In Home Care
Adult Day Care
Va. Dept. for the Aging
SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
The Older Americans Act requires that the participants must be 55 years of age or older, able to work, and be within the government income guidelines. Participants of SCSEP are assigned to work in a temporary position at a host agency, usually work 20 to 25 hours per week and receive the equivalent of the Federal minimum wage.
The goal of the program is to help participants develop their work capabilities and obtain permanent job opportunities, either with the assigned host agency or in the private sector. Participants work in services for either the general community or for the elderly. In addition to the training wage, participants receive an annual physical examination as well as personal and job related counseling.
The older job seeker has many assets that are valuable to employers--assets of which he/she may not even be aware.
Experience -- an array of business-related skills
Stability -- loyalty and permanence
Productivity -- a history of proven capability
These are the exact same qualities that Southside Virginia employers look for in job applicants.
Senior Employment Specialist
Lake Country Area Agency on Aging
1105 West Danville St.
South Hill, Virginia 23970
Phone (434) 447-7661 - Fax (434) 447-4074
Toll Free 1-800-252-4464 (Within VA.)