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Title V/Senior Community Service Employment Program

Program overview


The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act, serves persons with low incomes who are 55 years old or older and have poor employment prospects. The program has two purposes: to provide useful community services and to foster individual economic self-sufficiency through training and job placement in unsubsidized jobs.


Services provided include:

  • Up to 20 hours per week of part-time employment in community service assignments
  • Job training and related educational opportunities
  • Opportunities for placement into unsubsidized jobs

Community service assignments include the following activities:

  • Social, health, welfare and educational services (particularly literacy tutoring)
  • Personal assistance, including tax counseling and assistance and financial counseling
  • Library, recreational and other similar services
  • Conservation, maintenance or restoration of natural resources
  • Community betterment or beautification
  • Anti-pollution and environmental quality efforts
  • Weatherization activities
  • Economic development
  • Such other services essential and necessary to the community as the Secretary of the Department of Labor, by regulation, may prescribe.


SCSEP Program Coordinator

Ryan Kibby
Department of Human Services
Aging and People with Disabilities
676 Church St NE
Salem, OR 97301


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