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SCSEP - training program

Senior Community Service Employment Program is designed to provide participants with subsidized, temporary training so that they may gain the skills and experience needed to help them re-establish or develop their work skills and prepare them for permanent, unsubsidized employment.


SCSEP Director: Dawn Bunyon
Job Development Specialist: 
Phone: 302-734-1200 ext. 145
Fax: 302-734-3953

How Do I Benefit From SCSEP?

  • An assessment of your job aptitudes, job readiness, and job preferences.
  • An Individualized Employmnet Plan (IEP) that you develop with a Career Counselor, outlining your employment goals.
  • Paid on-the-job training in a community service assignment for up to 20 hours per week at minimum wage.
  • Referrals for support services such as food programs, housing assistance, and transportation.
  • Confidential annual physical exams (not required, but available for free)
  • Job search training and resume assistance. The goal of SCSEP is to help, as you train, to find unsubsidized employment and become financially self-sufficient.
  • Connection with High School Diploma (GED) Programs.

Eligibility Requirements

You are Eligible if:

  • Your family income is no more than 125% of the Federal Poverty Level (for example, the 2020 income limit is $15,950 for an individual: $21,550 for two.
    • If you are on Social Security Disability, your SSDI income does not count. If you are married and collecting SSDI, you may count as a family of one.
    • If you are collecting Service-Connected Disability, your SCD income does not count.
  • You are 55 years of age or older
  • Live In Kent County
  • You are totally unemployed
  • You are legally able to work in the U.S.
Priority is given to:
  • Veterans
  • Disabled
  • Seniors in most need: Severe Disability, Frail, Age 75 or older, Old Enough for but not receiving SS Title II, Severely Limited Employment Prospects and living in an area of persistent unemployment, Limited English Proficiency, Low Literacy Skills, Disability, rural(Milford), Veterans, Low Employment Prospects, Failed to find employment after using WIOA Title I, and Homeless or At risk of Homelessness.

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