Senior Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program of Orange County (SCSEP-OC) is a federally funded program whose purpose is to train, retrain and prepare low income workers - age 55 and older - for entry or reentry into the workforce. Grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Division as authorized under Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965.

As a part of the employment plan, older workers are placed in a wide variety of non-profit or government agencies called Host Agencies.  The Host Agency will provide ongoing training and supervision. The Host Agency Supervisor will conduct quarterly performance evaluations and provide feedback to the older worker.

While in the program, older workers learn the skills needed to obtain and maintain employment. Workforce Professionals, located at our local Workforce Solutions Centers (formerly One-Stop Centers), will provide case management, classroom training, workshops, job search assistance, as well as referrals for other services. It is intended that SCSEP will serve as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for older workers. 

Older workers can bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a dedicated work to your business. At any point in time, the SCSEP has over one hundred participants that are trained to meet the needs of Orange County employers. Seniors hold a variety of positions in the Orange County community, including:

  • Clerical AIDE
  • Receptionist
  • Program Assistant
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Driver
  • Data Entry
  • File Clerk
  • Food Service

If you are an older worker interested in the program or are a non-profit or governmental agency interested in becoming a Host Site for an older worker, please give us a call. We would also like to speak with employers who value the talents older workers bring to the workplace.

For more information on the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), please contact the Orange County Workforce Solutions Center at 714-241-4900 and ask to speak to a SCSEP representative.