HCAP - Senior Employment Program
The Senior Community Services Employment Program
The Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded program that is under the Title V of the Older Americans Act. This program is granted through the State Department of Labor Workforce Development Division and administered by the Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. (HCAP).
The primary functions of the SCSEP program are two-fold:
1. Provide meaningful part-time subsidized "hands-on" training to low-income seniors aged 55 and older.
2. Assist program participants into finding regular jobs in the community.
Year after year, this program has successfully trained and placed low-income seniors into a wide spectrum of meaningful employment. Our sixty (60) partnering training sites throughout the island of O'ahu provide employment training for job skills in janitorial, yard maintenance, program aide, receptionist, office clerk, kitchen helper, day-care aide, teacher's aide, etc.
Some of the ways that our participants have benefited from the SCSEP program include the ability to:
- Gain social security credits so that he/she may become eligible for social security benefits (for those who do not have the required 40 quarters of reportable work to their name).
- Supplement their low-income and gain new employment skills that will eventually lead him or her into finding a regular job in the community.
- Increase one's health (mentally and physically) by socially interacting among others in the community and becoming a "contributing citizen". This program reduces isolation and increases self-esteem.
- Obtain a free (up to $50.00) annual physical exam to assure that he/she is healthy.
- And much more...
For further information or if you know of an economically disadvantaged family member, neighbor, or anyone 55 years of age and older, please call the program staff at 521-4531 or visit us at 33 South King Street, Suite 302 in the One South King Building.