, SCSEP participants also can get help updating resumes, 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 provided.

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

Or fill out the form below.

Free Online Learning

Use Goodwill’s 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 to improve digital skills, navigate careers and live better lives. Lessons are available in EnglishSpanish, and Portuguese.

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 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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