Safe Environment Training

All employees and persons serving in ministry who are entrusted with the care, responsibility, or supervision of children, youth, and, or vulnerable adults are required to comply with fingerprint policy for background screening.

UPDATED JANUARY 17, 2017. 

1) COVERED VOLUNTEER APPLICATION 

Covered Volunteer Application

Formulario de Solicitud de Trabajo como Voluntario Cubierto
 

2 ) ONLINE SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING:
 

SAFE ENVIRONMENT INSTRUCTIONS
The Diocese of St. Petersburg Safe Environment Program Office has partnered with Catholic Mutual Group to provide Safe Environment Program training for adults who wish to have unsupervised access to children, youth, and vulnerable adults. This training is free of charge, is completely online and can be used by everyone for first time training or for re-certification training.  Live face-to-face training has been discontinued.

At the completion of the course, which should take approximately one (1) hour to complete - you will be certified for both Access to Children and Access to Vulnerable Adults. 

1. Go to http://stpetersburg.CMGconnect.org to complete your new online safe environment curriculum. 

2. Create a new account by completing all the boxes. This includes address, primary parish, and how you participate at your parish or school. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Damico. 

3. Start the Safe Haven - It's Up to You curriculum. 

4. Download and print your certificate upon completion or, email it directly from the site to kathy@nativitycatholicchurch.org

3) LEVEL II BACKGROUND SCREENING

All applicants pay for this process at registration using a credit card. 
Volunteers $51.00
Use this link: https://dospsep.org.

On the left side of the screen, use the CLICK HERE TO PROCEED link.

  1. This will bring you to the Florida Applicant Experience page. Read page and click on box at the bottom.
  2. The next page (Location Selection) lists current locations available.
    1. Choose the LOCATION you wish to use.
    2. On the CALENDAR, choose a date - that opens the available TIMES column.
    3. Choose the TIME you wish to go to the appointment and then at the bottom left, click “CLICK” to continue.
  3. The Florida Applicant Type Selection page shows the DATE/TIME/LOCATION of your appointment. Choose your APPLICANT TYPE and LOCATION (where you work/volunteer)
  4. Check the 'By clicking checkbox you reviewed...' box 
  5. On the Required Fields to Complete Registration page, complete your personal information.
    1. EMPLOYER NAME is the LOCATION (if you are a volunteer use PARISH/SCHOOL you are being printed for) 
    2. OCCUPATION – if you are an employee, list your job title,
    3. Use VOLUNTEER if you are a VOLUNTEER
    4. REASON is BACKGROUND CHECK
  6. Continue to WAIVER – fill out all information
  7. Continue to PAYMENT method.

Once your Payment has processed, you are ready for your appointment. If you cannot make the time/date you have chosen, you may go to any other listed location – please call to be sure of availability at the location. 

Nativity Catholic Church
Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Póliza para la Protección de Niños y Adultos Vulnerables
 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR: CHILDREN AND YOUTH CODE OF CONDUCT FOR: ADULTS WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH
 
Standards for Clergy Código de Conducta para Adultos que Trabajan con Jóvenes dentro de la Diócesis de St. Petersburg, Florida

Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch's letter
How to file an Abuse Complaint
Como presentar una queja de abuso

Other Resources:


 


Any questions regarding the Safe Environment program should be addressed to Kathy Damico at 813.681.4608 or by E-mail to kathy@nativitycatholicchurch.org

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Covered Volunteer Application

Formulario de Solicitud de Trabajo como Voluntario Cubierto

 

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