Age as an Advantage

If you are a job seeker 55 years old and up...

... and looking for employment, this program may be the one for you.

Let us introduce you to the Senior Community Service Employment Program, known as SCSEP*

What is SCSEP?

SCSEP is a federally funded, community service and work-based job training program for those 55 years old and up. It is our mission to help foster individual economic self-sufficiency and promote useful opportunities in community service assignments. Through the SCSEP, Operation ABLE guides committed participants towards their Path to Employment.

Downloadable flyer found here.

Am I Eligible?

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Age 55 and UP
  • Unemployed
  • Low-income
  • Desire to learn/refresh job skills as a Path to Employment
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Still not sure if you qualify? Attend a FREE INFO SESSION at the office nearest you to learn more.   COVID restrictions may prohibit in-person sessions. You are urged to call the office first.

ABLE Can Help

Operation ABLE's SCSEP participants work an average of 20 hours per week; paid a stipend and are employed in a wide variety of community service activities. In addition, one receives job search assistance and guidance towards a more permanent job.  Through ABLE's dedicated SCSEP staff, participants build confidence, and get what they need to compete in today’s job market.

* The Senior Community Service Employment Program is a U.S. Department of Labor equal opportunity employer/program administered by Operation ABLE and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. SCSEP Participants must meet Federal low-income guidelines. They will be paid for training in their own community for up to 20 hours a week, get help searching for a job, and gain new work experience, which can lead to unsubsidized employment.
Operation ABLE is compliant with P.L. 116-94, Division A, Title V 505.

View our SCSEP On Demand Information Session Below

* The Operation ABLE Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is funded with $4,962,037million through the Department of Labor (DOL). This funding provides 90% of the support for Operation ABLE’s SCSEP program. The remaining 10%, $551,337 thousand is funded by Operation ABLE and community match through non-federal monies. Operation ABLE’s SCSEP program operates in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Operation ABLE 55 and UP (SCSEP) Service Areas Below

This program is for unemployed job seekers 55 and Up who are committed to finding a job. Service areas in Massachusetts includes: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties, as well as most of New Hampshire.

*PLEASE READ* Workshops and Info Sessions NOW HELD REMOTELY until we can all safely meet on site. For more information, contact the individual Regional Manager for your area, found below.

SCSEP Suffolk County, MA

Keith Benton, Regional Manager

174 Portland Street, 5th Fl., Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 781-844-6211
eMail: cbenton@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 9:00am - 5:00pm

All services are presently delivered virtually until further notice.

On site INFORMATION SESSIONS are suspended due to COVID, please see our on-demand information session found here.

Locate the ABLE-55 and Up (SCSEP) Information Session hosted at MassHires. Locations, calendar and directions found here.

SCSEP Middlesex County, MA

Keith Benton, Regional Manager

186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Suite 310, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 781-844-6211
eMail: cbenton@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 9:00am - 5:00pm

All services are presently delivered virtually until further notice.

On site INFORMATION SESSIONS are suspended due to COVID, please see our on-demand information session found here.

Locate the ABLE-55 and Up (SCSEP) Information Session hosted at MassHires. Locations, calendar and directions found here.

SCSEP Norfolk, Metro West & Worcester Counties, MA

Angel Miranda, Regional Manager

Quincy SCSEP Office
80 Clay St., Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-602-7661

eMail: amiranda@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Flyer for Norfolk, Metro West & Worcester Counties, MA found here.

All services are presently delivered virtually until further notice.

Locate the ABLE-55 and Up (SCSEP) Information Session hosted at MassHires. Locations, calendar and directions found here.

SCSEP Essex County, MA

Allan Broome, SCSEP Regional Manager

280 Merrimack St., BLDG B, Ste 400
Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: 617-981-1577

eMail: abroome@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 9:00am - 4:30pm

All services are presently delivered virtually until further notice.

Locate the ABLE-55 and Up (SCSEP) Information Session hosted at MassHires. Locations, calendar and directions found here.

SCSEP NEW HAMPSHIRE - All NH Counties except Belknap and Merrimack

Kristin Gorrie, Regional Manager

228 Maple St., Ste 300
Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: 603-206-4400

eMail: kgorrie@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm

All services are presently delivered virtually until further notice.

Call Kristin for INFORMATION SESSION schedule.

SCSEP NEW HAMPSHIRE - NH North Country SCSEP Satellite Office

Louise DeBlois, Program Coordinator

961 Main Street
Berlin, NH 03570
Phone: 603-752-2600

eMail: ldeblois@operationable.net

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm

All services are presently delivered virtually until further notice.

Call Kristin for INFORMATION SESSION schedule.

ABLE SCSEP Information Sessions & Workshops hosted at MassHire

GREATER BOSTON

MassHire Boston Career Center

ABLE SCSEP Information Session and Mature Worker workshop – “Coping with Age Barriers-Using Age to Your Advantage” are combined workshops conducted at the same session. Workshop is held every other month. Session is approximately 1 hour in duration. Click here for calendar.

MassHire Downtown Boston Career Center

ABLE SCSEP Information Session and Mature Worker workshop – “Coping with Age Barriers-Using Age to Your Advantage” are combined workshops conducted at the same session. Workshop is held every other month. Session is approximately 2 hours in duration. Click here for calendar.

MassHire Metro North Career Center

ABLE SCSEP Information SCSEP Info Session is held the 4th Thursday of every month at 10:00 AM. Click here for calendar.

ABLE 55 and UP (SCSEP) Partners

Operation ABLE BFF MASSHire
Executive Office of Elder Affairs MASSACHUSETTS
City of Boston
Age Strong Commission
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development MASSACHUSETTS
NH Works
MASS.gov