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Senior Community Service Employment Program

How to Apply to Become a SCSEP Host Agency

All non-profit and government agencies interested in becoming a SCSEP Host Agency must complete a Host Agency application and submit to the SCSEP Program Coordinator. They must provide their tax exempt certificate, training descriptions and a statement regarding their ability to hire. In addition, the SCSEP staff will schedule an onsite visit to conduct a review of the training site and ensure the environment is safe and free of any environmental hazards. If eligible, all Host Agencies must sign a Host Agency agreement and recertify each year prior to June 30.

Eligibility Requirements to Be a SCSEP Host Agency:

  • Be a non-profit or government agency located in the District of Columbia;
  • Be willing and available to provide training opportunities to seniors 55 and older that face barriers to employment;
  • Agree to provide adequate orientation, job training, support services, appropriate workspace and materials to all participants assigned to the Host Agency. The Host Agency also agrees to provide adequate supervision to enable the participants to perform as a productive and effective trainee;
  • Agree to coordinate with SCSEP for the purpose of evaluating the progress of the participant and seeking assistance in the resolution of problems, disagreements or other incompatibilities which result from or impact upon the performance of the participants at the Host Agency;
  • Agrees to consider the SCSEP participant for permanent employment with the Host Agency where vacancies occur;
  • Be willing to excuse participants from their regular training duties a minimum of one day each month to attend scheduled SCSEP meetings, job fairs, workshops, and special events;
  • Agrees to provide adequate orientation instruction training, support services, workplace and materials to all SCSEP participants assigned to the site. The Host Agency also agrees to provide adequate supervision to enable the Senior Aide(s) to perform as a productive, effective worker;
  • Agrees to electronically submit time sheets for all SCSEP participants on alternate Fridays.
  • Will notify the SCSEP Office of any work reassignment of SCSEP participants, i.e. change in training sites or duties. The Host Agency also will notify the SCSEP Office of any training site injury of a SCSEP participant after every effort to arrange immediate medical treatment;
  • Will excuse all SCSEP participants from their regular duties a minimum of one day each month to attend the scheduled Senor Aide’s workshop and/or special events;
  • Agrees to coordinate with the SCSEP program for the purpose of seeking assistance in the resolution of problems, disagreement of other incompatibilities which result from or impact upon the performance of the participants at the host agency; and
  • Agree to abide by Federal Maintenance of Effort provisions as stated om 29 CPR 99.41 that stipulates that Host Agencies do the following:
  • Shall result in an increase in employment opportunities over those, which would otherwise be available.
  • May not result in the displacement of currently employed workers, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours or non-overtime work, wages or employment benefits.
  • May not impair existing contracts for service or result in substitution of federal funds for other funds in connection with work that would otherwise be performed.
  • May not substitute project work assignments for existing federally-assisted jobs.
  • May not employ or continue to employ any SCSEP participants to perform work the same or substantially the same as that performed by any other person who is on layoff.

How to Apply to Become a SCSEP Host Agency:

  • Submit a completed Host Agency Application to the SCSEP Program Coordinator;
  • Provide a copy of the organization’s tax-exempt certificate (for non-profit organizations only);
  • Submit work-training assignment position descriptions and a statement regarding the organization’s ability to hire;
  • The SCSEP Program Coordinator will schedule an onsite visit to conduct a review of the training site and ensure the environment is conducive to training, safe, and free of any environmental hazards; and
  • If deemed eligible, the Host Agency must sign a Host Agency Agreement and recertify each year prior to June 30th.