Parish Local Safe Environment Coordinator Training Manual **REVISED** June 2020
School Local Safe Environment Coordinator Training Manual **REVISED** June 2020
Virtus Training Guide **NEW** January 2020
Sterling Volunteers User's Guide **NEW** February 2020
Annual USCCB Youth Protection Audit is open - due date was December 1, 2020 Click here to access the audit http://youthprotection.rcan.org/
For Sterling Volunteer training use these videos: https://vimeo.com/channels/849692
For Sterling BackCheck training (employees), contact Sterling Volunteers at either email@example.com or (855) 326-1860, Option 3 to schedule a session.
LSEC's must ensure your volunteers and employees recertifying online are reading their monthly bulletins and have done their annual recertification module. If they get behind by 18 bulletins or more, their VIrtus ID's will be suspended, and they will be unable to work until they have restored their certification. If this method isn't working for them, encourage them to take the class again instead (good for 5 years!)Why are some Virtus accounts suspended?
People are suspended because they have 18 monthly bulletins or more that are unread. In general, it’s because they did the annual module (in most cases) but neglected to do the other half of online recertification. They need to be told, if they are still active, that they need to do this, or, perhaps this method isn’t working for them and they should go to class again, which would be good for five years.
If you have users who are suspended , contact the Office of Child and Youth Protection (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will either unsuspend them but leave access to the bulletins on the training tab, or remove the training tab and give them instructions on how to sign up for another class. If they opt for the online option again and are suspended again, they will no longer be eligible for online recertification, and must take the class.
Background check reminder
Volunteers that are signing up for Protecting God's Children for the first time will be asked to sign the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct electronically, but they must print and sign page 23 and provide the hard copy to the LSEC for their file. In addition, they will be given a link for a Sterling Volunteer background check. Make sure to stress with them they have to choose your location as their location in Virtus. They will be marked Eligible if they come back clear . Remember, the other people need you to mark them Eligible on your Sterling Volunteers Dashboard. If you are doing the checks or sending the link make sure to ask them if they've lived in NY! This is not on the application and is crucial for deciding which Level background check they get!