Diverse Elders Coalition Blog

April 5, 2022
The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging is Hiring! SCSEP Project Director – Seattle, WA
By: Diverse Elders

SCSEP Project Director – Seattle, WA 

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), a 41-year-old national non-profit that has been preserving and promoting the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and diverse communities is searching for an experienced Project Director to oversee the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in Seattle. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with strong case management experience who is interested in transitioning into a management role. The ideal candidate must have fluency in an Asian or Pacific Islander language, have case management or social service experience, and be passionate about seeing diverse elders thrive in our communities. Recognizing the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of our AAPI senior communities, NAPCA SCSEP staff have access to the agency’s multi-lingual Call Center to provide interpretation support to help deliver program services. 

This is a salaried, exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package, including 100% employer paid health insurance coverage for the employee. 

What is the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)? 

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded workforce program, from the U.S. Department of Labor, targeting older adults (55 years of age or better) seeking employment and training assistance. The goal of SCSEP is to help program participants gain work experience and overcome barriers by receiving on-the-job training at not-for-profit or government agencies. The dual purpose of the SCSEP program is to provide community service while also improving participants with job skills to enable them to find full or part-time employment. Go to https://www.napca.org/about/ to learn more. 

Key Responsibilities of the Project Director: 

Manage the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Seattle project and provide direct supervision and training to a SCSEP Project Coordinator. 

Oversee the program to ensure all program goals and objectives are met on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. 

Enroll eligible applicants in the SCSEP program in accordance with federal and NAPCA guidelines. 

Maintain a caseload of 50 program participants, providing comprehensive workforce development case management services such as skills assessments, individual employment plans, supportive services, and job placement referrals. 

Develop and maintain ongoing contact with community based non-profit organizations to recruit host agencies and applicants for SCSEP positions. 

Maintain up-to-date files on all Federal, DOL, and NAPCA policies and regulations applicable to SCSEP to ensure compliance. Maintains the Department of Labor program database that tracks participant and host agency activity. 

Conduct host agency (training placement) on-site monitoring visits as required by NAPCA. 

Ensure that case management and other supportive services are provided for the purpose of counseling, referral, and follow-up. 

In coordination with SCSEP Regional Project Director, maintain ongoing relationships with community-based organizations, particularly those whose purpose is to provide services to the AAPI aging population and be familiar with those organizations’ missions, purposes, and goals. 

Coach, mentor and supervise team; demonstrate strong leadership, provide direction, one on ones, performance evaluations, compensation reviews and professional development. 

What the Successful Candidates Will Have: 

Non-profit experience is preferred. 

Minimum of five years’ experience in social services, preferably with employment and training programs and/or programs focused on older adults. Knowledge of AAPI senior community preferable. 

Master of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Public Health, or similar degree is ideal. 

English proficiency required with fluency in an Asian or Pacific Islander language. 

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, TEAMS and SharePoint. 

Strong written and interpersonal communication skills. 

Ability to use critical thinking to objectively analyze, assess, and evaluate an issue or situation to form a judgment and/or recommendation. 

Ability to work independently. 

Exceptional organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy. 

Commitment to diversity and sensitive to needs of older populations and people of color. 

Must be able to travel independently around King and Pierce Counties (Seattle and Tacoma area). 

Requirement: 

Vaccination is required for employment 

Excellent Benefit Package that includes: 

100% Employer Paid Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance (employee only) 

Paid Time Off 

14 Paid Holidays 

401(k) with a match 

If you are looking to be part of a team that is passionate about seeing our elders thrive in our communities, submit your resume and cover letter to hr@napca.org. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

NAPCA is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. NAPCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.