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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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.


Pathway Home

SCAP’s Pathway Home grants offer valuable support to organizations that provide reentry services to improve employment outcomes for adults involved in the criminal justice system. Grant recipients will offer individuals a variety of services designed to help ease their transition back to society, including education and training, job preparation, case management and needs assessments, career exploration and planning, legal assistance, counseling, and assistance connecting to other important social services.

Pathway Home 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.




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:

Elise Martin                                                                                                




For more information on the ERN model please visit: