Requirements for Diocesan employees that have contact with children:

Background checks must be processed under EMPLOYMENT

  1. PA State Police Criminal History Check
  2. PA Child Abuse History Certification (Please pick option that starts with “Individual 14 years of age or older who is applying for or holding a paid position as an employee with a program, activity or service, as a person responsible for the child’s welfare or having direct contact with children…”
  3. FBI Federal Check with Fingerprinting  SERVICE CODE:  1KG756 
  4. Signed Code of Pastoral Conduct
  5. Safe Environment Training
    • VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children Program
    • VIRTUS Mandated and Ethical Reporter Training

Requirements for Diocesan employees that have NO contact with children:

  1. Background Check processed through the Safe Environment Office
  2. Signed Code of Pastoral Conduct
  3. Safe Environment Training
    • VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children Program
    • VIRTUS Mandated and Ethical Reporter Training

 

Background Checks are valid for FIVE (5) years.

Safe Environment Continued Training is completed on your online VIRTUS account monthly. The first Sunday of every month VIRTUS releases a new monthly bulletin to read and submit an answer to one question.