NCBA-Aging

National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Because we recognize that income and productivity are key to maintaining the quality of life our seniors deserve, the National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc., proudly provides employment training and placement services under its Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The program is authorized by the Older Americans Act.

We see to it that SCSEP participants receive the necessary job related training in preparation for job assignments. Training takes place in group sessions or at the work site and may involve performing duties at a non-profit, including daycare facilities, faith-based organizations, and senior centers.

In order to qualify for participation in SCSEP, you must:

  • Be unemployed
  • Be 55 years of age or older (Applicants 65 years of age or older are given priority)
  • Be capable of performing part-time training duties
  • Reside in the state where you will be assigned
  • Have a family income that does not exceed 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines

Criterion for Continued Participation

  • Re-certification of financial eligibility requires twelve (12) months after entry date and every twelve (12) months thereafter. Participants may be requires to show proof of age, social security number and household income for for the previous twelve (12) months. Participants who are found ineligible are notified in writing and given 30 days notice prior to termination of the program.

Orientation

  • Each new participant receives NCBA-SCSEP orientation upon acceptance into the program. Orientation will occur prior to or after participants start their training. Such orientation is designed to inform the participant of the purpose and goals of the program.

Training

  • NCBA-SCSEP participants receive an orientation and the necessary job related training in preparation for NCBA-SCSEP training assignments. Continued training, preparation, and education includes but is not limited to: teaching new job skills and upgrading old skills; first aid and safety training; job seeking skills; consumer information areas such as social security benefits, personal health, tax requirements, nutrition and retirement laws. Local resource persons are invited to address technical knowledge or skills at leas once each year. Training takes place in group sessions, at the work site, on an individual basis or through other assignments.

  • Participants train a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week. Participants are paid no less than the federal or state minimum wage. Training schedules for each participant are maintained in the NCBA-SCSEP State offices.

Supportive Services

  • NCBA-SCSEP provided supportive service to participants through referrals to appropriate organizations. If information, advice, or counseling is needed an NCBA-SCSEP staff person should be notified.

Questions?

  • For further information please contact a State Program Coordinator or call the NCBA-SCSEP Director at 202-637-8400.

Headquarters Office

NCBA / SCSEP Programs
1220 L Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

PHONE: (202) 637-8400
FAX: (202) 347-0895

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact: 
Debra Carter, Director of Employment Services
E-mail: dcarter@ncba-aged.org

Contact a state office to inquire about SCSEP services in your area.

National Offices

Debra R. Carter
Director of Employment Services
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 800,
Washington, DC  20005
Main: (202) 637-8400
Fax: (202) 347-0895

Wanda Payne
SCSEP National Assistant Director
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.,
4819 Emperor Blvd, Suite 400,
Durham, NC  27703
(919) 313-4780 Main
(919) 249-6980 Fax

Linda Zewude
SCSEP Budget Analyst
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 800,
Washington, DC  20005
Main: (202) 637-8400
Fax: (202) 347-0895

Arkansas Offices

Program Manager – Lonoke
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
117 E. Front Street
Lonoke, AR  72086
(501) 508-2841 Main
(501) 438-8116 Fax

Program Manager – Clinton
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
1396 US 65 South
Clinton, AR  72031
(501) 745-4070 Main
(501) 745-4199 Fax

District of Columbia Office

Program Manager
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20005
(202) 289-1700 Main
(202) 289-1777 Fax

Florida Offices

Program Manager – Milton
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
6055 Doctor’s Park Way
Milton, FL 32570
(850)-623-3046 Main
(850)-623-3045 Fax

Program Manager – Jacksonville
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
101 Century 21 Drive Suite 105 A
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 900-5100 Main
(904) 551-3690 Fax

Illinois Office

Program Manager
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
4455 S. Martin L. King Jr. Drive Suite 101 A, Chicago, IL 60653
(312) 567-0318 Main
(872) 465-3235 Fax

Michigan Office

Regional Manager
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. AARP Foundation SCSEP
407 E. Fort Street, Suite 401 Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-4821 Main (813) 215-6313 Cell (855) 742-7060 Fax

Mississippi Offices

Program Manager – Cleveland The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. 142 North Street
Cleveland, MS 38732
(662) 846-6992 Main
(662) 846-6210 Fax

Program Manager – Water Valley
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
100 Railroad Avenue
Water Valley, MS 38965
(662) 846-6992 Main
(662) 714-3005 Fax

Ohio Office

Program Manager
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
12200 Fairhill Road
First Floor – B Wing
Cleveland, OH 44120
Main: (216) 721-9197
Fax: (216) 721-1251

Priority is given to Veterans and their qualified spouses, then to individuals who:

  1. Are over age 65

  2. Have a disability

  3. Have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency

  4. Reside in a rural area

  5. Are homeless or at risk for homelessness

  6. Have low employment prospects

  7. Have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.

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Downloads & Resources

Direct Deposit Agreement
Enrollee Data Change Form
Monitor Data Change Form
NCBA Enrollee Training or Conference Authorization and Payment Request