Employment Services

We help you realize and free your potential


Our employment services are for people who are financially struggling to make ends meet, TANF recipients, or those who have recently lost their primary income due to death, divorce or other means.

Whether you are unemployed or looking to change careers, our services are geared to help you find the right career for you. By enrolling in our classes, you open the door to a brighter future.

We can help you realize your potential and prepare for the challenges of today’s job market.

Identify Your Skills through individualized self-assessment and goal setting.

Job Preparation is our focus. Our classes emphasize the skills you need to meet the challenges of today’s workforce.

Training and Education Opportunities are available. Enroll in one of these occupational tracks: Community Health Worker, EKG, Phlebotomy, Medical Administrative Assistant Program, Personal Care Aide, Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant, a Direct line to the Carpenter’s Union (if qualified), and MORE.

Job Placement/Support and Retention is the cherry on the cake. You will develop a customized resume and learn job search strategies that really work. We specialize in helping you find and retain a job through our career counseling and case management services.


Employment Services Info Flyer

If you are interested in applying for one of our Employment Services training programs, please fill out the interest form below and we’ll get in touch with you!

If you are interested in applying for a job at SCAP, please visit our Work at SCAP page



***Update: We are accepting Employment Services interest sheet applications even though we continue to operate remotely. Please fill out the interest sheet and someone will contact you to establish a connection so you can be fully prepared for our training offerings, current or future.

Employment Services Interest Sheet

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Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)

SCAP is a leading partner in HPOG. Coordinated by the Schenectady County Community College, the HPOG partnership provides pathway supports to TANF recipients or low-income individuals (200% of the federal poverty level) to achieve employment in health care positions that are in high demand, pay well and promote economic self-reliance, while meeting regional workforce needs. Participants have access to enhanced academic supports, as well as clinical, apprenticeship and job training opportunities. Education and training is provided by our Community College partners (Schenectady County, Fulton-Montgomery and SUNY Adirondack) and will lead to four industry credentials, eight certifications and eight distinct degrees within the healthcare arena.

SCAP’s Employment Services in Amsterdam/Gloversville will be offering eligible participants free CNA/HHA training at 1040 Riverfront Center in Amsterdam and at the Public Library in Gloversville! SCAP’s Employment Services continues to provide a no-cost Career Readiness program. In this brief and successful program, students will learn about local employers, develop a professional resume, brush up on computer skills, and receive assistance finding and keeping a job that best matches their needs and career goals. Call (518) 212-0007 for more information.

HPOG partners include: SCAP; Schenectady County Community College; Fulton-Montgomery Community College; SUNY Adirondack; Albany Community Action Partnership



This document was supported by Grant90FX0054 from the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through Schenectady County Community College. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

The Health Profession Opportunity Program (HPOG) is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.


Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP)

SCAP’s Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP) provides classroom training and formal job search assistance that is geared to help individuals learn the skills they need to become gainfully employed and succeed in the workplace. One- to four-week class sessions meet Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. SCAP operates two DHPCenters:

For more information contact SCAP:

  • Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc.  913 Albany Street Schenectady, NY 12307   (518-374-9181)
  • SCAP Employment Services- Amsterdam, 1040 Riverfront Center Amsterdam, NY 12010   (518-212-0007)
  • SCAP Employment Services- Gloversville, Gloversville Public Library, 58 E Fulton Street Gloversville, NY 12078  (518-212-0007)

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


Family Reunification Pilot Program

The Family Reunification Pilot Program is a collaborative effort designed to reunite individuals leaving prison or jail with their families who live in public housing, and to provide them with re-entry services.

SCAP Family Reunification Info Flyer

SCAP Family Reunification Tri-fold Brochure



Reentry Employment Opportunities Program (REO)

The Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO) program is a collaborative project designed to focus on pre-release and post-release services which include: career exploration, pre-employment basic skills training, high school diploma equivalency preparation, mentoring, case management, legal assistance, industry recognized credentialed job training, job placement and long-term job stability supports.

Reentry Employment Opportunities Info Flyer


Mohawk Valley Employer Resource Network (MVERN)

The Employer Resource Network (ERN) is an innovative, employer-based model that pulls together a consortium of small to mid-sized businesses to provide job retention services, work supports, and training opportunities for under-resourced and high-stressed employees, many of whom may need to access community resources.


On-site confidential resource for employees

Success Coaches serve as a direct conduit to community resources & services that provide fast relief for many issues that employees face, including reliable transportation, workplace conflict, childcare, housing challenges, family challenges, etc.

Success Coaches are a confidential service available to assist employees through difficult work, home, or life issues. We connect employees with resources, advocate for and coach them through real life situations like receiving a disconnect notice from National Grid or some financial stress due to debt, student loans or just making ends meet. 

The onsite Success Coach is a confidential resource that employees can access on a predictable, ongoing basis.





(January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018)

1,074 Distinct employees supported

1,325 Services requested by employees

88 Jobs saved

95% Job retention

246% Average ROI ($’s saved based on national average turnover cost of $4,100 per employee).


Program helps employees in time of need

Sunday April 15, 2018

The Leader-Herald

You’re an employee with a very young child and are worried about paying for food. This weighs on your mind and heart as you try to do your job. Or you’re an employer who has a good worker, but that employee suddenly becomes a no call-no show, and you don’t know why…

Some businesses in Fulton and Montgomery counties have opted into a service called the Employer Resource Network that assists employees confidentially to resolve problems while improving worker retention, saving the employer both time and money.


Employers currently served by the MVERN:





To learn more about MVERN contact:

Chari Jones, Director of Employment Services at SCAP                                                                                                 




For more information on the ERN model please visit: