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The Safe Environment Screening Form helps is understand who you are and what ministry you wish to be involved in. This form can be found on the St. Monica School and Church websites under the Safe Environment tab. Please complete this form.Complete the online Safe Environment Screening Form
You will provide three (3) personal/professional references that have known you for three (3) years. Please do not list family members.
The references will be asked a series of questions designed to help us gain insight about you. Please inform your references that they will receive a call from Misty Gilmore.
You are required to attend the Foundation class that includes a live presentation about risk management within the community and a viewing of the "Recognizing, Responding and Reporting Abuse" video.
Training sessions are scheduled throughout the year and will take two (2) hours to complete. The schedules for training classes are shown on the church and school websites and are updated regularly.
Please allot thirty (30) minutes for your interview. The interview is conducted in person and allows us to gain a better understanding of who you are. All interviews are kept confidential. You photo for your badge will be taken after the interview.
Please e-mail Shavana Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your interview. The interview is necessary for new volunteers/employees.
Your information is kept confidential during the background process. Accutrak, a Diocesan agency is used to process your information.
After all steps have been completed, please allow at least 14 days for the processing and distribution of your badge. Your badge can be picked up at St. Monica School in McManus Hall between the hours of 7:30 am - 4:00 pm on school days.
Your Safe Environment badge is to be worn anytime you are on the St. Monica campus for your ministry functions.
Contact Shavana Lopez at email@example.com.
All returning volunteers have completed the New Volunteer process in a previous year. Reference Checks & the Personal Interviews are only conducted in Year 1. Criminal History Re-Check: if you are up to date on your annual training, the re-check will be conducted automatically every two years.
Training sessions are scheduled throughout the year and will last about 1 hour. The schedules for training classes are shown on the church and school calendar and they are updated regularly.
No person may serve with minors and vulnerable adults if he or she has ever been convicted of any disqualifying offense, been on probation or received deferred adjudication for any disqualifying offense, or has presently pending any criminal charges for any disqualifying offense until a determination of guilt or innocence is made, including any person who is presently on deferred adjudication. The list of offenses describe categories from the Texas Penal Code.The categories of offenses may be slightly different in other states. In summary,any offense which in the discretion of the Diocese would impact health and safety would be a disqualifying offense Disqualifying offenses are:
A felony or misdemeanor classified as an Offense against the Person or Family or involves an offense against the person or family.Examples: Offenses against a person include, but are not limited to, murder, assault, sexual assault, and abandoning or endangering a child or vulnerable adult. Offenses against the family include, but are not limited to bigamy, incest, and interference with child custody, enticing a child, and harboring a runaway child.harboring a runaway child.
A felony or misdemeanor classified as an Offense against Public Order, Safety, or Decency.Examples: Offenses against public order or decency include, but are not limited to prostitution, obscenity, sexual performance by a child, possession or promotion of child pornography, and disorderly conduct.
A felony violation of any law intended to control the possession or distribution of any substance included as a controlled substance in the Texas Controlled Substance Act.
A felony or misdemeanor classified as an Offense against Property, to the extent that those offenses are related to threats or risk of harm or violence.Examples: Offenses against property include Robbery, Burglary of a Habitation, and Arson. Other offenses, such as theft by check, or fraud would not ordinarily be considered Disqualifying Offenses.
A felony Computer Crime of online solicitation of a minor.
A felony or misdemeanor Offence against Public Health, Safety and Morals, involving illegal possession or use of weapons.Examples: Disqualifying Offenses would include unlawful weapons charges, including illegal weapons, bombs and illegal carrying of weapons.