Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Coordina

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Coordinator

Portland , Maine , United States | Human Services | Full-time Apply by: Sept. 28, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Social Services Program Specialist IOpening Date: September 14, 2021 Closing Date: September 28, 2021Job Class Code: 5092

Grade: 22 (Prof. & Tech)

Salary: $40,726 – $54,641.60/yr.Position Number: 02022-7804Location: Portland***This position requires statewide travel.

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS or the Department) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, support and well-being of Maine’s older citizens, vulnerable adults, and adults with disabilities. OADS serves as Maine’s designated State Unit on Aging under the Older Americans Act to administer federal and state funded aging services and programs through contracts with Maine’s area agencies on aging, the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Maine Legal Services for the Elderly, and other community providers.

As Title V of the Older Americans Act, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federal grant program administered by OADS in Cumberland, Lincoln, and York Counties. SCSEP provides work-training opportunities for low-income persons ages 55 and older designed to foster individual, economic self-sufficiency by providing temporary, part-time, subsidized training opportunities in the community service field. As the SCSEP Coordinator, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of OADS’s SCSEP program.

Job duties:

+ Manage day-to-day operations of OADS’s SCSEP program.

+ Review U.S. Department of Labor grant requirements, priorities, and funding for SCSEP; write annual grant; review, file, and track program agreement payments.

+ Participate is regularly scheduled U.S. Department of Labor meetings and conference calls regarding SCSEP.

+ Promote the program through the various department and community advisory board meetings and fairs/events, outreach education, presentations, and other strategies; create press releases, displays, brochures, newsletters, and other written materials.

+ Recruit and assess participants for the Maine State SCSEP; obtain required data on each applicant; determine and certify eligibility; and assists/guide in developing Individual Employment Plans, including potential training courses to support unsubsidized employment goals such as computer training.

+ Recruit Host Sites (non-profit and governmental agencies) for job placement involving subsidized and unsubsidized employment for participants; explain program guidelines.

+ Assist participants in seeking and working out job placements; refer to Host Sites; contact Host Sites to discuss and identify work to fit unique abilities, interests, and skills of the participant; negotiate and rotate placements to fit each participant best.

+ Partner with, and refer participants to, the Maine Department of Labor CareerCenters, Host Sites, and training providers.

+ Assist participants in navigating and accessing other community and government agency services to address varied needs that may interfere with employment and training.

+ Prepare and submit required SCSEP State Plans and updates as required by the U.S. Department of Labor.

+ Prepare and submit quarterly reports to the U.S. Department of Labor.

+ Manage the SPARQ database on all participants; enter and update data assuring accuracy and completeness.

+ Collect and verify timesheets from participants and Host Sites to submit on a regular basis to the contracted payroll service agency.

+ Manage service contract and budget between OADS and its payroll service agency.

Minimum Qualifications:

Six (6) years of education and/or professional experience in social services casework, social services program development/delivery, or social services related fiscal/budget administration/analysis work.

Preference will be given to individuals who have professional experience providing job development and job coaching to older adults as well as the areas listed below

The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise in the following areas:

+ Knowledge of the Office of Aging and Disability Services regulation, policies and procedures related to social programs for older adults and adults with disabilities.

+ Ability to work collaboratively with clients to develop person-centered plans to achieve intended outcomes.

+ Ability to work collaboratively and cohesively with a team, including conducting interviews with participants and partner organizations in a friendly and professional manner.

+ Ability to use information systems to collect, analyze and compile data, especially MS Teams.

+ Oral and descriptive writing skills including the ability to collect, analyze and present employment information and data to multiple audiences.

Application Information:

For additional information about this position, please contact James Moorhead at 287-7057 To apply, please upload a resume and cover letteraddressing the above competency areas, copies of post-secondary transcripts prior to the recruitment closing date.

To request a paper application, please contact ( .


Benefits are vital to your health and well-being. We get it. Here’s what the State of Maine offers:

+ growth – build your career

+ health, dental, and vision insurance – take care of yourself

+ retirement savings – financially independent, even after you stop working

+ flexible spending accounts – manage out-of-pocket healthcare and/or daycare costs

+ Living Resources(employee assistance program) – overcome difficult situations with support

+ paid holidays – twelve each year

+ federal public loan forgiveness program- for qualifying loans and payments

+ statewide locations – from Kittery to Madawaska

+ training – develop knowledge, skills, and understanding

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 13.16% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in theHealth Premium Credit Programcan decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

Updated On: Oct 01, 2021