Kimberley Causey-Gomez


Michal Rhymer-Browne

Assistant Commissioner - St. Thomas


Carla Benjamin

Assistant Commissioner - St. Croix

U.S. Virgin Islands

Department of Human Services

Senior Citizens Affairs

Senior Community Services Employment Program

The Senior Community Services Employment Program: (SCSEP) This program provides much needed subsidized, part-time employment for low-income Senior Citizens, age 55 or older.


Enrollees in the program receive wages at $7.25/hour and are provided on-the-job training and skill development. This program not only allows enrollees to be involved with the community and help in preserving their dignity, but also provides the community the benefit of their wisdom and life experiences.


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Press Release

The Department of Labor announces the availability of the State Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Labor Commissioner Albert Bryan Jr. and Human Services Commissioner Chris Finch, wishes to inform the general public of the availability of the State Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Plan for public review and comments.

The plan is currently available in hard copy at the Department of Labor One Stop Offices located at 53A, 54A&B Kronprindsens Gade in St. Thomas and #2203 Church Street Christiansted in St. Croix; at the Department of Human Services Offices located at Knud Hansen Complex, Bldg. A in St. Thomas and #3011 Golden Rock, Christiansted in St. Croix; the University of the Virgin Islands campuses and all Public Libraries throughout the Territory.


The Plan is also available electronically at

The enactment of the 2006 Older Americans Act (OAA) Amendments mandates significant changes to the former State Plan by requiring the State to submit a four-year strategy for the statewide provision of community services for eligible individuals under the SCSEP. Additional changes require a description of the planning and implementation process for administering the SCSEP services throughout the State. The new State Plan is intended to foster both short-term and long-term coordination among grantees and sub-recipients operating within the State and Local Board Workforce Investment Act. Other requirements of this revised plan, emphasizes the importance of increased partnerships and the allocation of resources where there is greatest need. The State Plan was created in accordance with USDOL ETA Training and Employment Guidance Letter No.: 16-07.

Please send your comments to...

Ms. Arah C. Lockhart, Assistant Commissioner of Employment and Training: via mail at P.O. Box 302608, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00803 or via email at .